Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 56.2-8 steam freight locomotive. Rebuilt Prussian G 8.1 with a pilot truck. German State Railroad lanterns and bell. Type 3T 16,5 coal tender. Road number 56 569. The locomotive looks as it did around 1938.
Model: The locomotive has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive has a factory-installed 72270 smoke unit. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a permanent close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The rear of the tender has a Telex coupler that can be controlled in digital operation. The front of the locomotive has a close coupler with an NEM pocket. The locomotive has many separately applied details such as piping and sand pipes. Protective piston sleeves, brake lines, imitation prototype couplers, and figures of a locomotive engineer and a fireman are included. Length over the buffers 21.1 cm / 8-5/16".
This model is being produced in a one-time series only for the Märklin Dealer Initiative (MHI). The fourth locomotive of a series of 5 locomotives with traces of authentic weathering.
A freight car set to go with this locomotive is being produced under item number 46088 also exclusively for the MHI in the Märklin assortment.