Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 120.0 fast general-purpose locomotive. "E 120" presentation version for the 1979 Munich Transportation Exhibition.
Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, sound effects, and lighting functions. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights / marker lights are maintenance-free LED's. The headlights / marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The engineer's cab lighting, the whistle sound effect, as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. Engineer's cabs with interior details. Separately applied grab irons. Length over the buffers 22.1 cm / 8-11/16".
25 years of Railroad Revolution. In addition to the Transrapid magnetic suspension train, another sensation was also introduced at the 1979 Transportation Exhibition in Munich: The first electronically controlled three-phase current locomotive for general use. The designation was not taken quite as exactly by the builders, Krauss-Maffei, Henschel, Krupp, and BBC as it was by the official DB: At the presentation the E120 bore the Epoch III code letters for electric locomotives in addition to the regular class designation. Breakthrough technology was already in evidence in the first 5 prototypes. This technology has been used and further developed in the 120.1 regular production locomotive, in the ICE project, and in today"s Europa locomotives.