Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 55 freight steam locomotive with a tender. Version without a surface pre-heater and without a piston-type feed pump. With buffer plate warning stripes. The locomotive looks as it did around 1959.
Model: The steam locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion in the boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cab has interior details. There is a permanent close coupling between the locomotive and tender. The locomotive has many separately applied details. Protective sleeves for the piston rods and brake hoses are included as detail parts. Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".
The freight car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 46089.