Prototype: Class E 03 electric locomotive as a pre-production locomotive. Fictitious design in the cobalt blue paint scheme of the Märklin Magazin. A single row of side vents, buffer cladding, rail clearance devices, and double-arm pantographs. Road number E 03 001. The locomotive looks as it did in 1965.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are off at both ends, the double "A" lights are on at both ends. The engine room lighting can be turned on and off separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. It also has detailed roof equipment. Length over the buffers 21.9 cm / 8-5/8".
In 2015, the Märklin Magazin is celebrating its 50th anniversary (1965-2015). The first pre-production class E 03 locomotive was placed into service in 1965, the same year as the first appearance of the Märklin Magazin. The Märklin Magazin is still considered a classic in the model railroad industry, just as the E 03 is also still a classic today and stands out as the ideal choice for an anniversary locomotive.