BR 103 | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37578

Electric Locomotive

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.

Electric Locomotive
Article No. 37578
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Kind Electric Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.


  • Packaging with a colored representation of the locomotive borrowing from the historic packaging of the Sixties.
  • Anniversary locomotive as the ideal motive power for all of the Märklin Magazin annual cars that have appeared previously.
  • Decal set with the cover page of the first Märklin Magazin from 1965 included.

Product description

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".

One-time series.


- New items brochure 2015 - Product programme 2015/2016

Prototype information

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.


) Metal frame and locomotive body.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
G Triple headlights front and rear.
N Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
+ Built-in LED interior lighting.
i Power supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3 Era 3
Y ATTENTION: adults only


ATTENTION: adults only
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Interior lights X X X X X
Electric locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X
Headlight(s): Cab2 End X X X X
Whistle for switching maneuver X X X X
Headlight(s): Cab1 End X X X X
Station Announcements X X X
Conductor's Whistle X X X
Pantograph Sounds X X X
Brake Compressor X X X
Letting off Air X X X
Rail Joints X X X
Switching maneuver X X X
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