Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 50 steam freight locomotive with a tub-style tender. Witte smoke deflectors, 4 boiler domes, standard design closed cab, shortened running boards, DB Reflex glass lamps, and without inductive magnets. Locomotive road number 50 3045. The locomotive looks as it did around 1965.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 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. The cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender and it can be adjusted for curves. The rear of the tender and the front of the locomotive have close couplers with NEM pockets and guide mechanisms. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective piston sleeves and brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8".
This steam locomotive is being produced in 2018 in a one-time series only for Insider members as an anniversary model for the 25th anniversary of the Insider Club.
Freight cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the current Märklin H0 assortment.