BR 218 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39182

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218 general-purpose locomotive. Diesel hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. Version in a pure orange / light gray paint scheme as the “City-Bahn” locomotive on the route Cologne – Gummersbach.

Diesel Locomotive.
Article No. 39182
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.

Product

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and a sound generator. It also has controlled Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion and a compact design maintenance-free motor. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs, they will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. It also has detailed buffer beams. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

One-time series.

Product info

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22234. Appropriate “City-Bahn” cars can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under the item numbers 43808 and 43818.

Publications

- New items brochure 2009 - Product programme 2009/2010

Prototype information

City-Bahn. Branch lines have always been problem children for the German railroad. In 1984, the German Federal Railroad took a new approach to increase the attractiveness of service on little used routes. The project went under the name “City-Bahn” and initially one route for selected for this service: Cologne – Gummersbach. “Silberlinge” / “Silver Coins” commuter cars were used as rolling stock and were rebuilt to the latest standard at that time. A train café was set up in one of the cars and the exterior of these trains was borrowed from the paint scheme for the S-Bahn in the Rhine/Ruhr area. The paint scheme for the locomotives was adapted to that of the trains in order to achieve a high level of recognition for the “City-Bahn” product. Class 218 diesels were used on the route Cologne – Gummersbach. The railroad was able to register a clear increase in passengers thanks to the “City-Bahn”, and this increase was the result of the dense service at regular intervals. Without a doubt the “City-Bahn” concept kept rail service alive on routes threatened with abandonment until it was replaced by its successor, the “Stadt-Express” or “City-Express”.

Features

! Märklin exclusive special model - produced in a one-time series.
) Metal frame and locomotive body.
X Locomotives with controlled, adjustable C-Sine propulsion. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system (Motorola format).
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
N Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
4 Era 4

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Front Headlights off X X X X X
Rear Headlights off X X X X X
Diesel locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X