New Item Gauge H0 - Article No. 39187

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 218 diesel locomotive, DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. Cottbus. Diesel-hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. Road number 218 497-6. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 2021.

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Article No.39187
GaugeH0
Design type1:87
EraVI
KindDiesel Locomotives
299,00 €RRP, incl. Tax
production sold out

Highlights

  • Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI.
  • First time to include the striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive.
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Figure of a locomotive engineer seated in one of the cabs.

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion. All 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 End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The buffer beams are detailed with snowplows, typical for this class. Brake lines, a prototype coupler, and closed snowplows are included and can be installed on the locomotive. There is a figure of a locomotive engineer in one of the cabs. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

Publications

Märklin and PIKO have supported the project for road number 218 497-6 intensively as publicity and cooperative partners right from the start.

Publications

- Special Imprint and Special Products - Fall New Items 2021

Prototype information

"From the Past into the Future" was presented on July 8, 2021 as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built.

Features

)Metal frame and locomotive body.
#mfx+ digital decoder
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
TMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
8Era 6
YATTENTION: adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only
ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) XXXXX
Engineer’s cab lighting XXXXX
Diesel locomotive op. sounds XXXXX
Horn XXXXX
Direct control XXXXX
Sound of squealing brakes off XXXX
Headlight(s): Cab1 End XXXX
Whistle for switching maneuver XXXX
"Switcher Double ""A"" Light" XXXX
Headlight(s): Cab2 End XXX
Blower motors XXX
Conductor's Whistle XXX
Compressor XXX
Letting off Air XXX
Sanding XXX
Horn X
Doors Closing X
Operating sounds X
Warning announcement X
Replenishing fuel X
Sound of Couplers Engaging X
Coupler sounds X