Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 078 (former Prussian class T18) steam tank locomotive. Version with three boiler domes (D-D-S), and a rectangular sand dome. Riveted water tanks, cab roof with a rectangular top part, triple headlights with DB Reflex glass lamps. Road number 078 256-5. Based in Aalen. The locomotive looks as it did around 1969.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Dual red marker lights can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has numerous separately applied grab irons and piping. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective piston rod sleeves and brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers approximately 17 cm / 6-11/16".
Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43120, 43160, and 43330. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22875.