Gauge 1 - Article No. 55388

Steam Locomotive with a Tub-Style Tender

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 038.10-40 steam locomotive with a tub-style tender, with Witte smoke deflectors and 3 boiler attachments (feed dome, sand dome, steam dome). Former Prussian P8.

Steam Locomotive with a Tub-Style Tender
Article No. 55388
Gauge 1
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
3.049,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
Article in stock.


  • Completely new tooling for the tub-style tender.
  • Highly detailed metal construction.
  • A smoke generator with smoke exhaust synchronized with the wheels included. Cylinder steam and steam whistle included.
  • Operating sounds synchronized with the wheels and controlled by the load.
  • Smoke box door with many original details, can be opened.
  • Two-color flickering firebox light.
  • Hinged water tank hatch, can be opened from the cab like the prototype.
  • Randomly controlled steam ejection from the safety pressure valve.
  • Headlights include light color correct for the era and warm white LEDs.
  • Running gear lights and engine cab lighting included.
  • mfx decoder for operation with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC.
  • About 7.5 kilograms / 16-1/2 pounds weight (locomotive 4.6 kilograms / 10 pounds); length of the tub-style tender 28.9 cm / 11-3/8".

Product description

Model: The locomotive has a frame, superstructure, tender, and applied parts constructed mostly of metal. This is a highly detailed model with many separately applied parts and a detailed engineer's cab. The buffers have replicas of the warning stripes. The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator with operating sounds synchronized with the wheels as well as extensive sound functions. It can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, or DCC. 3 axles powered. The locomotive has a built-in smoke unit with smoke exhaust and cylinder steam synchronized with the wheels. The triple headlights on the locomotive and the tender have a light color correct for the era and change over with the direction of travel. The headlights and the smoke generator will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The lighting is maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The locomotive has engine cab, firebox lights, and running gear lights. The locomotive has a reproduction of the prototype coupler on the front and a claw coupler on the rear of the tender. An accessory package with a reproduction of the prototype coupler, a claw coupler, a figure of a locomotive engineer and a fireman, and smoke fluid is included with the locomotive. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 64.5 cm / 25-3/8".


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Prototype information

The popularity and approval of the technology used on the Prussian P8 is reflected in the fact that approximately 300 units were still in use after 1968 in Era IV. This made this locomotive design a frequently encountered representative of this type of propulsion right up to the end of regular steam operation. The individual models differ significantly from each other in details due to technical changes during the many years the locomotives were built. This differentiation is also due to subsequent overhauls and conversions, which resulted in the special charm of each individual locomotive of this class for every steam locomotive fan.


) 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.
§ DCC decoder
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
H Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
+ Built-in LED interior lighting.
V Locomotive / car has sprung buffers.
W Automatic claw couplers can be replaced with reproduction prototype couplers.
4 Era 4
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
Smoke generator X X X X X
Steam locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X
Sound of coal being shoveled X X X X
Bell X X X X
Whistle for switching maneuver X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X
Letting off Steam X X X
Running gear lights X X X
Water Pump X X X
Generator Sounds X X X
Injectors X X X
Grate Shaken X X X