Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 41 steam locomotive with a tender and with a new design high-efficiency boiler.
Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The locomotive has a frame, superstructure with boiler, and tender constructed of die-cast zinc. Other separately applied parts are constructed mostly of metal. This is a highly detailed model with many separately applied parts and a prototypically detailed engineer's cab. The locomotive has a shortened smoke stack and a smoke box door without a central locking device. The smoke box door can be opened. The locomotive has an inductive magnet, water tank hatches that can be opened, cab doors that can be opened, buffer plate warning stripes, and much more. 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, and DCC. All of the driving axles are powered. The locomotive has a built-in smoke unit with smoke exhaust and cylinder steam synchronized with the wheels, and a steam whistle. The triple headlights have a light color correct for the era and change over with the direction of travel. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has sprung buffers, engine cab lights, firebox lights, and running gear lights. The locomotive has a reproduction of the prototype coupler on the front and a newly designed Telex coupler on the rear of the tender. Both of the couplers can be replaced by the other type of coupler. The valve gear switchover is in 3 steps (forward, reverse, continuous operation). An accessory package with a reproduction of the prototype coupler, a claw coupler, smoke fluid, and a figure of a locomotive engineer and a fireman is included with the locomotive. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 74.7 cm / 29-3/8". Weight approximately 7.6 kilograms / 16 pounds 12 ounces.