Prototype: German State Railroad (DRG) class 89.70-75. Former Prussian T3.
Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with separately applied plastic details. The engineer's cab has doors that can be opened. The locomotive has separately applied metal hand rails. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, a digital decoder, and a sound effects generator. It can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and Märklin Systems. The locomotive has 3 axles powered and 2 traction tires. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, and they and the smoke generator will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The smoke generator, whistle, and steam locomotive operating sounds as well as the direct control (acceleration / braking delay) can be controlled with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. The branch line bell sounds as well as the air compressor and the sound of coal being shoveled can be controlled with Märklin Systems. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 26.8 cm / 10-9/16".
Better Known than Many Large Ones - Without a doubt the different versions of the Prussian class T3 are among the most popular German steam locomotives. The 1,345 units alone ordered by the Prussians were enough to constitute almost complete distribution of this lovely tank locomotive. In addition, many other state and private railroads also took delivery of well over 100 units of the T3. The T3 locomotives placed into service between 1881 and 1910 were initially used most often in branch line service; later they were concentrated mainly in switching work. After the end of their state railroad service, many of the T3 tank locomotives worked many more years on private railroads and on industrial railroad systems.