Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218 diesel hydraulic locomotive (road number 218 286-3) in a "Chinese Red" experimental paint scheme. B-B wheel arrangement. The locomotive looks as it did around 1987/1988.
Model: The locomotive is an Era IV version with a new generation motor (motor with a bell-shaped armature). It has enlarged buffer plates. All axles on both trucks powered. The locomotive has triple headlights and marker lights with warm white/red LEDs that change over with the direction of travel. It also has dark nickel-plated wheel treads. Length over the buffers 75 mm / 2-15/16". Packaged in a genuine fine wooden case.