BR 55, G 8.1 (Borsig) | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37545

Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (KPEV) class G 8.1 steam freight locomotive, with a type 3 T 16,5 box-style tender. The locomotive looks as it did shortly after being delivered by Borsig in 1917. Locomotive number 9.736 in the delivery book of A. Borsig-Werke, Berlin-Tegel, Germany.

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Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender.
Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender.

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Article No. 37545
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era I
Kind Steam Locomotives
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Highlights

  • "Borsig Edition 3".
  • Suitable collector's display case with a relief background for every model in the edition.
  • Controlled high-efficiency propulsion and extensive sound functions.
  • Excerpt from the Borsig delivery book included.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cab has interior details. There is a permanent close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Protective sleeves for the piston rods, brake hoses, and prototype couplers are included.
    Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".
    A suitable collector's display case is included and is constructed of wood and glass with a backdrop relief of the characteristic Borsig gate of the Borsig locomotive works in Berlin-Tegel. There is an engraved metal plate with the builder number on the display case base. A high quality excerpt from the delivery book is included.

    One-time series (model 3 of 5).

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2014 - Product programme 2014/2015
  • Prototype information

    Borsig – Pioneer Locomotive Builder of Europe. When August Borsig opened his machinery building and iron casting company in 1837 in Berlin, probably no one suspected that out of it would come one of the largest locomotive builders in the world. As early as 1841 August Borsig built the locomotive BORSIG with the builder number 1 after painstaking investigation into the typical English and American locomotive types for that time. This locomotive impressed people with an improved valve gear and axle system and on July 21, 1841 won a contest against an English locomotive with a 10 minute head start. From this day the victorious path of Borsig locomotive building began that did not end until 1954 after more than 16,000 finished locomotives. During the era of steam locomotive building Borsig evolved all over Europe into the greatest and second largest locomotive builder worldwide. In honor of the 175th anniversary of the firm Borsig Märklin is issuing a five-part special series of sought after H0 models, which will end in 2016 on the 175th anniversary of steam locomotive building in Germany. Every year a locomotive with exquisite detailing and technically premium features will be issued as a one-time series. Each of these models will be delivered with a decorative display case whose backdrop will be designed with a high quality relief of the characteristic Borsig gate. In addition to the relief, the display case will be provided with an engraved metal plate showing the builder number from the delivery book. Each locomotive will also include an excerpt from the Borsig delivery book printed on high quality paper to round out this theme.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Air Pump
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Letting off Steam
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Grate Shaken

    * New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2

    ** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55

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