Reihe Dm | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37756

Heavy Ore Locomotive

Prototype: Swedish State Railways (SJ) class Dm heavy ore locomotive as a 2-part side rod electric locomotive. Used on the ore line Lulea - Kriruna - Narvik. Series 1200 with road numbers 1205+1206. Brown basic paint scheme, large headlights, engineer's cab doors in the old arrangement, large snowplows (Norrland plows) and SAB rubber spring wheels. The locomotive looks as it did around 1965, before the installation of the middle part.

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Heavy Ore Locomotive
Heavy Ore Locomotive

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Article No.37756
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
EraIII
KindElectric Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
  • Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
  • Simulated operating supplies usage.
  • Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
  • Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
  • Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
  • These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has 2 controlled, high-efficiency propulsion systems with flywheels, 1 motor in each locomotive unit with an engineer's cab. All 4 driving axles powered in each locomotive unit with an engineer's cab. Traction tires. The dual headlights and a red marker light change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. An additional third wide beam headlight above on the locomotives can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting as well as the cab lighting in Engineer's Cabs 1 and 2 can each be controlled separately in digital operation. An additional marker light can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. This locomotive has highly detailed metal construction with many separately applied details. The roof equipment is detailed with large vent attachments and compressed air tanks. Both locomotive units are permanently coupled together. There is a close coupling mechanism between the locomotive units. Marker signs for the front end of the locomotive are included separately. Length over the buffers 29.2 cm / 11-1/2".

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2014 - Export Models 2014 - Product programme 2014/2015 - Product programme 2015/2016
  • Prototype information

    The Ore Railroad Luleå – Gällivare – Kiruna – Narvik As early as the mid-18th century, iron ore was being dug in the area around the north Swedish cities of Gällivare and Kiruna and was extremely sought after all over the world because of its high iron content. Starting in 1860, the companies involved in mining the ore were looking for new ways to ensure efficient transport of their ore to the harbors of Luleå in Sweden and Narvik in Norway. Indeed, the railroad seemed "the" suitable means of transport, but initially large investments had to be made. All the same, in 1888 the 202 kilometer / 126 mile long route Gällivare – Luleå was placed into operation. Several of the firms involved in the construction of the railroad had gone bankrupt in the meantime and so the government stepped in. On October 24, 1890, the state-owned Luossavaara Kirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) was established which took the finished and the still to be constructed ore railroad under its wing. The route was extended from Gällivare to Kiruna by 1899. Due to the long transport route to Luleå and the icing up of the harbor in the winter, this was not a satisfactory solution for the long term. On September 26, 1902, the gap was closed with "fireworks and artillery shells" and there were extensive celebrations. Through impassable, almost hostile territory, the route now ran 269 kilometers / 168 miles from Gällivare to Narvik. The section from Riksgränsen on the back of the Caledonian mountain chain to Narvik on the Ofot Fjord was a special challenge: Here an elevation difference of 520 meters / 1,706 feet along steep mountainsides had to be overcome with a section of rail line 40 kilometers / 25 miles in length. The first ore train from Gällivare to Narvik ran on November 13, 1902. From November 24, 1902 on the Norwegian and Swedish State Railways finally began regular service with three ore trains per day. The official opening by the Swedish King Oscar II took place on July 14, 1903. Today this ore line combines several superlatives: It runs from Luleå in Sweden on the Gulf of Bothnia in a northwesterly direction to the iron ore mine areas of Gällivare and Kiruna above the Arctic Circle and further to the Norwegian harbor of Narvik. It is the most northerly route linked to the rest of the European rail network. In addition, the station at Narvik at 68°26' latitude north is the most northerly rail terminal that can be reached in Western Europe for passenger service. As early as 1911 the increasing transport demands required electrification of the Swedish section of the line. Ten years later the Norwegian State Railways also followed suit and from 1922 on electric locomotives were hauling the 1,900 ton heavy ore trains continuously. World War II caused a great deal of destruction with the heavy battles around Narvik. Yet, after the end of the war reconstruction commenced immediately. In 1996, LKAB took over handling the ore traffic including transport. In addition to placing new ore cars into service, it also initially purchased from Adtranz nine twelve-axle double locomotives (IORE) that took over operations in succession starting at the end of 2000. The IORE units beat the Dm3 units in use by far with a performance of 10,800 kilowatts / 14,483 horsepower, a total weight of 360 tons, and a length of 45.8 meters / 150 feet 3 inches. Ore trains with an impressive 7,800 ton hauling capacity are pulled today with these new locomotives. Another eight IORE double locomotives have been ordered in the meantime, the last of them to be delivered starting in May of 2013. This means the final departure for the former kings of the ore line.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Light Function
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Horn
    Direct control
    Light Function1
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Light Function 2
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Blower motors
    Brake Compressor
    Pantograph Sounds

    * 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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