BR 42.90 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39161

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 42.90 Franco-Costi freight locomotive. Version with Wagner smoke deflectors.

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

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Article No.39161
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
KindSteam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency C-sine propulsion, lighted engineer's cab and running gear lights. 5 axles powered. 4 traction tires. Articulated frame to enable the unit to negotiate sharp curves. The lighting comes with maintenance-free LED's. The headlights and engineer's cab lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The running gear lights as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Length over the buffers 26.7 cm / 10-1/2".

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2005 - New items brochure 2005 - Product programme 2006
  • Prototype information

    A Franco Crosti boiler is a conventional locomotive boiler with an additional second boiler. The latter heats boiler water with the assistance of gasses passing around it, which have been emitted by the locomotive's smoke. This second boiler is therefore called an exhaust gas pre-heater. The Italian designers Franco and Crosti built their first test locomotives with this technology as early as the 1930s. The savings in coal were approximately 20% with the improved efficiency. The German Federal Railroad took advantage of this idea for this reason and contracted Henschel to build two class 42.90 locomotives. The exhaust gas pre-heater is situated below the regular boiler in these locomotives. The flat smokestacks for operation project from both sides of the boiler, which results in a very striking appearance. The standard smokestack is no longer used to discharge the exhaust gases during operation; it is only required for firing up the locomotive. Despite the increased efficiency, the operating costs were rather high, pre-heater boilers were rather subject to corrosion.


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