New Item Gauge H0 - Article No. 39187

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

The Flagship of the FZI Cottbus
This extensively decorated locomotive symbolizes in a special paint scheme the history of the Cottbus locomotive and car maintenance facility from steam locomotive overhauling to the latest facility for the complicated maintenance of the ICEs.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 218 diesel locomotive, DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. Cottbus. Diesel-hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. Road number 218 497-6. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 2021.

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Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

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Article No.39187
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
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Highlights

  • Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI.
  • First time to include the striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive.
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Figure of a locomotive engineer seated in one of the cabs.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion. All axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The buffer beams are detailed with snowplows, typical for this class. Brake lines, a prototype coupler, and closed snowplows are included and can be installed on the locomotive. There is a figure of a locomotive engineer in one of the cabs. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

    Märklin and PIKO have supported the project for road number 218 497-6 intensively as publicity and cooperative partners right from the start.

  • Publications

    - Special Imprint and Special Products - Fall New Items 2021 - Product programme 2021/2022
  • Prototype information

    "From the Past into the Future" was presented on July 8, 2021 as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Horn
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    "Switcher Double ""A"" Light"
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Blower motors
    Conductor's Whistle
    Compressor
    Letting off Air
    Sanding
    Horn
    Doors Closing
    Operating sounds
    Warning announcement
    Replenishing fuel
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Coupler 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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