BR E 18 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39680

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 18 in a blue Era III paint scheme.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No.39680
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
EraIII
KindElectric Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with an mfx decoder and a new compact-design C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The engineer's cabs and engine room have interior details. The locomotive body has many separately applied elements. Era III paint and lettering with large older style headlights and older design pantographs. Finely detailed frame and running gear with a realistic reproduction of the quill drive driving wheels. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally.
    Length over the buffers 19.5 cm / 7-11/16".

    The DB express train passenger cars from the 43929 car set as well as item nos. 43910, 43920, 43930, 43940, and 43950 go well with this locomotive.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2006 - New items brochure 2006 - Product programme 2007/2008
  • Prototype information

    Express Train Star of Striking Elegance. The German State Railroad Company (DRG) awarded a contract to AEG as early as 1933 to develop a powerful locomotive for heavy express train service. The design for these locomotives, which were placed into service as the E 18 starting in 1935, borrowed heavily from the technology used for the predecessor classes E 04 and E 17, since good results had been gathered with these units. However, new paths were blazed with the technology for the frame and running gear, in that proven elements were combined with progressive new developments. This resulted in noticeable improvements in the running characteristics. Moreover, these locomotives were provided with a particularly elegant shape with characteristically rounded engineer's cabs. The E 18 was impressive in terms of form as well as power output. Undoubtedly, they are still among the stars of German locomotive design. The E 18 was the most powerful single-frame locomotive in the world, when it was awarded the highest accolade of the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair in 1937. These elegant "race horses" could also shine in terms of durability and reliability: The last units (then designated as the class 118) were not retired by the DB until 1984.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Direct control

    * 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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