Gauge 1 - Article No. 55290

Class E 44 Electric Locomotive

A Jack of All Trades
55290 – E 44 Electric Locomotive The German State Railroad (DRG) had a great success with the E 44. This locomotive had power trucks but no pilot wheels and quickly developed into an "All Purpose Weapon" that turned in the best results in light and medium duty service. This did not change on DB up to the start of the Sixties. This model of road number E 44 088 from the Bamberg maintenance facility is presented in the prime of its years, namely as it looked in the "Bottle Green" basic paint scheme around 1959.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 44 passenger locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 1959 in the "Bottle Green" basic paint scheme. Road number E 44 088, Bw Bamberg, DB Nürnberg, assigned to Bamberg.

Class E 44 Electric Locomotive
Class E 44 Electric Locomotive
Class E 44 Electric Locomotive
Class E 44 Electric Locomotive

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Article No.55290
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  • Digitally controlled Telex couplers.
  • Cab lighting.
  • Sprung buffers.
  • Warm white LED headlights.
  • Red marker lights that can be controlled.
  • Different sound functions.
  • Cab doors that can be opened.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with applied plastic parts. It has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound effects generator. The locomotive can be operated with AC, DC, Märklin Digital, and DCC. It has 2 powerful motors. 2 axles powered. The locomotive has warm white LED headlights that will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Red marker lights can be turned off. The wheel treads have been refined. The locomotive has individually digitally controlled Telex couplers at both ends that can be replaced by reproduction prototype couplers. Reproduction prototype couplers are included with the locomotive. The engineer's cabs have interior details, interior lighting that can be controlled, and doors that can be opened. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. It also has sprung buffers. Different sound functions can be activated such as the locomotive whistle, running sound, compressed air being released, and the clicking of the relay.
    Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-5/32".
    Length over the buffers 47.8 cm / 18-13/16".

  • Publications

    - Fall New Items 2017 - Product programme 2017/2018 - Product programme 2018/2019 - Product programme 2019/2020
  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Pantograph Sounds
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Telex coupler on the front
    Front Headlights off
    Telex coupler on the rear
    Rear Headlights off
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Direct control
    Main Relay
    Locomotive whistle
    Letting off Air
    Sound of Relays Clicking

    * 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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