BR 218 DB | Gauge 1 - Article No. 55714

General-Purpose Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218.

General-Purpose Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive.
General-Purpose Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive.

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Article No.55714
Gauge / Design type 1 /
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  • Product description

    Model: All 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts with 1 central gear box and 4 transfer gear boxes. Traction tires. The locomotive has built-in high-efficiency propulsion for DC or AC operation, or Märklin Delta/Digital operation. The headlights / marker lights can be controlled digitally. In DC and AC operation the brightness of these lights depends on the voltage present in the track. The locomotive has a built-in sound effects circuit (can only be used in digital operation) with motor sound effect and the choice of a high or low pitch locomotive horn sound effect. The locomotive has a figure of a locomotive engineer. Replacement couplers are included. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm /40-3/16". Length over the buffers 51.5 cm / 20-1/4".

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2003 - Product programme 2003/2004 - Product programme 2005 - Product programme 2006
  • Prototype information

    Over 400 units of the class 218 were built between 1968 and 1981. This makes it the DB's largest class for diesel road engines. The class 218 has a maximum speed of 140 km/h / 87 mph and has been a regular sight for decades all over Germany pulling express trains, regional passenger trains, and freight trains. It can also be used in push/pull operation or in m.u. service.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Horn blast 1
    Horn blast 2

    * 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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ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years