BR V 300, DB | Gauge Z - Article No. 88300

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 300 heavy, large diesel locomotive.

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Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

Most Important Facts

Article No.88300
Gauge / Design type Z / 1:220
EraIII
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Highlights

  • Completely new tooling.
  • Lighting with maintenance-free LEDs.
  • Product description

    Model: Both trucks are powered. The triple headlights and red marker lights change over with the direction of travel. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs, and the marker lights are red LEDs.
    Length over the buffers approximately 92 mm / 3-5/8".

    Sold out at the factory.

    The 88300 large diesel locomotive is being produced in a one-time series only for Insider members.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2009 - Product programme 2009/2010 - Product programme 2010/2011 - Product programme 2011/2012 - Product programme 2012/2013
  • Prototype information

    The V 300 6 Axles, Powerful, and Fast. Krauss-Maffei built a more powerful, faster version of the class V 200 on the basis of the V 200, but with 6 axles. The locomotive was almost identical with 3 units built for the Yugoslavian State Railroad. A great advantage of this 20,270 mm / 66 foot 6-1/16 inch long and 140 km/h / 88 mph fast locomotive was that it could be used on track with grades and curves and with shallow roadbed because the axle load was a low 16 metric tons compared to other locomotives. The internal designation at Krauss-Maffei for the locomotive painted in blue was ML 2200 C´C´. Experimental runs and tests with extreme loads were conducted on the Black Forest line and on the Semmering line in Austria, and this locomotive passed them with flying colors. Despite this, the locomotive was rebuilt to increase the performance from 2,200 horsepower to 3,000 horsepower and was painted in red with white striping. The new designation for the locomotive was ML 3000 C´C´. Despite the impressive technology, the German Federal Railroad did not order this locomotive as a regular production unit, but it took ownership of this single unit in 1963 after difficult negotiations with the builder and designated it as the V 300.1. From that time on the locomotive was on the DB's roster, where it was used in service similar to that for the V 200. In 1977, it was retired as road number V 230 001-0. An attempt to sell it to Italy failed and it ended up as scrap. Despite its being a single unit, it was an important experimental vehicle for Krauss-Maffei. The valuable data from experimental runs with this impressive machine flowed into the further development of large diesel hydraulic locomotives and resulted in sales to North America and Spain.

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