BR 216, DB | Gauge Z - Article No. 88783

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 216 diesel locomotive in the "old red" paint scheme.

Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

Most Important Facts

Article No.88783
Gauge / Design type Z / 1:220
KindDiesel Locomotives
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  • Completely new tooling.
  • Warm white LEDs for the headlights.
  • Product description

    Model: Both trucks are powered. The headlights and red marker lights change over with the direction of travel. They are maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs.
    Length over the buffers approximately 75 mm / 2-15/16".

    The 88783 diesel locomotive is being produced in a one-time series exclusively for Insider members.

  • Publications

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

    After World War II the German Federal Railroad had to replace worn out, inefficient steam locomotives with diesel units because electrification had still not expanded very much and low fuel prices favored diesel motive power. The lightweight class 216 (former V 160) with its 1,900 horsepower, its speed of up to 120 km/h / 75 mph in high gear and up to 80 km/h / 50 mph in low gear distinguished itself from the V 200 and thereby was established as motive power on main lines. The initial tractive effort for the locomotive was 24 metric tons. With continuous tractive effort of 16 metric tons the class 216 was able to haul up to 1,200 metric tons on a 1.2% grade. Locomotive engineers also liked this locomotive because of its pleasantly low noise level.


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