Prototype: VTG, Inc. (former Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel GmbH / United Tank Farm and Transport Services, Inc.) class 201 small diesel locomotive. Former German Federal Railroad (DB) Köf II / class 323. Version with an enclosed cab. 2 petroleum oil tank cars, used on the German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG).
Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder. It has a controlled, miniature motor with a flywheel. 2 axles powered. 2 track adhesion magnets for greater pulling power. The headlights and marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with the 6021 Control Unit or Märklin Systems. The locomotive has separately applied grab irons. The tank cars come with detailed trucks and partially open frames. The platforms and ladders are separately applied. The trucks are based on the type Y25. The cars have different car numbers. Total length over the buffers 43.7 cm / 17-3/16".
The VTG Köf. In the Nineties, Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel GmbH / United Tank Farm and Transport Services, Inc. acquired three class 323 small locomotives that had been retired from the DB. The successor firm VTG Lehnkering sold two locomotives in 1998 and 2000 and bought a Köf again in 2002 that had already been used by a toy manufacturer in industrial work after its service on the DB. The present VTG, Inc. uses the two remaining locomotives at the Syke-Barrien car plant (near Bremen). Information about the VTG Group and its history: http://www.vtg-rail.com/vtg-website/servlet/content/40