Prototype: Class 185 general-purpose locomotive. Privately owned locomotive painted and lettered for the firm Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands (MRCE). Leasing locomotive for cross-border use.
Model: The locomotive has metal construction with many integrated details. The total design of the locomotive is ideal for model railroad operation. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are LED's and they change over with the direction of travel. They will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Adjustable running characteristics. 4 mechanically working pantographs. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".
This model is being presented in the attractive 00786 display at your authorized dealer.
Era V freight cars from almost all of the Central European railroads go well with this locomotive.
New - Powerful - Black. Mitsui Rail Capital Europe is new subsidiary of the Japanese international company Mitsui & Co. MRCE finances and leases freight cars and increasingly modern locomotives too. Customers of MRCE are transportation firms running fast, safe transport with cross-border trains all over Europe. MRCE is betting on the TRAXX family of multiple-current system locomotives for this. These locomotives are technically very much like the class 185, and they are authorized for use on the most important European railroads. The striking black paint scheme for these units conveys technical esthetics, emphasizes practicality, and promises appropriate performance. The fleet is quite current: 16 of these new "Knight Riders" are already in service, and additional locomotives have been ordered from Bombardier (status as of the middle of 2006).