Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 59 freight locomotive. Former Royal Württemberg State Railways (K.W.St.E.) class K. Road no. 59 004 from photos by Carl Bellingrodt.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled propulsion, and a sound generator. It also has a powerful motor with a bell-shaped armature, built-into the boiler. The locomotive has a frame with axles with side play for negotiating sharp curves. 6 axles powered. Traction tires. There is an adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and the tender. The locomotive has a detailed engineer's cab, and a figure of a locomotive engineer and a fireman are included. The locomotive has free-standing lamps with built-in LEDs. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The headlights and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Brake hoses and prototypical couplers can be installed on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 23.5 cm / 9-1/4". A suitable collector's display case made of wood and glass comes with the locomotive, and a reproduction of a photo by the Master of a prototype serves as a backdrop for the case.
One-time edition in a limited series (model 3 of 5).
In Honor of the Old Master - Carl Bellingrodt, born April 7, 1897 in Cologne, was undoubtedly one of the most famous German railroad photographers. He began to photograph various subjects as early as before World War I, but soon specialized in landscapes and above all railroad photography. Although he was a government official and pursued photography as a hobby, he amassed more than 30,000 images over the course of his activity, and many of them rank among the classic masterpieces. In addition to his systematically generated groups of images of entire classes of locomotives, his images of the railroad in a landscape as well as his extremely dense photographs of stations with their typical environment achieved near cult status. In this manner Carl Bellingrodt set the style for many other railroad photographers, many of whom still make the pilgrimage to the beloved "Bellingrodt photography sites" in order to photograph the trains of our time in the classic perspective of the old master. Märklin is issuing a special five-part series of sought after H0 models in memory of this railroad photograph pioneer, who died on September 24, 1971 in Wuppertal and who will certainly live on in the memory of many people for a long time. One locomotive per year will be produced as a limited series in exquisite detailing and with premium technical features. Each of these models will be delivered with a decorated display case with the Bellingrodt photograph of the locomotive in question mounted on the back wall of the case. In front of this in the lower part of the case is a glass display floor on which the model can be attractively presented. This will allow a direct comparison between the Bellingrodt photograph of the prototype locomotive and the exquisite reproduction as a model. The glass front wall offers effective protection against dust.