Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 18.4 express steam. Small Wagner smoke deflectors, smoke stack with a Caledonian rim and a red-white-red band. The locomotive looks as it did at the start of the Thirties.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high efficiency propulsion. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Length over the buffers 24.9 cm / 9-13/16".
The "Rheingold" express train passenger car set to go with this locomotive is also being offered in a one-time series in 2011 in the Märklin new items assortment under item no. 42283.