Serie 201 SNCB/NMBS | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37270

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS) class 201 general-purpose locomotive. Original version of later class 59.

Diesel Locomotive.
Article No.37270
Design type1:87
KindDiesel Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.


  • Used for freight trains and passenger trains.
  • Horn sound effect in digital operation.

Product description

Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound effects generator. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights / marker lights are maintenance-free LED's. The headlights / marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The horn sound effect, as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. The overhang on the locomotive ends is different in length as with the protoype. Separately applied grab irons and air intake grills. Length over the buffers 18.6 cm / 7-5/16".

One-time series.


- New items brochure 2004 - Product programme 2005 - Product programme 2006

Prototype information

In the early 50"s the SNCB sought an alternative to steam motive power for branch lines, that could be not be electrified economically, and as an interim solution for main lines until the catenary was extended. At this time the only interesting sources for wide-spread use of efficient diesel locomotives were in the United States. Consequently, the introduction of diesel motive power on the SNCB required collaboration between the American companies and the Belgian railroad equipment manufacturers. At the end of 1953 the SNCB placed an order for 55 four-axle type 201 locomotives that were to be assembled in the John-Cockerill plant in Seraing. They were intended for the routes in the northern plain of Sambre and Maas with their easy grades and were fitted with a Baldwin motor. The first regular production locomotive was delivered in December of 1954. The last of these long-lived locomotives was still pulling the work trains used to build the high-speed lines in France and Belgium in June 2002. When delivered from the Cockerill plant all 201 class locomotives were designed with a splendid two-tone paint scheme version, the so-called "star". Two colors were used for the body: The lower half was light green; the upper half was dark green. Broad yellow side stripes ran to both ends and crossed under a majestic symmetrical star. This paint scheme was simplified in the mid Sixties, when certain work was performed on the chassis for safety and maintenance reasons (steps and additional hand rails were installed).


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
cDigital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
dDigital decoder with additional, digitally controlled functions (f1, f2, f3 or f4) when operated with the 6021 Control Unit. The functions present depend on how the locomotive is equipped. Standard function (function) active during conventional operation.
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
MDual headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
TMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3Era 3


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years