Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) Re 10/10 double multiple unit locomotive consist, one each class Re 6/6 electric locomotive with the city coat-of-arms for "Bischofszell" and a class Re 4/4 II electric locomotive. Used mainly on the Gotthard route for long, heavy freight trains. The locomotives look as they did around 1980.
Model: Both locomotives have mfx digital decoders, and the Re 6/6 also comes from the factory with sound functions that can be turned on and off. Both locomotives have controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered on each locomotive. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, have the Swiss headlight / marker light code (triple headlights / 1 white maker light), will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lighting is maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The locomotives have separately applied metal grab irons. The couplers can be replaced by detailed end skirting. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Total length over the buffers 39.4 cm / 15-1/2".
Available starting in 2010.
The Re 10/10 – Double Pack on the Gotthard. Transporting freight over the Gotthard route has always represented on of the greatest challenges to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). One of the most remarkable solutions in recent years has been the introduction of the Re 10/10 double unit motive power consist. This is not an immense locomotive but the use of a Re 6/6 and a Re 4/4 II or Re 4/4 III in pairs. Such a tandem motive power combination transports the maximum train load of 1,300 metric tons over the 2.6k% grades on the Gotthard route. An additional pusher locomotive must be used for trains up to 1,600 metric tons, since otherwise the coupling hooks on the train's cars would no longer stand the load. The two locomotives are controlled from the engineer's cab at the front by means of multiple unit control systems. The main area of use for this power package is the Gotthard route, but it is also employed on other steeply graded routes in the Swiss Confederation.