Prototype: 2 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Ae 6/6 electric locomotives, one in the original green paint scheme as first delivered in 1955, Era III, with the locomotive name "Schwyz", one as the locomotives currently look in 2005 with a "traffic red" paint scheme, Era V, with the locomotive name "Langnau i.E.".
Modele: Both locomotives come with mfx decoders, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and digitally controlled sound effects. 3 axles powered. 4 traction tires. Separately applied metal grab irons. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the Control Unit or Märklin Systems. The triple headlights and single Swiss style marker light will work in conventional operation (on all the time) and can be controlled digitally. Length over the buffers for each unit 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".
Two Anniversary Celebrants Paired Together - In 1955, the success story began for the 120 units of the class Ae 6/6 electric locomotive delivered to the Swiss Federal Railways. They quickly proved themselves, particularly on the Gotthard line, as the ideal motive power for hauling ever growing train loads at a brisk pace up the grades, because the "slowly creeping" Crocodiles took too long to negotiate this line. The attractive looking and speedy "Ae 6/6 power houses" quickly replaced Crocodiles and many locomotives with pilot trucks especially on steeply graded main lines. The newest locomotives have only started displacing the Ae 6/6 in the recent past from the latter's regular lines. Since then you can see these 50 year old anniversary celebrants almost exclusively in the middle of Switzerland on the point of heavy freight trains.