Prototype: Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (KPEV) class G 8.1 steam freight locomotive, with a type 3 T 16,5 box-style tender. The locomotive looks as it did shortly after being delivered by Borsig in 1917. Locomotive number 9.736 in the delivery book of A. Borsig-Werke, Berlin-Tegel, Germany.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cab has interior details. There is a permanent close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Protective sleeves for the piston rods, brake hoses, and prototype couplers are included. Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4". A suitable collector's display case is included and is constructed of wood and glass with a backdrop relief of the characteristic Borsig gate of the Borsig locomotive works in Berlin-Tegel. There is an engraved metal plate with the builder number on the display case base. A high quality excerpt from the delivery book is included.
One-time series (model 3 of 5).
Borsig – Pioneer Locomotive Builder of Europe. When August Borsig opened his machinery building and iron casting company in 1837 in Berlin, probably no one suspected that out of it would come one of the largest locomotive builders in the world. As early as 1841 August Borsig built the locomotive BORSIG with the builder number 1 after painstaking investigation into the typical English and American locomotive types for that time. This locomotive impressed people with an improved valve gear and axle system and on July 21, 1841 won a contest against an English locomotive with a 10 minute head start. From this day the victorious path of Borsig locomotive building began that did not end until 1954 after more than 16,000 finished locomotives. During the era of steam locomotive building Borsig evolved all over Europe into the greatest and second largest locomotive builder worldwide. In honor of the 175th anniversary of the firm Borsig Märklin is issuing a five-part special series of sought after H0 models, which will end in 2016 on the 175th anniversary of steam locomotive building in Germany. Every year a locomotive with exquisite detailing and technically premium features will be issued as a one-time series. Each of these models will be delivered with a decorative display case whose backdrop will be designed with a high quality relief of the characteristic Borsig gate. In addition to the relief, the display case will be provided with an engraved metal plate showing the builder number from the delivery book. Each locomotive will also include an excerpt from the Borsig delivery book printed on high quality paper to round out this theme.