BR 55, G 8.1 (Borsig) | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37545

Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender.

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.

Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender.
Article No.37545
GaugeH0
Design type1:87
EraI
KindSteam Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.

Highlights

  • "Borsig Edition 3".
  • Suitable collector's display case with a relief background for every model in the edition.
  • Controlled high-efficiency propulsion and extensive sound functions.
  • Excerpt from the Borsig delivery book included.

Product description

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).

Publications

- New items brochure 2014 - Product programme 2014/2015

Prototype information

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.

Features

(Metal frame and mostly 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.
eDigital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
EDual headlights that change over with the direction of tavel.
UMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
1Era 1

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only
Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) XXXXX
Smoke generator contact XXXXX
Steam locomotive op. sounds XXXXX
Locomotive whistle XXXXX
Direct control XXXXX
Sound of squealing brakes off XXXX
Air Pump XXXX
Whistle for switching maneuver XXXX
Letting off Steam XXXX
Sound of coal being shoveled XXX
Grate Shaken XXX