BR 491, DRG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37582

Powered Observation Rail Car

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class elT 1999 "Glass Train" electric powered observation car. Beige / brownish green paint scheme. The car has simple lamps on the ends, Wendler air intake pumps for ventilation, an air whistle on the roof, no railroad radio, and 2 double-arm pantographs. The car looks as it did around 1935.

Powered Observation Rail Car
Article No. 37582
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era II
Kind Powered Rail Cars
Article not produced anymore.


  • Prototypical tooling changes for Era II.
  • mfx+ digital decoder included, even more operating enjoyment in the Märklin "World of Operation".
  • These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.
  • Special additional announcements such as a welcome and different station announcements that can be controlled digitally.
  • Factory-installed interior lighting.
  • Driver and numerous passengers installed in the car at the factory.

Product description

Model: The car has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. A welcoming announcement from the period as well as a list of destinations, a photo stop, and the end station (surrounding sounds 1, 2, 3) can be activated by means of the function buttons. The car also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles in one truck powered. Traction tires. The car has built-in interior details. The car comes from the factory with a driver and numerous passengers. The car has factory-installed interior lighting. The dual headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lighting is maintenance-free, warm white and red LEDs. The interior lighting can be dimmed as a digital auxiliary function. The trucks have different wheelbases like the prototype. The panorama windows are inset. The car has double Wendler air intake pumps and an air whistle on the roof. This car is the version with 2 double-arm pantographs. Length over the buffers 23.7 cm / 9-5/16".

One-time series.


- MHI Exclusive 02/2014 - Product programme 2014/2015 - Product programme 2015/2016


! Märklin exclusive special model - produced in a one-time series.
c Digital 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.
# mfx+ digital decoder
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
M Dual headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
+ Built-in LED interior lighting.
j Built-in interior details.
i Power supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
2 Era 2


ATTENTION: adults only
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Interior lights X X X X X
Locomotive operating sounds X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Horn blast 1 X X X X
Conductor's Whistle X X X X
Horn blast 2 X X X X
Doors Closing X X X X
Greeting X X X
Surrounding Sounds 1 X X X
Surrounding Sounds 2 X X X
Surrounding Sounds 3 X X X
Interior lights X X X
Rail Joints X X X