BR E 10.12 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39121

Electric Locomotive for the "Rheingold".

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 10.12. Express locomotive with aerodynamic ends, high-performance trucks, and front skirting. The locomotive looks as the prototype did starting in 1962.

Electric Locomotive for the "Rheingold".
Article No.39121
Design type1:87
KindElectric Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.


  • Metal construction.
  • Compact-design, high-efficiency Softdrive Sine propulsion.
  • mfx decoder and sound: whistle and station announcements.

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, high-efficiency Softdrive Sine propulsion, and a sound effects generator. It also has a compact-design motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by cardan shafts. Traction tires. The headlights (warm white LEDs) and marker lights are maintenance-free LEDs, they will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has separately applied metal hand rails. The engineer's cabs have interior details, including a separately applied control wheel. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".


Item numbers 43850, 43860, 43870, and 43880 are the Rheingold cars for the E 10.12 express locomotive. Trix is offering this Rheingold locomotive for 2-rail DC as item number 22031.


- Product programme 2007/2008 - New items brochure 2007 - Product programme 2008/2009

Prototype information

Of Skirting and Pants Creases... The E 10 new construction express locomotive equipped the DB for quick service of its own express train network after steam locomotives had been retired. However, faster speeds were required than previously for express passenger service in the international TEE network. Krauss-Maffei, Henschel, and Siemens developed a high-performance locomotive in 1962, which had a longer gear drive, new trucks, and a modern aerodynamic look. The "pants crease" at the ends, the buffers clad with streamlined fairing, the skirting under the buffer beams, and the side bands for cooling vents improved the shape of the locomotive for 160 km/h / 100 mph and looked good. In the short term this successful design was therefore also taken on for the 150 regular production locomotives still to be built, which were then designated as the class E 10.3. The 31 high-performance locomotives proved themselves with DB flagship trains: "Rheingold", "Rheinpfeil", "Rheinblitz", "Helvetia", and others. The electrical and mechanical systems on the E 10.12 were the technical prerequisite for the next generation of express locomotives: the E 03.


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
XLocomotives with controlled, adjustable C-Sine propulsion. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system (Motorola format).
eDigital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
iPower supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
TMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3Era 3


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) XXXXX
Station Announcements XXXXX
Locomotive whistle XXXXX
Direct control XXXXX