BR V 200.0 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39800

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 200.0 heavy diesel-hydraulic locomotive. B-B wheel arrangement. In the original "old red" paint scheme of the first production versions of 1956.

Diesel Locomotive.
Article No. 39800
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Kind Diesel Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.


  • Heavy metal construction.
  • mfx decoder with sound.
  • Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.

Product description

Model: The locomotive comes with a compact-design SoftdriveSine high-efficiency propulsion, an mfx decoder, and a sound effects generator. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Separately applied metal side and end hand rails. The couplers can be replaced by closed end skirting. Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".


The DB express train passenger cars from the 43929 car set as well as item nos. 43910, 43920, 43930, 43940, and 43950 go well with this locomotive.


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Prototype information

The new German Federal Railroad was intensively occupied in the 1950s with replacing steam motive power that was expensive to run with other forms of motive power. The high cost of electrifying the entire rail network at that time restricted the possibilities. So, attention was given to powerful diesel locomotives for important express train service. The required technology was already at hand for smaller and medium weight diesel locomotives. However, progress had been made in mastering the low maintenance, quiet running propulsion technology with cardan shafts for powerful locomotives with motors. Moreover, Daimler-Benz, MAN, and Maybach had designed a new 12 cylinder 1,100 horsepower prime mover in cooperation with the German Federal Railroad's central office in Munich. In addition, Maybach and Voith developed a new fluid transmission. The successful V 200.0 was developed from these progressive components by Krauss-Maffei with participation from most of the West German locomotive builders. The two prime movers in the locomotive put out a total of 2,200 horsepower with a service weight of about 78 metric tons. A steam locomotive of comparable power had a tender tipping the scales with a weight of approximately 160 metric tons. The proof of the extraordinarily high level of reliability and suitability of this locomotive icon in daily operation of the 1950s can be seen in the fact that a half century after its creation there are still units running in foreign countries and in privately owned railroads.


) Metal frame and locomotive body.
f Locomotives with controlled, adjustable C-Sine propulsion. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital sytem (Motorola format).
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
N Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3 Era 3


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Marker light(s) X X X X X
Diesel locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Letting off Air X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X