Gauge 1 - Article No. 55077

Class 78 Steam Tank Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 78 steam tank locomotive (shuttle train version). The locomotive looks as it did around 1963. Road number 78 440. Based in Essen, Essen District.

Class 78 Steam Tank Locomotive
Article No.55077
Gauge1
EraIII
KindSteam Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.

Highlights

  • Completely new tooling.
  • Highly detailed full metal construction.
  • Frame, superstructure, boiler, etc. constructed of die-cast zinc.
  • Newly developed decoder generation with a current buffer and up to 32 functions.
  • Smoke generator with steam chuffing synchronized to the wheels, cylinder steam, and a steam whistle.
  • Load-controlled running sounds synchronized to the wheels.
  • Smoke box door and dome hatches can be opened, many original details included.
  • Headlights include light color correct for the era and warm white LEDs.
  • Red marker lights can be controlled.
  • Firebox flickering is two colors.
  • Running gear lights, cab lighting.
  • mfx decoder for operation with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC.
  • Valve gear switchover (forward, reverse, continuous operation) in 3 steps with a servomotor.
  • Telex coupler on the rear, prototype coupler on the front (an extra one of each included with the locomotive).

Product description

Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame and the locomotive body with boiler and cab are constructed of die-cast zinc. Other applied parts are constructed mostly of metal (brass). This is a highly detailed model with many separately applied details and a prototypically detailed cab. The locomotive has 3 boiler attachments and a cab with a roof attachment. The smoke box door does not have central locking and can be opened. The water tank hatches can be opened, the cab doors can be opened, and much more. The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder with 32 possible functions, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator with running sounds synchronized to the wheels as well as extensive sound functions. The locomotive can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC. The locomotive has a built-in current buffer. All driving axles powered. The locomotive has a built-in smoke generator with steam chuffing synchronized to the wheels, cylinder steam, and a steam whistle. There are triple headlights front and rear that change over with the direction of travel. The light color is correct for the era. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. Red marker lights can be controlled. The locomotive has sprung buffers, and cab and firebox lighting as well as running gear lights. The locomotive comes with a prototype coupler on the front and a remote controlled Telex coupler on the rear. Both couplers can be replaced by the other type. The valve gear switchover is in 3 steps (forward, reverse, continuous operation). An accessory package with one each reproduction prototype coupler and a Telex coupler, smoke fluid, and a figure of a locomotive engineer and a fireman is included with the locomotive. The locomotive is mounted on an aluminum base painted black for display case presentation. The minimum radius for operation of the train is 1,020 mm / 40-1/8". Length over the buffers 46.2 cm / 18-3/16". Weight approximately 6.2 kilograms / 13 pounds 11 ounces.

Publications

- New items brochure 2018 - Product programme 2018/2019 - Product programme 2019/2020 - Product programme 2020/2021

Features

$
)Metal frame and locomotive body.
eDigital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
HTriple headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
+Built-in LED interior lighting.
3Era 3
YATTENTION: adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only
Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) XXXXX
Smoke generator XXXXX
Steam locomotive op. sounds XXXXX
Locomotive whistle XXXXX
Telex coupler on the rear XXXXX
Engineer’s cab lighting XXXX
Running gear lights XXXX
Whistle for switching maneuver XXXX
Direct control XXXX
Sound of squealing brakes off XXX
Sound of coal being shoveled XXX
Tipping grate XXX
Air Pump XXX
Injectors XXX
Water Pump XXX
Letting off Steam XXX
Marker light(s) X
Whistle for switching maneuver X
Conductor's Whistle X
Conductor's Whistle X
Rail Joints X
Cab chatter X
Cab chatter X
Safety Valve X
Station Announcements X
Generator Sounds X
Replenishing fuel X
Replenishing fuel X
Replenishing fuel X
Auxiliary Blower X
Telex coupler on the front X