BR 218 DB | Gauge 1 - Article No. 55714

General-Purpose Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218.

General-Purpose Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive.
Article No.55714
KindDiesel Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.

Product description

Model: All 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts with 1 central gear box and 4 transfer gear boxes. Traction tires. The locomotive has built-in high-efficiency propulsion for DC or AC operation, or Märklin Delta/Digital operation. The headlights / marker lights can be controlled digitally. In DC and AC operation the brightness of these lights depends on the voltage present in the track. The locomotive has a built-in sound effects circuit (can only be used in digital operation) with motor sound effect and the choice of a high or low pitch locomotive horn sound effect. The locomotive has a figure of a locomotive engineer. Replacement couplers are included. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm /40-3/16". Length over the buffers 51.5 cm / 20-1/4".


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Prototype information

Over 400 units of the class 218 were built between 1968 and 1981. This makes it the DB's largest class for diesel road engines. The class 218 has a maximum speed of 140 km/h / 87 mph and has been a regular sight for decades all over Germany pulling express trains, regional passenger trains, and freight trains. It can also be used in push/pull operation or in m.u. service.


/Metal locomotive frame.
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.
dDigital decoder with additional, digitally controlled functions (f1, f2, f3 or f4) when operated with the 6021 Control Unit. The functions present depend on how the locomotive is equipped. Standard function (function) active during conventional operation.
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
jBuilt-in interior details.
VLocomotive / car has sprung buffers.
WAutomatic claw couplers can be replaced with reproduction prototype couplers.
4Era 4


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) XXXXX
Diesel locomotive op. sounds XXXXX
Horn blast 1 XXXXX
Horn blast 2 XXXXX