Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 94.5. Former Prussian T 16.1. Version with older design boiler and sand dome positioned towards the front as well as pre-heater on the top of the boiler. Riveted water tanks.
Model: The locomotive frame and body are chiefly made of metal. The locomotive comes with an mfx decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator with many functions. The locomotive can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and Märklin Systems. 5 axles powered, traction tires. The locomotive has a built-in smoke generator. The triple headlights change over with the direction of power. The headlights and the smoke generator will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has many separately applied details. The locomotive has Telex couplers at both ends. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 39.5 cm / 15-9/16".
The sound effects generator is specifically made for this locomotive and enables you to activate the following special operating and surrounding sound effects: Switching operations cab chatter (with Märklin Systems) as well as the injector for boiler water, generator sounds, compressed air leaking, and the sound of couplers engaging (with the Central Station).
Sumptuous Motive Power - Approximately 1,236 units of the class 94.5 tank locomotive were built from 1914 to 1924, and they were originally placed into service as the Prussian T16.1. During the provincial railroad and German State Railroad periods they were the most powerful locomotives for steep grades and switching work where the maximum axle load was 17 metric tons. These units were also the most suitable motive power for branch lines. The T 16/1 turned out to be extremely multi-faceted, trouble-free locomotives almost immediately after being placed into service. In addition, the single-frame design with two-cylinder running gear required less maintenance expense than somewhat complicated Mallet designs. The DRG certainly thought about a new standard design locomotive in this class as a replacement for the T16, but the war stopped this planning approach. Later the DB developed the class 82 from this concept within the framework of the new postwar program of locomotive types. These units were not able however to establish themselves as expected. By contrast, the last T16 survived their successors by many years. Several units have remained preserved as museum pieces. In addition to the locomotives placed into service by Prussia, there were also numerous, different provincial railroad designs of the T16.