Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 96 heavy freight locomotive. Mallet design articulated locomotive with compound running gear consisting of high and low pressure cylinders. Use: pulling and pushing heavy freight trains on steeps grades.
Model: This is a finely painted and imprinted unit with an articulated frame to enable it to negotiate sharp curves. All of the driving axles are powered. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel and are warm white LEDs. The locomotive has finely detailed valve gear. It also has an imitation of brake shoes and rail clearance equipment. The minimum radius for operation is 145 mm / 5-3/4". Length over the buffers 81 mm / 3-3/16".