Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 103.1 electric locomotive in a "simplified TEE paint scheme" of crimson red/beige, side sills also in crimson red. Two rows of side vents and single-arm pantographs. Used in IC service. The locomotive looks as it did in the mid-Eighties.
Model: The locomotive has an extensive, fine paint scheme and lettering. It also has a powerful 5-pole motor. The locomotive has warm white LEDs for headlights that change over with the direction of travel. Both trucks powered. A concealed switch is mounted on the locomotive for selecting working catenary operation. Length over the buffers 88 mm / 3-1/2".
One-time series for the MHI / "Exclusiv" program.
The 88543 locomotive forms a prototypical train when combined with 87281 and 87282.