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Märklin 2007 Exclusiv III - Items
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Prototype: Class 081 tank locomotive and class 258 diesel locomotive
painted and lettered for Era IV. 8 German Federal Railroad (DB) freight
The computer designation 081 had been planned for the class 81 tank locomotives in the numbering scheme after 1968. The end of steam operation was already foreseeable at this time. In the Eighties, the DB used several industrial diesel locomotives as part of a test program for purchasing new motive power. These locomotives were given the class designation 258. Changes in the freight service market led to regular production of these locomotives, but chiefly for privately owned railroads.
202 cm x 92 cm / 80" x 37"
This set can be expanded with the C Track extension sets and with the entire C Track program.
Märklin H0: 37355 Diesel Locomotive in M.U. Operation
The Tiny Twins. After the Second World War, the V 36 was practically the only mass-produced diesel locomotive available to the new DB and the East German DR. Around 120 of these units built from 1937 to 1944 were still in existence and the DB had another 30 locomotives built from the same designs. They were used in switching work and on transfer routes. These locomotives produced 360 horsepower and could be upgraded to the medium power class for road operation with light passenger or freight trains. A simple form of M.U. operation back to back was included in the design of the V 36. Both cabs were accessible by means of crossover doors, and direct communication between them was possible. At that time two-man operation was the rule anyway with this locomotive class; in operation as pairs the workplaces were separated by the buffer beams. The mechanical connection of the throttles for both locomotives and control from one cab was possible in a limited way. The novel by Erich Kästner in 1949 gave the double locomotive its nickname in German "Doppelte Lottchen" or "Double Lotte" (in English, an approximate equivalent is "Tiny Twins"). The option of m.u. operation was used again and again until finally the compact V 100 was available in sufficient quantities. Today, two museum locomotives sometimes meet to form a special attraction the "Tiny Twins".
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Snps 719 double stake
car. Used to transport pipeline pipe from different manufacturers.
DC wheel set for 1 car: 4 x 700580.
Märklin H0: 48534 Set of a Flat Car for Containers and a Truck
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Lbgjs 598 universal flat
car for medium and large containers. Type Efkr "pa" containers
for fine bulk freight and foodstuffs. Magirus truck with a special trailer.
From Door to Door ... The units in the "Von Haus zu Haus" ("From Door to Door") system designated as medium size containers are known in railroad jargon as "pa" containers. The French expression "porteur aménagé" means approximately "transport equipment". These containers were developed in different forms for different types of freight. Common to all of the types of containers are the maximum loading gauge and the standard mount that is used on all railroad and highway vehicles in this system.
DC wheel set 2 x 700580.
Märklin H0: 48810 Set with 6 Freight Cars
Prototype: Different freight car types from the German railroads in
the postwar period (DR Brit./US Zone, DB, SWDE and privately owned).
Type Pwg 41 freight train baggage car. Type Om 12 gondola. Type Z tank
car for heating oil. Type G 10 insulated brewery refrigerator car. Type
Gr 20 boxcar. Type G 10 boxcar.
On the Way to the DB ... The operating association of the Southwest German Railways (SWDE) managed the state railways in the French Occupation Zone from 1947 to 1949. The states of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhenish-Palatinate), Südbaden (South Baden), and Württemberg-Hohenzollern introduced the railroad districts of Karlsruhe, Mainz, and Trier (as a substitute for Saarbrücken); the general administration was headquartered in Speyer. The German Federal Railroad originated from the railroads of the British-American Bi-Zone (Brit./US Zone) as early as 1949 of course; the SWDE was not fully incorporated into the DB until 1952.
DC wheel sets: 6 x 700580, 4 x 700270, 2 x 32 3760 04.
A good train to go with the 37355 double diesel locomotive.
Märklin H0: 78070 "Railroad Grade Crossing" Track Extension Set
Prototype: Modern railroad grade crossing and station track layout
with a storage siding.
Contents: A section of track with street pavement, and 2 contact track
sections, each 94.2 mm / 3-11/16". 6 no. 24172 straight track,
1 no. 24077 straight track, 2 no. 24612 right turnout, 1 no. 24611 left
turnout, 3 no. 24224 curved track, and one no. 24977 track bumper. 32
VA transformer with connections for electric accessories, and wire,
plugs, and sockets.
562 x 92 cm / 222" x 37"