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Märklin 2012 New Items: H0 Steam Locomotives

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Jan Bröcker

Please deduct 3% of quoted prices if you order on or before February 24, 2012!

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 36745
ToToTrains Price: $127.00

Prototype: French State Railways (SNCF) class 130TB steam tank locomotive. Former class T 12 of the Royal Prussian State Railways (K.P.E.V.). Locomotive road number 130.TB.712.

Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor with a flywheel. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free LEDs. The locomotive has many separately applied details. Length over the buffers 12.7 cm / 5".

Headlight(s)
Direct control

One-time series.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37053
ToToTrains Price: $639.00

Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (BBÖ/ÖBB) class 659 heavy freight locomotive. Former German class 59, before that the Württemberg class K. Version in Era III, around 1955.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler. The frame has axles with side play and is able to negotiate sharp curves. 6 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The smoke generator contact as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally. There is an adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and tender. The tender has raised sides for a higher coal pile. The locomotive has a detailed engineer's cab. Figures of a locomotive engineer and a fireman are included. Length over the buffers 23.5 cm / 9-1/4".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of coal being shoveled
Air Pump
Bell
Sound of squealing brakes off
Injectors
Letting off Air
Grate Shaken

One-time series.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22819.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37077
ToToTrains Price: $349.00

Prototype: Royal Prussian State Railways (K.P.E.V.) class T18 fast passenger locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 1914, Era I.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has numerous separately applied details. Length over the buffers 16.9 cm / 6-5/8".

Headlight(s)
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Bell
Letting off Steam
Grate Shaken
Sound of coal being shoveled
Air Pump

One-time series.

The set with Prussian compartment cars to go with this locomotive can be found under item no. 42041.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37154
ToToTrains Price: $445.00

Prototype: Luxembourg State Railways (CFL) class 5600 (former class 52) freight steam locomotive. Version with a tub-style tender, enclosed engineer's cab, and Witte smoke deflectors. The locomotive looks as it did in the Fifties.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. The motor is in the locomotive's boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has an articulated frame enabling it to negotiate sharp curves. The triple headlights on the front of the locomotive and the dual white marker lights on the tender change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. Protective piston rod sleeves can be installed on the locomotive. Length over the buffers 26.7 cm / 10-1/2".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Air Pump
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken

One-time series.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22253.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37160
ToToTrains Price: $383.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 94.5-18 freight tank locomotive, with bell and pre-warmer on the top of the boiler, radio antenna for switching, and buffer plate warning stripe. Road number 94 1343. The locomotive looks as it did around 1960.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. Protective piston rod sleeves brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 14.6 cm / 5-3/4".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Bell
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Air Pump
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken
Injectors
Generator Sounds
Cab Radio
Sound of Couplers Engaging

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Locomotive constructed mostly of metal.
Especially fine design with many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
A variety of operating and sound functions that can be controlled.

The famous Prussian locomotive department head Robert Garbe initiated the development of a five axle tank locomotive in 1904, whose frame and running gear was to be designed using the Gölsdorf Principle for better running on curves. The first, third, and fifth driving axles were mounted with side play and the drive was on the fourth driving axle. The firm Berliner Maschinenbau AG (BMAG, formerly Schwartzkopff) delivered two prototypes based on this principle as early as 1905. Additional units of the new class T 16 quickly went into service. Due to partially dissatisfactory running characteristics the drive was switched from the fourth to the third driving axle starting in 1910, the latter driving axle now being mounted rigidly. In 1913 systematic changes were made with the installation of a four-part super heater, valve gear with Kuhn slides instead of hanger valve gear as well as exhaust steam pre-heater that was initially mounted lengthwise and later next to the boiler. The transfer to the T 16.1 was complete with this "reinforced" T 16. Purchases of this T 16.1 stretched out to 1924, i.e. well into the period of the DRG. A total of 1,236 units were built for Prussia and the DRG. In addition to BMAG, Hanomag, Henschel, and Linke-Hofmann also participated in the building of them from 1921 on. In 1915 Grafenstaden delivered another six of the T 16.1 for Alsace-Lorraine. Reparations after the end of World War I decimated the ranks such that the DRG was able to reclassify the remaining T 16.1 locomotives as road numbers 94 502-1380 and 94 1501-1740. The T 16.1 units were not only powerful locomotives for pusher and freight service. Starting in the Twenties the DRG equipped a number of the T 16.1 locomotives with a Riggenbach counter-pressure brake for operation on steeply graded routes. They were used in part in Thuringia, and in West and South Germany replaced rack railroad operations with rack locomotives there. After the end of World War II a large number of the locomotives found new homes in Poland, Austria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and the USSR. The majority of the class 94 locomotives remained however in the western zones. After units damaged in the war were retired, the DB in 1950 still had 679 of the T 16.1 on its roster while the DR in East Germany still had 249 of these locomotives after the end of the war. The class 94 locomotives remained indispensable on both German railroads for decades, chiefly at large switch yards, and many of them were thus equipped with radio switching equipment. In 1968 140 locomotives on the DB were given the computer-generated class designation of 094. It was the stepped up delivery of the class 290/291 heavy diesel switch engines that finally replaced the last of these locomotives with their five driving axles so that in December of 1974 the last of the T 16.1 units were retired. The T 16.1 remained in use on the East German DR only a little bit longer than on the DB. The last units were retired in 1975. At least twelve of the T 16.1 escaped the cutting torch. Road numbers 94 1292 on the Rennsteig Railroad and 94 1538, which has stood for many years as a monument in Gönnern, have the best chances of being put back into operational condition.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22159.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37161
ToToTrains Price: $383.00

Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 694 freight tank locomotive, without bell and pre-warmer on the top of the boiler. Road number 694 561. The locomotive looks as it did around 1952.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. Protective piston rod sleeves brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 14.6 cm / 5-3/4".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Air Pump
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken
Injectors
Generator Sounds
Sound of Couplers Engaging

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Locomotive constructed mostly of metal.
Especially fine design with many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
A variety of operating and sound functions that can be controlled.

 

 



Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37165
ToToTrains Price: $327.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 94.5-18 freight tank locomotive, with bell and pre-warmer on the top of the boiler, without radio antenna for switching. Road number 94 713. The locomotive looks as it did around 1961.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. Protective piston rod sleeves brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 14.6 cm / 5-3/4".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Direct control

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Locomotive constructed mostly of metal.
Especially fine design with many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
Different road number from that for 37160.

One-time series.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22160.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37810
ToToTrains Price: $469.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 50 freight train steam locomotive, with a coal tender as a standard design type 2Ž2ŽT26 box-style tender in its original design. With Witte smoke deflectors, standard engineer's cab, long walkway that is angled at the front to the smoke box, DB Reflex glass lanterns, and an inductive magnet on one side. Road number 50 1013. The locomotive looks as it did around 1965.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and the tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender and it can be adjusted for curves. The front of the locomotive and the back of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with a guide mechanism. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protectors and brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Air Pump
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Bell
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken
Injectors

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Especially finely detailed metal construction.
Partially open bar frame and many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
A variety of operating and sound functions that can be controlled digitally.

The class 50 locomotive came into being shortly before the start of World War II as the last of the so-called "standard design steam locomotives". In April of 1937 the Reich Transportation Ministry (RVM) charged the German State Railroad Central Office (RZA) with the design of a powerful freight locomotive for branch lines, among other things, as a replacement for the class 57.10-40 (Prussian G 10) 0-10-0 freight steam locomotives. It had to be able to pull a medium weight train on flat terrain, negotiate curves with a radius of 140 meters / approximately 460 feet, and be usable with about a 15 metric ton wheel load on branch lines with less than ideal roadbed. A suitable maximum speed appeared to be 80 km/h / 50 mph. Since many end terminals had no turntable or one that was too short, this locomotive had to be able to go at the same speed in both directions. For that reason a protective wall was planned for the tender to protect the locomotive crew when running in reverse. The RZA initially planned a 2-8-0 locomotive (class 46) because no faith was placed in a 2-10-0 design for the required high speed in reverse and the necessary tractive effort. The required wheel loads could not be reached with a 2-8-0 design, so the design remained with a locomotive with 5 driving axles and a pilot truck. From April to July of 1939 Henschel delivered the first twelve locomotives with a steel firebox, alloy steel for the boiler plating, a two-cylinder, super heated steam running gear layout with a Wagner super heater as well as 232 pounds per square inch boiler excess pressure. The class 50 that came out of this was soon destined to become the German State Railroad's most successful design, because this locomotive with its approximately 1,600 horsepower and 80 km/h / 50 mph speed quickly became a general-purpose, sturdy, reliable unit. The outbreak of war on September 1, 1939 caused a leap in the demand for freight locomotives, and the twelve pre-production locomotives were followed by another 3,152 units over the course of the next few years. Almost all of Europe's locomotive builders participated in the construction of these units. Like the class 44, the class 50 was also simplified in steps during the course of World War II, so that starting in 1942 locomotives were delivered as the class 50 ÜK. Over 300 units were so simplified in the end that, although they were planned as the class 50, they were designated as the war class 52. Despite numerous losses to the war, after 1945 there were almost 3,000 locomotives on the two German railroads alone. The East German DR had over 317 after giving up and retiring a quantity, and the DB had more than 2,000 units. The DB units were at home all over the German Federal Republic. They were equipped with Witte smoke deflectors, and the running board skirting was removed on most units. Starting in 1961 the tenders on 730 locomotives were equipped with engineer's cabs as part of a rationalization and updating of service and operations. This did limit the coal capacity to 6.6 metric tons. With the lower weight these locomotives became more multifaceted in their use and replaced tank locomotives on many branch lines. With the introduction of computer numbers starting in 1968 the class 50 became the classes 050-053. They were among the last steam locomotives on the German Federal Railroad and were in use until 1977.

A freight car set to go with this freight steam locomotive can be found under item no. 46080.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22780.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37811
ToToTrains Price: $399.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 50 freight train steam locomotive, with a coal tender as a standard design type 2Ž2ŽT26 box-style tender in its original design. With Wagner smoke deflectors, standard engineer's cab, long walkway that is angled at the front to the smoke box, DRG lanterns, and without an inductive magnet. Road number 50 1128. The locomotive looks as it did around 1950.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder. It has controlled high efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and the tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender and it can be adjusted for curves. The front of the locomotive and the back of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with a guide mechanism. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protectors and brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Direct control

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Especially finely detailed metal construction.
Partially open bar frame and many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
A different road number from that for 37810.

One-time series.

A freight car set to go with this freight steam locomotive can be found under item no. 46080.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22781.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37813
ToToTrains Price: $469.00

Prototype: French State Railways (SNCF) class 150 Z (former class 50) freight train steam locomotive, with a coal tender as standard design type 2Ž2ŽT26 box-style tender in its original design. With Wagner smoke deflectors, standard engineer's cab, long walkway that is angled at the front to the smoke box, DRG lanterns, and without an inductive magnet. Road number 150 Z 095. The locomotive looks as it did around at the end of the Forties / beginning of the Fifties.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and the tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender and it can be adjusted for curves. The front of the locomotive and the back of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with a guide mechanism. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protectors and brake hoses are included. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Air Pump
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Bell
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken
Injectors

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Especially finely detailed metal construction.
Partially open bar frame and many separately applied details.
High-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature, mounted in the boiler.
A variety of operating and sound functions that can be controlled digitally.

One-time series.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22783.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37938
ToToTrains Price: $639.00

Prototype: Prussian class P 10 passenger steam locomotive painted and lettered for the German State Railroad Company (DRG). Version without smoke deflectors and with a Prussian type 2Ž2ŽT31,5 tender without additional side boards for the coal bunker. This locomotive was number 11,000 in the delivery book of A.Borsig-Werke Berlin-Tegel. Delivered in 1922.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. The headlights and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and the tender and it can be adjusted for curves. The back of the tender has a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM coupler pocket. Piston rod protection sleeves are included. Length over the buffers 26.3 cm / 10-3/8". A suitable collector's display case is included and is constructed of wood and glass with a backdrop relief of the characteristic Borsig gate of the Borsig locomotive works in Berlin-Tegel. There is an engraved metal plate with the builder number on the display case base. A high quality excerpt from the delivery book is included.

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Air Pump
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Sound of squealing brakes off
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken

Highlights:
"Borsig-Edition 1".
Suitable collector's display case with a relief background for every model in the edition.
Controlled high-efficiency propulsion and extensive sound functions.
Excerpt from the Borsig delivery book included.

One-time series. (Model 1 of 5).

175 Years of Borsig, Pioneer Locomotive Builder of Europe. When August Borsig opened his machinery building and iron casting company in 1837 in Berlin, probably no one suspected that out of would come one of the largest locomotive builders in the world. As early as 1841 August Borsig built the locomotive BORSIG with the builder number 1 after painstaking investigation in the typical English and American locomotive types for that time. This locomotive impressed people with an improved valve gear and axle system and on July 21, 1841 a contest against an English locomotive with a 10 minute head start. From this day on the victorious path of Borsig locomotive building began that ended in 1954 after more than 16,000 finished locomotives. During the era of steam locomotive building Borsig evolved all over Europe into the greatest and second largest locomotive builder worldwide. In honor of the 175th anniversary of the firm Borsig Märklin is issuing a five-part special series of sought after H0 models which will end in 2016 on the 175th anniversary of steam locomotive building in Germany. Every year a locomotive with exquisite detailing and technically premium features will issued as a one-time series. Each of these models will be delivered with a decorative display case whose backdrop will be designed with a high quality relief of the characteristics Borsig gate. In addition to the relief, the display case will be provided with an engraved metal plate showing the builder number from the delivery book. Each locomotive will also include an excerpt from the Borsig delivery book printed on high quality paper to round out this theme.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37968
ToToTrains Price: $499.00

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 96 heavy freight tank locomotive. Mallet design articulated locomotive with compound drive gear consisting of high and low pressure cylinder groups.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled, high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The frame is articulated to enable the unit to negotiate sharp curves. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally. The model is finely constructed with numerous, separately applied details. Length over the buffers 20.3 cm / 8".

Headlight(s)
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Sound of coal being shoveled
Whistle for switching maneuver
Air Pump
Injectors
Letting off steam / air
Grate Shaken

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22059.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 37994
ToToTrains Price: $959.00

Prototype: Union Pacific Railroad (UP) class 4000 "Big Boy" heavy freight locomotive. Version with the road number 4019 as equipped with smoke deflectors. In the winter of 1944/45 this unit had smoke deflectors installed on it as an experiment.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and a sound generator. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, a powerful motor. 8 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has an articulated frame enabling it to negotiate sharp curves. It also has Boxpok driving wheels. The middle driving axles are spring-loaded. The headlight, backup light on the tender, and the number board lights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. 2 smoke generators (Seuthe no. 11) can be installed in the locomotive; the contacts for them are on constantly. The headlight, backup light on the tender, the number board lights, and the engineer's cab lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is a powerful speaker in the tender and the volume can be adjusted. Coupler hooks can be inserted in the pilot on the front of the locomotive. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Steam lines are mounted to swing out and back with the cylinders. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. There are many separately applied details. Figures of a locomotive engineer and fireman for the engineer's cab are included. Length over the couplers 46.5 cm / 18-5/16". The locomotive comes in a wooden case.

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Engineer cab lighting
Bell
Warning Sound
Sound of squealing brakes off
Air Pump
Injectors
Auxiliary Blower
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Rail Joints
Operating Sounds 2
Cab Radio

Highlights:
Spectacular version with smoke deflectors.
Detailed tooling changes to the locomotive and tender.

The Union Pacific Railroad (UP) class 4000 known as the "Big Boy" is surely one of the most popular steam giants in America if not worldwide. These articulated locomotives with their 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement had their origin in 1941 at ALCO from the continuation of the "Challenger" concept, extremely successful UP articulated steam locomotives with a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. The conception of the "Big Boys" resulted from the usual requirements as with all the other American classes of large locomotives. Fewer locomotives were expected to pull heavier loads with higher speeds. Basically the UP bought the 25 units for only one single route: From Cheyenne, Wyoming 830 kilometers / 519 miles westwards through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains over Sherman Hill to Ogden, Utah. Before the pass named after General William T. Sherman is a long grade of about 50 kilometers / 31 miles from Cheyenne with a maximum climb of 1.5 percent. In the opposite direction the 105 kilometer / 66 mile long grade of 1.14 % through the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains demands it tribute. The result was a gigantic machine with a service weight of 548 tons (including the tender). An attempt was made to reach an equal distribution of the weight with the 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement that had not been built up to then. With a grate area of almost 14 square meters / 150.70 square feet and a superheating surface of 229 square meters / 2,464 square feet the Big Boys had a continuous power rating of 6,290 horsepower at the couplers. Boiler performance of over 10,000 horsepower or 8,200 electrical horsepower was recorded. The assigned range of duties for the "Big Boys" was fast freight service. They were capable of pulling 4,000 ton trains over the mountain passes without help. The new locomotive had a design speed of 128 km/h or 80 mph that it reached with only 1.7 meter / 66-15/16" diameter driving wheels. This put it in the ranks of the fastest articulated steam locomotives. But, these units were not allowed to thunder through this part of the West at this speed in regular service. Locomotive engineers confirmed however that speedometer often showed more than the allowed 112 km/h / 70 mph when they were running late. According to the legend these giants acquired the nickname "Big Boy" from a young worker who scribbled the name on the smoke box shortly before the locomotive was presented. Officials from ALCO and UP liked this so much that "Big Boy" was even used in the advertising for the locomotive. On average these units consumed 47,200 liters or 12, 469 gallons of water and 22 tons of coal per hour. Of course, a fireman would have been overwhelmed if he had had to feed one of these ravenous beasts with a shovel. A stoker moved coal from the tender to the locomotive by means of a screw in a pipe and sprayed it into the fire box with steam pressure. The fireman adjusted the distribution of the coal in the fire box by controlling the steam pressure. In the fall of 1945 the UP decided to equip a "Big Boy" with smoke deflectors as an experiment in order to keep the smoke out of the engineer's and fireman's eyes. In the beginning of December 1945 the "Big Boy" with road number 4019 had smoke deflectors installed on it at the maintenance center in Green River, Wyoming. The tests were finished on January 20, 1946 and these "large ears" were removed again in Green River. The tests had shown that at lower speeds in freight service and with recently improved blowers the smoke could be routed ever better over the engineer's cab and without smoke deflectors. The Big Boy era was definitively past in July of 1959 when the fires in all of the units were banked for good. The hope of many railroad fans to see road numbers 4003 and 4019 (stored in operational condition as reserve locomotives in 1960) thundering one more time over Sherman Hill sadly did not come to pass. At least eight of the steam locomotive giants were preserved but not in operational condition.

Notes for operating the locomotive: The locomotive can be used on curved track with a radius of 360 mm / 14-3/16" or more, however we recommend larger radii. Signals, catenary masts, bridge railings, tunnel portals, etc. must be installed for sufficient clearance on curves. The track must be well mounted due to the heavy weight of the locomotive. The locomotive can only be run through a turntable or transfer table. Products bearing "Union Pacific" are made under trademark license from the Union Pacific Railroad Company. We would like to thank the Union Pacific Historical Society for their support in making this version of the Big Boy possible.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22115.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 39016
ToToTrains Price: $469.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 01 steam locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did in around 1966 with the older design boiler and Witte smoke deflectors.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and a sound generator. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The tender is constructed of metal. There is an adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and tender for different curves. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple LED headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket on the tender. Protective piston rod sleeves are included. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Length over the buffers 27.5 cm / 10-13/16".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Locomotive whistle
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Direct control
Air Pump
Flickering Light in Fire Box
Sound of squealing brakes off
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken

Highlights:
New road number.
mfx digital decoder.
Motor with a bell-shaped armature.

 

 



Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 39017
ToToTrains Price: $499.00 (no discount)

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) road number 01 150 express train steam locomotive. This museum locomotive of the Nürnberg Transportation Museum looks as it does since being restored, with striking Wagner smoke deflectors and brass-colored boiler bands. The locomotive looks as it did in September of 2011.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. There is an adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and tender for different curves. There is a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket on the tender. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective piston rod sleeves are included. Length over the buffers 27.5 cm / 10-13/16". The locomotive comes in a wooden case.

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Flickering Light in Fire Box
Whistle for switching maneuver
Air Pump
Letting off Steam
Sound of coal being shoveled
Grate Shaken

Highlights:
01 150, a legend of German and international railroad history.
In the restored condition of September of 2011.
Delivered in an exclusive wooden case.
Documentation included about the restoration of this steam locomotive legend destroyed in the fire of October 17, 2005.
This model of the restored express train steam locomotive, road number 01 150, is being produced in a one-time series only for the Märklin-Händler-Initiative (MHI) or Märklin Dealer Initiative (Exlusiv program).

This locomotive will be delivered in 2012.

01 150, Like a Phoenix from the Ashes It was already something special ? the steam locomotive with road number 01 150. It first saw the light of day at Henschel in Kassel in 1935 with the builder number 22698. In the same year it took part in the Nürnberg Parade at the anniversary "100 Years of German Railroads". It opened the anniversary parade on December 8, 1935 at the Nürnberg switch yard at the head of nine other standard design express train steam locomotives (road numbers 01 151 to 155 and 03 209 to 212). Important stations during its normal service life were Bebra, Frankfurt/Main, and Giessen as well as the railroad maintenance facility in Hof starting in 1965, where the decision to retire it overtook this locomotive on November 13, 1973. In the same year the Bielefeld textile manufacturer Walter Seidensticker bought this retired locomotive and stored it in the maintenance facility in his home town. Searching for enthusiasts to do the overhaul work to put the locomotive back into operation Seidensticker ran into Olaf Teubert in 1980 as well as his colleagues Jochen Pook and Martin Hahlbohm from the railroad maintenance facility in Bielefeld. After work they invested countless hours restoring road number 01 150 which was ready to run again starting on March 18, 1982. Six active years of special runs and participation in parades as well as exhibitions followed. The crowning moment during this time was the locomotive and powered unit parades for the anniversary "150 Years of German Railroads" in September of 1985 in Nürnberg, which the now 50 year old locomotive (by chance with the number of the anniversary) passed with flying colors. The active time for road number 01 150 ended in 1988 because there was no longer a home base after the dissolution and razing of the railroad maintenance facility in Bielefeld. The locomotive went back to the ownership of the German Railroad and then to the Transportation Museum in Nürnberg, where it was heavily damaged in a fire in 2005. But Olaf Teubert was not ready to give up. In the following years he collected donations from firms and private parties for the restoration of "his" locomotive. In October of 2010 everything was finally ready: All of the participants agreed on a restoration and operations concept, which was financially supported by Märklin. The steam locomotive facility at Meiningen was awarded the contract to restore the locomotive to operational condition. Starting in the fall of 2011 road number 01 150 will once again be allowed to be under steam. However, the appearance of this locomotive will change somewhat; it's being given large ears, i.e. Wagner smoke deflectors. The idea was to make the locomotive look as it did when first delivered in 1935. The DB conversions remained however, i.e. no central locking of the smoke box door and the pumps remained in the middle of the locomotive on the running boards. According to information from the German Railroad the plans are for road number 01 150 to be based at the DB Museum in Halle/Saale and to be operated from there by the association "Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle P". This association made a name for itself in the past with the operation of road number 03 1010, also a coal-fired steam locomotive.

Märklin is participating financially to a considerable extent in the restoration of the great steam locomotive legends of German and international railroad history. Together with other partners such as the tireless donation collector Olaf Teubert, a former locomotive engineer for road number 01 150, the German Railroad Foundation, and the German Railroad, Inc. have created the financial basis to have road number 01 150 overhauled at the Meiningen Steam Locomotive Works to keep it in operating condition. The locomotive will be operated by the association "Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle P e.V." which is based at the DB Museum in Halle/Saale. The locomotive will be used in the future in historic railroad service all over Germany.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22250.

 

 

 


Märklin H0 Steam Locomotive: 39232
ToToTrains Price: $447.00

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 23 passenger steam locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did after 1960. Version with black boiler bands.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and the tender. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. The headlights and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The front of the locomotive and the back of the tender have a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM coupler pocket. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Brake hoses and piston rod protection sleeves are included. Length over the buffers 24.5 cm / 9-5/8".

Headlight(s)
Smoke generator contact
Steam locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Whistle for switching maneuver
Letting off Steam
Air Pump
Grate Shaken
Sound of coal being shoveled

Highlights:
Especially well detailed metal construction.
mfx decoder with a wide variety of operation and sound functions that can be controlled digitally.

One-time series.