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Märklin 2014 New Items: Electric Locomotives (H0)

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I will be placing orders for the new items on an almost daily basis because Märklin (and its distributor) work on a first come first served basis. Please place your orders as early as possible since especially the MHI (Exclusive) and the limited items usually sell out faster!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Jan Bröcker

 


Märklin H0: 36334 Switch Engine
ToToTrains Price: $265.00
Anticipated Delivery: available

Prototype:
Norwegian State Railways (NSB) class El 10 electric switch engine in a reddish brown basic paint scheme. Locomotive road number 10.2505. The locomotive looks as it did at the end of the Sixties / beginning of the Seventies.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder. It also has a miniature can motor with a flywheel. 3 axles and a jackshaft powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has dual headlights front and rear that will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. The locomotive has separately applied roof equipment. It also has separately applied metal grab irons. Brake hoses and prototypical couplers can be installed on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 11.2 cm / 4-7/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Direct control

One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 36619 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $239.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
GTS Rail, Italy class E 483 general-purpose electric locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 2011.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a special motor centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Operating Sounds 1
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Brake Compressor
Blower motors
Rail Joints

One-time series.

A freight car set to go with this locomotive can be found under item number 47039.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37013 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 110.3. Express locomotive with aerodynamic ends, with the so-called "Pants Crease" look. Ocean blue / ivory paint scheme. Rebuilt version with rectangular Klatte vent grills, rectangular engine roof windows, without a continuous rain gutter, without skirting, and without buffer cladding. The locomotive looks as it did around 1985.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The engineer's cab has interior details, and a separately applied control wheel. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Station Announcements
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Conductor's Whistle
Front Headlights off
Compressor
Letting off Air

Highlights:
Extensive sound functions.

Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43912, 43923, 43924, 43932, and 43960.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37126 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $379.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Dutch State Railways (NS) class 1200 heavy general-purpose locomotive. Road number 1222.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. Brake hoses can be mounted on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 20.8 cm / 8-3/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Stat. Announce. - Dutch
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Conductor's Whistle
Front Headlights off
Compressor
Blower motors
Warning Sound
Switching maneuver

Highlights:
Now with a centrally mounted motor.
Four axles powered.
mfx+ digital decoder included.
Extensive sound functions included.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.0.1.
One-time series.

A car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 43543.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37127 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $389.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Dutch State Railways (NS) class 1200 heavy general-purpose locomotive. Road number 1203. The locomotive looks as it did around 1970.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. Brake hoses can be mounted on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 20.8 cm / 8-3/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Stat. Announce. - Dutch
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn blast 1
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Conductor's Whistle
Front Headlights off
Compressor
Blower motors
Horn blast 2
Switching maneuver

Highlights:
Now with a centrally mounted motor.
Four axles powered.
Extensive sound functions included.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37128 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $379.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Dutch State Railways (NS) class 1200 heavy general-purpose locomotive. Advertising design for the anniversary of 175 years of railroading in the Netherlands. The locomotive looks as it did in 2013.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. Brake hoses can be mounted on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 20.8 cm / 8-3/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Stat. Announce. - Dutch
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn blast 1
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Conductor's Whistle
Front Headlights off
Compressor
Blower motors
Horn blast 2
Switching maneuver

Highlights:
Advertising locomotive for the anniversary of 175 years of railroading in the Netherlands.
Now with a centrally mounted motor.
Four axles powered.
Extensive sound functions included.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37245 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $389.00
Anticipated Delivery: 1st quarter 2014

Prototype:
Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS) class 140 general-purpose locomotive in a green basic paint scheme. The locomotive looks as it did in Era III around 1960.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The dual headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cabs have interior details. The locomotive has metal grab irons and other details separately applied. The couplers can be replaced by end skirting. Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Marker light(s)
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Pantograph Sounds
High Pitch Horn
Conductor's Whistle
Rail Joints
Blower motors

Highlights:
Extensive sound functions for the first time.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37319 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $325.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg class 111 general-purpose electric locomotive in Era VI.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers 19.1 cm / 7-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Train destination sign
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Conductor's Whistle
Front Headlights off
Station Announcements
Brake Compressor
Letting off Air
Switching maneuver

Highlights:
mfx+ digital decoder included.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics.
Extensive sound functions.
Warm white and red LEDs for the lighting.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.0.1.

Cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43806, 43816, and 43831.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37348 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Re 4/4 II (class 420) electric locomotive. Rebuilt version as part of the LION program. "Fire Red" basic paint scheme. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and 1 white marker light (Swiss light code) change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. When the locomotive is running "light" the lighting can be switched to 1 red marker light. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends of the locomotive, then the double "A" light is on as a red emergency light. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and the ends. It also has a representation of the air conditioning on the sides. The couplers can be replaced by end skirting included with the locomotive. Length over the buffers 17.1 cm / 6-3/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Marker light(s)
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Long distance headlights
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Conductor's Whistle
Whistle for switching maneuver
Main Relay
Compressor

Highlights:
Rebuilt version with new air conditioning, rear view mirror, and headlights.

The class Re 4/4 II (class 420) electric locomotive goes well with the 5-part express train passenger car set, item number 43672, to make up a prototypical train for IC 187 on the route Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37406 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 139. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IV.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the headlights. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Station Announcements
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Compressor
Letting off Air
Sanding

One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37419 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $335.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
Swedish private railroad TAGAB class Rc 2. Upper headlights / marker lights as on the Austrian class 1043 locomotives. Red single-arm pantographs, older design snowplow. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally Length over the buffers 18.0 cm / 7-1/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Station Announcements
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Conductor's Whistle
Whistle for switching maneuver
Compressor
Letting off Air
Switching maneuver

One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37442 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $379.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 44 general-purpose locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 1958.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers approximately 17.5 cm / 6-7/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Station Announcements
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Compressor
Letting off Air
Conductor's Whistle

Highlights:
Extensive sound functions included for the first time.
Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.
One-time series.

This locomotive can be found in a DC version under item number 22442.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37446 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $335.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
SBB Cargo class 482 electric locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 2012.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Long-distance headlights can also be turned on. The headlights / marker lights can be switched to the Swiss headlight / marker light code. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers approximately 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Light Function
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
High Pitch Horn
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Long distance headlights
Compressor
Letting off Air

One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37465 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $335.00
Anticipated Delivery: 1st quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 146.2 electric locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 2012.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Lighted train destination signs, Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers approximately 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Station Announcements
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
High Pitch Horn
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Conductor's Whistle
Compressor
Letting off Air

Highlights:
Extensive sound functions included for the first time.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37568 "Crocodile" Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $539.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Be 6/8 II freight locomotive. Class from the first production series. A dark brown version as it originally looked around 1922, walk-over plates at the ends, small steps for brakemen, without a wrong track operation light, and without an inductive magnet. Locomotive road number 14268. A pine green version, with open buffers, with some cab doors sealed, without walk-over plates at the ends, with wide steps for brakemen, with a wrong track operation light, and with an inductive magnet. The locomotive looks as it did around 1963.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has 2 controlled, high-efficiency propulsion systems with flywheels, 1 motor for each powered truck. 3 axles and jackshaft powered in each powered truck. Traction tires. The locomotive frame is articulated to enable the locomotive to negotiate sharp curves. The triple headlights and 1 white marker light (Swiss headlight / marker light code) change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. When the locomotive is running "light" the lighting can be changed to 1 red marker light. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotives have highly detailed metal construction with many separately applied details. The locomotive body comes in 3 parts with hoods that swing out separately. The roof equipment is detailed with safety grills beneath the pantographs. Length over the buffers 22.3 cm / 8-3/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Marker light(s)
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Whistle for switching maneuver
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Stat. Announce. - Swiss
Letting off steam / air
Blower motors
Brake Compressor
Pantograph Sounds

Highlights:
Highly detailed metal construction.
mfx decoder with extensive sound functions.
Locomotive powered with 2 high-efficiency propulsion systems, each with a flywheel.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37576 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 1st quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 103.1 electric locomotive in crimson/beige. With two rows of side vents, without end skirting, with buffer cladding, and single-arm pantographs. Used in IC service. The locomotive looks as it did at the start of the Eighties.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The locomotive has detailed roof equipment. Length over the buffers 21.9 cm / 8-5/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Conductor's Whistle
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Station Announcements
Brake Compressor
Letting off Air
Switching maneuver

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37684 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $379.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 1018.0 electric locomotive in a pine green basic paint scheme. Rebuilt version corresponding to the ÖBB standardization of this class starting in 1966. Road number 1018.04. The locomotive looks as it did about the start of the Seventies.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and a locomotive whistle sound that can be controlled. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and 1 red marker light change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are the so-called "Stielaugen" / "Telescope Eyes". The headlights at locomotive ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends, the double "A" lights are on. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cabs and engine room have interior details. The body has numerous separately applied details. The locomotive has prototypical double-arm pantographs. It also has a finely detailed frame with prototypical reproduction of the quill drive wheels. The buffers are made of metal and are separately applied in convex and flat versions. Length over the buffers 19.5 cm / 7-11/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Headlight(s): Cab1 End

Highlights:
ÖBB rebuilt version with so-called "Stielaugen" / "Telescope Eyes" headlights.
Highly detailed metal body.
mfx decoder with locomotive whistle sound.
Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37756 Heavy Ore Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $579.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Swedish State Railways (SJ) class Dm heavy ore locomotive as a 2-part side rod electric locomotive. Used on the ore line Lulea - Kriruna - Narvik. Series 1200 with road numbers 1205+1206. Brown basic paint scheme, large headlights, engineer's cab doors in the old arrangement, large snowplows (Norrland plows) and SAB rubber spring wheels. The locomotive looks as it did around 1965, before the installation of the middle part.

Model:
The locomotive has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has 2 controlled, high-efficiency propulsion systems with flywheels, 1 motor in each locomotive unit with an engineer's cab. All 4 driving axles powered in each locomotive unit with an engineer's cab. Traction tires. The dual headlights and a red marker light change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. An additional third wide beam headlight above on the locomotives can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting as well as the cab lighting in Engineer's Cabs 1 and 2 can each be controlled separately in digital operation. An additional marker light can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. This locomotive has highly detailed metal construction with many separately applied details. The roof equipment is detailed with large vent attachments and compressed air tanks. Both locomotive units are permanently coupled together. There is a close coupling mechanism between the locomotive units. Marker signs for the front end of the locomotive are included separately. Length over the buffers 29.2 cm / 11-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Light Function
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Light Function1
Engineer's cab lighting
Whistle for switching maneuver
Engineer's cab lighting
Light Function 2
Sound of squealing brakes off
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Blower motors
Brake Compressor
Pantograph Sounds

Highlights:
Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.
One-time series.


The Ore Railroad Luleå ? Gällivare ? Kiruna ? Narvik As early as the mid-18th century, iron ore was being dug in the area around the north Swedish cities of Gällivare and Kiruna and was extremely sought after all over the world because of its high iron content. Starting in 1860, the companies involved in mining the ore were looking for new ways to ensure efficient transport of their ore to the harbors of Luleå in Sweden and Narvik in Norway. Indeed, the railroad seemed "the" suitable means of transport, but initially large investments had to be made. All the same, in 1888 the 202 kilometer / 126 mile long route Gällivare ? Luleå was placed into operation. Several of the firms involved in the construction of the railroad had gone bankrupt in the meantime and so the government stepped in. On October 24, 1890, the state-owned Luossavaara Kirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) was established which took the finished and the still to be constructed ore railroad under its wing. The route was extended from Gällivare to Kiruna by 1899. Due to the long transport route to Luleå and the icing up of the harbor in the winter, this was not a satisfactory solution for the long term. On September 26, 1902, the gap was closed with "fireworks and artillery shells" and there were extensive celebrations. Through impassable, almost hostile territory, the route now ran 269 kilometers / 168 miles from Gällivare to Narvik. The section from Riksgränsen on the back of the Caledonian mountain chain to Narvik on the Ofot Fjord was a special challenge: Here an elevation difference of 520 meters / 1,706 feet along steep mountainsides had to be overcome with a section of rail line 40 kilometers / 25 miles in length. The first ore train from Gällivare to Narvik ran on November 13, 1902. From November 24, 1902 on the Norwegian and Swedish State Railways finally began regular service with three ore trains per day. The official opening by the Swedish King Oscar II took place on July 14, 1903. Today this ore line combines several superlatives: It runs from Luleå in Sweden on the Gulf of Bothnia in a northwesterly direction to the iron ore mine areas of Gällivare and Kiruna above the Arctic Circle and further to the Norwegian harbor of Narvik. It is the most northerly route linked to the rest of the European rail network. In addition, the station at Narvik at 68°26' latitude north is the most northerly rail terminal that can be reached in Western Europe for passenger service. As early as 1911 the increasing transport demands required electrification of the Swedish section of the line. Ten years later the Norwegian State Railways also followed suit and from 1922 on electric locomotives were hauling the 1,900 ton heavy ore trains continuously. World War II caused a great deal of destruction with the heavy battles around Narvik. Yet, after the end of the war reconstruction commenced immediately. In 1996, LKAB took over handling the ore traffic including transport. In addition to placing new ore cars into service, it also initially purchased from Adtranz nine twelve-axle double locomotives (IORE) that took over operations in succession starting at the end of 2000. The IORE units beat the Dm3 units in use by far with a performance of 10,800 kilowatts / 14,483 horsepower, a total weight of 360 tons, and a length of 45.8 meters / 150 feet 3 inches. Ore trains with an impressive 7,800 ton hauling capacity are pulled today with these new locomotives. Another eight IORE double locomotives have been ordered in the meantime, the last of them to be delivered starting in May of 2013. This means the final departure for the former kings of the ore line.

 

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37853 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 150 heavy freight locomotive. Chrome oxide green basic paint scheme. The largest class of standardized electric locomotives from the new construction program of the Fifties. With double lamps, multiple forced air vents, and continuous rain gutter. The locomotive looks as it did at the end of the Seventies / beginning of the Eighties.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends, the double "A" lights are on. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The engineer's cabs have interior details in relief. Brake hoses and coupler hoses are included as detail parts that can be mounted on the locomotive. Length over the buffers 22.4 cm / 8-13/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Compressor
Letting off steam / air
Blower motors
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Operating Sounds 1
Sanding

 

 

 



Märklin H0: 37870 Electric Freight Train Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $465.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 93 heavy electric freight train locomotive. Bottle green basic paint scheme. Road number E 93 07. The locomotive looks as it did around 1960.

Model:
The locomotive has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 2 axles of each truck powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends of the locomotive, the function for the "double A" light is activated. The cab lighting can also be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied grab irons. The cabs and the engine room have interior details in relief. Brake hoses and coupler hooks are included that can be mounted on the locomotive. Length over the buffers 20.3 cm / 8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Engineer's cab lighting
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Sanding
Blower motors
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Station Announcements

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Especially finely detailed metal construction.
Cab lighting can also be controlled digitally.
The new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive operating and sound functions included.
Operation possible in semi-pro, pro, and specialist modes.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics such as cruising speed.
Simulated cab in the display on the Central Station 2.
Control of the model in cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 from firmware version 2.5.
The 37870 heavy electric freight train locomotive is being produced in 2014 in a one-time series only for Insider members.

Freight car sets to go with this locomotive can be found under item numbers 46199 and 47321 also offered only for Insider members.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22870 exclusively for Trix Club members.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 39414 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 141. Chrome oxide green basic paint scheme. Version with double lamps, multiple forced air vents as high-performance vents with vertical fins and a continuous rain gutter. Road number 141 258-4. The locomotive looks as it did around 1971/72.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends, the double "A" lights are on. Maintenance-free, warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The engineer's cabs have interior details. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. The locomotive has detailed buffer beams. Brake hoses and coupler hoses are included as detail parts. Length over the buffers 18.0 cm / 7-1/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Bell
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Station Announcements
Whistle for switching maneuver


Class E 41 - The Firecracker of the German Federal Railroad. A total of 451 class E 41 locomotives were purchased between 1956 and 1971. For several decades, they left their stamp on more than just the commuter service from the Bavarian Alps to the German coast. This successful design can be considered as a general-purpose locomotive, since it was used as motive power for practically every kind of train service during its long service life. It did not last long in the rigorous S-Bahn service, because it did not have electric brakes required for it. Its traditional task remained commuter service, in particular in push/pull operation with "Silberlinge / Silver Coins" commuter cars. Due to the required low axle load distributed over 2 two-axle trucks, the E 41 could be used with no problem on electrified branch lines. The 4 traction motors on the locomotive represented a further development of the ET 30, and the Siemens-Schuckert Plant / SSW was responsible for the drive gear. They equipped the E 41 like the other standard design locomotives with a rubber ring drive gear system. The oil-cooled transformer was equipped with a relay layout on the low voltage side, which was the source of a characteristic noise on the class E 41. This locomotive soon picked up its nicknames "Champagne Cork" or "Firecracker" on the German Federal Railroad. More than a few railroad passengers, upon hearing this sound, thought the locomotive was damaged and were more or less irritated about it. The maximum speed for this 15.62 meter / 51 foot 3 inch long locomotive was 120 km/h / 75 mph. When the German Federal Railroad raised the maximum speed for express trains at the end off the Fifties to 140 km/h / 88 mph, E 41 locomotives coming after that were only painted in green, since the elegant blue was reserved only for fast locomotives in long distance service. During its entire service life, the class E 41, from 1968 on the "141", had double-arm pantographs. Otherwise, it changed externally as the result of rebuilding and ran in Germany from the Alps to the North with three or five lights at each end, with or without rain gutters, with rounded or square cooling vents and in the color schemes that changed over time. The train safety systems were also adapted along the way and the "firecracker" was considered a proven, reliable design right up to the end of its service.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 39841 Electric Locomotive
ToToTrains Price: $355.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 1116 general-purpose locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 2006.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The engineer's cabs have interior details. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. Length over the buffers 22.5 cm / 8-7/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Long distance headlights
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
High Pitch Horn
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Station Announcements
Conductor's Whistle
Compressor
Letting off Air

One-time series.

Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the 42728 set.