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Class DR 18 (18 201)Steam Locomotive

18 201 – The Green Steam Locomotive Star It certainly belongs among the most famous and impressive steam locomotives: the express locomotive, road number 18 201, which was the star of the German State Railroad in the GDR from 1961 on. Now, a finely detailed model of this locomotive legend is rolling into the Märklin program – in the green version with an auxiliary tender, which enabled spectacular long runs chiefly after the reunification of West and East Germany all over Germany and in numerous neighboring countries. The handsome, new Märklin 18 is thus not only a wonderful model – it can also be used universally across themes and eras and is thus a real treasure in any Märklin locomotive roster.

Prototype Express steam locomotive, road number 18 201, with oil main firing and an auxiliary tender. Former locomotive of the German State Railroad of the GDR (DR/GDR), which was built as an experimental locomotive of the VES-M Halle, Germany (Saale) (Railroad Research and Development Locomotive Management Department) from parts of road numbers 61 002 and H45 024. The locomotive looks as it did around 2017, as it was used pulling special trains.

Model The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. There is a factory-installed smoke generator in the locomotive. It has dynamic smoke exhaust that varies with the locomotive speed and is digitally controlled. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. There are also dual red lamps on the front of the locomotive, which can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting and the running gear lights can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There is an adjustable close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. There is a close coupler with an NEM pocket and a current-conducting guide mechanism on the tender for controlling headlights and marker lights on the auxiliary tender. The buffer height on the locomotive and tender adhere to the NEM. The auxiliary tender has operating, current-conducting close couplers at both ends. The lighting at the end of the tender can be selected by using a toggle switch on the floor of the tender. This lighting can be controlled digitally using the decoder for the locomotive. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm. Streamlining without wheel cutouts below the cab is included for installation for large radius curves or display cases. Piston rod protection sleeves and heating and brake hoses are also included. Total length over the buffers approximately 40.8 cm

Article number: 38201

Source Märklin catalogue

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Last modified: 27th of November 2023