NEW Märklin DR (DDR) BR 08 1001 French Lady
The H0 model of
the class 08 heavy express steam locomotive, with a powdered
coal tender for the first time in the proven Märklin/TRIX
The unique locomotive now designated as road number 08 1001
went first to the maintenance facility at Berlin East
Station after being completed in July of 1952. Here it was
scheduled to pull the D 13/14 pair of express trains to/from
Stralsund with the start of the winter schedule on October
5, 1952. The records of locomotive supervisor Specht at the
maintenance facility at Berlin East Station reveal the
following: On October 8, the unit came early from Leipzig
and hauled the D 13 to Stralsund without maintenance.
Despite "bad" powdered coal, the steam generation was good.
Like the run out, the run back also occurred without
problem. Another run on October 10 also gave no cause to
complain and locomotive supervisor Specht noted: "Best steam
generation. Bunkers 2+3 were still about 80 cm / 31 inches
full on arrival in Stralsund." After transfer to the FVA in
Halle in February of 1953, intensive test and measurement
runs were done that resulted in many new findings.
The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive
light and sound functions. It also has controlled
high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the
boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and
tender are constructed mostly of metal. The model has a
factory installed 72270 smoke unit. The dual headlights on
the locomotive and tender change over with the direction of
travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in
conventional operation and can be controlled digitally.
There is also cab lighting and running gear lights that can
be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs
are used for lighting. There is an adjustable coupling with
a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The
rear of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with
a guide mechanism. The minimum radius for operation is 437.5
mm / 17-1/4“. Brake hoses, heating lines, and imitation
prototype couplers are included.
Length over the buffers 29.4 cm / 11-9/16“.
List Price: $712.99
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