Diesel electric double locomotive V 188 002 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
■ Era Epoch IIIa model in green livery with roof superstructure
■ Delicately designed model with extra applied plug-in parts
■ Frame panels with 4 sandboxes each
■ Direction-dependent triple headlights and two red tail lights
■ Driver’s cab and machine room lighting installed; switchable in digital mode
In 1941 and 1942, the German Wehrmacht put four double locomotives of the class D 311 into service. They had been built to pull heavy railway guns. Two locomotives, the V 188 001 a/b and V 188 002 a/b, continued to be used by the Deutsche Bundesbahn after the war. A third locomotive served as a spare parts donor. They proved their worth in the heavy goods train and shunting service, mainly on the Spessart ramp. After the generator was damaged, the V 188 001 needed to be dismantled as early as 1968. The V 188 002, later designated as 288 002, still operated in the Franconian area until 1972. In 1973 both locomotives were scrapped.
- Coupling - NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 192 mm
- Number of axles with traction tyres - 2
- Number of driven axles - 2
- Flywheel - yes