HO Scale AC Electric Locomotives

Class 110.3 Electric Locomotive

The procurement program of the new German Federal Railroad was also supposed to include an electric locomotive for express trains. The result was the class E 10, designated later as the class 110, which came out with a chic cobalt blue paint scheme. Its maximum speed was 150 km/h / 94 mph. This tempo, however, appeared to be too low for the railroad strategists over the course of time and the sub-class 110.3 was thus created. On these units the speedometer was allowed to climb higher and displayed 160 km/h / 100 mph. Optically these locomotives beguiled many people, due to their aerodynamic ends, which soon also resulted in their nickname "Bügelfalte" or "Pants Crease". The class 110.3 once hauled famous trains such as the "Rheingold" and attracted a lot of attention here. Later these locomotives were allowed to prove themselves pulling auto passenger trains. Pulling these trains, they came via Austria up to the Slovenian border to Jensenice. They then earned their daily keep pulling regional trains from Munich to Innsbruck. Naturally, the class 110.3 units were also given the popular Orient red paint scheme with the typical "bibs". Thanks to their elegant appearance, any paint scheme worn by them over the course of their long years of use looked amazingly good on these locomotives.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 110.3. Express locomotive with aerodynamic ends, including the so-called "Pants Crease". Orient red paint scheme. Rebuilt version with rectangular Klatte ventilation grills, rectangular engine room windows, without a continuous rain gutter, without skirting, and without buffer cladding. Road number 110 314-2. The locomotive looks as it did around 1993.


  • Type DBS 54 pantographs.
  • Pantographs can be raised and lowered digitally.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Engine room lighting.
  • Close couplers with a guide mechanism.
  • mfx+ digital decoder with extensive light and sound functions.
  • Buffer height conforms to the NEM.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. All 4 axles powered using 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. The locomotive has a Double A Light function. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The roof equipment is detailed and includes type DBS 54 pantographs. The pantographs can be raised and lowered digitally. There are many separately applied parts such as grab irons, steps, and UIC sockets. The buffer height conforms to the NEM. There are close couplers with a guide mechanism. Brake lines and prototype couplers are included as parts that can be mounted separately on the locomotive. Length over the buffers approximately 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

Cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 42830 and in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 23100. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number T22831.

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2024 Summer New Item
AC Electric Locomotives
Era V (1990-2006)
DB-AG (Deutsche Bahn AG)
4th Qtr. 2024
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Scale: HO    Era: 5    
Country: Germany
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$198.00 USD
MSRP $220.00 USD
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