HO Scale AC Diesel Locomotives

2024 Summer New Item


DB CL V200 Diesel Locomotive MFX+/DCC w/Sound (Insider Club Model # 2/2024)

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Class V 200 Diesel Locomotive

The Myth of the V 200 and the Legendary F Express Trains
It was the unsurpassed rail star of the Economic Miracle years: the legendary German Federal Railroad V 200. The five preproduction units rolled out on German rails starting in 1953 and immediately attracted a great deal of attention. Its brawny but simultaneously elegant design with letters in relief on the side walls stood for the breakthrough of a new age in railroading: away from the sooty steam giant and on to the modern super power diesel locomotive. These red growlers soon conquered the rails all over the German Federal Republic pulling elegant, first class long-distance express trains. A myth was born. Moreover, also in the Märklin program, for the V 200 was as successful in the small scale as on the real life railroad. The new Insider F express train "Senator" with the finely detailed preproduction V 200 002 locomotive is linked to this tradition and reminds people of a time when the railroad in the new German Federal Republic stood paired as a symbol for punctuality with style and comfort.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) heavy diesel hydraulic locomotive, road number V 200 002. V 200.0 (preproduction series) general-purpose locomotive in a crimson paint scheme as the locomotive looked in the Mid-Fifties. Use: Medium and heavy passenger and freight trains.


  • Completely new tooling.
  • Locomotive frame and body constructed mostly of metal.
  • Operating ventilation fans can be controlled digitally in pairs.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Engine room lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Engine room details are new tooling.
  • Close couplers with a guide mechanism.
  • Buffer height conforms to the NEM.
  • World of Operation mfx+ decoder with a variety of light and sound functions.

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. Four axles powered. Traction tires. Dual 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 of the locomotive, then the double A light function is on at both ends. The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel, and it can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Two operating ventilation fans are each powered by a motor and can be controlled digitally in pairs. The ventilation grills on the roof are constructed of metal. The engine room details are new tooling. Separately applied grab irons on the sides and ends are constructed of metal. The buffer height conforms to the NEM. The locomotive has close couplers with a guide mechanism. The couplers can be replaced by closed end skirting. Main air lines, heating lines, imitation couplers, and closed end skirting are included for installation on the locomotive. Length over the buffers approximately 21.3 cm / 8-3/8".

The F41 Senator express train passenger car set to go with this locomotive is also being offered under item number 43233 exclusively for Insider members. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25500 exclusively for Trix Club members.

Prototype information

The new German Federal Railroad was intensively involved in the Fifties with replacing costly steam operation with other types of motive power. In the meantime, the high cost of comprehensive electrification would have broken the budgets of that time. Attention was thus also paid to powerful diesel-powered units for important express train service. The required technology was already available for smaller and medium weight diesel locomotives. In the meantime, the decision was taken for low maintenance and quiet running articulated drive shaft technology for powerful motorized units. In this connection Daimler-Benz, MAN, and Maybach in cooperation with the German Federal Railroad Central Office in Munich had come up with a new 12-cylinder power plant with 1,100 horsepower performance. In addition, Maybach and Voith developed a new fluid drive. The successful V 200.0 locomotive was developed from these progressive components at Krauss-Maffei under the participation of most of the West German locomotive builders. The two power plants of the V 200.0 put out 2,200 horsepower together with a service weight of about 78 metric tons. A comparatively powerful steam locomotive with a tender would have tipped the scales at about 160 metric tons. The proof of the extraordinarily high reliability and practicality of these locomotive icons was that half a century after their purchase there are still several units currently in service abroad and on privately owned railroads.

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2024 Summer New Item
AC Diesel Locomotives
Era III (1945-1970)
DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
4th Qtr. 2024
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