In Shuttle Service
Conceived originally in 1911 for faster handling of passenger train service on the Isle of Rügen, built as the class T 18 (later class 78) in its symmetrical construction with three coupled wheel sets, two trucks, large fuel and water containers and a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 62.5 mph in both directions, one of the most successful German tank locomotives. Realized in an impressive highly detailed series of the arguably most successful locomotive classes that ever ran in Germany.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 78 as it looked in Era IIIa.
- Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
- Fine, working valve gear.
- Brake imitations, sand pipes modelled.
The locomotive is a reworked model and has a motor with a bell-shaped armature and fine, complete, fully working valve gear. It also has imitation brakes, sand pipes, and rail clearance devices. All driving axles powered. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for headlights. Length over the buffers 70 mm / 2-3/4".