HO Scale Steam Locomotives

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 78 (former Prussian class T18) steam tank locomotive. Version with three boiler domes (D-D-S), and a rectangular sand dome. Dual headlights, cab with an arched roof, riveted water tanks, turbo dynamo on the left side, smoke box door without central locking and with the number board centrally located, coal bunker with raised construction. Road number 78 054. Based in Hannover. The locomotive looks as it did around 1956.


  • Dual headlights.
  • Cab with an arched roof.
  • Turbo dynamo positioned on the left side.
  • Smoke box door without central locking, number board centrally located.
  • Coal bunker with raised construction.
  • Many separately applied details.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Marker lights can be controlled separately in digital operation
  • A 72270 smoke generator can be installed.
  • Digital decoder and a variety of operation and sound functions included.
  • Buffer height follows NEM.
  • Digital decoder usable with RailCom included.

Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Dual red marker lights can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can also be controlled in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has numerous separately applied metal grab irons and piping. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective piston rod sleeves and brake hoses are included.
Length over the buffers approximately 17 cm / 6-11/16".

     DCC       SX2       SX       MFX   
Headlight(s) *     *
Steam locomotive op. sounds *     *
Locomotive whistle *     *
Smoke generator contact *     *
Direct control *     *
Engineer's cab lighting *     *
Front Headlights off *     *
Bell *     *
Marker light(s) *     *
Sound of squealing brakes off *     *
Sound of coal being shoveled *     *
Conductor's Whistle *     *
Letting off Steam *     *
Switching maneuver *     *
Whistle for switching maneuver *     *
Air Pump *     *
Water Pump *     *
Injectors *     *
Sanding *     *
Safety Valve *     *
Tipping grate *     *
Generator Sounds *     *
Replenishing water *     *
Replenishing sand *     *
Replenishing coal *     *

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2022 Fall New Item
Steam Locomotives
Era III (1945-1970)
DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
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