HO Scale Electric Locomotives

2023 Summer New Item

TRIX 25181

DB Class 181.2 Electric Locomotive DCC/MFX+ w/Sound (Club Model # 2, 2023)

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Pushing boundaries, building a joint Europe: The class 181.2 dual system locomotives ran to Luxembourg and France starting in 1974 pulling famous trains such as the "Mozart", the TEE "Goethe", or the overnight sleeping car train Moscow - Paris. For decades the class 181.2 pulled passenger and freight cars from every corner of Europe and changed current systems easily but reliably: At the border the locomotive engineer lowered the German pantograph, overcame with momentum a section of catenary without current, and then raised the French pantograph. The elegant, low locomotive body resulted moreover from the lower mounting of the French catenary. The fascinating class 181.2 has written European history - and will continue it on many Trix layouts: as a truly endlessly interesting model.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 181.2 electric locomotive. Steel blue basic paint scheme. Road number 181 203-1. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 1984.

This item is being produced as a one-time series


  • Completely new tooling.
  • Intricate metal construction with many separately applied details.
  • Pantographs can be raised and lowered digitally.
  • The pantographs are prototypically equipped with different contact strips.
  • Cab lighting and engine room lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Separately applied imitation wheels.
  • Digital decoder includes extensive light and sound functions.
  • DCC, mfx and RailCom capable.
  • Buffer height adheres to the NEM.

Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. All four axles powered using cardan shafts. Traction tires. 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 lights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel, and the engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The pantographs can be raised and lowered digitally. There are separately applied imitation wheels, grab irons, windshield wipers, UIC sockets, and roof conductors. The buffer height adheres to the NEM. Brake lines, prototype couplers, and various plugs are included as parts to be installed separately. Length over the buffers approximately 20.6 cm / 8-1/8".

     DCC       SX2       SX       MFX   
Headlight(s) *     *
Pantograph control *     *
Electric locomotive op. sounds *     *
Locomotive whistle *     *
Pantograph control *     *
Direct control *     *
Sound of squealing brakes off *     *
Engineer''s cab lighting *     *
Engine room lighting *     *
Headlights locomotive end 2 off *     *
Whistle for switching maneuver *     *
Switching range + switching light *     *
Headlights locomotive end 1 off *     *
Sound of Couplers Engaging *     *
Sound of uncoupling *     *
Blower motors *     *
Compressor *     *
Letting off Air *     *
Station Announcements *     *
Conductor''s Whistle *     *
Train announcement *     *
Opening cab door *     *
Cab chatter *     *
Procedure function *     *
Stat. Announce. - Fren. *     *
Rail Joints *     *
Warning announcement *     *
Train radio *     *
Sanding *     *
Surrounding sounds *     *

We fully test & inspect every locomotive before it ships to you.
2023 Summer New Item
Electric Locomotives
Era IV (1970-1990)
DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
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Scale: HO    Era: 4    
Country: Germany
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$395.98 USD
MSRP $440.00 USD
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