Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 18.5 express steam locomotive, with a type 2A'2A'T31,7 tender. With short Wagner smoke deflectors, a straight cab, German State Railroad lamps below, DB Reflex glass lamps above, and buffer warning stripes. Road number 18 537. The locomotive looks as it did around 1958/59.
Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive has a factory-installed 72270 smoke unit. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting and the flickering light in the firebox can also be controlled in digital operation. Maintenance-free LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The tender also has a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protection sleeves, brake hoses, and figures of an engineer and fireman are included. Length over the buffers 26.5 cm / 10-7/16".