Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class SVT 04 express powered rail car. German State Railroad class SVT 137 "Hamburg" design. Two-unit train with a Jacobs truck. Painted and lettered as the FT 231 "Montan Express" from 1954, Era III a.
Model: The powered rail car has a die-cast metal body. It also has a digital decoder for Selectrix, DCC, Trix Systems, and conventional operation. The powered rail car has controlled C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion mounted in the Jacobs truck. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights, marker lights, and interior lights are maintenance-free LED's. The headlights and marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The diesel motor sound and the horn sound can be controlled with DCC or Trix Systems. Additional operating and surrounding sounds can be controlled with Trix Systems. The roof has separately applied details. The powered rail car has continuous side skirting with covers with side play over the wheel cutouts. It also has a guide mechanism with a closed diaphragm between the halves of the train. A reproduction of the Scharfenberg coupler (non-working) is present at the ends of the powered rail car. Length over the couplers 484 mm / 19-1/16".
This model is available in a 3-rail AC version from M�rklin under item no. 37772.