Freight Train Steam Locomotive – BR 50.40
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 50.40 freight train steam locomotive. Converted version with a new design high performance boiler and a Franco-Crosti exhaust gas pre-heater, Witte smoke deflectors, DB reflex glass lamps, sand boxes located on the running boards, a smoke stack located on the side of the locomotive, and a rebuilt type 2´2´T 26 tender with coal bunker hatches. Road number 50 4005. The locomotive looks as it did around 1962.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has a controlled high efficiency propulsion motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, located in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and the tender are constructed mostly of metal. A 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the normal smoke stack. When the locomotive is running, the smoke stack can be closed with a hatch. The triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel and the smoke generator that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The front of the locomotive and the back of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with a guide mechanism. The coal bunker hatches can be opened and closed by hand. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16″. Piston rod protectors are included. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8″.
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