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Märklin 37203 - DRG Diesel Forefathers Locomotive Set (Insider 1999)

$695



Special three-locomotive set commemorating the 140th anniversary
of Märklin and the development of German diesel-powered locomotives

Issued in 1999 as a limited-edition set for Insider members

- See below for additional information on each locomotive -

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DRG V 120 Diesel Pneumatic Locomotive

Unique Color and Road Number - Not Available Separately From Märklin
Digital High Efficiency 5-Pole Motor and Electronics
Lights Reverse with Direction

4-6-4 Wheel Arrangement
Six Wheels Driven - Two Traction Tires
Adjustable Acceleration / Deceleration Delay and Maximum Speed

Deutsche Reichsbahn Road Number V 120001

The Märklin-authored brochure that accompanies this locomotive includes the following information about the prototype:

DRG - Diesel Pneumatic Locomotive V 3201

In 1924 the DR planned to produce a Diesel loco with a pneumatic transmission system.  Under the guidance of the DR a prototype was built by Maschinenfabrik Esslingen and MAN, which was similar in construction and power rating to the BR 78 steam locomotives.  A special 2-cylinder compressor was driven by a 6-cylinder MAN Diesel motor with transmission and valve gear similar to that of steam engines.  Compressed air heated to 350º Centigrade was fed into the cylinders.  From 1929 this locomotive was used in the Stuttgart area for several years

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DRG V 140 / V 16 Diesel Locomotive


Unique Color and Road Number - Not Available Separately From Märklin
Digital High Efficiency 5-Pole Motor and Electronics
Lights Reverse with Direction (Red Tail Lights)

2-6-2 Wheel Arrangement
Six Wheels Driven - Two Traction Tires
Adjustable Acceleration / Deceleration Delay and Maximum Speed


Exceptional Detail
Deutsche Reichsbahn Road Number V16 001

The Märklin-authored brochure that accompanies this locomotive includes the following information about the prototype:

V 16 / V 140

This was a basically new locomotive and was placed into service in July of 1935 after just an eight month building period.  The V 140 was the first large diesel locomotive with hydraulic power transmission.  Karuss-Maffei, the German State Railroad Central Office in Munich, and the firms of BBC, MAN, and Voith all participated in the development and production of this locomotive.  The diesel motor developed 1,400 horsepower at 700 rpm.  The Voith fluid transmission with a torque converter and two couplings transmitted this power to the jackshaft.

This locomotive was used until 1953 in the Frankfurt area; since 1970 it has been in the German Museum in Munich.

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DRG V 188 Diesel Electric Locomotive Set

Unique Color / No Road Number - Not Available Separately From Märklin
Two 5-Pole Motors with Digital High Efficiency Electronics
LED Lights Reverse with Direction (Red Tail Lights)

Two Motors - Four Axles Driven - Eight Traction Tires
Adjustable Acceleration / Deceleration Delay and Maximum Speed


Exceptional Detail
Deutsche Reichsbahn / Essen Markings

 

The Märklin-authored brochure that accompanies this locomotive set includes the following information about the prototype:

Diesel Electric Locomotive V 188

After several years of experiments with the V 120 and V 140 prototypes as well as the regular use of small locomotives and powered railcars, a concept for the mass production of large diesel locomotives had still not been developed in Germany by the end of the 1930s.  The increased tension of the political situation increased the necessity, however, for an effective railroad logistics plan that did not rely on the extended infrastructure of electric and steam operations.  Twelve robust diesel electric locomotives were ordered initially from Krupp, probably on the basis of American experiments with this type of motive power.  These units were supposed to be designed for doubleheading and were in fact used only in pairs.  This resulted in the designation as the class V 188 - corresponding to the total output of 1,880 horsepower.

Originally, these locomotives were each equipped with a 940 horsepower, 6 cylinder MAN motor that powered electric traction motors in each axle from a generator.  Two locomotives together formed a colossus of 147 metric tons that reached speeds up to 75 km/h (47 mph).  The enormous tractive effort of 37 metric tons was the same as the E 94 electric locomotive built at the same time, that required more than twice the power.

Three of the double locomotives survived the war; two of them were overhauled in 1952 and were later modernized with components from the newly developed V 200 diesel hydraulic locomotive.  They were equipped with new Maybach 12 cylinder motors of each 1,100 horsepower and were used for almost another 20 years in southern Germany.  The only DB diesel electric locomotive was retired from service as the class 288 - the decision had been made in the meantime to use diesel hydraulic locomotives.

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Outer set box plus individual box for each locomotives

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