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Märklin 88761 - DRG Kruckenberg Rail Zeppelin (Schienenzeppelin)        Z-Scale

$ 225

Gauge: Z    Era: II

Prototype: Propeller-driven Kruckenberg Rail Zeppelin. The unit looks as it did in 1931 on the German State Railroad Company (DRG).

Model: The powered rail car has a 5-pole motor. It also has dual headlights. The rail car has dark nickel plated wheels. It comes in a real wooden case. A booklet with the history of the designer and the powered rail car is included.  Vehicle length approximately 4-5/8".

Locomotive with five-pole motor Dual headlights at the front. Era II (1925 - 1945)

One-time series originally originally scheduled for release in 2010 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Railroading in Germany.  Release delayed until 2012, the 40th anniversary of Z-scale model railroading.

Additional Information:
 
The Rail Zeppelin designed and built in 1929 by Franz Friedrich Kruckenberg reached a speed record over 230 km/h / 144 mph on June 21, 1931 between Hamburg and Berlin. This record stood for 24 years. The wooden propeller on the back of the car was powered by a 600 hp BMW 12-cylinder, lightweight airplane motor. The total weight of the Rail Zeppelin was only 18.6 metric tons, which surely contributed considerably to this record. The two-axle car was 25.85 meters / 84 feet 9-5/16 inches long and had a wheelbase of 19.6 meters / 64 feet 3-3/4 inches. Unfortunately, the Rail Zeppelin was stored after being equipped with a new motor in 1934 and being used for a time for test runs. It was later scrapped due to the poor condition it was in after being stored.

 

Announced: Released: Catalogue:   Discontinued:
Fall 2009 June 2012     2012
         
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