Märklin H0 - 37096 - Tender locomotive - BR 85 - DB

Märklin H0 - 37096 - Tender locomotive - BR 85 - DB
AC - Alternating current/Digital MFX - Mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 37096 - Steam locomotive - Series 85 of the DB
With original packaging and booklet.
Running number: 85 009

Heavy tender locomotive series 85 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB).
Era III.
Version with Witte smoke deflectors and the designation with the classic framed DB logo for the last deployment of the BR85.

With a digital decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion.
Powered on 5 axles.
4 traction tyres.
Prepared for the installation of a 7226 smoke generator.

Many separately applied details.
Metal ladder on the coal-bunker.
The three-point front signal alternates with changes in the direction of travel.
The headlights, as well as the 7226 smoke generator, which can be built in, will work in conventional operation (on all the time) and can be controlled digitally.
The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally.
The length between the buffers is 18.6 cm.

Drivetrain and major part of superstructure of metal.
Articulated drivetrain for optimal running through curves.
Wagons suitable for locomotive, for instance, 4131, 4132 and 4133 and alternative freight wagons for Era III.

Tested and fully functional.
Undamaged and no paintwork issues
Please see the photos for an accurate impression of this lot.

Steam locomotive Series BR 85.
Development and deployment.
Since 1887, cogwheel locomotives pulled the trains through the Höllental in the south of the Black Forest. The steepest slope amounted to 55 o/oo. In the 1930s, the DR decided to use adhesion locomotives. As no suitable machines were available, it was decided to develop a new series. It became a 1 ́E1 ́-tender locomotive, the construction of which was derived from existing unit locomotives. The 3-cylinder drivetrain is derived from the BR44 and the boiler and smoke chamber of the BR62. Of this new series, BR85, 10 machines (85 001 – 85 010) were built by Henschel & Sohn and were taken into operation from January 1933 onwards. These locomotives were based in Freiburg. 9 units survived the 2nd World War. The 85 004 unit had sustained too much damage. These locomotives remained in service until 1960. Locomotive - running number 85 007 was the only unit that had been preserved and was used as a memorial in front of the Konstanz Technical University from 1966 - 1979.

Lot details
No. of items
Tender locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Digital MFX
In original box
Additional information
BR 85
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