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Primex H0 - 3186 - Electric locomotive - BR 141 - DB

Primex H0 - 3186 - Electric locomotive - BR 141 - DB

Primex H0 - 3186 - Electric locomotive - BR 141 - DB
AC - Alternating current/Analogue - Very good condition - In original box

Primex H0 - 3186 - Electric locomotive - BR 141 of the DB
With original packaging and booklet
Company number: 141 430-9

Full metal locomotive

Red color setting with white areas on the heads.
Steel pantographs with black base

No breakage or paint damage
Tested for functions

See photos for a nice impression
Presentation rail is not part of the sale

Electric locomotive Baureihe E 41 / 141
The E 41 series is a universal locomotive, which had to be able to pull passenger trains as well as light freight trains. After initially also running express trains, the locomotive was increasingly used on secondary lines and for reversing trains to and around the major cities in Germany.

Development and Company
In the 1950s, the Deutsche Bundesbahn decided to have two standard locomotives developed: a six-axle freight locomotive and a four-axle multi-purpose locomotive. After it turned out that two locomotive types were not enough, they finally became four: the E 10 as an express train locomotive, the E 40 as a freight locomotive, the E 50 as a heavy freight locomotive and the E 41 as a light and inexpensive multi-purpose locomotive.

Because the E 41 also had to be used on electrified branch lines, it was important that the axle load did not exceed fifteen tons. The purchase costs were also important for this type, which distinguishes the E 41 from the other standard locomotives with regard to the electrical part. In the early years, the Baureihe E 41 was - entirely according to plan - mainly used for stop and light freight trains. But you could also encounter the locomotives for express trains back then. That is why some locomotives from the first series were given the blue express train color of the DB. At the end of the 1950s, the use for D-trains ended because the speed for these trains was increased to 140 km/h. The E 41 could no longer keep up with its top speed of 120 km/h. All locomotives had received a so-called "Wendezugsteuerung" on delivery, so that they could be used as a reversing train. Some locomotives also received extra facilities to be used in S-Bahn traffic. The pebble grey/orange locomotives (141 436 to 442) that were used on the S-Bahn Nürnberg from 1987 and the so-called “Karlsruher Zug” are striking in this respect. This train consisted of locomotive 141 248 and a specially modified "Silberlinge", which was to be used on a trial basis in a special, asymmetrical paint scheme (ivory white/blue) for the S-Bahn in the Rhein-Ruhr area.

The locomotives of the Baureihe 141 are easily recognized by the fact that - unlike the E 10/40 and E 50 - they have no windows between or next to the ventilation grilles. Only the very first locomotives that were delivered had two windows on the left (left and right next to the three grids) and one exactly in the middle on the right. However, due to cooling problems, these windows were soon replaced by additional ventilation grilles. Another characteristic feature of the Baureihe E 41/141 is the typical sound that the load switch produces: a series of pops that you mainly heard when the locomotive accelerates. This resulted in the locomotives being nicknamed “Knalfrosch”: “firecracker” (and not “Bullfrog” as can be read in many Märklin catalogues…). In December 2006, the last 141 locomotives were taken out of service.

Lot details
No. of items
Electric locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Very good condition
In original box
Additional information
BR 141
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