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Märklin H0 - 37903 - Diesel locomotive - BR V90, with remote controlled telex couplers - DB

Märklin H0 - 37903 - Diesel locomotive - BR V90, with remote controlled telex couplers - DB

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Märklin H0 - 37903 - Diesel locomotive - BR V90, with remote controlled telex couplers - DB
AC - Alternating current/Digital MFX, Softdrive - Near mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 37903 - Diesel locomotive - BR V90 of the DB
With original packaging and booklet
Company number V90 030

The model 37903 is a Diesel locomotive of the series V90 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) red livery from Era III.
The 37903 was the third version of the type V 90/290 that Märklin released.
What is special is that this model was the first to be equipped with the new Telex coupling as standard.

The model is digital and has a softdrive sine motor (SD-Sine) and an mfx decoder.
The lighting consists of maintenance-free LEDs.
The model has a 3-point front signal which changes with the direction of travel.
The model is also equipped with telex couplings for automatic coupling/uncoupling of wagons.
The model is 16.4 cm long and is equipped with close couplings (KKK).

Tested for functions
No breakage or paint damage
Missing 1 upright left front
See photos for a nice impression

Since the V 60 could not meet all the requirements for heavy shunting work, the DB started looking for a more suitable locomotive for this work in the early 1960s. Initially they had in mind a converted BR 212 (with a reinforced frame and extra ballast on board), but this plan was abandoned due to stability problems. MaK developed a new locomotive that was heavier and longer than the BR 212, but it was equipped with the diesel engine of the 212. After a pre-series of 20 units (V 90 001 – 020; now still running as 290 001) in 1964/1965, 003, 008, 502, 504-507, 509-520 at DB Schenker Rail), series production started in 1966. With a length of 14.32 m, the series V 90 was slightly longer (and lighter) than the pre-series copies. In January 1968, the V 90s (V 90 001-058) built up to that point were renamed Baureihe 290 (001-058.) The first series of locomotives delivered from 1964 were painted in burgundy red. From 1970 the locomotives were repainted in the colors blue/beige. In the mid-1980s the locomotives were given the orient red color and in the late 1990s the current traffic red color. In 2002 the engines of the locomotives were replaced by more powerful engines. The locomotives were also renumbered. (existing number was increased by 500). A total of 408 locomotives of the BR290/BR294 were delivered to the DB.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Type
Diesel locomotive
Brand
Märklin
Railroad company
DB
Scale
H0
Catalogue Number
37903
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Control
Digital MFX, Softdrive
Condition
Near mint
Packaging
In original box
Additional information
BR V90, with remote controlled telex couplers
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