Märklin H0 - 26556 - Train set - Seven-piece train set with Class C - K.W.St.E.

Märklin H0 - 26556 - Train set - Seven-piece train set with Class C - K.W.St.E.
AC - Alternating current/Digital MFX, Sound - Mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 26556 - Train set - Seven-piece set with steam locomotive series C in pigeon blue livery - Königlich Württembergische Staatseisenbahnen (K.W.St.E.)
With original packaging and booklet.
Running number locomotive 2032
One-time series

Express train of Royal Württemberg State Railways (K.W.St.E.) from around 1919.
This train consists of:
1x express train steam locomotive series C in dove blue colour scheme,
1x compartment carriage 2nd/3rd class, platform carriage BCCi
1x compartment carriage 3rd class, platform carriage Cci
1x compartment carriage 3rd class, platform carriage Cci
1x compartment carriage 4th class, platform carriage C4
1x luggage carriage Gep, with service space, dog compartment and 1 post wagon P.

Locomotive with digital decoder MFX and sound generator.
Controlled high-performance propulsion.
High-efficiency motor with bell-shaped armature in the boiler.
Powered on 3 axles via connecting rods.
Traction tyres.

Two-point front signal alternates with changes in direction of travel, works in conventional operation, digital switchable.
Lighting with warm-white LEDs.
Tender is made of metal.
Close couplings between the locomotive and the tender.
Carriage floor has replaceable truss rods and mounted details.
The end platforms with railings and the roof supports are made of metal.
The luggage carriage has moveable sliding doors and roof cupola.
The total length between buffers is 129.8 cm.

Digital functions:
Front signal lighting.
Running sounds of a steam locomotive.
Locomotive whistle.
Direct control.
Sound of coal being shovelled.
Air compressor.
Sound of squealing brakes - off.
Blowing-off of steam.
Operational sounds.

Tested on functions.
Undamaged and no paintwork issues.

The set is in mint condition.
Has hardly ever been used on the track layout, please see the pick-up shoe and (gear)wheels.
Please see the large photo report for an accurate impression of this lot.

Steam locomotive Württemberg C class.
As from 1909, these locomotives of the type Württembergische Class C (DR Series BR 18.1) were deployed by the Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen (K.W.STS.E.). 41 of these locomotives were built by Maschinenfabrik Esslingen with a 2'C1' axle configuration, and were primarily used for hauling passenger trains.

Development and deployment.
The Württemberg C Class locomotives were built between 1909 and 1921 by the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen. A total of 41 units were built. The locomotives were designed for the steeper inclines in Württemberg and therefore had smaller drive-wheels with a diameter of 180 cm. These locomotives had an unusual appearance for their time, earning them the nickname "die schöne Württembergerin".

Deployment at the Chemins de Fer de l'État:-
After the First World War, 3 locomotives of the Württemberg C Class (2021, 2026 and 2027), were awarded to France as part of the War reparations. These were classified at the Chemins de Fer de l'État as the Series 231 with the running numbers 231-997 up to and including 231-999. In 1937 they were used as steam generators. The three locomotives were rendered unusable after an air strike by the Allies and were scrapped on May 13, 1944.

As deployed with the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR);
After the First World War, 3 locomotives of the Württemberg C, were granted to France as reparations, and deployed with the Chemins de Fer de l'État, and 1 unit was given to Poland. The remaining 37 units were classified as the Series BR 18.1 with the Deutsche Reichsbahn. From 1926 onwards these locomotives were given the running numbers 18 101 up to and including 18 137.

Deployment with the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB).
When the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) was established in 1949, 23 units of the Series BR 18.1 were still deployed. The locomotives were stationed by the DB at the depots in Heilbronn and Ulm. These provided passenger transport on the following routes:

Stuttgart - Würzburg
Heilbronn - Mannheim - Stuttgart
Ulm - Friedrichshafen
Ulm - Aalen
In 1952, 2 locomotives were decommissioned.. Followed in 1953 by another 11 locomotives, and in 1954 by a further 8 units. These locomotives were all scrapped. In 1955, only 2 locomotives of the Series 18.1 were still in service, i.e. locomotive numbers 18 136 and 18 133.

The last of the type Wurttemberg Class C steam locomotives was decommissioned in 1955.

Lot details
No. of items
Train set
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Digital MFX, Sound
In original box
Additional information
Seven-piece train set with Class C
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