Märklin H0 - 37831 - Steam locomotive with tender - Litra N of the DSB
With original packaging and booklet.
Running number 205.
Series N of the Danish State Railways (DSB). Former German series 50 respectively Belgian series 25.
With an MFX digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion and extensive sound functions.
Motor installed in the boiler. Powered on 5 axles, with traction tyres.
Articulated chassis enables the locomotive to negotiate tighter curved sections of track.
Front-signal lights operate in conventional mode with digital control.
Smoke generator 7226 can be installed later.
Close coupling in NEM shaft
Adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and the tender.
Ladders to be mounted.
The length between the buffers is: 26.3-26.5 cm.
Running sounds of a steam locomotive.
Squealing of brakes - off.
All the functions have been tested.
Undamaged and without paintwork issues.
The locomotive 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 photos to get an accurate impression of this rarely offered locomotive.
Development and deployment.
In the mid-1930s, the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (DRG) sought a successor to the Series G10 steam locomotives (BR 5710) that were obsolete at the time. These completely outdated locomotives had been deployed since the First World War and were no longer up to the standards required at that time.
With the required specifications of the DRG in mind, Henschell then developed a new locomotive which as it appeared would gain enormous popularity throughout Europe, and of which 3141 units were eventually built.
The first twelve locomotives of the Series BR 50 were delivered by Henschel in 1939, and were intended as freight train locomotives. However, these locomotives were quickly considered to be multi-functional for deployment with both freight and passenger trains. With their lower per-axle weight of 15 metric tons, and their maximum speed of 80 km/h in either direction, it soon became the universal locomotive for traffic on main and secondary routes.
Given their excellent running characteristics, the demand for this locomotive increased and several steam locomotive manufacturers commenced production of this locomotive, namely: Krupp, Kraus-Maffei en Floridsdorf. By the end of 1939, 219 locomotives were already deployed. Eventually, these locomotives were built by almost all of the European locomotive factories such as Borsig, Orenstein & Koppel, Schichau and Schwartzkopff. Up to and including 1943, these manufacturers together built a total of 3164 units. The last Series BR 50 was decommissioned in 1987.
The Series BR 51 is actually just a Series BR 50 locomotive, there is simply no official BR 51. The reason that the running number of the locomotive starts with ‘51’ is because it was decided that as from 1968, the sequential numbers should consist of only 3 digits. Given the sheer number of locomotives built from this series, there was a problem with renumbering. This was resolved by using running numbers for locomotives where the sequential number was higher than 1000 by moving the 1 of the 1000 number to the BR number. This is how locomotives with running number 51 xxx were created. The same applies to locomotives with a sequential number starting from 2000. These locomotives were given the running numbers as 52 xxx. Ditto for above 3000, these were given the running numbers 53 xxx.
Where were these locomotives used?
In 1939, the first 12 Series BR 50 units were deployed by the DRG in freight traffic. After WW II, with the newly founded DB, these locomotives were constructed with both conductors’ compartments in the tender and a bucket tender of the Series BR 52. During and after the War, a number of machines, whether or not under the direction of the German occupier, were also taken over by railway directorates from various European countries, such as NS, ÖBB, NMBS and SNCF.
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (series NS-4901 - 4906)
In 1925, it was decreed by law in Germany that only "Einheitslokomotieven" or single type locomotives could be built to limit the wide variety of spare parts. This also applied to the Series BR 50.
At the outbreak of the war (WWII), the demand for these locomotives increased enormously and the original type of BR 50 was cut back on production time and material costs. Among other things, many non-ferrous parts were replaced by less high-quality material.
During the German occupation, a number of locomotives of this highly simplified type of BR50 were deployed in the Netherlands. The locomotives 4903, 4905 and 4906 were of the so-called Ük type (Übergangskriegsbauart). These were easy to spot because behind the number the letters Ük were painted in.
The locomotive 4903 was built by Krauss-Maffei in 1942 and used by the "German occupation forces" in the Netherlands.
To cover the war damage suffered, the Dutch Authorities confiscated several of these machines in '45. The 4901 and 4904 were deployed in October 1944 by the NS in liberated areas. The heavily damaged 4902 that had not yet been deployed in the Netherlands was used as a source of spare parts to repair the damaged 4903. The remaining 5 machines have been on duty for some time from the Eindhoven depot. From there they served to transport coal from South Limburg via Hasselt in Belgium and via Eindhoven to Nijmegen. The locomotives 4903 and 4904 actively served in the transport of goods between Zwolle and Onnen (Gr).
Around the end of 1947, these locomotives were returned to Germany. Upon their return to "die Heimat", all locomotives were re-deployed, with the exception of the 4902. After their departure, the locomotives of the type BR50 remained a familiar sight in the Dutch border regions, where they were a daily appearance at all Dutch-German border stations from Simpelveld to Nieuweschans and only disappeared in 1973.
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- Locomotora de vapor con ténder
- Compañía ferroviaria
- Número de catalogo
- Fuente de alimentación
- CA - Corriente alterna
- Digital MFX, Sonido
- En la caja original
- Litra NO