Märklin H0 - 33631 - Electric locomotive - Type 16, "Memling" paint - NMBS

Description
Märklin H0 - 33631 - Electric locomotive - Type 16, "Memling" paint - NMBS
AC - Alternating current/Analogue, Delta, Digital - Mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 33631 - Electric locomotive Type 16 of the SNCB in "Memling" livery.
With original packaging and the booklet.
Company Number: 1602.

Grey livery, with "Memling" paintwork.
Metal-grey roof.
Blue and yellow bands along its length.
Yellow surfaces on the fronts.

Fitted with close coupling backdrops.
The length between the buffers is: 19.4 cm.

With 3-point front-signal lighting that alternates with changes in the direction of travel.
Special edition.

Tested and in working good order.
Undamaged and no paintwork issues.

Please see the photos of this lovely locomotive for an accurate impression thereof.
The presentation rail is not a part of this offer.

The locomotives of the series HLE 16/Series 16 are electric locomotives which have been in use since 1966 with the national railway company of Belgium, the NMBS. These locomotives were used for the international services until 2010, mainly between Ostend and Cologne.

Development and deployment:
The locomotives of the Series HLE 16 were built in 2 series by B&N of Nivelles and ACEC of Charlerois. B&N constructed the mechanical parts and the housing, and ACEC installed the electrical components and motors. The locomotives were delivered as the Type 160 in 2 Series and were allocated the Company Numbers 160.001 to 160.004 (First series) and 160.021 to 160.024 (Second series). In 1971 both series were reclassified as the Series HLE 16/Series 16 and were also renumbered with the numbers 1601 to 1608. The locomotives of the series 16 are multiple-system locomotives that were able to run on the Belgian, German, Swiss, French and Dutch catenary systems. The locomotives were mainly used for international traffic between Ostend and Cologne. The locomotives were also used sporadically between Brussels and Paris and from Brussels to Luxembourg. In 1974, the locomotives were also used for a short period as holiday trains "Freccia del Sole” to the Swiss Spiez. For this the locomotives were equipped with a fourth pantograph.

Starting as from 2002 the locomotives of the series HLE 16/Series 16 were no longer permitted to run in Germany due to their outdated induction systems. In 2009 the last of these Series 16 locomotives were decommissioned as sufficient alternative equipment was available. The locomotives were finally and definitely decommissioned in 2010. Two locomotives (1602 and 1608) have been preserved. The remaining locomotives have been scrapped.

Unique livery.
When leaving the factory the HLE 11/Series 11 locomotives were delivered in light blue livery. In the 1970s these were re-painted in yellow livery. Later a blue livery was once more used.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Type
Electric locomotive
Brand
Märklin
Railroad company
NMBS
Scale
H0
Catalogue Number
33631
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Control
Analogue, Delta, Digital
Condition
Mint
Packaging
In original box
Additional information
Type 16, "Memling" paint
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