Märklin H0 - 3300 - Electric locomotive - Be 6/8 III and BR 194 "Crocodiles", anniversary edition 125th anniversary of Märklin - DB, SBB-CFF

Märklin H0 - 3300 - Electric locomotive - Be 6/8 III and BR 194 "Crocodiles", anniversary edition 125th anniversary of Märklin - DB, SBB-CFF
AC - Alternating current/Analogue - Near mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 3300 - Set of 2 Crocodiles, the Be 6/8 III SBB/CFF and the BR 194 DB, jubilee edition 125th anniversary Märklin
With original packaging and booklet
With certificate

Both locomotives are fully made of metal

Märklin 3300 H0 - Set with two “Crocodiles".
Anniversary set 125 years Märklin.
With certificate and booklet
The German locomotive has a running number that has not previously been issued and lighting that alternates with changes in direction of travel.
Electrically operated switching, hence no shuddering.
Both locomotives have been tested and run faultlessly.

Electric locomotive Series Be 6/8 III of the SBB/CFF.
Running number: 13302
With 3-point front signal lighting.
“Swiss Crocodile”

1x Electric locomotive Series BR 194 of the DB.
Running number: 194 155-8.
With 3-point front signal lighting.
“German Crocodile”

All the functions have been tested.
No breakage or paint damage

Both locomotives have also been lubricated and have yet to be run in
These locomotive are both ready to ride and will last a long time

Because of the soft grey inner packaging, both locomotives will be sent well packaged without the inner packaging.
Regrettably, the inner packaging is frequently damaged during transport.
Obviously, the original packaging is included

Please see the extensive photo report (130 photos) for an accurate impression of this lot.
Presentation rail is not part of this offer

Mainline history: Austrian Crocodile.
The Swiss Ce 6/8 III was based on its predecessor, the Ce 6/8 II. They were built by the SLM (Schweizerische Locomotiv-und Maschinenfabrik) and the MFO (Machinen Fabrik Oerlikon). The mechanical part of the Ce 6/8 III was manufactured by the SLM and the electrical components by the MFO. The locomotive was given the nickname "Crocodile" or "Gotthard Crocodile". The locomotive was developed for freight transport on the steep gradients such as those found on the Gotthard Bahn. A total of 18 locomotives of the Ce 6/8 III series were built, of which 9 were commissioned in 1926 and another 9 in 1927.

The Ce6/8 III locomotives were immediately deployed on the Gotthard railway. Their maximum speed was around 65 km/h. In April 1977, the last Ce 6/8 III was decommissioned. Some of these “Crocodiles” have been preserved, and some are still functional and are used for special trips.

With 4 engines and a power of 1810 kW, and the angled connecting rods, these locomotives were able to achieve a maximum speed of 65 km/h. After rebuilding the engines in 1953, the maximum speed was increased to 75 km/h. The type designation then changed to Be 6/8 III. The locomotives were now also painted green.

Mainline history German crocodile:
The Series E 94 locomotives of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRB), were designed by AEG and in the operating livery of the early 1940s. Due to its design the Series E 94 was also referred to as the "Crocodile" or "Eisenschwein", and appeared in 1940 and was intended for heavy freight trains and passenger transport. After the war, an additional number of these units were built, which, together with the older E 94s were used in East and West Germany and Austria until the 1990s.

Mainline History:
The BR194/E94, also known as "German Crocodile", was built during the period 1940-1945 by the companies AEG, SSW and Kraus-Maffei. These BR194/E94s were built especially for heavy freight transport, but were also regularly used for passenger trains. 146 of these locomotives were delivered until 1945. The locomotives reached a top speed between 90 - 100 km/h. (When pulling up to 2.000 tons the locomotive could still reach a top speed of approx. 85 km/h). After the Second World War, some more locomotives were delivered and the locomotives of the E94 were apportioned between East- and West-Germany and Austria. Most of these locomotives went to the DB. The DR had a total of 30 units and the Austrian ÖBB had 44 units. During the period 1954-1956, another series of 43 units of the Series E94 locomotives were built and delivered. During the 1960s, the roofs were lengthened and the adapted locomotives then continued as the Series E194. The reason for lengthening the roof lay in the fact that the train drivers encountered much hindrance from the sun. In 1988, the last BR 194/E94 was taken out of service at the DB, in 1991 the last in the GDR, and in 1995 the last one at the ÖBB (Rh 1020).

Lot details
No. of items
Electric locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Near mint
In original box
Additional information
Be 6/8 III and BR 194 "Crocodiles", anniversary edition 125th anniversary of Märklin
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