Märklin/Hamo H0 - 8356 - Electric locomotive - Be 6/8 "Crocodile" - SBB

Märklin/Hamo H0 - 8356 - Electric locomotive - Be 6/8 "Crocodile" - SBB
DC - Direct current/Analogue - Mint - In original box

Märklin Hamo H0 - 8356 - Electric locomotive Series 6/8 'Crocodile' of the SBB.
With original packaging and booklet.
Running number: 13302

DC and original model.
All the functions of the locomotive have been tested.
No breakage or paint damage

In mint condition, no damage, breakage or defects.
This is the well-known workhorse of the Swiss Railways SBB with nickname ‘Crocodile’.
This is one of the most beautiful and most sought-after Märklin model locomotives that has ever been made.

The locomotive is in mint condition.
Has hardly ever been used on the rails. Please see the (gear)wheels.
The locomotive has recently been lubricated and has yet to be run in

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

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 engineering 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.

Development and Deployment:
The 6/8 III was a further development of the Series Ce 6/8 II. The Ce 6/8 III was intended for a flatter landscape which, besides improved performance, was also fitted with a number of differences with the Ce 6/8 II as well as the changed propulsion.

In 1956, the locomotive was converted to allow it to achieve a maximum speed of 75 km/h instead of 65 km/h. These locomotives were therefore re-classified as the construction series Be 6/8 III and renumbered to the Company Numbers 13301-13318. In 1973, this adaptation was reversed, but the locomotives continued to retain their company numbers and were classified as a construction series Be 6/8 III.

Lot details
No. of items
Electric locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
DC - Direct current
In original box
Additional information
Be 6/8 "Crocodile"
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