Märklin H0 - 33021 - Steam locomotive with tender - Baureihe 53 K, with condensation tender - DRG

Märklin H0 - 33021 - Steam locomotive with tender - Baureihe 53 K, with condensation tender - DRG
AC - Alternating current/Analogue, Delta, Digital - Mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 33021 - Steam locomotive with tender - Baureihe 53 K (Steam locomotive with condenser) of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (DRG).
With original packaging and booklet.
Company number: 53 0003.

The model of Märklin is an articulated driven steam locomotive of the Baureihe 53 K, a model with a condenser tender of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRG) from era II.

The locomotive is a Delta version and is equipped with a Märklin Drum Collector Motor (DCM).
The model has been marketed in 3 versions, with the only differences being the decoder applied and the engine.

Märklin 33021 is equipped with a Märklin delta decoder with DCM engine and the Märklin 37021 is equipped with a Märklin digital 6090fx decoder with a high power engine.

Märklin 37029 had the same decoder and engine as Märklin 37021, but the locomotive was ex-factory open worked and was a fully functional show model with digitally switchable functions.
The Märklin model of the BR 53K is 35.5 cm long

The engine is located in the locomotive while the Delta decoder is housed in the Tender which also houses the pickup shoe.
Both the chassis and the housing are made entirely of metal. This locomotive is a really big locomotive compared to other locomotives.
In the locomotive it is possible to install 2 smoke generators (2 x 7226), which is already prepared for this also eligible 2 smoke generators of Seuthe no.11.
Fans tender run along during driving.

Tested on functionality.
No breakage or paint damage
Master carton stained

See very spacious photo report of this very beautiful locomotive
The presentation rails are not part of this lot.

Mainline history: In 1943 the German State Railways awarded a contract to Borsig for the design of a super heavy, fast steam locomotive suitable for long distance and difficult terrain. Borsig's design was to become a Mallet type articulated locomotive with 4 cylinders. This locomotive had 3000 HP and an axle load of 20 tons and reached a speed of 80 Km/h, both forward and backward. This locomotive was able to pull a train of 1700 tons at a speed of 20 Km/h on a slope percentage of 8% even in curves with a radius of 360 metres. At the end of 1943 it was assumed that at least the drivetrain, the frame and the boiler would have been built of this first giant locomotive, but the large tender was still missing. The construction of such a prototype was a lower priority than the already ongoing production of locomotives at that time, the heavy locomotive class 42 and especially the versatile class 52 locomotives were virtually the only units still built in Germany in any quantities. Borsig had suffered so much war damage in Berlin that regular production was no longer possible, in 1944 only 2 completed Borsig locomotives were built. The orders that ran were for the most part eventually moved to the Henschel factories in Kassel as well as many still usable machines and equipment. With this, new possibilities were made for the project of this large Mallet locomotive. Instead of the planned high capacity tender, after all, the 4 cylinders of the huge locomotive also required a significant amount of steam and therefore water, could be brought in by the existing Henschel type 3'2'T16 condensation tender. Moreover, the process of condensation and a synthesis of high power and relative economic would be for this super large locomotive. However, the 53 was not converted to a condensation locomotive and there is no evidence of the changes and in the design changes of this secret project. It can therefore also be assumed that there was probably no further work and thoughts for the project and were finally stopped, when there were no more 5-axle tenders available that could deliver the full supply of water for the first series of Class 52 locomotives. When the locomotives that were built were equipped with 2'2'T13, 5 tenders were too small for Borsig's locomotive.

Lot details
No. of items
Steam locomotive with tender
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Analogue, Delta, Digital
In original box
Additional information
Baureihe 53 K, with condensation tender
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