Märklin H0 - 34988 - Steam locomotive with pulled tender P8 of the Königlich Preußische Eisenbahn-Verwaltung (K.P.E.V.)
Company number: 2401
Model P8 Baden
Dark green colour settings.
Dark burgundy boiler rings and lines
Burgundy undercarriage of locomotive and tender
This whole makes the locomotive a beautiful set
Powered on 3 axles.
Tested on all functions
Undamaged and no paintwork issues.
Please see the photos for an accurate impression of this lot.
The presentation rail is not included in this lot.
The Prussian P8 was developed as a successor to the P6 by Robert Hermann Garbe. The locomotive was built by the Berliner Machinenbau AG and was destined for the Königlich Preußische Staatseisenbahnen (K.P.St.E.). The first locomotives initially revealed several weaknesses, such as connecting rods of insufficient strength and a coal tender which ensured that the locomotive could not run in reverse faster than 45 km/h. With the passing of time several adjustments were made to the P8 by the DB with the installation of another tender (a tub tender) with which the reverse running characteristics of the locomotive were vastly improved and could now attain a reverse speed of 85 km/h.
Most P8s, 1027 units, were built by the Berliner Maschinenbau AG, followed by a further 740 units built by the firm of Henschel & Sohn. The P8 was then built by almost every locomotive factory in Germany. The BR 38 was economical and had very good running characteristics, making this locomotive very popular. During the First World War 2,350 P8's were built and put into service. At the end of the war, Germany had to relinquish 627 units to the victorious forces.
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- Steam locomotive with tender
- Railroad company
- Catalogue Number
- Power supply
- AC - Alternating current
- Analogue, Delta, Digital
- In original box
- Additional information
- P8 Bathing