Märklin H0 - 3030 - Electric locomotive - Series Da 884 - SJ

Märklin H0 - 3030 - Electric locomotive - Series Da 884 - SJ
DC - Direct current/Analogue - Near mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 3030 - Electric locomotive Class Da 884 of the Statens Järnvägar (SJ).
With original packaging and booklet.
Company Number: Da 884.

Please note: this locomotive has been converted to operate on DC by dealership.
This very heavy locomotive is entirely made of metal.

In brown livery with a black chassis and red spoked wheels.
Red buffer beams and red snowploughs.
With steel type pantographs and conductors/door posts.

Tested on functionality.
No breakage or paint damage

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

Construction series: Da.
The locomotives of the construction Series Da are electric locomotives of the Swedish Railways - the Statens Järnvägar (SJ) that were used for both passenger and freight trains. Locomotives were a further development of the D construction Series Df, Dk, Du and Du2 from the 1950s. The chassis, housing and mechanical components were built by Nydqvist & Holm AB (NOHAB) and Motala Verksta AB (MV), and the electric components were built by Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA).

Development and deployment:
Between 1940 and 1960, the routes of the Swedish railways were electrified, and as need arose for electrical locomotives. 100 units were ordered from ASEA. These locomotives were of a design driven on 3 axles. Up until 1960, 93 units of the Da build series were delivered to the SJ.

The Da series were a further development of the Series D as was developed in the 1940s. It is only the drivetrain that was identical to the series D. The Series Da was equipped with different wheel bearings and other traction engines. The air intake has also been moved from the side-wall to the roof. The windows were equipped with rubber edges and a multi-train operating system was also installed, enabling it to run in traction mode as well. The locomotive is built up on a steel frame. Propulsion is done via driveshafts between the electric motor and the wheels. The locomotive has two steering positions.

The locomotives were initially delivered with spoke wheels. The locomotives had bad running characteristics due to the driveshafts, which was especially noticeable in express routes. The force applied by the wheels to rails was too powerful and caused problems. Adjustments were therefore made in which rubber was introduced into the suspension systems of the locomotives. As a result, the running characteristics improved considerably and the locomotives were able to achieve speeds of 160 km/h after the experiments without any problems occurring.

The engines work via gearing on the blind axles that drive the three axles connected to the driveshafts. The first and last axles of the locomotive are synchronised axles and provide better track adherence.

Lot details
No. of items
Electric locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
DC - Direct current
Near mint
In original box
Additional information
Series Da 884
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