Märklin Z - 8876 - Railcar - Schienenzeppelin "1972-1982 Kruckenberg" - DB

Description
Märklin Z - 8876 - Railcar - Schienenzeppelin "1972-1982 Kruckenberg" - DB
DC - Direct current/Analogue - Mint - In original box

Marklin Z - 8876 - Schienenzeppelin "1972-1982 Kruckenberg".
With original packaging and booklet.

Type of propeller driven Kruckenberg railcar.

With 2 headlights.
Dark rims, powered on the front axle.

Includes a brochure with the history of the designer and the vehicle.
Length between the buffers: 117 mm.
Era: II.

History:

The unique Rail Zeppelin 88.761 was produced only in 2010 to mark the anniversary "175 years of German railways" and is of a limited quantity. The 1929 design by Franz Friedrich Kruckenberg Schienenzeppelin reached a speed world record 230.2 km /h between Hamburg and Berlin on 21 June 1931, that record remained for some 24 years. The wooden propeller at the rear of the railcar was powered by a 600 hp 12-cylinder BMW lightweight aircraft engine. The total weight of the vehicle was only 18.6 tons, which certainly contributed to this record. The two-axled railcar measured 25.85 meters in length and had a wheelbase of 19.6 meters. Unfortunately, the car was parked after an engine replacement in 1934 and the temporary use for test drives ceased and it was later scrapped due to the poor condition through storage.

Tested and fully functional.
Please see the photos for an accurate impression of this lot.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Type
Railcar
Brand
Märklin
Railroad company
DB
Scale
Z
Catalogue Number
8876
Power supply
DC - Direct current
Control
Analogue
Condition
Mint
Packaging
In original box
Additional information
Schienenzeppelin "1972-1982 Kruckenberg"
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