Roco H0 - 63198 - Steam locomotive with tender - BR 02 with double tender including presentation rail - DR (DDR)

Roco H0 - 63198 - Steam locomotive with tender - BR 02 with double tender including presentation rail - DR (DDR)
DC - Direct current/Analogue, Digital, Sound - Near mint - In original box

Roco H0 - 63198 - Steam locomotive with tender - BR 02
Running number 02 0201-0

Platinum edition.

Tested and fully functional.
Digital address currently set on: 03.
Full sound
With front-signal lighting that alternates with changes in the direction of travel.
Powered on 5 axles.
Era IV.

Steam locomotive DR 18 201
The locomotive 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn was built in 1960-1961 in the Meiningen workshop and was composed of parts of the Henschel-Wegmann train locomotive 61 002, the tender of BR 44 (locomotive 44 468) and parts of the H 45 024 and BR 41. It became the fastest steam locomotive in the world to have a top speed of 182.5 km/h.

Development and deployment.
The VES-M Halle was looking for a locomotive that could reach a speed of 160 km/h and could be used for express train services. In the RAW Meiningen workshop, Henschel's BR 61 was taken as a starting point and other locomotives such as the H 45 and BR41 and BR44 parts were used to assemble a new locomotive. The locomotive was equipped with aerodynamic upholstery on the outside, at the front and on the boiler. On 31 May 1961, the new reconstructed locomotive (Reko-loc) left the workshop in Meiningen as BR 18 201 and was stationed in BW Halle.

In 1964, the locomotive was first deployed on the Frankfurt a/d Oder - Fangschleuse route, with the locomotive reaching a speed of 160 km/h. In November, the locomotive achieved a top speed of 176 km/h on the Ring of Velim in Czechoslovakia. In 1967 the locomotive was equipped with an oil boiler and the locomotive was equipped with a new running number 02 0201-0. In 1972, a new speed record was set on the Delitzsch - Berlin route, measuring a speed of 182.5 km/h.

The locomotive was also used in express train services and was used regularly until the late 1970s.

Since 1980, the locomotive has mainly been used for special rides and events, often with a 2nd tender so as not to have to take up water on longer journeys in the meantime. Since 1994, the locomotive became the property of Deutsche Bahn AG. In 1997 the locomotive was brought to Meiningen for a major overhaul. Thanks to many donors, the locomotive could be made operational again.

Colour variants.
Originally, the locomotive was painted in chrome-oxide green (RAL 6020) and black, with white decorative stripes later applied. In the period between 30 April 2002 and 10 July 2005, the locomotive was painted in a special ruby red colour (RAL 3003) and the locomotive was sponsored by model railway manufacturer Roco. After this period, the locomotive was painted again in the chrome-oxide green with black and with white decorative stripes.

If found to be defective within 1 month, they can be returned free of charge within the Netherlands.
All packages will be shipped via registered and insured mail.

Lot details
No. of items
Steam locomotive with tender
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
DC - Direct current
Analogue, Digital, Sound
Near mint
In original box
Additional information
BR 02 with double tender including presentation rail
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