Compartment Car Set DB MARKLIN - 042046
Compartment Car Set
Prototype: Four German Federal Railroad (DB) different design Prussian three-axle compartment cars. One type B3tr compartment car, 2nd class with a baggage compartment, one type A3 compartment car, 1st class, and two type B3 compartment cars, 2nd class. Bottle green paint scheme. Based in Hannover. The cars look as they did around 1956.
Product Description Model:
The compartment cars have centre axles with side play for better tracking on curves.
The total length of the buffers is approximately 54.9 cm / 21-5/8".
DC wheelset E700630.
A steam locomotive to go with this car set can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 39790.
Article No. 39790 Class 78 Steam Locomotive Every Class 78 Is Somewhat Different
Starting in 1912, the T 18 was one of the most successful German tank locomotives with its symmetrical design with three coupled wheel sets, two trucks, large fuel and water tanks, and a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 62.5 mph in both directions of travel. Road number 78 054 served as the Märklin prototype, and it was among the first deliveries of the T 18. As with almost all units, it was built in 1916 at the Stettin Vulcan Works, and it kept its Prussian curved cab roof until it was retired. However, a new boiler with three boiler domes was included in a subsequent main overhaul, thus changing the original looks of road number 78 054, as with many of its sister locomotives. As road number T 18 8411 Erf, road number 78 054 took up its duties in the Erfurt District at Naumburg, where it remained until 1926/27. Then it went to the Hamburg District, initially to Hamburg-Altona and finally, in 1936, to Hamburg Berl. Its last change of district was in March of 1948 to Hannover. There this locomotive was in use at Hannover Hgbf until 1963, and then it was briefly assigned to Hildesheim. However, soon it was put into storage and shortly thereafter was retired on July 1, 1964. Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 78 (former Prussian class T18) steam tank locomotive. Version with three boiler domes (D-D-S), and a rectangular sand dome. Dual headlights, cab with an arched roof, riveted water tanks, turbo dynamo on the left side, smoke box door without central locking and with the number board centrally located, coal bunker with raised construction. Road number 78 054. Based in Hannover. The locomotive looks as it did around 1956.