36249 - Steam Loco BR 24 DB (HO SCALE) 3Rail Track
Class 24 Steam Locomotive "Prairie Pony" with a Large Range
This locomotive went into railroad history as a one of a kind of the brand new German Federal Railroad. Newly equipped with the tender of a class 50, this "Prairie Pony" went into service on the road in 1949 as an experimental locomotive with a much higher operating range.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 24 passenger steam locomotive with a type 2'2' T 26 tender from the class 50. In 1948, this locomotive was equipped with the larger tender for use at the Göttingen testing institute. This tender could clearly take on more water than the standard tender could. With its cab's back wall, it could run in reverse at speeds up to 80 km/h / 50 mph. Standard design locomotive with small, originally Wagner smoke deflectors. Locomotive road number 24 061. The locomotive looks as it did around 1950.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a special motor in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The boiler is constructed of metal. The locomotive comes with a factory-installed 72270 smoke unit. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and the tender. There is a close coupler with an NEM pocket and a guide mechanism on the rear of the tender. There is a close coupler in an NEM pocket on the front of the locomotive. The tender comes from the class 50. Figures of an engineer and a fireman are included.
Length over the buffers 19.4 cm / 7-5/8".