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Showroom open 930am to 430pm
202 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, NSW 2576
(Closed Sunday and Public Holidays)
Call us on 0248712966

Marklin - 39187 - Diesel loco 218 DB AG FZI Class 218 Diesel Locomotive (HO SCALE)

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Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

The Flagship of the FZI Cottbus

This extensively decorated locomotive symbolizes in a special paint scheme the history of the Cottbus locomotive and car maintenance facility from steam locomotive overhauling to the latest facility for the complicated maintenance of the ICEs.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 218 diesel locomotive, DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. Cottbus. Diesel-hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. Road number 218 497-6. The locomotive looks as if it did start in 2021.


Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI.

First time to include the striking snowplow on both ends of the locomotive.

Prototypical roof version for class 218.4 with large cooling fans.

Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.

The figure of a locomotive engineer seated in one of the cabs.

Product description Model:

The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions.

It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion.

All axles powered. Traction tires.

The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally.

The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation.

The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting.

The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends.

The buffer beams are detailed with snowploughs’, typical for this class. Brake lines, a prototype coupler, and closed snowploughs’ are included and can be installed on the locomotive.

There is a figure of a locomotive engineer in one of the cabs.

Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".


Märklin and PIKO have supported the project for road number 218 497-6 intensively as publicity and cooperative partners right from the start.

Prototype information

"From the Past into the Future" was presented on July 8, 2021 as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a leased locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally-friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built.

Digital Functions




Engineer’s cab lighting                                                                  

Diesel locomotive op. sounds                                                                    


Direct control                                                                    

Sound of squealing brakes off                                                                    

Headlight(s): Cab1 End                                                                  

Whistle for switching maneuver                                                               

"Switcher Double ""A"" Light"                                                                    

Headlight(s): Cab2 End                                                                  

Blower motors                                                                 

Conductor's Whistle                                                                       


Letting off Air                                                                    



Doors Closing                                                                    

Operating sounds                                                                           

Warning announcement                                                                              

Replenishing fuel                                                                            

Sound of Couplers Engaging                                                                       

Coupler sounds                                                                

* New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2

** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55

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Marklin - 39187 - Diesel loco 218 DB AG FZI Class 218 Diesel Locomotive (HO SCALE)

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