Diesel loco 218 DB AG FZI Marklin - 88807 - (Z Scale)
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive The "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-hydraulic locomotive at the Maintenance Facility in Cottbus. B-B wheel arrangement. The locomotive looks as it does in Era VI.
One-time special series.
Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
Extensive paint scheme.
Model: The locomotive has an extensive, prototypical paint scheme in the Era VI version.
It also has a motor with a bell-shaped armature.
The locomotive has prototypically enlarged buffer plates.
All axles on both trucks powered.
The triple headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel and have warm white / red LEDs.
The locomotive has a dark nickel-plated wheel tread.
Length over the buffers 75 mm / 2-15/16".
Märklin and PIKO have supported the project for road number 218 497-6 intensively as publicity and cooperative partners right from the start.
As on the real life prototype, the logos of Märklin and PIKO adorn the end of the locomotive.
"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 lease 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.