88883 - Class ER 20 D Diesel Locomotive (Z Scale)
Diesel locomotive ER 20 D
Prototype: MRCE (Mitsui Rail Capital Europe BV) multi-purpose locomotive ER 20 as it looked in Era VI.
Bell armature motor.
Product description Model: Revised, new with a bell armature motor. Both bogies are powered with all axles. Lighting with maintenance-free warm white light-emitting diodes 3x white / 2 x red in the direction of travel. Prototypical colouring and printing. Length over the buffers 87 mm.
One-time production for the Märklin Dealer Initiative (MHI)
Large enterprise information
The ER20 from Siemens is considered a real universal diesel locomotive. It was created in 1998 when Siemens won the ÖBB tender for the procurement of new mainline diesel locomotives. The ER20 has an integral vehicle body with a vehicle body as a self-supporting light steel welded construction, which includes the box frame, the lateral profile trusses and the sloping roof girders. The box frame is clad with sheet metal walls and ventilation grilles, the roof hoods are removable and the two steel cabs with their ramming beams sit on the ends of the frame. The drive system consists of a high-speed 16-cylinder four-stroke diesel engine from MTU with a flange-mounted three-phase synchronous generator, which acts on the four three-phase asynchronous motors mounted in the bogies. These are connected to the wheel sets via a semi-sprung hollow pinion shaft drive with a multi-plate clutch. The electrical power transmission via the SIBAS-32 control system enables optimal control. Due to its design, the ER20 can be used for heavy freight trains as well as for fast transfer trips up to 140 km / h and is extremely economical in operation, with low noise and emissions. The first ER20 were delivered to ÖBB in 2002. Just one year later, Siemens put the first machines in its newly founded locomotive pool (today MRCE), the stock of which then grew in two series to the ER20 001-010 and ER20 011-015. These ER 20s were all equipped with various train control systems for freight and passenger traffic, so that the locomotives could run in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the end of 2006, Siemens sold its Dispolok subsidiary to Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), which then also took over the 15 Eurorunner. Gradually, some received the new MRCE paintwork with a black base coat, combined with a large white and small red bar on the fronts. As a result, some MRCE machines were sold to interested operators, but the majority of the fleet was finally taken over by the leasing company Beacon Rail in 2015.