16041 - Lok BR 03.10 DRG N Gauge
Class 03.10 Express Locomotive with a Tender
DCC/ Selectrix decoder
Sound effects circuit
Dual headlights front and rear with light changeover in one direction of travel
Lighting with warm white LEDs
Metal locomotive frame
- LED headlights.
- LED running gear lights.
- Digital sound with many functions.
Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and a sound generator with the formats DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The locomotive and tender are close coupled. The tender is constructed of die-cast metal. 3 axles in the tender powered. Traction tires. Warm white LEDs are used for the dual headlights and running gear lights. Length over the buffers 150 mm / 5-7/8".
The intoxication with speed in the late Thirties – fired up by the competition with the airplane and automobile – led to the German State Railroad Company (DRG) promoting a clear increase in speed for express trains.
The modern classes 01 and 03 locomotives were just as unable to meet this challenge as the numerous provincial railroad designs with compound running gear still in use.
The solution was a substantially new design based on the class 03. Three-cylinder running gear with more performance provided the necessary propulsion.
Modern discoveries in aerodynamics showed moreover the great influence of air resistance on achievable end speed and the coal consumption required for this, which was compensated with streamlined sheathing.
The designation for this new streamlined locomotive was the class 03.10. It was planned for use on lines with a maximum axle load of 18 metric tons at a maximum speed of 150 km/h / 94 mph.
The firms Borsig in Hennigsdorf near Berlin, Krupp in Essen, and Krauss-Maffei in Munich were awarded the contracts in 1938 to build the class 03.10.
However of the 140 units ordered only 60 pieces were delivered to the German State Railroad.
The first locomotives were given a rust red paint scheme similar to the class 05, all of which were repainted later in black.
After the end of the war, 26 units of the class 03.10 were still on the German Federal Railroad's roster.