Diesel locomotive class 228 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR-Ost). Epoch V.
In true to the original lettering and livery. In-plane assembled windows. Metal die-cast chassis. 5 pole motor with flywheel. Drive on 4 axles. Two traction tyres. Interface Next18 for digital decoder installation. Coupler pocket according to NEM 355 standards and close coupler motion link. White/red triple LED headlights that change with the direction of travel.
The model is painted in "Sparlack" livery.
Prototype: The locomotive series V 180 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn was the largest diesel series ever built in the GDR. In 1970 it was designated BR 118 and from 1993 on it was registered as BR 228. It was initially built in a four-axle version with two 2-axle bogies - later there were also 6-axle variants. The six-axle version with a low axle load of 15.6 t is even today still considered to be a masterpiece of the engineers involved. The low axle load allows for an universal use so the locomotive can also operate on branchlines. In addition to that, it has also the license to haul trains over steep railway sections. The resulting potential application area is unique with large German diesel locomotives.
The V 180 replaced various steam locomotive series in the performance classes above the V100 and therefore accelerated the traction change at the German Reichsbahn. The three locomotives 118 548, 550 and 552 were assigned to the GDR and hauled state-owned trains. In 1995 the last locomotives of these types stopped operating for the DB AG. Afterwards numerous locomotives were sold to private railway companies.
|Railway Company:||DB AG|
|Power system: ||DC|
|Digital Interface:||Elektrische Schnittstelle für Triebfahrzeuge Next18|
|Anzahl angetriebene Achsen||4|
|Coupler:||Shaft NEM 355 with KK kinematics|
|Length over buffer:||121 mm|
|LED Top illumination||Yes|
|Headlights:||Triple headlights and two taillights, alternating with travel direction|
|Delivery Date:||2019, KW 30|
|Manufacturer price:||169,90 €|