Sound diesel locomotive 218 497-6 "PIKO / Märklin" DB AG VI, including PIKO sound decoder
New for 2021:
For the first time in the history of the model railroad, a locomotive with the logos of the two model railroad companies Märklin and PIKO appears on the prototype of the large railroad.
The specialty of the locomotive 218 497-6 is a noticeable special paint, which is the result of a creative competition among the employees of the DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (FZI).
It symbolizes the history of the Cottbus location, which ranges from the repair of steam locomotives to the maintenance of ICEs.
The locomotive will continue to be located in the FZI Cottbus and will be available to customers as a replacement locomotive.
The two model railway manufacturers Märklin and PIKO act as joint advertising partners for this project. The company logos of both manufacturers are alternately affixed to the front sides of the locomotive, both on the original and on the model. The PIKO logo adorns the black half, that of Märklin the light gray.
The PIKO H0 model of the Hobby series is also available as a sound version for the first time. The new PIKO SmartDecoder XP 5.1 with load control is used for this. The sound project has been completely re-sampled with recordings on the original machine. The 218 497-6 from PIKO is the proud bearer of the new PIKO TrainSound seal of approval.
A train driver has found space in driver's cab 2. The light of the model changes with the direction of travel in white / white
|Railway Company:||DB AG|
|Power system: ||DC|
|Digital Interface:||NEM 652 digital decoder socket|
|Length over buffer:||180 mm|
|Navigable minimum radius:||358 mm|
|Manufacturer price:||233,00 €|