Saxon IV K tender steam locomotive, class 99, of the DR, epoch III. Company number: 99 568
Finished model from the "Metal Collection" in the highest detail with filigree add-on parts.
- Small series handcraft model in white metal and brass construction
- Faulhaber bell armature motor with flywheel
- Transmission in plastic technology
- Drive and power consumption via all driving and coupling axles
- 6-pin. Interface for decoder with cable to solder on
- Couplings are included for self-assembly
In 1881 the Royal Saxon State Railroad (K.Sä.Sts.B.) opened the first of a total of 30 narrow-gauge railways. During the construction of the 561 km long route network, a track width of 750 mm was chosen for the most part. The steep and winding routes soon became a challenge for many locomotive builders: The double locomotive II K imported from England, the III K with the Klose engine, the articulated locomotive IV K type Meyer or the V K with Klien-Lindner hollow axles had engine designs that were expensive to maintain.
It was only with the VI K, which was procured for the former Heeresfeldbahnen in 1918, that powerful and - with side-shifting Gölsdorf system wheels - simply built 750 mm machines came. Occurring signs of wear and tear forced the DR to modernize and refuel some locomotives from 1963 onwards. Nevertheless, the VI K disappeared from service in 1975, not least because of the high axle loads. Today, the 1'E 1 'standard locomotives purchased by the DRG and DR predominate.
Model lovers of the mountain route-Ybbstalbahn can also use the locomotive model of the 99 568. After the “summer vacation” of 99 1542 in Austria 2017, another visit to an IV K at the mountain route-Ybbstalbahn was agreed for September 2020. The museum railway celebrates its 30th anniversary with the guest star 99 1568 of the partner association IG Preßnitztalbahn e.V. On four weekends in September she covered the trains between Kienberg-Gaming and Lunz am See.
|Power system: ||DC|
|Length over buffer:||103,5 mm|
|Coupler:||Non standard coupling|
|Product Line:||Metal Collection|
|Manufacturer price:||789,99 €|