H0 1:87
Bahngesellschaft SNCF
Epoche III
Power system AC
Decoder Motorola/Märklin-Format
NEM 652 Schnittstelle
KK-Kulisse am Tender
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Roco 79079
class 231 E

Recommended retail price: 474,90 €

399,08 €
Corresponds to export price of:
470,12 USD
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Description & specifications

Steam locomotive class 231 E of the French State Railways.

■ Finally back in the ROCO programme
■ Used for heavy express train operations
■ State-of-the art model in delicate design
■ dual headlights

The series 231 E was created out of the necessity to design powerful steam locomotives for the increasingly heavy French express trains after the First World War. Instead of expensive new developments, André Chapelon was commissioned by the Paris-Orleans Railway to rework existing Pacific-type steam locomotives to meet the new expectations. The engineer achieved the required increases in performance and savings in power consumption, mainly through thermodynamic improvements. Success proved him right: the modified locomotive achieved maximum test speeds of up to 174 kilometers per hour. In regular operation, it even reached an incredible top speed of 130 kilometers per hour. With a performance increase of 50 percent and a simultaneous reduction in consumption costs, Chapelon turned the old steam locomotives into future-proof express locomotives.
Manufacturer: Roco
Gauge: H0
Railway Company:SNCF
Power system: AC
Digital Interface:NEM 652 digital decoder socket
Coupler:Shaft NEM 362 with KK-Kinematik at tender
Motor5-pin motor
Flywheel mass:Yes
Anzahl Achsen mit Haftreifen2
Anzahl angetriebene Achsen2
Length over buffer:272 mm
Navigable minimum radius:419 mm
Headlights:Double headlights
LED Top illuminationYes
Steam can be addedYes
Delivery Date:KW 29/2021
Manufacturer price:474,90 €


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