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M鋜klin 37777 - DRG Kruckenberg Rail Zeppelin (Schienenzeppelin)

$ 385

Gauge: H0    Era: II

Prototype: Propeller-driven Kruckenberg Rail Zeppelin. The unit looks as it did in 1931 on the German State Railroad Company (DRG).

Model: The unit has a built-in mfx digital decoder mfx with extensive sound functions. It also has built-in interior lighting as well as dual headlights. Vehicle length approximately 28.5 cm / 11-1/4".

Digital Controls:

Control Unit

6021 Mobile
Station
Mobile
Station 2
Central
Station
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Operating sounds
Propeller (on/off)
Direct control  
Sound of squealing brakes off  

Highlights:

  • Propeller made of real wood.
  • mfx digital decoder.
  • Motor sounds can be controlled digitally.
  • Built-in interior lighting.
  • Powered propeller on the rear of the unit can be turned on/off separately.

Metal locomotive frame Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with M鋜klin transformers, in the M鋜klin Delta system or in the M鋜klin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system. mfx digital decoder. Built-in sound effects circuit. Dual headlights at the front. Built-in interior lighting. Era II (1925 - 1945)

One-time series released in 2010 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Railroading in Germany.

Additional Information:
 
Airplane Technology on Rails. In the Twenties of the previous century, aeronautical engineer Franz Kruckenberg, born in Uetersen, Germany in 1882, had the vision of fast railroad passenger service with propeller-driven railroad cars. The plans developed by him were based on lightweight airplane technology and reached their peak on June 21, 1931 in a triumphant record run by his streamlined Rail Zeppelin. It reached 233 km/h / 146 mph, a speed record for powered railroad cars that stood for 23 years. The principle of propeller-driven railroad cars proved to be less than ideally suited during test runs. Yet, Kruckenberg laid the foundation for modern, lightweight high speed rail cars with the Rail Zeppelin and axle-powered successor designs developed by him. The Rail Zeppelin was and still remains a legend and synonym for the rapid progress in railroad technology that has reached its peak in the present with the current high speed powered rail car train technology.

 

Announced: Released: Catalogue:   Discontinued:  
January 2010 December 2010 H0 2010 / 2011   December 2010  
        (One Time Series)  
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Specializing in M鋜klin Trains and Toys
Post Office Box 1133 - Great Falls, Virginia - 22066
collect@modellbahn.com

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