Model: The locomotive body is constructed of real die-cast bronze and has a protective clear coat. The locomotive has a finely balanced color design with bronze and black tones. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature and dual LED headlights that change over with the direction of travel. All driving axles are powered. The lettering is reduced in favor of the bronze look. Length over the buffers 74 mm / 2-7/8". The locomotive comes in special high quality packaging.
Prototype: Class 85 steam locomotive (DR class 85). The locomotive was used for freight and passenger trains and as a pusher locomotive on steep routes such as the Höllental Railroad.
Höllental LocomotiveSpecialist for Steep Rail Lines – Originally, the 10 class 85 heavy three-cylinder tank locomotives placed into service were built for the Höllental Line in the Black Forest previously operated with expensive and time-consuming cogwheel technology. The brawny class 85 units were in a position to master this difficult line exclusively with more economical adhesion operation. There they turned in excellent results up to the conversion to electric motive power. Then several of these athletic units took up service on other steep German lines such as Erkrath-Hochdahl until the end of their operation.
Model from the Märklin Z Investment Casting Edition.One-time production of the class 85 with a locomotive body finely cast in bronze.Motor with a bell-shaped armature.LED headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
Investment Casting Edition
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