The 160 km/h / 100 mph fast class (E) 186 TRAXX racers have done more than just conquer the high-speed route on the Dutch Railways (NS). They can also be found in upmarket express train service. The HVG V250 trains from AnsaldoBreda were actually planned for service on the Dutch HSL-Zuid high-speed route. Leased E 186 units designed for 160 km/h / 100 mph had to jump in as replacements and were used in regular schedules starting in September of 2009 on the route Amsterdam – Schiphol – Rotterdam – Breda. In the wake of successful results, current planning foresees all ICRm trains with PRIO cars with "Sandwich" motive power (one locomotive at each end of the train) with the E 186 units. At present, the NS has available 20 leased E 186 units as well as 30 units of the newly ordered E 186 001-045.
Prototype: Dutch Railways (NS) class E 186 electric locomotive. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.
Most Important Facts
|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
- Locomotive includes a new road number.
- mfx decoder and a variety of light and sound functions included.
- Locomotive includes a metal body.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a special motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has triple headlights and dual red marker lights that will work in conventional operation and that can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights at both ends are turned off, then the "Double 'A' Light" function is on at both ends. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. 4 mechanically working (not connected for catenary power) pantographs. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".
The express train passenger car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 42648.