DB CARGO SCANDINAVIEN MZ 1459 AC (A-rail) digital with SOUND. The model is delivered in Verkehrot paint with gray / white stripe and DB logos on the front and EVN number on the sides, suspended front plows.
Period 2018-20XX. DSB MZ IV
General information about the model:
The model of MZ IV is basically designed as ME and MX, although certain changes have been made, based primarily on the experiences from the approx. 1,800 ME that are out driving today.
Like its predecessors, MZ IV has a metal undercarriage and car body, resilient buffers, etched grilles and gratings on the sides and roof, etched wipers, etc.
Detailed bogies with several loosely attached parts and articulated screw couplings that can be mounted as desired, as the models are delivered with both open and closed plows / skirts.
Sound versions are delivered with ESU Loksound, versions without sound are delivered with ESU Lokpilot.
Features as on ME and MX.
All editions have effective turn signal indicators, detailed cabs with lights, lights in engine rooms, as well as all combinations of headlights and tail lights.
For the audio editions, Danske Loksound produces a completely new sound, exclusively for McK MZ IV.
All locomotives also have a powerpack, and the sound versions have cornering sound.
The locomotives have the same 5-pole engine as the ME and MX.
It has been possible to design the MZ IV so that it can run the R1 without making significant compromises.
As the last MZ locomotives, in 1977-1978 DSB acquired 15 locomotives that differed significantly in appearance from the first 46 MZ locomotives.
The 15 locomotives were given the numbers 1447-1461, and were called in everyday speech "MZ IV". The locomotives had the 20-cylinder GM engine in common with the previous 20 MZ locomotives, but the MZ IV had a completely different muffler arrangement that gave the locomotives a characteristic almost velvety sound. The 15 new locomotives were all stationed in area east, and here they remained all their active time at DSB.
After some difficulties in the snowy winter of 1978-79, when virtually the entire MZ IV fleet was unfit for a period, various changes were made to the locomotives, and over the next 20 years, the 15 MZ IV then pulled virtually all types of trains. east of the Great Belt.
Initially primarily regional trains between Slagelse / Holbæk / Næstved and Nivå / Helsingør, as well as international trains between Helsingør / Copenhagen and Rødby Færge, but with the establishment of Danlink in 1986, a number of MZ IVs were used on this connection, between Rødby Færge and Copenhagen Freeport / Østerport.
These trains ran via Lersøen and the freight connection line (the current S-ring line), and thus through a densely populated area in Copenhagen, and therefore primarily used MZ IV, which were the quietest locomotives DSB had at this time.
All 15 MZ IV locomotives underwent a major overhaul in Aarhus in the period 1991-1995, after each having driven about 2,400,000 km. MZ 1458 was the first locomotive for inspection, and in this connection some of the locomotives also had the car bodies renovated for rust, at Gardit in Viborg.
All 15 locomotives were painted in red / black in connection with the main inspections.
After the opening of the fixed railway connection across the Great Belt in 1997, there was also regular MZ IV as traction / pushing force in the weekend trains between Copenhagen and Aarhus, but otherwise MZ IV usually stayed "at home", east of the Great Belt.
After MZ 1447 and MZ 1455 were set aside by accident, the remaining 13 MZ IVs were transferred to Railion Danmark A / S, the current DB Cargo Scandinavia A / S, in the "division of property" in 2001. In this connection, the locomotives retained both the red / black design and the operating numbers, but the DSB trademarks disappeared. 7 locomotives have subsequently been sold on to other operators, but DB still has 6 MZ IV left, which based in Fredericia runs domestic freight trains to e.g. Herning, Aalborg, Aarhus, Taulov and Høje Tåstrup.
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