In 1921 – 100 years ago – the first RhB Crocodiles, the class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotives, were delivered by SLM in Winterthur. With a performance of 800 kilowatts / 1,072 horsepower and a maximum speed of 55 km/h / 34 mph, these 66 metric ton locomotives fully satisfied the requirements of the times so that 15 units all total were built. Starting in the Eighties, they were replaced by newer locomotives so that currently only 2 units – however very well maintained units – are used pulling special trains. They are also used in regular operation pulling historic cars.
IThis is a model of the RhB class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotive, the legendary Crocodile. This is a finely detailed model heavily constructed of metal with many separately applied details. The locomotive has a prototypical paint and lettering scheme for Era VI, road number 414 as the locomotive still currently exists. The locomotive is driven by two powerful Bühler motors on both trucks. The locomotive has an mfx/DCC decoder with many light and sound functions such as headlights, cab lighting, running sounds, a whistle that can be activated by reed switches, and much more. The running sounds also work in analog operation. The pantographs are powered by servomotors and can beraised and lowered in digital operation. The couplers can also be activated by remote control in digital operation. The locomotive has many fine details on the superstructures and running gear. The cabs have complete interior details and the cab doors can be opened. 2 rail clearance devices without an opening for the LGB system coupler are included. They can be mounted on the locomotive after the servo motor powered coupler(s) have been removed at one or both ends. The minimum radius for operation is 600 mm / 23-5/8“. Length over the buffers 60 cm / 23-5/8”.