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|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
The "Schorsch" – a Unique One-of-a-Kind on the German State Railroad (DR).
The steam locomotive road number 18 314 of the German State Railroad (DR) of East Germany (GDR) later nicknamed "Schorsch" has an unusual, even extraordinary life history. Once placed into service in 1919 as a Baden class "IV h" "High Stepper", the DRG took over it as road number 18 314. After the end of World War II, this locomotive went to the Soviet Zone in trade for a Bavarian class S 3/6, where the subsequent VES-M Halle (Railroad Research and Development Locomotive Management Department in Halle) urgently needed a fast four-cylinder compound steam locomotive for experimental work. In 1960, it was equipped with a "Reko" (rebuilt) boiler, partial streamlining, a new cab and tender, as well as a green paint scheme in order to run faster. Conversion to oil firing in 1967 was the icing on the cake. It was put into storage at the end of 1971 and was sold in 1984 to West Germany. Since 1986, it has been one of the showpieces at the Automotive and Technology Museum in Sinsheim. It is on permanent loan from the HEF (Frankfurt Historic Railroad).
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. There is a factory-installed smoke generator in the locomotive. It has dynamic smoke exhaust that varies with the locomotive speed. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. There are also dual red lamps on the front of the locomotive, which can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting and the running gear lights can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. There is a close coupler with an NEM pocket and a guide mechanism on the tender. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Streamlining without wheel cutouts below the cab is included for installation for large radius curves or display cases. Piston rod protection sleeves and brake hoses are also included.
Length over the buffers 27.2 cm / 10-11/16".
- Completely new tooling.
- Especially intricate metal construction.
- A variety of separately applied details.
- Factory-installed smoke unit and dynamic smoke exhaust that varies with the locomotive speed included.
- Cab lighting and the running gear lights can be controlled separately in digital operation.
- World of Operation mfx+ decoder and extensive operation and sound functions included.
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
Mobile Station 2**
Headlight(s) Smoke generator Steam locomotive op. sounds Locomotive whistle Direct control Sound of squealing brakes off Engineer’s cab lighting Light Function1 Light Function 2 Air Pump Letting off Steam Water Pump Injectors Operating Sounds 1 Whistle for switching maneuver Replenishing fuel Replenishing water Replenishing sand Sanding "Switcher Double ""A"" Light" Switching maneuver Generator Sounds Operating Sounds 2 Rail Joints Safety Valve Sound of Couplers Engaging
** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55
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