The two units of the class 06 represent a superlative – they were the most powerful express steam locomotives built in Germany. Their origin goes back to 1934, when the DRG's main management, the German State Railroad Central Bureau for Engineering commissioned the purchase of two extremely powerful express units. They were to haul a 600 metric ton express train at 120 km/h / 75 mph on level terrain, be at least 135 km/h / 84 mph fast, and adhere to the standardization design principles. Finally, Krupp in Essen brought a design to fruition, which specified a length (locomotive and tender) of 26.520 meters / 87 feet due to the large boiler dimensions.
Prototype: German State Railroad (DR) express steam locomotive, road number 06 001. At its time the most powerful, largest, and heaviest unit on the German State Railroad. Complete streamlining included, inductive magnet on the right side of the locomotive on the trailing truck, and a cover for the coalbunker included. Deep black basic paint scheme with decorative striping. The locomotive looks as it did at the end of the Thirties.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions.
It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the
boiler. Four axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive has a factory-installed smoke unit with dynamic smoke exhaust, which varies with the speed. Dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Cab lighting and firebox flickering can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free, warm white 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 a guide mechanism in an NEM pocket on the back of the tender. The cover on the coalbunker can be opened. Real scale-sized coal is used for the bunker. The locomotive can be run without limitation on the 437.5 mm / 17-1/4" radius (Radius 2) if attention is paid to the clearance gauge. The locomotive can also be run on the 360 mm / 14-3/16" radius (Radius 1) if the clearance gauge is ignored. Cutouts in the side streamlining for sharper curves can be closed with fill-in pieces included for the purpose. A figure of an engineer, two firemen, brake hoses, and imitation prototype couplers are also included. Length over the buffers 30.7 cm / 12-1/8".
Purchase price – See your local dealer!
Steam locomotive, road number 06 001, is being produced in 2022 in a one-time series only for Insider members.
This model can be found in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25060 exclusively for Club members.
Completely new tooling
• Model constructed mostly of metal
• A variety of separately applied details
• Factory-installed smoke unit with dynamic smoke exhaust, which varies with the speed
• Cab lighting can be controlled digitally
• Firebox flickering can be controlled digitally
• The cover on the coalbunker can be opened
• mfx+ World of Operation decoder with
extensive operation and sound functions
Order Deadline: February 28, 2022