Most Important Facts
|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
Converted to Oil
There were oil-fired steam locomotives even in Switzerland. At the end of 1953, the "Oilephant" – the converted class C 5/6 "Elephant", road number 2976, first began running. With oil firing based on the Sprenger system, this unit quickly showed its advantages compared to coal-fired locomotives. Demonstrably lower fuel consumption as well as simpler operation and trouble-free adaptation to different load relationships had the experts' attention. The foreseeable discontinuation of steam locomotives on the SBB then resulted unfortunately in no more conversions.
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. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed chiefly of metal. The locomotive has a factory-installed 72270 smoke unit. The triple headlights on the locomotive and 2 lights on the tender change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting can also be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is an adjustable coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The front of the locomotive has an NEM pocket and a close coupler. The rear of the tender has an NEM pocket, a close coupler, and a guide mechanism. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protection sleeves and imitation prototype couplers are included.
Length over the buffers 22.3 cm / 8-3/4".
- The most powerful SBB steam locomotive, with the nickname "Elephant".
- The only locomotive of this class converted to oil firing.
- Prototypical tooling changes including an oil tank on the tender.
- Cab lighting can also be controlled digitally.
- Factory-installed smoke unit.
- Digital decoder and extensive operation and sound functions included.
- World of Operation mfx+ digital decoder and extensive operating 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 Whistle for switching maneuver Letting off Steam Replenishing fuel Air Pump Water Pump Injectors Switching maneuver "Switcher Double ""A"" Light" Replenishing fuel Sanding Rail Joints 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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