Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 44 heavy steam freight locomotive, with an oil tender based on the type 2´2´T34 tender. Black/red basic paint scheme. Transitional wartime cab with only one window per side, standard design Witte smoke deflectors, pilot truck wheel set with spoked wheels, without smoke box central locking, with an inductive magnet on one side. Road number 44 1746. The locomotive looks as it did around 1961.
- Completely new tooling.
- Especially intricate metal construction.
- mfx digital decoder, version without steam locomotive sound.
- Different road number from that for 39880.
- Partially open bar frame with a mostly clear view between the running gear and the boiler.
- High-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler.
- Ideal steam freight locomotive for unit trains with type Erz IIId hopper cars.
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and the oil tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 7226 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The cab lights can also be controlled digitally. 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 an NEM pocket and a guide mechanism on the tender and on the front of the locomotive. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective sleeves for the piston rods, brake hoses, and imitation couplers are included as detail parts. Length over the buffers 26 cm / 10-1/4".
The four-axle type Erz IIId hopper cars to go with this locomotive and for transporting iron ore can be found under item number 46210 as a display of 24 cars with different car numbers in the Märklin H0 assortment. Another 12 cars with different car numbers can be found in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 24129 with specifications for the required AC wheel sets.
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22983, however with a 21-pin digital interface.