A Totally New Feel When Switching!
Märklin is once again setting a new innovative milestone for model railroading with this technical treat. Realized in a sturdy, reliable class 290, with these summer new items a locomotive engineer that can turn takes on his duties driving the locomotive. Equipped with swing control, this locomotive engineer turns in the positions "continuous run – switching run – stop". Realized in a class 290 that is almost indispensable and characterized by long switching service, the result is not only a new technical highlight, but also a new visually impressive switching delight.
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG), Motive Power Business Area, class 290 heavy diesel switch engine. "Chinese Red" basic paint scheme. Without railings on the sides. The locomotive looks as it did around 1995.
- Telex couplers front and rear.
- Faded basic paint scheme.
- World of Operation mfx+ decoder.
- Extensive sound functions.
Model: The locomotive engineer turns in the direction of travel and looks out the window when the locomotive is stopped. The locomotive has the new Telex couplers and cab lighting. The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are turned off at both ends, then the double "A" light function is on. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The cab details are shown in relief. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons and handrails. Add-on steps to the engineer's cab can be installed on the locomotive for larger radius curves. Length over the buffers 16.4 cm / 6-7/16".