2024 Marklin 39490 SJ STEAM LOCOMOTIVE LITT F 1200

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Powerful and Elegant Queen of the Rails

They were once queens of the European rails: the four-cylinder express locomotives from Saxony, Baden, Württemberg, Bavaria, and also from Sweden. Inspired by the German rail stars, the Swedish State Railroad (SJ) had eleven class F Pacific express locomotives built by NOHAB between 1914 and 1916. Their design was based on the famous Württemberg Class C. In the process the Swedes also laid emphasis on an elegant, shapely appearance including a streamlined "wind splitter" cab. The class F locomotives soon conquered the important main routes Stockholm – Malmö and Stockholm – Göteborg, which however were already operated completely electrically in the Thirties. Starting in 1937, the powerful class F finally found a new home in Denmark. They ran there as the class E until well into the Sixties, their Danish copies even a bit longer. The impressive class F units were not forgotten in their old home of Sweden. As early as 1963 the Swedish Railroad Museum bought back the former road number F 1200, in 1999 followed road number F 1202. Currently, road number 1200 is shown perfectly restored in operational condition at the museum in Gävle. Its paint scheme reminds people of its prototype, the Württemberg steam locomotive queen of the class C. In real life the two majesties can no longer meet because all of the class C units were scrapped. Therefore, only the Märklin railroad still remains where both queens can celebrate a big appearance.



Swedish State Railways (SJ) class F 1200 steam locomotive with a tender. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life operationally based in Gävle, Sweden.


  • Prototypical tooling changes for the version as the class F 1200
  • Especially intricate metal construction
  • Factory-installed smoke unit
  • Cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation
  • Flickering fire in the firebox can be controlled digitally
  • Emergency light can be controlled separately in digital operation



The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. One axle powered, two axles driven using side rods. Traction tires. Dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The emergency light on the smoke box door can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting and the flickering of the fire in the firebox can also be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has a factory-installed smoke unit, which will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is an adjustable coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. There is a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket on the tender. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Various details such as access steps, brake hoses, piping, and prototype coupler imitations are included for installation on the locomotive. Length over the buffers approximately 24.5 cm / 9-5/8".



  • UPC/EAN:4001883394909
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