Piko 51540 HO Gauge Expert DB BR191 Electric Locomotive IV

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WORKING ORDER: Yes.

COSMETIC CONDITION: New. 

DETAIL

As early as 1922 the first order was placed by the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" for 30 heavy goods train electric locomotives with a C+C wheel arrangement for mountain railway services, as part of their procurement plan for electric locomotives.

On the prototype the three-axle driven bogies had an inside frame. Each had a double motor driving its axles via a jackshaft and Winterthur diagonal side-rod drive (Schrägstangenantrieb). The superstructure was in three sections. The front and rear sections each had a driver's cab and an engine room and were fixed to the bogies. The centre section was suspended between the front and rear sections and was articulated. The gangways between the individual sections of the engine room were protected by bellows; there were no dividing walls.

From 1927 they were given operating numbers E 91 01 – 16 and E 91 81 – 94. On the introduction of computerised operating numbers, the locomotives were reclassified in 1969 to 191s and given three-digit running numbers.

PIKO has captured these electric locomotives with rod drives perfectly and make for quite a point of interest of a model railway layout. The model draws power from a five-pole PIKO motor and the two finely balanced flywheels ensure continuous travel even when the track is difficult. The model also can change light-direction, using LED technology, with red tail lighting.



SPECIFICATIONS

OPERATOR DB
ERA IV
LENGTH OVER BUFFERS 192mm
MINIMUM RADIUS 358mm
DIGITAL INTERFACE NEM 658 PluX22
INTERIOR LIGHTING Digitally switchable cab lighting (with PluX22 decoder)
COUPLING NEM shaft + close coupling link
SOUND Retrofit with PK56488
EXTERIOR LIGHTING Directional light change white / red
POWER SUPPLY Direct Current

 

BOXED: Yes.

NOTES:

Piko 51540 HO Gauge Expert DB BR191 Electric Locomotive IV

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