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Diesel locomotive BR 118 DR Ep.IV

Fleischmann 721401

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Art.-no.Fleischmann_721401
Gauge1:160
EAN4005575189941
CategoriesRolling stock, Locomotive, diesel
EpochIV
Railway companyDR
Flywheelyes
LED headlightsyes
Electrical systemSpur N, 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
InterfaceElektrische Schnittstelle für Triebfahrzeuge Next18
CouplerSchacht NEM 355 mit KK-Kinematik
Headlights3-Spitzenlicht fahrtrichtungsabhängig / 2-Schlussleuchten, fahrtrichtungsabhängig
Motor5-pol. Motor
Quarter first delivery2/2020
Length over buffer (mm)121mm
Min. radius (mm)192mm
Friction tyres2
Drivel axles4
Diesel locomotive class 118, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR-Ost).

- In bordeaux red coloring
- 4-axis version
- The tail light can be switched off with a DIP switch for each locomotive side

The V 180 series of the GDR's Deutsche Reichsbahn was the largest diesel locomotive built in the GDR. It was initially built in a four-axle version with two 2-axle bogies, later there were also 6-axle versions. The low axle mass of 15.6 t is still considered an engineering feat in the six-axle version, so that this locomotive can also be used universally on branch lines. It also has approval for steep sections. The possible field of application that this creates is unique to large German diesel locomotives.

The V 180 accelerated the change of traction at the Deutsche Reichsbahn to replace various steam locomotive series in the performance classes above the V 100. Three copies, 118 548, 550 and 552, were assigned to the GDR government. In 1995 the last locomotives left the operational service at DB AG. After that, numerous copies were sold to private railways.

This model is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years!