19.05.2022 N electric loco class 101 DB AG #40560/#40561

The 101 rolls up! The class 101 intercity locomotive as an N model from PIKO

40560 Electric loco class 101 DB AG era VI MSRP 170,00 €
40561 Electric loco / Sound class 101 DB AG era VI, incl. PSD XP 5.1 S MSRP 280,00 €

The advantages of the models in key points:

  • Completely new construction
  • Fine wipers, steps and handlebars made of metal
  • Reproduction of the push/pull rods
  • Digitally switchable driver's cab lighting and high beams
  • Sophisticated and powerful driving technology
  • Numerous filigree etched parts and free-standing metal handle bars
  • Buffer capacitor installed ex works
  • Sound version with modern PIKO SmartDecoder XP 5.1 S
  • Excellent price-performance ratio

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09.05.2022 "30 years of PIKO Spielwaren GmbH"

In 2022, PIKO Spielwaren GmbH celebrates a special anniversary. On 01 May 2022, it will be exactly 30 years since company boss Dr. René F. Wilfer and his wife, Ortrun D. Wilfer, entered their company in the Sonneberg district of Oberlind as owners for the first time. On that day three decades ago, the company was still far from being one of the most important manufacturers of model railways in the world.

Time to look back over our shoulder and review the developments of the past years.

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29.04.2022 PIKO Anniversary "30 years of PIKO Spielwaren GmbH"

PIKO trains have been manufactured in Sonneberg, Thuringia, for 70 years. Almost exactly 30 years ago, Ortrun D. Wilfer and Dr. René F. Wilfer saved the former GDR company from its final demise. Today, PIKO is on a solid footing and plays a leading technological role in the model railway industry.

Written by Peter Pernsteiner, Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) and freelance journalist

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