H0 Expert diesel locomotive D.145 FS #52840
20.06.2019 H0 Expert diesel locomotive D.145 FS #52840
Diesel locomotive D.145 of the FS – A striking Italian classic
52840 Diesel locomotive D.145 FS era IV RRP 199,99 €
52841 ~Diesel locomotive D.145 FS era IV RRP 239,99 €
52842 Diesel sound locomotive D.145 FS era IV RRP 289,99 €
52843 ~Diesel sound locomotive D.145 FS era IV RRP 299,99 €
The advantages of the PIKO model:
- Completely new construction
- Delicate painting and printing
- Many separately attached details
- Handrails and radiator grille made of etched parts
- Excellent driving characteristics also at slow speeds
- AC version factory-fitted with a mfx-capable PluX22 decoder
- Excellent price performance ratio
Further information about the prototype and the model:
At the end of the 1970s, the diesel-electric shunting locomotives D.145 were meant to initiate the fundamental modernization of the Italian State Railways FS and were the first diesel locomotives to be put into service in 1982 with the unusual orange paint job. The locomotives developed by the Italian company Brown-Boveri Tecnomasio of VADO LIGURE were equipped with rather untypical central driver's cabs for an optimal overview during shunting operations. The locomotives are suitable both for freight train service at max. 100 km/h and for heavy shunting service at lower speeds. Since 2017, 41 machines have been operated by the freight division of the Italian State Railway Mercitalia..
The striking FS D.145 diesel locomotive is the first PIKO redesign of a purely Italian vehicle! Due to the special appearance, the large field of operation and the outstanding driving characteristics with a successful mixture of attention to detail and operability, this locomotive will inspire collectors of extraordinary European locomotives and layout operators alike. The PIKO D.145 in the version with original roof with sun visors and elevated FS logo on the engine hoods convinces by its flawless painting and printing, attached handlebars and sharply engraved bogies. The white/red light change is depending on the direction of travel. The standard driver's cab lighting and the direction-dependent tail lights can be switched digitally with a PluX22 decoder. The five-pole motor with two flywheels ensures excellent driving characteristics. The model has a digital PluX22 interface according to NEM 658 and is prepared for easy retrofitting with sound and a large loudspeaker. Closed clad-dings and brake hoses for retrofitting are included.
Why the model should not be missing on your layout:
The PIKO locomotives of the D.145 FS series have etched railings, attached handrails and door handles, separate whistles and horns. The brake shoes, speedometer shaft, sandboxes, shock absorbers and the filigree condensation water hoses were specially designed on the highly detailed bogies. Even the lateral water filler necks were lovingly reproduced on the model as extra parts, making the locomotive an eye-catcher on any layout.
With the D.145, PIKO for the first time offers a new construction of a purely Italian locomotive, which appeals to all collectors of interesting railway vehicles due to its unusual appearance. The modern, detail-loving construction of this model, which PIKO is known for, promises long-lasting fun and a special Italian flair thanks to the sound files and Italian announcements recorded on the original locomotive.
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