G-Scale steam locomotive Class 50.35 #37240 / #37241
10.10.2019 G-Scale steam locomotive Class 50.35 #37240 / #37241
Steam locomotive Class 50.35 – The allround loco of the German Reichsbahn new by PIKO
37240 G-Scale steam loco Class 50.35 DR era IV Rrp 1.199,99 €
37241 G-Scale steam loco/w. sound Class 50.35 DR era IV Rrp 1.350,00 €
The features of the PIKO model:
- Freestanding, individually fitted boiler pipes
- Four ball-bearing drive axles
- Two strong 7-pole Bühler motors
- Ex works with steam generator
- Driver’s cabin light
- Fire box with flickering light
- Current collection via five stainless steel wheel sets by means of wheel contacts and tender wheel sets
- Elaborate chassis construction, so that the R1 can also be driven through
More information about the prototype and the model:
The class 50, built from 1939 onwards, is one of the most frequently built German freight locomotives and was for a long time after the war one of the most important supports in freight traffic in East and West Germany. In other countries, too, locomotives of this class were used, in some cases until the end of the steam locomotive era. In the course of time, these locomotives were used as universal locomotives before almost all types of trains. Railway enthusiasts from all over Europe ensured that many of the locomotives of this striking series remained in service even after the scheduled end of steam locomotives and found enthusiastic friends on many routes in the East and West in museum operation.
Our prototype: Locomotive 50 3690-0 of the German Reichsbahn. Railway management Dresden,
With the new development of the class 50.35 steam locomotive, PIKO fulfils a frequently expressed wish of many garden railway enthusiasts from East and West. The lovingly realized model in the matching design with roof window on the driver's cab has a finely detailed overall appearance corresponding to the original and can be used in many ways due to the very good driving characteristics. Many applied details, e.g. wind deflectors, sand pipes and the applied number plate on the smoke chamber door underline the noble character of the locomotive. The model has fine replicas of the handlebars and filigree spoke wheels with stainless steel tires as well as a light change white/white. The analogue version is of course prepared for upgrading a digital system and sound. The heavy PIKO model has two traction tires. The plastic parts are made of a special material for a long-lasting use in the garden. The features of the driver's cab lighting, the smoke set and the flickering light in the fire box are switchable by using the function keys (with the digital version) or the switch (analogue). oder Schalter (analog) schaltbar.
The surprise of the digital version: a lowerable coal supply in the tender
As a surprise, the digital version (#37241) of the class 50.35 was equipped by the PIKO designers with a further highlight that had not yet been announced: The function "Lower coal supply with locomotive control" was developed especially for this locomotive for digital operation. The coal supply is lowered by a drive in the tender of the locomotive. No coal is consumed when the locomotive is at a standstill. Once the coal has reached its lowest level, the locomotive speed is reduced to a low speed level and the locomotive can then only be controlled up to the maximum of this speed level. The coal is "refilled" via the special function key F7. In addition, the locomotive offers several setting options in order to adapt this operating sequence to one's own requirements. The CVs can be used to individually adjust the duration of the coal lowering and the locomotive speed according to the "consumption of coal".
The locomotive with sound can be used on both digital and analogue systems. This locomotive also has a sensor (reed contact) which reacts to each track switching magnet #35268 and triggers a bell or whistle
Why the model should not be missing on your layout:
In implementing this important series, the PIKO designers have once again succeeded in creating a worthy monument to a prototype with great attention to detail. In addition, the impressive model with the driver's cab lighting, the flickering light in the firebox, smoke, the attached cables and the deep engravings offers many optical special features, which are excellently rounded off in the digital version with the highlight "Lowering coal supply with locomotive effect". The robust design of course as usual from PIKO promises long-lasting fun!