H0 Expert Electric Locomotive class 152 DB AG VI #51120

07.10.2022 H0 Expert Electric Locomotive class 152 DB AG VI #51120

The 152 rolls up! The class 152 electric freight locomotive as an H0 model from PIKO  

51120 Electric Locomotive class 152 DB AG era VI MSRP 210,00 €
51121 ~Electric Locomotive class 152 DB AG era VI MSRP 260,00 €
51122 Electric locomotive / sound class 152 DB AG era VI, incl. PSD XP 5.1 S MSRP 325,00 €
51123 ~Electric locomotive / sound class 152 DB AG era VI, incl. PSD XP 5.1 S MSRP 325,00 €

The advantages of the models in key points:

  • Complete new construction
  • Filigree metal windscreen wipers
  • Driver's cab and instrument lighting digitally switchable
  • Sophisticated and powerful drive technology
  • Filigree pantographs
  • Sound variant with modern PIKO SmartDecoder XP 5.1 S


» The model in the PIKO Webshop

» Fahrzeugheft BR 152 DE

» Fahrzeugheft BR 152 EN

Some information about the prototype and model

In the early 1990s, a need for modern and powerful three-phase locomotives for goods train service became apparent, so that DB invited tenders for the development of such a vehicle in 1993. The Siemens/Krauss-Maffei consortium was convincing and by 1995 the prototype 152 001-4 had been built as the second member of the well-known EuroSprinter family. Of the subsequent order for 195 units, DB AG called off 170 machines. When they entered service, all locomotives were assigned to the Nuremberg marshalling yard. From here, the vehicles are used in front of goods trains all over Germany, with the hinterland transports of the Port of Hamburg from the Maschen marshalling yard being a focal point. In addition to the DB AG locomotives, Siemens also produced two machines under the designation ES64F for the in-house leasing company "Dispolok". These were later sold to the railway company ITL and are currently in service for Captrain in the distinctive neon green livery. 

Our prototype: Locomotive 9180 6 152 019-6 D-DB

The large sides and the smooth roof of the class 152 embody the locomotive construction of the 1990s. This overall appearance is excellently reproduced by the new PIKO model in 1:87 scale. In detail, great importance was attached to extremely vivid engravings. In addition, there are many filigree attachments, especially underneath the locomotive body. The area of the bogies is a feast for the eyes, here you can discover not only the reproduction of the Tatzlager motors, but also the two-part support of the locomotive body or the specially inserted brake discs.

Technically, the model continues the proven line of the PIKO Expert models. A powerful mid-engine serves as the drive, two flywheel masses cultivate the running characteristics. Diagonally arranged traction tyres on the two inner axles provide additional friction and enable the transport of stately model goods trains. In digital operation with the PIKO SmartDecoder XP 5.1, the driver's cab and driver's desk lighting as well as the high beam can be switched digitally. The sound versions of the locomotive also have prototypical vehicle sounds thanks to PIKO TrainSound®.

Whether container train, tank car or the mixed transfer, the PIKO model of the class 152 is the ideal train horse for almost every model goods train of era VI.

06.10.2022 Productmanagement