H0 Expert electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV #97400

01.03.2023 H0 Expert electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV #97400

The S 499.02 rolls up! The elegant Škoda locomotive as H0 model from PIKO  

97400 Electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV 210,00 €
97401 ~Electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV 260,00 €
97402 Electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV, PIKO TrainSound Onboard 320,00 €
97403 ~Electric locomotive class S499.02 CSD IV, PIKO TrainSound Onboard 320,00 €

The advantages of the models in key points

  • Completely new construction
  • Filigree roof equipment
  • Driver's cab and instrument lighting digitally switchable
  • Silky smooth driving characteristics
  • Highest model quality with full operational capability
  • Numerous filigree attachments for perfect prototype reproduction


» The model in the PIKO Webshop

» Fahrzeugheft BR S499.02 DE

» Fahrzeugheft BR S499.02 EN

» Fahrzeugheft BR S499.02 CZ

Some information about the prototype and model

As AC electrification progressed, the need for suitable locomotives grew at the ČSD. As a further development of the S499.0, the robust machines of the new S499.02 series were created in the mid-1970s. For cost reasons, the locomotive body was no longer made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic, but was once again conventionally made of steel sections and sheet metal. Apart from the sides, which were adorned with a wide ventilation grille band for cooling the transformer instead of the large windows, the locomotive body was similar to that of the DC locomotives of type E 469.3. 86 examples were put into service with the ČSD between 1975 and 1981 and were used in front of both freight and passenger trains. In the 1980s, some of the locomotives received modern single-arm pantographs; from 1988, they were re-designated as class 242. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, all locomotives of the S499.02 series went to the Czech Railways (ČD) and are still in service there today. The delivery of the S499.0286 in 1981 marked the end of production of Škoda locomotives of the so-called First Generation.

Our prototype: Locomotive S499.0205 of the depot Plzeň

As with the prototype, the S499.02 is also a further development of the legendary "Laminátka" in the model. Thus, both series also share the sublime model quality. This becomes clear in the precise reproduction of the locomotive body with the striking continuous ventilation grilles, whose engravings convey the highest plasticity in the model. The small engine room windows above are perfectly flush. A special feature on the prototype is the framing of the front windows, which in 1:87 scale is done justice to by a separately inserted frame. Matching to this, the vents next to the windows were also made as separate parts. Special attention was paid to the representation of the undercarriage. Between the filigree worked out bogies also the free standing rods were reproduced meticulously. Apart from the exterior qualities, the model is also technically convincing: Among the lighting functions, the undercarriage lighting with the filigree lamp glasses is particularly noteworthy. On the models equipped with a digital decoder at the factory, lights in the driver's cabs and instrument panels as well as in the engine room can be switched on and off. In addition, the versions with PIKO TrainSound provide an authentic reproduction of the typical sounds of the prototype locomotive. Thanks to the PluX22 interface, analogue versions can be equipped with a decoder in no time and then have the same lighting functions.

With the S499.02, one of the most characteristic locomotives of the Czech Republic rolls onto the tracks of nominal size H0 as a perfectly shaped model.

01.03.2023 Productmanagement