H0 Expert electric locomotive Rh 1041 ÖBB #51880 / #51881
19.12.2017 H0 Expert electric locomotive Rh 1041 ÖBB #51880 / #51881
Rh 1041 ÖBB – the Austrian classic now available as H0 Expert model by PIKO
#51880 DC electric locomotive Rh 1041 ÖBB era IV #51881 AC electric locomotive Rh 1041 ÖBB era IV
The advantages of the PIKO model in bullet points:
- Brand new construction
- Finest paintwork and printing
- Individually mounted and delicate handles
- Freestanding shunting treads
- Delicate pantographs and electric insulators
- Digital switchable lighting for the driver’s cabin and the engine room
- Detailed and sharply engraved bogies
- Exceptional running characteristics
- AC-model with preinstalled and mfx-capable PluX22 decoder
- Very good price-performance ratio DC 154,99 € or AC 194,99 €
Some information about original and model:
After WW II. the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) were in need of new electric locomotives to replace older steam locomotives. Among others this lead to the development of the new Rh 1041 locomotive. The Rh 1041 could reach a top speed of 90 km/h (although it was only licensed for 80 km/h), weighed 83 tons and was equipped with the Bo'Bo' wheel arrangement. Between 1951 and 1953 25 of these locomotives were stationed in Attnang-Puchheim, Selzthal and Bischofshofen. The main tasks of the 15,32 m long electric locomotive were regional and freight traffic. In the locomotive’s last operational years it was also used for shunting service. The machines with their electrical components from AEG, BBC, ELIN and SSW were known for their reliability. By the end of 2003 all vehicles of the Rh 1041 series were taken out of service due to modernisation measures by the ÖBB. Some of the locomotives can be exhibited in museums, including the model 1041.15, which was almost fully converted back in is original state
Locomotive 1041 007-4 Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Version in blood orange with modernised doors and new front windows, operating status from 1988. The PIKO Rh 1041 ÖBB in the popular scale H0 is characterized by is high quality die cast frame, a strong 5-pole motor with two oscillating weights, two traction tires, a smartly assembled circuit board with Plux22 interface and bright LED lights with digitally switchable rear lights. On top of that the model has many individually mounted parts like freestanding handles, wind deflectors next to the doors, front sockets, an illuminated driver's cabin, a realistic main switch, modern and realistic lighting, detailed and sharply engraved bogies as well as pinned on speedometer cables, sandboxes and snowplows. The model combines the familiar running characteristics of PIKO locomotives with a richness of detail and high play value for a reasonable price. The model can be optionally equipped with sound. The AC-model comes with a preinstalled and mfx-capable PluX22 decoder. Optional brake hoses for cabinet display are included.
Why you should not miss out on our new model:
The PIKO Rh 1041 comes with many individually mounted parts like freestanding handles, wind deflectors next to the doors, front sockets, an illuminated driver's cabin, a realistic main switch, modern and realistic lighting, detailed and sharply engraved bogies as well as pinned on speedometer cables, sandboxes and snowplows. Our new model features the optics of the Rh 1041 ÖBB combined with the well-known exceptional running characteristics of PIKO locomotives.
With the delicate and realistic model of the Rh 1041 PIKO has once again demonstrated its own high aspirations to offer models with a high technical quality, exceptional running characteristics, detail oriented and operational design for a reasonable price.
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