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72140 - Steam locomotive 053 129-3, DB

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Epoch: IV   |
Gauge: H0   |
Elect. system: DC   |
Steam locomotive 053 129 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

Drive on two axles of the tender and via cardan shaft on all five drive axles of the locomotive.

■ Version with tub-style tender, DB emblem on driver’s cab and leading disc wheels
■ Delicately designed model with many extra applied plug-in parts
■ Sets of elaborately designed metal wheels
■ With set of etched signs included
■ Smoke generator retrofittable

The class 50, at that time probably the most important DB steam locomotive of the 1950/60s with many design variants, had proven itself in front of almost all types of trains on main and branch lines. After all, more than 60 variants ensured that hardly any class 50 locomotive had an utterly identical appearance to any sister locomotive. The 1'E goods train locomotives, built in about 3,100 units from 1939 onwards, were robust, powerful, easy to maintain, and highly reliable. After 1945, more than 2,000 locomotives remained with the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The locomotives reached a top speed of 80 km/h, had a power output of approximately 1,200 kW and an axle load of 15 tonnes.

When the EDP class scheme was introduced in 1968, there were still 1,452 locomotives in the DB's rolling stock. Since the serial number could only have three digits, the designations 051, 052 and 053 were introduced in addition to the class number 050.
Spare parts
General data
Close coupler motion link between locomotive and tender
NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism at the tender
Minimum radius
358 mm
Number of axles with traction tyres
Smoke generator Article number (analog)
Seuthe steam unit no. 10
Smoke generator Article number (digital)
Seuthe steam unit no. 11
Number of driven axles
Smoke generator retrofittable
Head light
Both sides of the vehicle are equipped with direction dependent triple headlights.
Electrical interface for traction units according to NEM 652 standards with plug-in fixture
LED head light
Length over buffer
265 mm

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