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71223 - Electric locomotive class 180, DB AG

Railway company:    |
Epoch: VI   |
Gauge: H0   |
Elect. system: DC   |
EAN: 9005033712235
Electric locomotive class 180 of the Deutsche Bahn.

Completely new design !

■ Finely detailed model with many separately applied plug-in parts
■ Completely newly-developed current collectors with innovative attachment
■ Elaborate roof area design as well as the ventilator slats allowing an unobstructed view
■ Delicate design of the bogies as well as the spoked wheels
■ With rail guards and air tanks in closed form for realistic presentation in display cabinets
■ Rear signal can be switched using a DIP switch

In the 1980s, the DR purchased electric dual-mode locomotives to improve operating procedures in the steadily growing cross-border traffic between the GDR and Czechoslovakia. Due to the lack of experience in the field of dual voltage technology (GDR: AC voltage 15 kV/16⅔ Hz, ČSSR: DC voltage 3 kV) and full capacity production at the electric locomotive manufacturer LEW in Hennigsdorf, the machines were built based on the ČSD series ES 499.1. However, the locomotive factory Škoda had not built a locomotive for the AC system 15 kV/16⅔ Hz before, so the parts of the AC equipment were supplied from the GDR. Due to the demand of the ČSD, this resulted in a double order for Škoda with 15 locomotives class 372 and 20 locomotives class 230 for the DR. At the DB AG, the machines, with an hourly output of 3.260 kW and a top speed of 120 km/h, were redesignated as Class 180 locomotives.
Details
General data
Number of axles with traction tyres
1
Number of driven axles
4
Coupling
NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius
358 mm
Flywheel
yes
Electrical
Interface
Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Head light
Two direction dependent tail lights and dual headlights.
Additional light function
yes
LED head light
yes
Measurements
Length over buffer
193 mm

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