79222 Electric locomotive class 372, CSD

Electric locomotive class 372, CSD



Discontinued, not available

Electric locomotive class 372 of the Czechoslovakian State Railways.

Completely new construction including 16-BIT SOUND for a perfect sound experience.

■ 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
■ Comprehensive lighting functions in the digital versions ex-works: Driver’s cab and control panel lighting as well as engine room lighting
■ Newly-developed “Dynamic Sound” package with two loudspeakers for improved depth of sound

In the 1980s, the DR purchased electric dual-mode locomotives to improve operating procedures in the steadily growing cross-border traffic on the railway lines between Berlin–Dresden–Prag.
However, the locomotive builder in the GDR, LEW Hennigsdorf, was working at full capacity at the time. Hence, the Czech locomotive factory Skoda, which already had gathered various experiences with such machines, received the order. The CSD series ES 499.1 and 499.2 served as a basis for the construction and design. However, new ground was broken with the German 15 kV/16⅔ Hz power system. The double order contained 15 locomotives series 372 for the CSD and 20 locomotives series 230 for the DR.
The universal locomotives were used to haul passenger and goods trains. With an hourly power output of 3.260 kW, the locos reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h. In Germany, the series is affectionately called "Dumpling Press" whereas its Czech counterpart is called "Bastard".

Additional Information

General data
Coupling NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius 358 mm
Flywheel yes
Number of driven axles 3
Number of axles with traction tyres 1
Article number 79222
Scale H0
Epoch IV
Railway Company CSD
Head light 3 headlight, dependent on the direction of travel/2 tail lights, dependent on the direction of travel
LED head light yes
Additional light function yes
Interior lighting Yes, LED, Digital switchable, Driver's cab lighting, Engine room lighting
Control AC
Interface Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Decoder-Type MS450P22
Sound yes
Buffer capacitor yes
Length over buffer 193 mm


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