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Model: Fleischmann is celebrating its 125 year anniversary, because this is a special anniversary Fleischmann is coming out with this exquisite Bavarian S3/6 Express Locomotive. This locomotive will be a real gem. Model has super detailing with prototypical "daylight" between boiler and chassis, fully operational and finely detailed Heusinger valve gear, brake blocks between the wheels and brake blocks, finely spoked cast metal wheels and metal chassis. Locomotive also has replicated 4 cylinder drive, can motor with fly wheel, and NEM 651 DCC interface.
Prototype: From 1908 to 1931 the Royal Bavarian State Railroad bought what is probably the most famous and beautiful of all of the Bavarian express locomotives. That means that the last S 3/6 locomotives were delivered 6 years after the introduction of the class 01 standard design locomotive, undoubtedly proof of this successful design. The famous S 3/6 was the symbol of Bavarian locomotive construction, although there were American design principles present in the locomotive. Two of the class S 2/5 were ordered in 1901 from the Baldwin Company in the USA. The good results from this design led to the Bavarian class S 2/5 and S 3/5, and the S 3/6 was a further development of this. There were only slight differences between the first 4 subclasses of the S3/6 locomotive. The S3/6 was a heavy four cylinder compound locomotive with diameter of driving wheels which varied from 1,870mm to 2000mm. All the S3/6 locomotives were built by J.A. Maffei and they might have been the most exquisite express locomotive ever built.
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