Product Features and Details
Model: Fleischmann is celebrating its 125 year anniversary, because this is a special anniversary Fleischmann is coming out with this exquisite Bavarian presentation set. The set will consists of one exquisite Bavarian DVI tank locomotive, one two axle "Nurnberger Oil" tank car and one two axle "Teisnacher" paper box car. The Barvarian presentation set represents a typical provincial freight train which operated in Southern Germany in the early 1900s. Fleischmann's 125 year Bavarian set is extremely limited and will sell out fast. The locomotive is all metal and comes equipped with DCC sound decoder, can motor with flywheel and extensive detail. The freight cars are highly detailed with spoke wheels and functional doors. The locomotive and cars are equipped with NEM short coupler pockets.
The Fleischmann Bavarian D VI locomotive might just be the most attractive little tank loco ever made, words cannot describe its beauty. It is highly detailed, colorful, and the number of separately applied parts is truly amazing. The DVI would be a great model for a small Era I branch line layout.
Locomotive Model Features:
5 Pole Can Motor with Flywheel
Metal Body and Chassis
PluX16 Digital DCC Receptacle
Factory Installed Sound Decoder
NEM 362 Coupler Pocket
2 Traction Tires
Prototype: When it comes to modeling European trains one of the more popular time periods to model is Era I. Era I is desirable because it deals with many of the private state railways from the years 1835 to 1925. The Bavarian State Railways is among the most exciting railways to model in this time period because they incorporated many unique and impressive steam locomotives which were painted in exquisite liveries. The DVI was built in 1880 by J. A. Maffei and Krauss in München, 53 locomotives were built between 1880 and 1894. The DVI was designed to be used on small local branch-lines hauling both local passenger service and light branch-line freight. In 1925 when the Deutsche Reichsbahn unified all the German State Railroads 26 Bavarian DVI's were re-classified as BR 98.75 of which five were equipped with water storage containers on the sides. The remaining locomotives operated in the Pfalz area of Germany in the cities of Speyer and Maximiliansau. They were decommissioned at the end of the 1920s and partially sold off as factory locomotives.