Product Features and Details
Diesel locomotive class 216 of the DB, epoch IV
- novelty 2020 -
In the 1960s and 1970s, the V 160 and 216 series were the express train locomotives for lines without contact wire.
The redesign of this important vehicle type not only closes a gap in the Piko range, but will also enrich many model railroad systems from epochs III to V with numerous variants. The development team has implemented the striking shape of the prototype in outstanding quality in the model and at the same time achieved ideal driving characteristics. These attributes are underlined by the effective use of perfect engravings and a coherent paintwork down to the smallest detail. State-of-the-art LED technology serves as the basis for the light change in red / white and the light functions that can be switched by retrofitting a digital decoder. The PluX22 digital interface is state-of-the-art according to NEM 658 standards, and a decoder can easily be attached.
A suitable decoder is installed at the factory for the models for medium-wire operation, which can be used with the mfx digital protocol. With the included add-on parts, the vehicle's screed can be completed prototypically.