Product Features and Details
Model: The Piko 52851 Italian diesel locomotive Class D.145 is a very impressive model with exceptional running performance and extensive detail. This is also the first Italian Piko locomotive which will surely inspire enthusiasts of the Italian Federal Railroad. The model is equipped with a powerful 5 pole motor with two precisely balanced flywheels. It also comes with a PluX22 factory installed sound decoder, full cab interiors, intricate and prototypical roof details and much more. Model also has white LED headlights and red LED tail lights that coordinate with direction of travel.
A striking characteristic of the locomotives in the PIKO range is the modern technical design and the attention to detail. The model has all the usual standards for the PIKO Expert series.
Piko locomotives are among the best models on the market today, the detail and running performance is remarkable and all models are offered at competitive prices.
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• High attention to detail and accurate scale
• Precise construction
• Excellent running performance
• Detailed color schemes
• Realistic and highly accurate printing & Paint Finish
• Factory installed PluX22 sound decoder decoder
Model & Prototype Information
At the end of the 1970s, the diesel-electric shunting locomotives D.145 were meant to initiate the fundamental modernization of the Italian State Railways FS and were the first diesel locomotives to be put into service in 1982 with the unusual orange paint job. The locomotives developed by the Italian company Brown-Boveri Tecnomasio of VADO LIGURE were equipped with rather untypical central driver's cabs for an optimal overview during shunting operations. The locomotives are suitable both for freight train service at max. 100 km/h and for heavy shunting service at lower speeds. Since 2017, 41 machines have been operated by the freight division of the Italian State Railway Mercitalia.
The PIKO locomotives of the D.145 FS series have etched railings, attached handrails and door handles, separate whistles and horns. The brake shoes, speedometer shaft, sandboxes, shock absorbers and the filigree condensation water hoses were specially designed on the highly detailed bogies. Even the lateral water filler necks were lovingly reproduced on the model as extra parts, making the locomotive an eye-catcher on any layout.
With the D.145, PIKO for the first time offers a new construction of a purely Italian locomotive, which appeals to all collectors of interesting railway vehicles due to its unusual appearance. The modern, detail-loving construction of this model, which PIKO is known for, promises long-lasting fun and a special Italian flair thanks to the sound files and Italian announcements recorded on the original locomotive.