Product Features and Details
Diesel locomotive 118 512 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.
¦ Model in "Sparlack" design
¦ 4-axle model
¦ With horizontal front handles
¦ Delicately designed model with many extra applied plug-in parts - partially made of metal
¦ Headlights/tail lights switchable with a DIP switch
¦ With set of etched signs included
The class V 180 locomotive of the Deutsche Reichsbahn was the largest diesel class ever built in the GDR. It was initially built in a four-axle version with two two-axle bogies - later, there were also 6-axle variants. The six-axle version with a low axle load of 15.6 t is still considered a masterpiece of the engineers involved. The low axle load allows for universal use, so the locomotive can also operate on branch lines. In addition to that, it also has the license to haul trains over steep railway sections. The resulting potential application area is unique among large German diesel locomotives.