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Diesel Locomotives

9 juli 2013

Diesel locomotives, Diesel-Hydraulic and Diesel-Electric locomotives at Rosenbahn:

Very common on scale model rail tracks are the diesel locomotives,  also at the Rosenbahn they are present. You will see at the Rosenbahn both diesel- and diesel electric locomotives.

V100 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive,

BR 211/212 or known as V100

In 1958 (period III) the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) started using diesel hydraulic locomotives in the series V100 for all kind of transports. This type of locomotive has got a capacity of 1100 hp.

From the year 1962 they switched to a more powerfull version with 1350 hp. The length of this locomotives is 12,3 meter and they are able to reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

The first series V100.10 (364 locomotives) is since 1968 know as the  211 series, the second series V100.20 (371 locomotives) is known as 212. Another 10 locomotives are converted by the DB for use on hillsides, this special series is known as the BR 213.

With more and more electrification of the railways the DB sold out a serie of the V100, those locomotives are from that moment on in use in Italy, Austria, France and Switzerland.

At Rosenbahn the V100.20 is present as  number 37724 with the following properties, a digital decoder  and a high power five pole scew wound motor. Frame-work is made of metal, 2 powered shafts with non-slip tyres. Handles are very fine detailed and made out of metal. Frontlight is digital and switch automatically with the driving direction. The loc is painted in the classic red colour with the inscriptions out of the time period III. The address of the digital decoder can be changed easily with the dip switches with are placed on the decoders circuit board. Pull up- and breaking delay can be adjusted with a potential meter on the circuit board. This is also possible for the maximum speed.

V 188 Diesel Electric Locomotive.

In 1939, the German government gave Krupp an order for building two pieces of super artillery. To manoeuvre and transporting materials during construction and use ordered the Wehrmacht at the company Krupp six double diesel electric driven locomotives. Each of the locomotive units type D 311 consisted of two short connected parts with a fixed frame and for for wheel sets. In each part there was a 940 hp strong souped up six cylinder series motor from MAN. This engine powered a Direct current generator, which gave electrical power to the for “Tatzlager motors”. The electrical equipment of the locomotives was supplied by the  Siemens-Schuckert-factories in Berlin. At the front of both twin locs there is a cabin for the driver. Both double locs D 311.01A/B and 02A/B where delivered in October 1941, two other machines followed in August 1942. The two remaining locs couldn’t be produced anymore because the manufacturing locations of the Krupp company were serious destroyed by air attacks. Three of the four double locs stand the second world war, two of them are refurbished between 1948 and 1951 at the Krauss-Maffei company. After the second world war they get at the DB the new numbers V188 001a/b (ex D 311.03A/B) V188.02a/b (exD 133.04A/B) and V188 003a/b (ex D 311.02a/b). The last one was not refurbished but was used for a long time a supplier for spare parts. After this update both refurbished locs went to the Bw Aschaffenburg and where used there as a pushing loc on the Spessarthelling Laufach-Heigenbrücken track. As they discovered that this locs where not so useful for this kind of work the locs went to another track and made themselve useful as a freight train from the date  Juli 1953 at the track Schweinfurt, Bamberg and Dillenburg. More and more they got problem with the older MAN engines, this was the reason that both trains received between 1957 and 1958 new  powerful Maybach-engines each of 1.000 hp (later 1.100 hp) capacity and a new traction system from Gmeinder. After this update they performed excellent and where used from the end of  1958 from Bw Aschaffenburg, subsequently from Bw Gemuünden and from 1967/1968 from Bw Bamberg as heavy duty freight trains. After some major damages at the 25th of September 1969 (288 001) and the 15th June 1972 (288 002), both locs went out of order in case of savings. Unfortunately are both locs shortly after that demolished.

The V188 at the Rosenbahn is made by  Märklin with article number 37282. This locomotive is carried out with a digital decoder with dips-witches for and easy changing of the address, a high power five pole scew wound motor.   Pull up- and breaking delay can be adjusted with a potential meter on the circuit board. This is also possible for the maximum speed. Also the sound volume is adjustable via a potential meter on the circuit board. LED front-light is digital and switch automatically with the driving direction in red or white. Diesel engine sound and horn are separate adjustable with potential meters on the circuit board of the digital decoder.  This locomotive is provided with 4 different switchable sounds, lubrication, Starting/driving, engine sound of 1 engine/ 2 engines and stopping(stationary) switch of after 10 seconds/running sound. This loc is painted in the original green color with grey roof, is fully metal and because of his 2 engines he has got an enormous  big draught with 4 driven axles.

V200 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive,

Especially for the German Traffic exhibition in Munich 1953, the first 2 of 5  prototypes of the two- engine diesel-hydraulic locomotives were represented. From 1956 started the 81 of series V 200 locomotives with a capacity of 2000 hp and a maximum speed of 140 km/h. This locomotives were developed for fast and heavy services. From 1968 the next generation came under the series 220. The original description  “Deutsche Bundesbahn” on both sides of the locomotive is in the series 220 removed and changed into the new “DB” logo. In 1984 became the last locomotives out of order  by the DB. The V200/220’s were build at the company Krauss-Maffei and provided with two V12 diesel engines. In the lifetime of the V200/220 were a small number of locs build at MAK. The engines of this locs came during the building period from three manufacturers, MAN, Maybach and Daimler Benz. The Swiss SBB purchased in the seventies of the twenty century seven locomotives under building number AM 4/4 with the numbers 18461 up to 18467.

The first V200 on the Rosenbahn is the V200.101 This locomotive is made by Roco and provided with a digital ESU Lokpilot  decoder and the number 68844.

This locomotive is the first from manufacturer Roco which appeared at the Rosenbahn and after driving a few rounds it looks like  a great accession for the Rosenbahn. The driving properties of this Roco machine are great. The housing of the locomotive is in compare with many Märklin locs made of a plastic composite but it looks fantastic and also the many great details are better than expected. Despite  to the plastic composite housing is the weight Roco locomotive very high and together with his powerful motor this loc is capable to move forward with long and heavy trains also on a slope. This locomotive is provided with LED front-lights which automatically change with the driving direction in red and white. Handles are made of fine metal, the strong motor drives two axles.

V36 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive,

Around 250 three-axle diesel-hydraulic locomotives where build from 1938 up to 1944 as type WR 360 C 14. They where used for manoeuvering jobs. The Deutsche Bundesbahn took over, like many other European public and state railroad companies after the II WW (1945) this type of locomotives as building series (BR) V 36. They were used on short tracks for passenger trains around the cities, for manoeuvering jobs on freight stations and to make the combinations of passenger trains on the manoeuvering areas.  From the year 1968 this locs got the number BR 236. These days all those locs are out of service. At Rosenbahn there is a V 36  – 237 as combination with three-passenger cars named as donnerbüschen and a passenger cargo car. Märklin has given the number 26577 for this specific set. The locomotive is provided with a digital mfx decoder and a high power five-pole scew wound motor. The V 36 does have a three-point round front light and the cargo car 2 red end lights, the lights are digital and switch automatically with the driving direction in red or white. Total length of the train set is 70,5 cm.

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