Heavy Diesel Locomotive class T44
Road: SJ - Statens Jarnvagar
- Our Price: $298.11
Prototype: Swedish State Railways (SJ) class T44 heavy diesel locomotive.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and Softdrive Sine controlled high-efficiency propulsion. The locomotive has a powerful compact design Softdrive Sine motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LED's. The headlights and marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The red marker lights can be controlled separately. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a 6021 Control Unit or with Marklin Systems. The locomotive has a representation of the engineer's cab interior. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons.
Dimensions: Length over the buffers 17.7 cm / 6-15/16".
- Completely new tooling.
- New compact design Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion.
- All axles powered.
In the Sixties, the older classes of Swedish diesel locomotives were no longer able to meet the railroad's requirements. The cars had become longer and heavier, thereby increasing the demand for modern diesel switch engine. The Swedish State Railways ordered a switch engine with a B-B wheel arrangement from the firm NOHAB (Trollhattan, Sweden). This four-axle, 76 metric ton heavy locomotive has a length of 15.4 meters / 50 feet 6-5/16 inches, a power output of 1,235 kilowatts / 1,656 horsepower and reaches a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph. The class T44 has given reliable results since being placed into service in 1968, but it also used for light freight trains out on the line. The range of its tasks is approximately comparable to that of the German Federal Railroad's class 290. The class T44 has had several paint schemes during its service life. Currently, it is run in Sweden in the SJ's attractive blue paint scheme. The really classic scheme is surely the orange/blue version from Era IV.
Charlie's Tip: This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 37940.
The Marklin 37940 shows to be in stock at ajckids.com
UPC or EAN: 4001883379401 - Marklin 37940
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