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With original packaging and booklet.

Running number: V140 001.
All-metal locomotive with a housing composed of plastic components.
2 Front railing brackets have broken off and will be included loose n the packaging.

This model 37210 is a diesel locomotive of the Series BR V140 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB.) from era III.
The model is equipped with a Drum Collector motor (DCM) and is fitted with a Märklin 6090x decoder.
The lighting consists of maintenance-free LEDs.
The model has metal railings.
It is equipped with close coupling backdrops. (KKK)
NEM shafts.

The locomotive has a 5-pole high-performance motor.
The decoder is a version of the 6090-x decoder and has an 8-point dipswitch to set the address.
The decoder also has 2 rheostats for setting set the maximum speed and the acceleration/deceleration delay.

The lighting is switched on or off by means of function key F0 and these then alternate with changes with the direction of travel.
The locomotive has very good running characteristics.
The locomotive is powered on 3 axles and has 2 traction tyres.

The locomotive is in mint condition.
Has hardly ever been used on the railway track layout. Please see the pick-up shoe and (gear) wheels.

Please see the photos of this beautiful appearance on your model rail layout.
The presentation rail is not included in the offer.

The V140 is a diesel hydraulic locomotive developed in 1934/35 and only 1 of them was ever built. The Deutsche Reischbahn (DR) had planned to replace all their steam locomotives on the secondary lines with diesel locomotives for both their freight and passenger services. In 1935 they commissioned the company Krauss-Maffei for the construction of the V140 with the stipulation that these freight locomotives could haul 500 tons on an incline of 1:100 at a speed of 30 km/h, and that it would have a top speed of 100 km/h. The locomotive was built by Krauss-Maffei in 8 months, during which time they were assisted by Voith, MAN (engine) and BBC. The locomotive was given the running number V 16 101 and after some test runs and various improvements, the locomotive was transferred to the DR in 1936 where the locomotive was given the running number V 140 001. Due to fuel shortages during the 2nd World War the locomotive was not deployed. The locomotive was also damaged during a bombardment. After the war, it was repaired and brought into service with the Deutsche Bahn (DB) and was given the red livery of the DB. Because of the lack of spare parts for this unique locomotive, it was decommissioned in 1953 and was utilised as a study object at the technical Hochschule in Karlsruhe. 43276371

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