ESU ELECTRONIC 31033 - DB BR 151-018 chromoxid-green ep.IV
DB BR 151-018 chromoxid-green, EP IV, DC/AC-Universal electronic. With Pantograph powering, LokSound decoder, PowerPack
We have equipped these class 151 locomotives with all contemporary functions so you can deploy them for any service on your layout. The powerful five-pole ESU motor provides its power via a combination of worm gear / helical gear box to four axles. The centre axle of each bogie is sprung and serves for current pick-up. Due to the large weight of 600 grams and four traction tires the locomotive virtually claws itself onto the tracks and – if need be - drags a 28 car ore train around your H0 layout on its own where the prototype needs a double header. Of course, there is a LokSound V4.0 decoder on board generating powerful sound and controlling the manifold lighting options. The clank of the wheels on turnouts or their squeal in tight curves can also be heard at slow speed. AS is the case with the prototype the cooling of the traction motors and the oil radiator are switched on automatically when needed. For optimal reproduction of high and lower frequencies the 151 has a new 28mm circular speaker with an impedance of 4 Ohms. As you would expect from an ESU decoder it understands both Motorola and DCC commands. Since the decoder is already RailComPlus® implemented it will register automatically with command stations supporting RailComPlus®. By mounting or removing the supplied current pick-up you decide whether the model is suitable for 2-rail or 3-rail systems. Simply clip the centre pick-up on or take it off – it is that simple! This happens within seconds without any tools or soldering and without taking off the body. The model runs well on all popular 2-rail track systems as well as on Märklin® C track or K track. For a strong link between the loco and the train there is a coupler shaft as per NEM 362 held in short coupling kinematic. That the chassis is made of metal probably does not surprise anybody. However, the body and the gear boxes are also made of metal. Of course the body bears all appropriate details and the correct number plates. The roof equipment is quite impressive and invites you to spend more than a glance on the details. Different insulators, a main switch assembled of various parts and separately applied steps are just some of the features. The pantographs are fastened to the body with the four insulators. The pantographs that can be raised and lowered by remote control are a particular highlight: Newly developed servos move the pantographs like with the prototype and without any disturbing rods. Of course, the movement is supported by the appropriate sounds. The simulation of the sparks caused by the brakes with several LEDs is a world´s first. The sparks only appear during a rapid slow down. Thus the heavy work of the locomotive also becomes visual - a nice play in miniature and not only at night.