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N Scale - Piko - 40415 - Locomotive, Diesel, Vossloh G1206 - NS - Nederlandse Spoorwegen - 6427

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N Scale - Piko - 40415 - Locomotive, Diesel, Vossloh G1206 - NS - Nederlandse Spoorwegen - 6427


N Scale - Piko - 40415 - Locomotive, Diesel, Vossloh G1206 - NS - Nederlandse Spoorwegen - 6427 Image Courtesy of PIKO Spielwaren GmbH


Stock Number 40415
Original Retail Price 125.00€
Brand Piko
Manufacturer Piko
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Piko Diesel Engine MaK G1206
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, Vossloh G1206 (Details)
Road or Company Name NS - Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan DB Schenker
Reporting Marks DB
Road or Reporting Number 6427
Paint Color(s) Red and Gray with White Rails
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Injection Molded Plastic
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2014-03-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Vossloh
Model Variety G1206
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch V (1985-2000)
Years Produced 1997 -
Scale 1/160
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4015615404156



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Model Information: Model introduced in 2011.
Two traction tires. All axles powered. Directional headlight.

For an in-depth review (in German), please visit: 1zu160.net

DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 decoders.

Prototype History: The Vossloh G1206 is a B'B' diesel hydraulic freight locomotive for line and heavy shunting service, built in Kiel, Germany and used by several European railway operators. It was designed in the mid-1990s by Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK), and further manufactured by Vossloh after it acquired MaK. Its power output is 2,000 hp (1500 kW) or 2,110 hp (1570 kW), depending on the selected engine (Caterpillar or MTU).

More than 160 G1206 have been built and delivered for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and France.
They are referred to as CFL series 1500 in Luxembourg and as SNCF BB 61000 in France.

G1206 technical description on manufacturer's website.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Road Name History: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (English: Dutch Railways) or NS is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. NS provides rail services on the Dutch main rail network (hoofdrailnet). The rail infrastructure is maintained by network manager ProRail, which was split off from NS in 2003. Freight services, formerly operated by NS Cargo, merged with the DB Schenker group in 2000.

NS runs 4,800 scheduled domestic trains a day, serving 1.1 million passengers. Also, NS provides international rail services from the Netherlands to other European destinations and carries out concessions on some foreign rail markets through its subsidiary Abellio.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information: PIKO Spielwaren GmbH is a company based in Sonneberg, Germany. With over 550 employees at production sites in Sonneberg (Germany) and Chashan (China) PIKO is one of the leading German and European manufacturers of model trains and accessories in the gauges G, H0, TT, N.

The traditional company was founded in 1949 in Chemnitz (Germany) and is managed by its owner Dr. René F. Wilfer since 1992. PIKO model railway products are sold primarily through the well-stocked model railroad stores. But also in the mail and online commerce and in toy sections of department stores you can purchase PIKO articles. In the field H0 and garden railway is PIKO full-line manufacturer and provides the interested model railroaders all he needed in the corresponding track size for his hobby, it covers locomotives and cars, to building models, tracks and complete starter-kits and its own digital system.

For friends of the gauges TT and N PIKO produces a lot of interesting locomotive and wagon models. PIKO model railroad products cover a wide variety of needs for model railroaders and are regularly tested and awarded by the domestic and international model railway press. For industrial and commercial customers PIKO has become a reliable supplier of customized printed model trains, which are often used as a high-quality promotional products or premium gifts. PIKO presents itself at various national and international exhibitions, such as the Nuremberg Toy Fair, as well as consumer fairs in Germany to the model railway enthusiastic audience. Every 2 years we celebrate in Sonneberg the "Open Day", which is visited by about 10,000 PIKO fans and has established itself into an unforgettable event and a fixed date for PIKO model railroad fans.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-02-13 11:02:28. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-03 09:33:07

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