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N Scale - Piko - 94181 - MaK / Vossloh G1206 - SNCF - 461013 Image Courtesy of PIKO Spielwaren GmbH

Brand Piko
Stock Number 94181
Original Retail Price 100.00€
Manufacturer Piko
Commissioned By SAI
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Piko Diesel Engine MaK G1206
Road or Company Name SNCF (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Fret
Road or Reporting Number 461013
Paint Color(s) Green, Silver and White
Print Color(s) Green and White
Paint Scheme Fret
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2011-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Vossloh
Model Variety G1206
Prototype MaK / Vossloh G1206
Era Epoch V: 1990 - 2007
Prototype Manufacturer Name Vossloh
Prototype Model Name G1206
Prototype Year(s) of Production 1997-
Region Europe

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Specific Item Information: with air-conditioning.
This locomotive is one of the 23 Mak G1206 leased by SNCF - an unusual practice for them - to Angel Trains (now Alpha Trains for their continental operations).
Designated as class BB 61000 by SNCF, they have been commissioned between 2002 and 2004, and assigned to freight service mainly on the former "Alsace-Lorraine" network where their right-hand cab control panel was well fitted to the right-hand trafic of this region.
They have been retired from SNCF between 2012 and 2015, after arrival of the new classes BB 475000 and BB 460000.

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

For an in-depth review (in German), please visit:

DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 decoders.

Prototype Information: 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.

Prototype Manufacturer Information:
Vossloh Locomotives GmbH, the former MaK locomotive plant in Kiel acquired in 1998, produces diesel hydraulic locomotives, for freight and shunting purposes.

Vossloh AG is a German transport technology manufacturer based in Werdohl in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Approximately 60% of its sale came from the rail infrastructure division, and the remainder from the motive power and components division.
The rail infrastructure division's key products are the devices (clamping terminals) for fastening the rail to the railway sleepers (railroad ties), railroad switches and switch controllers.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Road/Company Information:
SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français; "National society of French railways" or "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company and manages the rail traffic in France and the Principality of Monaco. SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure.

SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters in Saint Denis (93200), near Paris, 2 place aux Etoiles.

In 2010 SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list.

It is the main business of the SNCF group, which in 2014 employed 245,763 people and had 27.2 billion € of sales in 120 countries. The chairman of the SNCF group is Guillaume Pepy.

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: Alain LM on 2017-02-20 14:40:38

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