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N Scale - Arnold Hornby - HN2299 - Engine, Diesel, Class 130 - Deutsche Bahn - 131 020-0

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Stock Number HN2299
Original Retail Price 169.90€
Brand Arnold Hornby
Manufacturer Arnold Hornby
Body Style Arnold Hornby Diesel Engine Class 130
Prototype Engine, Diesel, Class 130
Road or Company Name Deutsche Bahn (Details)
Reporting Marks DB
Road or Reporting Number 131 020-0
Paint Color(s) Red and Gray
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2017-03-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype ORLW
Model Variety BR 231

Model Information: Front/rear lights: white and red, directional. Close coupler mechanism. Flywheel(s). Length over buffers (mm): 129 .

DCC Information: System: DC / DC/DCC (Digital) with Sound. Digital decoder plug: NEM 662 (Next 18)

Prototype Description: Class 130 is a family of related diesel engines that were produced in the Soviet Union in the 1970s for use in East Germany. They were well enough made that after the reunification of Germany they were kept in use by the newly formed Deustche Bahn for freight services. Over the years they have been upgraded and rebuilt several times creating a series of related classes included the 130 (DB 230), 131 (DB 231), 132 (DB 232), 142 (DB 242) as well as DB 233, DB 234 and DB 241. They were produced in the city of Luhansk, which is now part of modern day Ukraine.

Road Name History:
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. It carries about two billion passengers each year.

Deutsche Bahn (literally "German Railway" in German) came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn ("German Federal Railway") of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn ("German Empire Railway") of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the Verwaltung des ehemaligen Reichsbahnvermögens (Administration of the Former Reichsbahn Assets).

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in 1906 by Karl Arnold in Nürnberg, K. Arnold & Co. began its life producing tin toys and related items. They produced an extensive line of model ships, doll house items and other toys. In 1935, K. Arnold & Co. hired Max Ernst as their managing director. Ernst, not to be confused with the German realist artist of the same name, was a significant factor in the future of Arnold.

On Max Ernst's 1976 retirement, Arnold employed perhaps 200 to 250 people, using three facilities in the Nuernberg area. The Company continued under family control until 1995, when Arnold went into bankruptcy and was sold to Rivarossi of Italy. Rivarossi, in turn, also went bankrupt, leading to the sale of all assets to Hornby of the United Kingdom. Production is carried out in China.

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-07-16 11:47:56. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-07-16 11:49:08

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