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Minitrix - 16016 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-6-2 BR 01 - Painted/Lettered - 01 066

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Stock Number16016
Original Retail Price469.00€
BrandMinitrix
ManufacturerMinitrix
Body StyleMinitrix Steam Engine BR 01
Prototype VehicleLocomotive, Steam, 4-6-2 BR 01 (Details)
Road or Company NamePainted/Lettered (Details)
Reporting MarksBEM ( Nördlingen Bavarian Railroad Museum)
Road or Reporting Number01 066
Paint Color(s)Black with Red
Print Color(s)Gold & White
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
DCC ReadinessDC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Release Date2022-01-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeSteam
Model Subtype4-6-2
Model VarietyBR 01
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraEU Epoch II (1920 - 1945)
Years Produced1925 - 1938
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: Nördlingen Bavarian Railroad Museum (BEM) museum steam locomotive, road number 01 066. The locomotive looks as it did in 2010. Version with an older design boiler, closed front skirting, and large Wagner smoke deflectors.
Prototype History:
The Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft's BR 01 steam locomotives were the first standardised (Einheitsdampflokomotive) steam express passenger locomotives built by the unified German railway system. They were of 4-6-2 "Pacific" wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or 2′C1′ h2 in the UIC classification. The idea of standardisation was that it would reduce maintenance costs; i.e. if a BR 01 whose engine shop was in, say, Berlin broke down in Dresden, instead of having to ship the necessary part from Berlin and take the locomotive out of service, a part from the Dresden shop could be used as all of the engines, parts, and workings were exactly the same and produced nationwide. Thus it was a "standard" product for engine shops.
Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.
These items can be lettered or numbered, but without any company name on it.
Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-05-16 10:02:00

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