Märklin 29840 "German Federal Railroad" Mega Digital Starter Set - 120 V
NEW ITEM 2007 - sold out (NLA)
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) passenger and freight train. Class 85 tank locomotive and class 55 locomotive with a tender. 4 "Donnerbüchse" / "Thunder Box" design branch line cars: type ABi-29, 1st and 2nd class, type Bi-28, 2nd class, type Bi-29 (rebuild car), 2nd class, type Pwi-30 baggage car. 4 freight cars: type Gl refrigerator car (privately owned), type Omm-37 high side gondola, type V-23 livestock car, type Pwgs-41 baggage car.
Model: Both locomotives have an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a smoke generator. The headlights, smoke generator contact, steam locomotive operating sounds, and 6 other operating sounds on each locomotive as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally. The passenger train baggage car and the livestock car have sliding doors that can be opened. Train lengths 83.2 cm / 32-3/4" and 69.4 cm / 27-5/16". Contents: 14 sections of no. 24310 curved track, 8 sections of no. 24188 straight track, 1 section of no. 24088 feeder track, 9 sections of no. 24172 straight track, 1 pair of 24671 and 24672 curved turnouts. Central Station. Illustrated instruction book with many tips and ideas.
- A complete digital railroad: 2 trains, large C Track layout, and Märklin Systems.
- Both steam locomotives have high-efficiency propulsion and great sound.
- The Central Station activates all operating sounds.
The class 85 was the typical locomotive in the steam locomotive era on the Höllental / Hell's Valley line and the Schwarzwald / Black Forest line. The passenger trains usually consisted of "Donnerbüchsen" / "Thunder Boxes". The class 55 was removed from Southern Germany as early as 1958. Road number 55 5415 was the last unit in regular freight train service in Baden-Württemberg.
This set can be expanded with the C Track extension sets and with the entire C Track program. The turnouts can be retrofitted with the 74490 electric mechanism.