Roco HO ~AC 79079 ~AC Steam locomotive 231 E 40 2021 New Item

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  • Roco HO ~AC  79079 ~AC Steam locomotive 231 E 40 2021 New Item
  • Roco HO ~AC  79079 ~AC Steam locomotive 231 E 40 2021 New Item
Steam locomotive class 231 E of the French State Railways.

■ Finally back in the ROCO programme
■ Used for heavy express train operations
■ State-of-the art model in delicate design
■ Dual headlights

The series 231 E was created out of the necessity to design powerful steam locomotives for the increasingly heavy French express trains after the First World War. Instead of expensive new developments, André Chapelon was commissioned by the Paris-Orleans Railway to rework existing Pacific-type steam locomotives to meet the new expectations. The engineer achieved the required increases in performance and savings in power consumption, mainly through thermodynamic improvements. Success proved him right: the modified locomotive achieved maximum test speeds of up to 174 kilometers per hour. In regular operation, it even reached an incredible top speed of 130 kilometers per hour. With a performance increase of 50 percent and a simultaneous reduction in consumption costs, Chapelon turned the old steam locomotives into future-proof express locomotives.

General data
Number of axles with traction tyres:2
Number of driven axles:2
Coupling:NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism at the tender
Minimum radius:419 mm
Smoke generator retrofittable:yes
Smoke generator Article number (digital):Seuthe no. 11

Interface:Electrical interface for traction units according to NEM 652 standards with plug-in fixture
Motor:5-pole motor
Digital decoder:NEM 652
LED head light:yes

Length over buffer:272 mm

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System: 3 Rail AC
Sound: Y
Country: n/a
Era: III
EAN: 9005033790790
Availability: In Stock

Regular price $469.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $469.99 USD