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707584 - Steam locomotive class 78, DB

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Epoch: III   |
Gauge: N   |
Elect. system: 2L - Digital   |
Steam locomotive class 78 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

■ Factory-fitted with a DCC decoder for digital operation
■ Version equipped with extension on coal tender
■ Ventilator superstructure on top of the driver's cab

The Prussian T 18 was the last tender locomotive developed for the Prussian state railways. The locomotive was originally conceived for services on the island of Rügen as a replacement for the T 12 and the T 10. The locomotive emerged when, in 1912, a certain class of locomotive was conceived that was to handle express and passenger trains in border areas or in commuter services on short distances. The design of a tender locomotive with symmetrical chassis was envisaged because, unlike a tow-tender-locomotive, it was able to run equally fast forwards and backwards and also could be operated on return journeys without having to be turned on a turntable. Its power and top speed were to be the same as those of the P 8. Robert Garbe designed this 2'C2' tender locomotive to reach a top speed of 100 km/h with a 17-ton axle load and contracted the Vulkan Werke in Stettin to build it. It was given the designation T 18.
Spare parts
General data
In-house produced coupling
Minimum radius
192 mm
Number of axles with traction tyres
Number of driven axles
Head light
Both sides of the vehicle are equipped with direction dependent triple headlights.
Digital decoder
Length over buffer
93 mm

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