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724219 - Diesel locomotive 218 217-8, DB

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Epoch: IV   |
Gauge: N   |
Elect. system: DC   |
EAN: 4005575250917
Diesel locomotive 218 217 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

■ Model in TEE livery with separately applied plug-in parts in delicate design
■ The headlights can be switched off entirely or partially with a DIP switch
■ Z21 driver's cab available

From 1971 on the Deutsche Bundesbahn put 398 class 218 locomotives into service. The locomotives hauled both passenger trains and goods trains. They are used on most non-electrified lines and reach a top speed of 140 km / h and a power output of 1840 kW. Over the years, Class 218 has been painted in various colours. The first series of the class 218 locos were still delivered in the usual purple-red livery for diesel locomotives. From 1975 onwards, ocean blue/beige became the locomotives' standard colour. As an individual loco, the DB gave the 218 217 a trial paint job with TEE colours, which she kept until 2002.
Details
General data
Number of driven axles
4
Traction tyres
2
Coupling
NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius
192 mm
Flywheel
yes
Electrical
Motor
3 pole motor
Interface
Electrical interface for traction units Next18
Head light
Two direction dependent tail lights and dual headlights.
Additional light function
yes
LED head light
yes
Measurements
Length over buffer
102 mm

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