Electric locomotive class 180 of the Deutsche Bahn.
Completely new construction including 16-BIT SOUND for a perfect sound experience.
■ Finely detailed model with many separately applied plug-in parts
■ Completely newly-developed current collectors with innovative attachment
■ Elaborate roof area design as well as the ventilator slats allowing an unobstructed view
■ Delicate design of the bogies as well as the spoked wheels
■ With rail guards and air tanks in closed form for realistic presentation in display cabinets
■ Driver’s cab and control panel lighting as well as engine room lighting
■ Newly-developed “Dynamic Sound” package with two loudspeakers for improved depth of sound
The Deutsche Reichsbahn feared that it would not be able to provide sufficient locomotives for the express trains due to the partly poor condition of the 01 series. Therefore the DR decided to redesign the class 01, which for the Reichsbahn also meant an improvement in performance and the elimination of technical problems, and it worked out brilliantly. The new welded boiler got a third safety valve, all boiler superstructures received guards, the driver’s cab was modernised and the Witte wind deflectors were bevelled at the front. When the locomotives with coal firing were redrawn in 1970, they were classified as series 01.15. The last station of the 01 1518 locomotive was Saalfeld. It was taken out of service in May 1981.