DRB Class 01-10 (01.10) Steam Locomotive - Germany 1939 - 1/160 N Scale Diecast Metal Model by Amercom

$ 16.99

1:160 Scale – DRB Class 01-10 (01.10) Steam Locomotive - Germany 1939 --  Length: 6.25",  Width: 0.75”, Height: 1.25"

 

This model is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. It is a static model and does not move at all or has moving parts. The model comes attached (via tiny screws) to a plastic base that measures 8.25 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. The base is made to look like rail tracks and it has a sticker sign noting the country, type and year of the model depicted.

 

The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 

These models come in what could be described as a disposable plastic shell pack. The packaging is very minimum, it is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the shell is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.

 

The locomotives of DRB Class 01.10 were standard locomotives (Einheitsdampflokomotiven) used for express train services by the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The Class 01.10 was a development of the Class 01.

The Deutsche Reichsbahn needed powerful steam locomotives with a top speed of 150 km/h and the ability to haul trains of 500 tonnes at 120 km/h, as well as trains of 350 tonnes at 100 km/h up ramps with a 5 ‰ incline, for its network of fast D and FD trains. This was more than the existing Class 01 and 03 engines were able to cope with because their two-cylinder driving gear did not have sufficient reserves of power, the 01.10 had three cylinders. To reduce air resistance, the new vehicles were equipped with a streamlined body shell that reached down to 400 mm above the top of the rails, and to reduce frictional losses they were equipped with roller bearings on the drive and coupling rods.