TRIX 22403 K.Bay.Sts.B. S3/6 Series D "Highstepper" EpI DCC Digital Sound. HO Pre-Order expected November 2019
Prototype: Royal Bavarian State Railways class S 3/6 express steam locomotive, subclass d, the "Hochhaxige" / "High Stepper" with 2,000 mm / 78-3/4" diameter driving wheels. The majority of S3/6 had 1,870mm driving wheels - Production series D and E had 2,000mm and were intended for the Express passenger runs on the flatter routes between Munich and Nuremberg as well as Munich to Würzburg. Just 18 locomotives were produced with the larger wheels. Road number 3624. Later 18 441. The locomotive looks as it did around 1912
Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The driving wheels are modelled to scale with a diameter 2,000 mm / 78-3/4". The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. The running gear is intricately constructed of die-cast metal with a partially open bar frame. There is an open view through the running gear. The wheel flange height is 1.0 mm. The cab is modelled in detail. The lamps are designed to be white. The locomotive has 5-pole high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel. The locomotive also has a factory-installed smoke unit, a lighted cab, a light for oncoming trains, which can be controlled in digital operation, and an mfx decoder. There is a close coupling mechanism between the locomotive and tender with a "display case position". The locomotive has intricate smoke box door steps, and the tender has a hook coupler and an air hose on the rear. Piston rod protection sleeves are also included. Length over the buffers 26.7 cm / 10-1/2".
New model November 2019