Lenz 40259-01 DR Br55 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive with tender. EpIII O Gauge
No. 55 4713 DR Version.
Constructed between 1913 and 1921 to a design by Robert Garbe the G8.1 was an important machine. Deliberately designed to be heavy for great traction without sanding the G8.1 could only be used on main lines, nevertheless, over 5,000 of them were built for the K.P.E.V. plus export. Around 1,000 remained in Germany in the 1950s and 150 were still operated by the DR in 968. 691 G8.1 were converted to Br56.2 by adding a leading bissel truck that reduced axle load, increased stability at speed and allowed these locomotives to work on branch lines.
Livery - Black with red wheels and frames . Full DCC Digital function - Running Sounds, Dynamic Smoke generator, Automatic uncoupling, Direction dependant headlights, Cab light, USP and energy storage.
Future project - price to be confirmed (rrp €1,585)