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Was at our usual friday gathering at our Maerkliners loft and one chap brought along with him another one of his onetime series insider edition loco.

To be honest its the first time I have seen anything like it.







Says its not steam but kind of a diesel. The wheel arangement is exactly a Br 78. Here is a photo of it stripped down :



Anyone like to comment on it ? ME 26-06 ?

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Baykal.

Epoch II job by the look of the design,shame but a little to early for my layout.
Is this one of the all metal models that Maerklin made?

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Hi David,

It's all Full metal jacket.

1924 of the DRG.

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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 8 Sep 2007, 12:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi David,

It's all Full metal jacket.

1924 of the DRG.

Cheers

Baykal

Hi Baykal,

the engine features an air compressor, which is driven by a diesel motor. The pressurized air is then passed on to the cylinders (instead of steam), where it "conventionally" passes the power on to the drivewheels.


I could try to do some more research if you´re interested. Those wacky Germans...


EDIT: I got myself a scanner (HP 5500c... even managed to install it!), so I could post some pics (if I find them) from my books and magazines! Wheee!!!!
 

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I could try to do some more research if you´re interested. Those wacky Germans...

EDIT: I got myself a scanner (HP 5500c... even managed to install it!), so I could post some pics (if I find them) from my books and magazines! Wheee!!!!
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Very interested


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Alex,

Thanks, this site is now in my favorites folder. WOW.


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An odd looking brute to say the least....

But I find myself strangely attracted to it. As an aside I seem to recall that the British GT3 gas turbine project used a standard class 4 frames and wheels etc.

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The black version cat.no 3720 was production in 1995 only for Insider members.

And the grey version cat.no 37201 did in 2004 for MHI dealer special edition.

Price guide is between 150 and 200 Euros each.
 
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