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Item No. 40132 DC / 40133 AC

The 1930s were a decade of major global innovations in the field of railway technology. New electric and diesel-powered locomotives revolutionised the world on rails. Steam locomotives were also improved and attracted a great deal of attention by breaking world records in Germany and Britain, attaining speeds of 200 km/h. How-ever, experts were well aware that the traditional steam engine had reached the end of the road, at least as far as further increases in speed were concerned. Possible solutions were offered by a number of innovations such as single-axle drive systems powered by small steam engines. The Kassel-based traditional locomotive manufacturer, Henschel, built a prototype locomotive for the Deutsche Reichsbahn in order to further investigate this technology.

The novel single-engine technology was the only aspect of locomotive 19 1001 that reflected the state of the art in the field of steam technology at that time. Sensibly, the temptation to try out as many new elements as possible had been resisted, with the result that engineers could rely on tried and tested technology in order to concentrate on the development of the steam engines. The boiler was of the same type as the Series 44 goods locomotives, while the flow shell and tender were based on those of series 01.10. The running gear and force transmission incorporated components that had proven to be effective in electric locomotives.
Maximum performance of 1,685 hp at 80 km/h and maximum speeds of 180 km/h were achieved in trial runs with no difficulties whatsoever. In times of peace, this concept would have been developed even further.

Although the locomotive was delivered in the middle
of the war when the Deutsche Reichsbahn had other problems than engine research, it worked surprisingly smoothly and was put into service in 1943, operating from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin and Osnabrück. In 1944 it was seriously damaged in an air raid. On American instructions, it was repaired and sent to the USA in October 1945 as an example of modern German technology. Following a number of displays and test runs in the USA, it was finally scrapped in 1952. Even though it had proved its effectiveness, the technology used in the 19 1001 was no longer in demand at the time of the reconstruction of the German railway system. Conditions in post-war Germany demanded the use of simple traditional technology which produced fast results. It was soon decided to phase out steam locomotives and focus on developing electric and diesel machines. This marked the end of a promising attempt to achieve higher speeds with steam locomotives in routine operation.

The model comes in either two rail DC 40132 or three rail AC 40133

Length over buffers:: 271,4 mm
Material chassis die cast zinc
body: die cast zinc

Drive motor 5-pole, diagonal grooved armature
Contains balance weight
Driving wheels 4 interface 21-pole 21-pole

Track holding minimum radius 360 mm

Equipment
Light white changing in the direction of travel
Coupling shaft in compliance with NEM 362
Contains smoke generator, locomotive sound and spring buffer

The model is also available with inbuilt smoke generator and Locomotive sound under model number 40130 for DC and 40131 for AC.

This looks to be an excellent model which captures the innovation of this era of rail.
 

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An inbteresting loco. i dread to think if the price, although Brawa tend to be not quite so horrendous.

I am glad they didnt get a chance to get it flat out. our mallard still holds the record and rightly so. (despite what some think. i think some countries are suffering from "Essex Syndrome" - yeah my mates fiat uno was doing at least 600mph round the roundabout!!)

I am going to getting a continental loco later this year, but not this one. I need something pretty.

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 11 Sep 2006, 06:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am glad they didnt get a chance to get it flat out. our mallard still holds the record and rightly so. (despite what some think. i think some countries are suffering from "Essex Syndrome" - yeah my mates fiat uno was doing at least 600mph round the roundabout!!)

Somewhere I have a report that the DR 05 equalled or got very close to the Mallards record on a number of occasions, but tthe DR was not particualy interested in documenting these runs officially. The big difference was that the 05 could attain these sort of speeds without damage.

I am going to getting a continental loco later this year, but not this one. I need something pretty.

Peter

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"Somewhere I have a report that the DR 05 equalled or got very close to the Mallards record on a number of occasions, but tthe DR was not particualy interested in documenting these runs officially. The big difference was that the 05 could attain these sort of speeds without damage."
-Essex Syndrome!
Mallards damage was not too severe. being a melted bearing on the big end. If these sort of speeds were going to be required regularly then i am sure a better method of lubrecation could have been easily found.

I seriously doubt the DR 05 speeds. you have to think that this was the 1936 (11/05/36 to be exact), hitler was chancellor and any sucess both militry and industrially would have been milked for all it was worth. If the DR 05 really did those speeds or even came close then the german propaganda machine would have swung into action big-time. they would have wanted to show german superiority.

I remember seeing the article and it did a fair bot of LNER bashing accusing them of a miscalebration of the bynamometer car and stuff. it completly ignores any miscalebrations in the german timing equipment.

You could also note that mallard did it with a train where as DR05 did it with just a test coach. this should compensate for the gradient.

I am sure this discussion will continue for many years. but the fact remains. mallard has proof. DR 05 dosent.

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 11 Sep 2006, 16:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Some think this locomotive is pretty, in a brutal German sort of way.
As far as the price, it will be what it will be without any false economies.

Come on Neil you know you want it.

I'm already sold. These are my favourite locos, these steam streamliners. I love them.
As Brawa locos go this is not bad price wise. It is going to cost me 318 Euros from Modelbahn Kramm. That would be 369.50 euros to Peter though. This comes with sound and smoke generator pre installed. Cheap compared with the BR 06 which cost me 396 Euros and thats without the vat. Brawa are more upmarket than Maerklin, Fleischmann or Roco and this is reflected pricewise. They are more highly rated amongst German modellers.

As regards the BR05. I have seen the website which surprised me a bit and as you say this was a time of propoganda on all sides. We may never know what was the fastest but at least Mallard has the record. The BR 05 must certainly have been in the ball park though. It is a substantially larger loco than Mallard. Some reckon the fastest may have been American but that it was illegal to go over a certain speed so it was never publicised but I think thats bollocks too.

What is for sure though is that this era produced some of the most interesting and beautiful trains ever in Britain, Germany and the USA. Oh and even Australia, see the article on the Spirit of Progress.
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 11 Sep 2006, 09:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As regards the BR05. I have seen the website which surprised me a bit and as you say this was a time of propoganda on all sides.
Anyone got the URL by any chance please ?

We may never know what was the fastest but at least Mallard has the record. The BR 05 must certainly have been in the ball park though. It is a substantially larger loco than Mallard.
Having seen this beast in the flesh at Nurnberg it is quite simply huge - it also sits next to the E19 (?) which is also very impressive.

What is for sure though is that this era produced some of the most interesting and beautiful trains ever in Britain, Germany and the USA. Oh and even Australia, see the article on the Spirit of Progress.
I'm surprised that the French did not (maybe they did) have a crack at the steam record - they certainly did with the OHE, even if they did tweak the track, loco & upped the OHL voltage !

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I've always had a soft spot for these streamline Germans, they're at the same time kludgy and beautiful.

What irks me, though, in this excellent model, is the very prominent detail discrepancy. If you look at the eagle logo on the side of the tender, you'll notice a blank circle under it. I think something is supposed to go there, but German manufacturers aren't allowed to put it there.
 

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QUOTE What irks me, though, in this excellent model, is the very prominent detail discrepancy. If you look at the eagle logo on the side of the tender, you'll notice a blank circle under it. I think something is supposed to go there, but German manufacturers aren't allowed to put it there.

Yes we had a bit of a discussion on that point the other day on the steam wishlist for 2007 thread. Unfortunately it is still highly offensive to some people and, although I would personally prefer accuracy and have it, I have no wish to offend anyone in this manner so I will accept what is available. Unfortunately the events of WW2 will take some time to be forgotten.

QUOTE I've always had a soft spot for these streamline Germans, they're at the same time kludgy and beautiful.

These are some of my favourites too. So ugly they're beautiful.
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 11 Nov 2006, 02:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Unfortunately the events of WW2 will take some time to be forgotten.
Forgetting is what allows such things to happen again. So long may WW2 be remembered. In case you had forgotten, today is remembrance day.
 

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>kludge
According to Chambers online reference:-

"kludge noun, computing, colloq a botched or makeshift device or program which is unreliable or inadequate in function.
ETYMOLOGY: 1960s."

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 12 Nov 2006, 01:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>They are supposed to be really good. I'll let you know next week as I am expecting one in the mail.


I have an ex-DR 232 & that runs better IMHO than the Roco one I have.

I was offered a new Brawa DB class 65 last weekend - the previous owner had hand painted it with what looked like a toilet brush................. It's amazing the things people do !

Maybe, it could be stripped & heavily weathered ?

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QUOTE was offered a new Brawa DB class 65 last weekend - the previous owner had hand painted it with what looked like a toilet brush................. It's amazing the things people do !

You really do have to ask yourself "what is going on in some peoples heads"?


Unbelievable.
 

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How much? For a boring looking loco they've got to be joking. No wonder the German industry's going down the toilet.

I know, sell the tools to Hornby, we'll get better quality at a more reasonable price!
 
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