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Latest addition to my Loco roster

Tender drive with drive shaft to loco wheels.
DCC ready.
Finally a dimensionally correct model that has the look of the prototype.
Weathered very convincingly by Dave Smith, a fellow modeller.


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Neil,

I do not have the two you quote,so cannot comment,but I have the Liliput and the Marklin versions of the 01.10 and would say that the Roco one is miles ahead in detail than the other two.
But please bare in mind the age of these two

I also have the Merker and Fischer versions,but thats another story(brass and whitemetal)


Peter,

The 01 was the standard 2 cylinder Express loco of the DRG and some were rebuilt after the war by the DB and DR.this is the one you have.

The 01.10 was the heavy weight with 3 cylinders and was streamlined when first built by the DRG.
All this class stayed in West Germany after the war and had the streamlining removed,some were left as coal burners and others were converted to oil,which is the version I have.
These were all based in Northern Germany and lasted until 1975.
The 03 was the light weight version of the 01 and the story of there life is the same as for the 01.
The 03.10 was also a streamliner and were rebuilt by the DB with new boilers,but ownly lasted until 1967.
The DR also rebuilt the ones they got,the as built versions had a problem with the boiler,a few blew up

This is a taster to give you the gist on these Loco's.

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Peter,

Some pic's for you on the DB 01, 2 cylinder pacific's.

Loco as built for the DRG pre-war.


DB loco still with the appron but has the smaller Witte deflectors.


DB loco with front appron removed and small deflectors.


DB rebuilt some with new boilers as shown in this example.


The small Witte type deflectors were standard fittings for this class of loco.
As you can see three different locos of the same class all running on DB at the time Epoch III.
All of these have been available as models and some still are,see the PCM 01 thread.
I hope this clears a little mud from the water.
DR types I know very little about,maybe someone can throw some light on these types.

All the best,

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Neil,

The DB Class 50 series were the 2 cylinder light weight loco's, I would consider there use as mixed traffic machines, say on par with a UK black five.(DB's general workhorse).

The Class 44 on the other hand was the 3 cylinder heavy freight machine, reportedly one of the most powerful loco's in Europe.

The main visual difference is the larger boiler on the BR44 and of course the third cylinder protruding at the front of the Loco.
A small number were also rebuilt as Oil burners.

Some had the front apron, from the front of the boiler down to the buffer beam and others had this feature removed.

Both classes of loco could also be found with cabs only having one window at the rear of the cab.

Another combination that happened was the pairing of some of both classes with the light weight Wannen (tub) tenders.

My frequent visits to Paderborn, showed that the class 50 was used on Passenger and pick up freight trains, where as the bigger Class 44 were on the heavy through freight trains, Some with up to 40 wagon in tow.


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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 13 Dec 2007, 13:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And we thought that they all looked the same!


I agree they do, but german railways were nationalised in 1923 and standard designs were introduced very quickly afterwards, so lots of standard parts on lots of different loco types.
Just as BR did some 30 years later, which I might add are some of the best looking locos I have seen.

David
 
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