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Specific Item Information: Though looking as a promotional (toy) article for Porsche - I got mine in the Porsche Museum shop in Stuttgart/Zuffenhausen - this is actually the N-scale model of a real scale 1:1 promotional locomotive, a quite usual practice by some European operators to rent their locomotives for advertising.
We don't have a clue what the original price might have been, though it is a quite recent model. Anyway you should not pay over 100€ for this model.
Assembly schematic from Arnold: BR 152 "Porsche"
Body Style Information: Directional headlights
DCC Information: It is DCC Ready, configured to accept standard NMRA 6-pin (NEM 651) decoder.
Prototype Information: The EuroSprinter family of electric locomotives is a modular concept of locomotives for the European market built by Siemens. The internal Siemens product name is ES 64, with ES for EuroSprinter and the number 64 indicating the 6,400 kW (8,600 hp) power at rail.
The ES 64 F is one of the first declinations of the EuroSprinter family, with a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). Though it is equipped for passenger services, it is exclusively used for freight trains. It was introduced to Deutsche Bahn AG as BR (BauReihe) 152 in 1996 and today is operated by DB Cargo.
Read more on Wikipedia.
Deutsche Bahn (literally "German Railway" in German) came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn ("German Federal Railway") of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn ("German Empire Railway") of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the Verwaltung des ehemaligen Reichsbahnvermögens (Administration of the Former Reichsbahn Assets).
On Max Ernst's 1976 retirement, Arnold employed perhaps 200 to 250 people, using three facilities in the Nuernberg area. The Company continued under family control until 1995, when Arnold went into bankruptcy and was sold to Rivarossi of Italy. Rivarossi, in turn, also went bankrupt, leading to the sale of all assets to Hornby of the United Kingdom. Production is carried out in China.
Item created by: AlanUS on 2017-02-26 13:16:38. Last edited by gdm on 2017-02-27 14:31:07
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