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N Scale - Arnold Hornby - HN2160 - Locomotive, Electric, Siemens ES64 F (BR 152) - Deutsche Bahn - 152 041-0

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N Scale - Arnold Hornby - HN2160 - Locomotive, Electric, Siemens ES64 F (BR 152) - Deutsche Bahn - 152 041-0 Image Courtesy of Hornby International


Stock Number HN2160
Secondary Stock Number SK101-PC111242
Tertiary Stock Number HN2160-37-979
Brand Arnold Hornby
Manufacturer Arnold Hornby
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Arnold Hornby Electric Locomotive ES64 F
Prototype Locomotive, Electric, Siemens ES64 F (BR 152) (Details)
Road or Company Name Deutsche Bahn (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Porsche
Reporting Marks DB
Road or Reporting Number 152 041-0
Paint Color(s) Silver and Gray
Print Color(s) Black and White
Paint Scheme Porsche
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2012-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype Siemens
Model Variety ES 64 F (BR 152)
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Years Produced 1996–2001
Scale 1/160
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 8425420803314



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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 of renting 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"

Model Information: Directional headlights

DCC Information: It is DCC Ready, configured to accept standard NMRA 6-pin (NEM 651) decoder.

Prototype History: 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 power at rail. Additional information is given in the name on the usage (U as universal, P as prototype and F as freight) and on the number of electric power systems supported.

The ES 64 F is an electric freight locomotive with 6,400 kW (8,600 hp) power and 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 Class 152 in 1996 and today is operated by DB Schenker Rail. Its main role is to replace the older Class 150 and Class 151 locomotives on heavy freight trains. The original German order of 195 units was reduced to 170, as the ÖBB decided that the track forces generated as a result of using nose-suspended traction motors exceeded standards and refused to certify them for use in Austria. Instead, DB AG changed the remaining 25 locomotives to Siemens model ES 64 U2 which were assigned as Class 182 (ÖBB BR 1116).

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Road Name History: Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. It carries about two billion passengers each year.

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).

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Brand/Importer Information: Founded in 1906 by Karl Arnold in Nürnberg, K. Arnold & Co. began its life producing tin toys and related items. They produced an extensive line of model ships, doll house items and other toys. In 1935, K. Arnold & Co. hired Max Ernst as their managing director. Ernst, not to be confused with the German realist artist of the same name, was a significant factor in the future of Arnold.

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.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-02-26 13:16:38. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-12-09 04:07:18

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