German Steram Locomotive Baureihe BR80

Deutsche Reichsbahn  had many different types of locomotives, but often these were too powerfull and not efficient to be used in shunting operations.  Therefore  the construction of single-engine locomotives had already been planned for the construction of shunting locomotives from the outset. The three axle locomotives were given the series number 80.
To increase efficiency, the locomotives were equiped with a superheater to use superheated steam.  Furthermore, the boiler was also designed  as efficient as possible. As a result, it was necessary to save  weight  in other places. The coupled wheels had  diameter just  1,10 m  and mass savings were also achieved with the cylinders, axles and the engine. All locomotives were produced in 1927-1928 years by several German manufacturers, our models was delivered by Aktiengesellschaft für Lokomotivbau Hohenzollern factory.
The BR80 locomotives were able to pull a 900 ton train at 45 km / h. During WWII they were mostly used for shunting and transport of goods and soldiers in short distances within Germany. After the war many of them  remained in service until  1981. There are still a few on display in various museums.
 
 
- 900+ plastic parts
- multi-side slide molded components 
- highly detailed chassis and drive assembly
- accurately reproduced boiler armatures and interior
 
The kit is based on accurate and detailed  factory drawings
More details to follow.  Estimate release in late summer 2017
 
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