Gauge: H0 1:87
Railway Company: DB
Road Number: 497 3 003-5
System: AC 3 Rail
Decoder: Delta (though lights are always on)
Märklin 34090 Cargo Sprinter Set
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG), DB Cargo Business Area, class Sggoorrss 700 “CargoSprinter”.
Model: 5 part unit. 1 powered end car. 3 intermediate cars. 1 non-powered end car. With built-in DELTA electronic circuit. 2 axles powered. 2 traction tires. Engineer’s cabs with interior details on the end cars. Direction-dependent current pickup through the end car at the front of the train. Continuous electrical connections through the whole powered rail car train. Loaded with containers and flatbed trailers with tarps in different versions. Flatbed trailers with folding side supports. Train length 104.3 cm / 41-1/16.
Combining the advantages of the railroad with the flexibility of trucks was the basic idea of this powered freight rail car train from the Windhoff Company in Rheine, Germany. This 91 meter or 298′ 6″ train has a powered end unit with an engineer’s cab at each end and three non-powered intermediate cars in between. These units can be loaded with flatbed trucks with tarps as well as with different types of containers. With this the CargoSprinter closes a gap in the rail service offered and creates greater flexibility and customer proximity. At the same time, there is no longer a need for the timeconsuming switching maneuvers for locomotive hauled trains. Each of the end cars is powered by two six-cylinder diesel motors mounted below the floor that are rated for a maximum speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph.
Product programme 2000 / 2001
Product programme 2001 / 2002
Notes: Was not operational. Fixed the couplers electrically but they stick so replacement couplers are on order.