Fleischmann 4028

by Peter
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This is not my usual type of purchase but I am getting a liking for European locomotives rather than just the British stock.

This is made by Fleischmann although an older model I love the style and look.

Believed to be made around 1972 and numbered 4028

I have seen this locomotive in black but not sure if that one has a different model number, this green one is known as ‘Carl in green’

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These older locomotives were built to last and still runs sweetly, complete with working lights.

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This is HO scale or 1:87 so slightly smaller than my usual OO gauge or 1:76, that said the track and wheel gauge are identical so can run on my OO gauge track.

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Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railway products. Fleischmann was founded in Nuremberg in 1887 by Jean Fleischmann, as a toy company. Their first model train, in O scale, was produced in 1938. Their first H0 scale products were introduced in 1952 and their N scale “Piccolo” product line in 1969.

Nowadays, Fleischmann is a well-established brand name in the German model railway industry, rivalling Märklin in market share. Since they focus almost exclusively on central European prototypes, Fleischmann is relatively unknown outside that area. Most Fleischmann H0 products are made for the two-rail direct current system, but they make three-rail, Märklin-compatible versions of some locomotives, as well as replacement non-insulated wheelsets for use with their wagons on three-rail systems.

For more on the Fleischmann model railway history Click Here

 

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Fleischmann shunter

 

The real locomotive

The Class 80 tank engines were German standard locomotives with the Deutsche Reichsbahn. They were intended to replace the aging, rickety state railway line engines performing shunting duties in their dotage at large stations.

Between 1927 and 1928 39 vehicles were produced, having been built in the locomotive factories of Jung in Jungenthal, Union Gießerei in Königsberg, Wolf and Hohenzollern. With the development of the Class 80, a relatively economical and simple locomotive class, it was hoped that the cost of shunting duties would come down.

After they had been on duty, prior to the Second World War, primarily in the area of Leipzig (including the shunting of post vans) and Cologne, 22 units went into the DR in East Germany, post-1945, and 17 to the Deutsche Bundesbahn. They were in service with the DR until 1968.

Class 80

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Fleischmann history and real locomotive text from Wkikpedia

Picture from Wikipedia

 


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