PIKO 37511 G DB AG Class 218 497-6 Diesel Locomotive with Lights
'Cottbus Maintenance Depot' - PIKO/Marklin Design
New for 2021: For the first time in the history of model railways, a
locomotive will appear based on the prototype of the large railroad,
bearing the logos of the two model railroad companies Märklin and PIKO.
The specialty of the locomotive 218 497-6 is a noticeable special
paint, which is the result of a creative competition among the employees
of the DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (FZI).
It symbolizes the history of the Cottbus location, which ranges from the repair of steam locomotives to the maintenance of ICEs.
The locomotive will continue to be located in the FZI Cottbus and will be available to customers as a replacement locomotive.
The two model railway manufacturers Märklin and PIKO act as joint
advertising partners for this project. The company logos of both
manufacturers are alternately affixed to the front of the locomotive,
both on the original and on the model. The PIKO logo adorns the black
half, that of Märklin the light gray.
PIKO sound module can be retrofitted # 36191 + # 36123. Light changes depending on the direction of travel.
Minimum Radius required - 600mm
Length over the buffers - 615mm (24.2 inches)