Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 146.5 electric locomotive for long-distance service. Dual system locomotive from the TRAXX type program (P 160 AC2). Light gray long-distance paint scheme with traffic red decorative striping, in the current IC design. Locomotive for the train route: IC 2045 from Cologne to Dresden Main Station. Locomotive road number 146 572-3. The locomotive looks as it did around 2020. Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Various station announcements change with the locomotive's direction of travel. The greeting to passengers just boarded and train announcements for the next stop also change with the locomotive's direction of travel. The locomotive has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered using cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are off at both ends, the double A light function is on at both ends. There is a lighted train destination display IC 2045 Dresden Hbf at the ends above the cabs. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2.
The IC2 bi-level cars to go with this locomotive can also be found in the Trix H0 assortment under item numbers 23253, 23254, 23255, 23256, and 23257 to form a prototypical 6-part train unit.
This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 37449.