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Date: 12/05/18 16:30
Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: inCHI

Just came across a video of a new Marklin release of the German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 320 that is part of their "insiders club". They managed to stick in two little motors that two "A/C fans", which is how they described them in a translated video called "Märklin TV Extra - Episode 26". Is that the first engine to have this? Funny thing is they say there was only one V 320 produced. The preorder price I see from Reynaulds is $469.99. I'm not surprised by that as all of the newer European locomotive models are quite a bit higher priced than US models and they did seem to cram a lot into it.



Date: 12/05/18 17:04
Re: Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: dh1205

Proto 2000 used to have an ALCo FA years ago the used a rubber band off the flywheel to drive the fan. ESU in Europe had a diesel a few years ago that had four powered fans. 



Date: 12/05/18 19:07
Re: Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: fbe

It may not be too difficult to etch or engrave the static parts of tiny motors into a circuit board which lays beneath the fan housings. The fanblades could be mounted on a shaft to function as a bearing in the circuit board. A flat plate under the bottom of the blades could rotate the blades when the fans would be on. Don't drop or jar the models, though.



Date: 12/06/18 05:16
Re: Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: KM-ML4000

ESU has several diesel models in their European models with operating fans. http://www.esu.eu/en/products/engineering-edition/dieselloks-in-h0/class-v200-in-h0/

Unfortunately, their new SD40-2 does not seem to have working fans. http://www.esu.eu/en/products/engineering-edition/diesel-locomotives-in-h0/class-sd40-2-in-h0/
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/18 06:53 by KM-ML4000.



Date: 12/06/18 12:03
Re: Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: inCHI

Thanks, I didn't know it had been done before.



Date: 12/06/18 14:34
Re: Marklin has a diesel with motorized fans on top
Author: navarch2

That is because their new SD40-2 is actually made by ScaleTrains.

Bob


KM-ML4000 Wrote:
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> ESU has several diesel models in their European
> models with operating
> fans. http://www.esu.eu/en/products/engineering-e
> dition/dieselloks-in-h0/class-v200-in-h0/
>
> Unfortunately, their new SD40-2 does not seem to
> have working
> fans. http://www.esu.eu/en/products/engineering-e
> dition/diesel-locomotives-in-h0/class-sd40-2-in-h0
> /
>  



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