Electric locomotive class 160, DB
Electric locomotive class 160 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
■ First model in the “Edition Freilassing” series
■ Shunting platforms on each locomotive end
■ Additional driver's cab side windows
■ Delicately designed wheel flanges and separately applied etched parts
■ Functional reproduction of the jackshaft
■ Prototypical light and sound functions using on-board switchable decoder
14 class E 60 locomotives were put into shunting service at the major Bavarian railway stations by the Deutsche Reichsbahn from the year 1927 onwards. Due to their striking body form, these locomotives were nicknamed the “Bügeleisen”. In the years 1957 to 1958, the engines were thoroughly refurbished and modernised. For example, they received shunter’s platforms and additional windows. Several former class E 60 locomotives were even still in operation in epoch IV of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (from 1968: class 160).
Over the coming years, selected models from the former engine shed Freilassing are to be reproduced under the label “Edition Freilassing”. The first locomotives, at the time still running under steam, entered the locomotive shed with its 20 tracks in the year 1905. Around 20 years later, the electric locomotive workshops were constructed, and further buildings followed over the subsequent years. ROCO, too, has close connections with the Bavarian city of Freilassing, as the company’s first sales office was located here. Look forward to the models in this unique edition!