Non running locomotive model kit. The 230 class (formerly BR 130) incorporates a Russian original on German tracks. It was bought from 1970 onwards by the East German State Railways. From then on these Soviet diesel locomotives (over 1000 examples) formed the back bone of diesel traction. With an engine output of 3000 and even 4000 hp these are among the most powerful diesel locos in the world. Lok 230 077 was totally modernized. It is now in service with the RTS (Rail Transport Service GmbH). Even today it is impossible to manage without the robust engineering of this former star export from the Soviet locomotive industry. The 231 class (formerly BR 131) of goods locomotives known as the Russian Ludmillas, incorporated the concept of a robust and powerful goods diesel locomotive. Based on the BR 130 locomotives previously purchased by the East German State Railways, this sub-class was now specially designed to haul heavy goods trains. Rock solid, simple and ordinary, some examples of this old faithful Soviet export product are still in service on German railway tracks. There is a worthy representative of this BR 131/231 class in the possession of the Railway Museum of Saxony (SEM) at Chemnitz. Model details: Detailed models with filigree engraving; Models with internal fittings; Removable roof; Three roof variants can be built; Filigree front grab handles in two versions; True-to-original reproduction of diesel unit and engines; Finely detailed chassis; True-to-original reproduction of pivoted bogies - can be turned and removed; Transparent parts; Filigree reproduction of roof ventilators; and Decals for several versions (DR & DB & RTS). Paint colors needed: Silky-Matte Gray, Gloss Black, Metallic Aluminum, Silky-Matte Brown, Metallic Steel, Clear Red, Silky-Matte Fiery Red, Silky-Matte Purple Red, Matte Tank Gray, Silky-Matte Dark Gray, Silky-Matte Beige, Silky-Matte White, Metallic Silver, Matte Luminous Orange, Matte Anthracite Gray, Gloss Clear, and Silky-Matte Light Gray.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|