Cogwheel locomotives have a long and distinctive history at LGB. There was thus no question that the class HG 4/4 cogwheel steam locomotive with its highly interesting driving gear would be realized as a model, namely with fine metal construction. Driven by a powerful DC motor, this model can be run on grades like the original due to the cogwheel mechanism. The cogwheel mechanism was modelled true to the original: On the one hand, it is ? like the real life prototype ? only in operation on the rack line, on the other it turns opposite of the driving wheels of course, but with double the rpm to do this.
This is a model of the class HG 4/4 cogwheel steam locomotive, road number 704, of the DFB (Furka Mountain Line Steam Railroad). It is a finely detailed model with heavy metal construction including many separately applied details. All driving wheelsets are driven via side rods by a powerful motor. Genuine cogwheel for operation with the LGB 10210 cogwheel rack is possible. The doors to the cab and the smoke box door can be opened. The paint scheme and lettering are prototypical for Era VI, or as the locomotive looks today. The locomotive is equipped with an mfx/DCC decoder with many light and sound functions such as headlights, cab lighting, running sounds, whistle sound activated by a reed switch, and much more. The running sounds will also work in analog operation. The locomotive has a built-in smoke generator with steam exhaust synchronized to the wheels as well as cylinder steam, steam at the exhaust for the vacuum brakes, and steam exhaust at the whistle when the latter is activated. Length over the buffers 40 cm / 15-3/4".
- The total quantity ? together with item number 26271 ? is limited worldwide to 399 pieces.