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Electric Locomotive E70


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As a result of oversight or simple satisfaction with the finished work, I realized that my locomotive could be made a little more real. At first glance, you can see that the pantographs are a bit too small in relation to the locomotive, and in addition, there is no overhead contact line from the 1920s. Hence, I propose a few changes as shown in the pictures. Please let me know if the change was for the better or not;)

I would like to present you the most beautiful (in my opinion) electric locomotive produced in the 1930s. The locomotive, like the original, has 3 pairs of opening doors on each side, under which there are engine parts. The driver's cabin is fully equipped, behind the engine there is a belt transmission for the drive. Due to the small size of the locomotive, it does not have a mechanism that allows it to move. In addition to the locomotive, the set includes a driver, a stand with a track, a board informing about the dimensions of the locomotive, two stamps of Deutsche Bahn and German railways from the beginning of the 20th century and a plate with the number of the locomotive. The set consists (after upgrade) of 962 parts. The length of the whole set with the stand is 27.2 cm, height 24.1 cm, width 22.9 cm. The locomotive itself is 6.2 cm wide, 25.2 cm long and 17.1 cm high.

A bit of history of this model below

For freight traffic on the Berlin city, ring and suburban railways, which wanted to be electrified with 15 kV/16 2/3 Hz, ED Berlin ordered from Berliner Maschinenbau AG (BMAG) and Maffei-Schwartzkopff-Werke in Wildau (MSW) ten light four-axle freight locomotives. In the spring of 1913, the first two machines were delivered and designated EG 507 and EG 508 Halle. For the purpose of testing, they were used on the routes of the electrified central German network in scheduled passenger and freight train service.

The production of the remaining 8 locomotives was no longer due to the outbreak of war; and even after the end of the war, their construction was not pursued any further, since the decision to electrify the Berlin Stadtbahn network was made in favor of direct current operation. The order was therefore cancelled.

The sheet steel-clad locomotive body had a driver's cab at the end and a narrow, rounded porch from which the engine casing protruded. The high-mounted, compensated series motor drove the four coupled axles via a parallel crank drive with inclined connecting rods and a jackshaft.

The electrical equipment included a core-type dry-type transformer, an oil switch and a contactor control. The roof safety device and the two scissor pantographs were located on the roof.

After the cessation of electric train operations in Central Germany due to the war, both locomotives came to Silesia in June 1915. There they were assigned to Nieder Salzbrunn depot and redesignated as EG 507 and 508 Breslau. The main area of ​​application was initially freight transport between Nieder Salzbrunn and Halbstadt, later - as electrification progressed - they may also have run on other routes.

Due to unsatisfactory running characteristics, its top speed had to be reduced from 70 to 50 km/h. When the long-awaited Silesian electric locomotives finally arrived at the beginning of the 1920s, there was no longer any real need for the two machines. Both were driven to Bavaria on April 9th, 1923 and served the ED Munich as shunting locomotives. They were renumbered E 70 08 and 09 in 1926; two years later, road number E 70 07 was retired, followed by road number E 70 08 in 1938.

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