Let's continue this thread.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know series E05 and E06 have never been offered in TT-scale.
So the next one should be series 109 and 142.
Series 109 (inter city and commuter train version):
- There were two prototype locomotives made in 1961 (E11 001 and E11 002). There were only minor differences between them and the first batch. Externally, the prototype locos are discernible by the non-rounded angles of the radiator grilles.
- The first batch was made as series E11 (from 1970 on series 211, from 1992 on series 109) in 1962 and comprised 40 units.
- The second batch of 54 units was made in 1976. It had a different arrangement of radiator grilles. While the first batch had four double grilles per side, the second batch had six single grilles.
Prototype locomotive in standard livery of the 1980's
First batch in 1960's and early 1970' livery:
First batch in late 1970' and 1980's livery:
Second batch in Leipzig suburban railroad's livery which only two locomotives got:
Second batch in a livery which only few locomotives got in the 1990's:
Series 142 (commuter and freight train version):
- The two prototype locomotives were made in 1963. Basically, they were like series E11, but had a different gear ratio for lower top speed and higher tractive effort and cheeper more simple controls. There was no external difference between them and the first batch.
- The first batch of series E42 (from 1970 on series 242, from 1992 on series 142) was externally identical to the first batch of series 109. Production started in 1963.
- The second batch looked like the second batch of series 109 and was made until 1976. All together (prototypes, first and second batch) there were 292 locomotives made.
- From 1985 to 1991 22 units of the series 211 got a different gear ratio, so their performance parameters (top speed and tractive effort) became identical to series 242. But because they kept their different controls, they didn't become identical to series 242. These 22 locomotives were renumbered into series 242.3 (from 1992 on series 1423).
Prototype locomotive in 1980's livery:
First batch in initial livery:
Does anybody have an idea, how to make it visible? "http://www.drehscheibe-foren.de/foren/file.php?17,file=24121"
Second batch in late 1970's and 1980's livery:
Second batch in rare 1990's livery:
Second batch in last DB-livery:
in 1980's livery:
In the 1990's Swiss Lokoop AG bought several locomotives of the series 142 (mainly second batch). They modernized them and equipped them with dynamic breaking. Some were additionally regeared, so that they were as fast as series 109. These locomotives were leased out to various Swiss private railroads. After the bankrupt of Lokoop's owner MThB, most of these locomotives were sold back to Germany. Several of them are still used by a German private railroad.
- length over buffers: 16.32 m (53 feet, 6 ½ inches)
- wheel arrangement: B0' B0'
- top speed:
- series E11 / 211 / 109: 120 km/h (75 mph)
- series E42 / 242 / 142: 100 km/h (62 mph)
- effective power:
- E11 prototypes, first five E11 units of the first batch, E42 prototypes: 2,600 kW
- others: 2,740 kW
- weight: 82 metric tons
In the 1970's and 1980's TT-scale models of the first batches of both series E11 / 211 and series E42 / 242 were made by Gützold and distributed by Zeuke and Berliner TT-Bahnen, respectively.
But I'm not informed about models made later. I only know there are some. So please complete the enumeration.