BR229 headlight location different why same designation

BR229 headlight location different why same designation

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:29 pm

Looking to purchase a BR229 locomotive and I notice that the headlight location are different but kept the same BR229 designation. Why is that. Here are two examples
229 100-3
229 181-3
229 100-3

229 181-3


I'm looking to purchase a Tillig BR229 Bahnbau either a 02793 (100-3) or 02557 (181-3)
or possible a BR218 02707 or 02717; the 229 being a six axel locomotive will it have problems with my R310 curves and turnouts bedding tracks.
What type of couplers does these Tilligs have (don't have the standard symbol on Tillig web site i.e.
Coupler: Shaft NEM 358 with KK kinematics), it has Hauseigene Kupplungsaufnahme In-house coupler pocket
what is that?
will they couple and stay couple with my modern Tillig rolling stock.
Greetings from Melbourne, Florida USA
On the Space Coast of Florida
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Re: BR229 headlight location different why same designation

Postby MacG » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:47 pm

There were some minor changes at the front while the production of the series. From locomotive number 116, the third peak signal was no longer above, but below the windshields, this also affected for the roof porch over the front windows. It is still the same type of locomotive.

The running on R310 curves should not be a problem. It has his "own coupling pick-up" at the trucks. With a small kinematics but without the NEM 358 shank. It is the modern Tillig coupler. Look at the picture. - we send worldwide :wink:
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