V 320 001

V 320 001

Postby jmass » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Does anyone have any info on this locomotive? cant seem to find more than two of these locomotives being made. It is an interesting loco looking alot like a much larger br 218.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby Christtking » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:49 pm

Real life or model? Real life was an extended version of V 180/BR 218. V 320 (was the prototype) had a Co-Co wheel arrangement, on the other hand BR218 had Bo-Bo. As a model I know BRAWA (see brawa,de website) makes a model of this loco in HO scale. There is a group (society) for model railroaders in Europe (kind of like NMRA in the USA), I believe it is in Germany. It is called AKTT (I believe the web site is aktt.de.). They manufacure or offer (scratchbuild or kits) some models in TT scale and one of the models they show on their web site is of a V 320 model (that was 5-6 years ago). I will keep you posted when I get more info.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby LVG1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:13 am

jmass wrote:Does anyone have any info on this locomotive? cant seem to find more than two of these locomotives being made. It is an interesting loco looking alot like a much larger br 218.


For the prototype:
There was only one unit of V320 (from 1968 on: series 232) made. It was planned to make more. But because of the electrification of the main lines, it was not needed any more when the prototype was ready.
It was an extended version of V160 (from 1968 on: series 216) and had two engines of the same type which V160 had one of. The external design is taken over from the 10th test unit of V160.
The manufacturer had built it without having an order from DB. So only after hard negotiations DB bought it. Later DB sold it to Italy. Eventually purchased by a German privat railroad, it's now owned by a German MOW company.

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For the model:
I have no info about TT-models.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby LVG1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:17 am

Christtking wrote:Real life was an extended version of V 180/BR 218.


V180 never existed at DB. Series 218 was initially ordered as V164, but delivered when the new numbers were already valid.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby LVG1 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:43 am

Christtking wrote:There is a group (society) for model railroaders in Europe (kind of like NMRA in the USA), I believe it is in Germany. It is called AKTT.


NMRA is a large organization for all scales which defines norms.
Norms of European Model railways (NEM) are defined by MOROP—a Europe-wide organization based in Switzerland. So MOROP would be comparable to NMRA.

AKTT is a German association for TT scale only. It's by far not comparable to NMRA.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby Christtking » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:18 pm

To LVG1: You are right again!
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Re: V 320 001

Postby Christtking » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:15 pm

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I found a photo also!
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Re: V 320 001

Postby LVG1 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:23 pm

By the way:

You don't need to download a photo, if you want to post it here. If you find it on the internet, you can put it's URL between the "img" tags offered in the answer window. So you will get it full size without clicking on it. :idea:
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Re: V 320 001

Postby Christtking » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:37 pm

I'm going thru my books. All the photos I'm downloading today are from the books.
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Re: V 320 001

Postby jmass » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:21 pm

it is a shame they did not make any more of these locos. at 4000 horsepower, makes them one strong locomotive.
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