PIKO BR 151 RAILION Artikelnr.47200

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PIKO BR 151 RAILION Artikelnr.47200

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case
case
side view
side view
bottom
bottom
top
top
inside
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couple more pictures......
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8 pin Decoder plug
8 pin Decoder plug
on CSD`s layout
on CSD`s layout
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different angle
directional lighting
directional lighting
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Re: PIKO BR 151 RAILION Artikelnr.47200

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Christtking wrote:LVG1 could you please help us out with your wisdom, like always!
It sounds quite a bit sarcastic, doesn't it?
Okay, not so much of a problem for me.

Minor changes of the technology of locomotives are usually not published. And those few railfans interested in these details usually go the same way, you did. They simply consult images. So reliable research about those details is relatively complicated because there is no data base containing complete information about all changes of all locomotives of a certain type.

I only know that all locomotives of this type were delivered with round buffers and scissor-type pantographs. So for all locomotives in delivery livery round buffers and scissor-type pantographs are prototypical (at least for the most time of their existence).
From 151 001-5 until 151 075-9 (except for 151 073-4) were delivered in green. 151 073-4 and from 151 076-7 until 151 170-8 were delivered in ocean blue / ivory. 151 044-5 was the only green locomotive of this type which was ever recolored into blue / ivory. Recoloring into orient red started in 1990 and into traffic red in 1997.

The oldest images with rectangular buffers at these locomotives which I've found were from 2001 (all liveries). And yes, that time the initial DB logo was not valid any more.
That parallels the time when most of the current types of freight locomotives were introduced. Possibly they mounted the same type of buffers also used on these modern locos to make storage of replacement parts cheaper and more simple. May also be that the officials raised the requirements for buffers in freight traffic and for heavy trains, respectively, so the initial buffers didn't fulfil them any more.

One-arm pantographs I haven't found on photos from earlier than 2003—again only without initial DB logo. That time, many types of locomotives got these pantographs. So it was kind of comprehensive standardization.
I haven't found any image of an ocean blue / ivory locomotive of this type with one-arm pantographs. And 151 049-4 was the only DB-owned green locomotive so equipped which I found photos of. But this loco is something special. It was intended to be DB's heritage locomotive of this type. That's the only reason why it kept its green color and the original DB logo until early 2008. So this very late equipment is anything but a good example for what was typical for these locomotives.

I guess, I couldn't help too much. But I'm neither a sorcerer nor a clairvoyant. I also need a good fundament of information.
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