CSD's warning was like a triple shot espresso. I was waiting for a little more money in hand before ordering the locomotive but definitely did not want to miss the chance to get one. Modellbahnwelt's web site listed the BR230 as immediately available, where only last week it was listed as available on order. I bought one. After my purchase, the locomotive is still listed as immediately available. So I guess CSD must get a commission from Modellbahnwelt for products sold.Work fast, my friend. It is a limited edition. I think orders end on March 31st.
Here is information from Beckmann's web page with Google translation--
So this particular locomotive was brought back from France and the model represents its appearance during war time. The model is also available with the usual red paint trimmings with and without smoke deflectors.Einige der als Reparationsleistung an Frankreich gelieferten BR 38 kamen 1941/42 zurück zur DRG. Unter anderem die 230-976. Dieses Fahrzeug wurde beim Bw Chemnitz stationiert. Im Laufe des Betriebseinsatzes wurden diverse Änderungen an der Lok durchgeführt. So z.B. wurde am 5.11.41 die Turbo-Beleuchtung angebaut. Aus der 230-976 wurde später die 38 353. Am 20.2.71 wurde die Lok endgültig verschrottet.
Some the BR 38 supplied as reparation at France came 1941/42 back to the DRG. Among other things the 230-976. This vehicle was stationed with the German Federal Armed Forces Chemnitz. In the course of the operating employment various changes at the locomotive were accomplished. To 5.11.41 the turbo-lighting was so e.g. cultivated. From the 230-976 the 38,353 became later. To 20.2.71 the locomotive was finally scrapped.