The German federal state railway (DB) purchased ten samples of the class V80 diesel locomotive with hydraulic drivetrain in 1952. The four axle diesel for light branch and main line service were equipped with one diesel motor of Mercedes Benz, MAN or Maybach that delivered between 800 and 1000 HP. The motors had been interchangeable also between rail diesel cars VT 08, VT 11.5 and the famous V200 class. In the 1960s the V80 got a MTU MB 12 V 493 TZ diesel that had been used also in V100 class. more…
VT 98 of German State Railway DB is a two motor two axle diesel railcar that had been built between 1953 and 1962. Each motor delivers 150 HP. Transmitted by manual 6 speed gearbox the railcars reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h. Some of the railcars are used by railway museums today. epoch selectable via CV48. epoche 3 (CV 48 = 0), Epoche 4 (CV48 = 1).
In 1938 German „Wehrmacht“ received first samples of three-axle shunting locos for service in military facilities. The units were powered by six-cylinder diesel MWM RHS235S or KHD V6M436. The side rod equipped locos reached a maximum speed of 55 km/h at 700 rpm. For traction of heavy trains all locos were equipped with a double-unit-control. For those consists two units were coupled back-to-back and the throttles were connected by shaft. After WW II both German state railways overtook several more…
Dieselhydraulischer Schnelltriebwagen, 12-Zylinder Motor,
also suitable for SVT 137 ("Hamburg")
diesel railcar VT11.5 of the german railways DB, used for "High end" TEE traffic in the 1950ies. Each motor car was driven by one Maybach MD 650 motors (Mercedes-Benz MB 820 Bb) engine. You can select between 3 airhorns by setting CV48 to a value of either 0,1 or 2