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LGB 24460: FO Rack Electric Loco, HGe 2/2 24  

LGB 24460: FO Rack Electric Loco, HGe 2/2 24


From the early days of the 3.75 km (2.3 mile) Schöllenenbahn, electric HGe 2/2 locomotives, delivered in 1916, hauled the trains. After the Schöllenenbahn was absorbed by the Furka-Oberalp-Bahn, these old-fashioned locos were painted and lettered for the FO. Unfortunately, none of these interesting rack locomotives have been preserved. Loco HGe 2/2 24 was scrapped in 1980. However, the loco lives on with this LGB model. With an onboard decoder and directional lighting, it is available to haul regional trains. The LGB program also includes a matching passenger car (36640). And thanks to the LGB rack system (10210, 10220), you can climb steep mountains in a prototypical manner.
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The Prototype
The meter-gauge Furka-Oberalp-Bahn (FO) links the valleys of Rhine and Rhone, providing an important East-West connection in the Swiss Alps. Since 1942, electric locomotives haul the entire traffic on the approximately 100 km (65 mile) long railway. The Furka-Basis tunnel, completed in 1982, eliminates many of the steepest sections of the line and enables year-round operations. But even today, racks remain necessary on many sections of the FO, where grades can be up to 17.9 percent.
The four HGe 2/2 locos were built in 1917 for the 3.75 km (2.3 mile) long Schöllenenbahn, which provided a connection between the FO and the standard gauge Gotthard railway at Andermatt. The locos were equipped with two electric motors. Power was transmitted via dummy axles both to the wheels and to cogs that engaged in the rack placed in the center of the tracks. The Schöllenenbahn was incorporated into the FO in 1961, and the locos were repainted in FO colors. Unfortunately, none of these attractive locomotives have been preserved.

The Model
This detailed model features:
- weather-resistant construction
- factory-installed onboard decoder for MTS and analog operation
- opening cab doors
- power control switch
- track or catenary power operation
- protected gearboxes with high-torque Bühler motor
- rack and adhesion operation
- eight power pickups
- voltage stabilization circuit
- automatic directional lighting
- two multi-purpose sockets with circuit breakers

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Our Price: £335.00

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