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New stock from Roco

Electric locomotive series 180 of the Deutsche Bahn.

■ Sound-ready

■ Model in finely detailed design with many separately attached plug-in parts

■ Completely newly developed current collector with innovative fastening

■ Elaborate design of the roof area and the fan blades with a clear view

■ Filigree design of the bogies and the spoke wheels

■ With enclosed track clearers and air tanks in a closed Shape for true-to-life display case presentation

■ Driver's cab and control panel lighting as well as engine room lighting can be switched in digital mode

■ Newly developed "Dynamic Sound" package for even better deep sound with two speakers already installed

“Sound-ready” models have a bridge plug for use on your analog system, a loudspeaker and a buffer capacitor. Therefore, subsequent digitization can be carried out independently. You can find an instructional video on the ROCO YouTube channel.ROCO Customer Service and your specialist dealer will also support you with questions and installation. If you want to drive digitally without sound, you can get started after installing a cheaper “driving decoder without sound”. Sound fans have the opportunity to reorder the corresponding decoder from their specialist dealer for a price advantage of €25 on the current price.This gives you the greatest possible flexibility in the technical design of your models: you can immediately use the analogue Enjoy driving fun and still have the choice to what extent you want to digitize your model later.In the 1980s, the DR purchased electric dual-system locomotives to meet the ever-growing traffic and operational processes in the to simplify cross-border traffic between the GDR and Czechoslovakia. Due to the lack of experience in the field of dual-system technology (GDR: alternating voltage 15 kV/16⅔ Hz, ČSSR: direct voltage 3 kV) and the full utilization of the electric locomotive manufacturer LEW in Hennigsdorf, the machines were created based on the ČSD series ES 499.1 . However, the Škoda locomotive factory had not yet built a machine for the 15 kV/16⅔ Hz AC system, so the alternating current parts were supplied from the GDR. Due to the needs of the ČSD, Škoda received a double order with 15 BR 372 locomotives and 20 BR 230 locomotives for the DR. The machines, with an hourly output of 3,260 kW and a maximum speed of 120 km/h, were delivered to DB AG BR 180 redrawn.

General data

couplingNEM 362 shaft with KK kinematics

Minimum radius358mm


Number of driven axles4

Number of axles with traction tires1

item number60224



Railway companyDB AG


Top light3 headlights / 2 tail lights, depending on the direction of travel

LED headlightYes

additional light functionYes

Interior lightingYes, LED, digitally switchable, cab lighting, engine room lighting

Electricity systemDC analogueinterface

Electrical interface for PluX22 locomotives

Buffer capacitorYes


Length over buffers193mm

Roco DB BR 180 Electric Locomotive 60224 HO Scale DCC sound ready

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