Marklin 39498 Class 498.1 "Albatros" Steam Locomotive

Marklin HO 39498

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ERA: Era 6 (2006 to present)

UPC: 4001883394985


Prototype: Class 498.1 heavy express train steam locomotive with a tender. Version as museum locomotive road number 498.104 of the Železnice Slovenskej Republiky (ŽSR) / Slovak Republic Railways. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life, i.e. as the operational locomotive currently based in Bratislava.


  • Completely new tooling.
  • Especially intricate metal construction.
  • Many separately applied details.
  • Factory-installed smoke unit with speed-dependent, dynamic smoke exhaust.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • World of Operation mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound and light functions included.
  • Buffer height on the locomotive and the tender adheres to NEM standards.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive also has a factory-installed smoke unit with speed-dependent, dynamic smoke exhaust. The locomotive has triple headlights and the tender has dual headlights. These lights change over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. The upper headlight on the locomotive can be controlled separately. There is a working lighted locomotive number board built into the upper headlight. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for lighting. There is an adjustable close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. There is a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket on the back of the tender. The buffer height on the locomotive and the tender adheres to NEM standards. Brake hoses, imitation prototype couplers, and an air tank for installation on the tender are included. Piston rod protection sleeves are also included. The minimum radius for operation is R2=437.5 mm / 17-1/4".
Length over the buffers approximately 29.3 cm / 11-1/2".

ControlUnit MobileStation MobileStation 2 CentralStation 1/2 CentralStation 3/2*
Mobile Station 2**
Headlight(s) * * * * *
Smoke generator * * * * *
Steam locomotive op. sounds * * * * *
Locomotive whistle * * * * *
Direct control * * * * *
Sound of squealing brakes off * * * *
Engineer's cab lighting * * * *
Flickering Light in Fire Box * * * *
Whistle for switching maneuver * * * *
Switching maneuver * * *
Letting off Steam * * *
Coal being shoveled and firebox flickering * * *
Light Function * * *
Grate Shaken * * *
Air Pump * * *
Water Pump * * *
Injectors *
Sanding *
Replenishing water *
Replenishing coal *
Replenishing sand *
Sound of Couplers Engaging *
Sound of uncoupling *
Generator Sounds *
Safety Valve *
Station Announcements *
Station Announcements *
Station Announcements *

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