The Crocodiles Be 6/8 III 13302 of the model railway club Horgen and the Ce 6/8 III of SBB Historic, both are still sometimes in operation, are the last ones of the second generation of the swiss crocodiles. This second, slighty more powerful series of 18 locos has the "Winterthur" powering of the drivers and the noses are bigger as the ones of the first generation, the Ce 6/6 II. The brown-black paint scheme has changed to a green body with a grey chassis. In the middle of the fifties the locos got some technical reconstructions which resulted a higher V max of 75 km/h and using in front of fast trains on the Gotthard line. The loco were renumbered as Be 6/8 III. 1963/64 was the last time of the Crocodile on the Gotthard line. Later the locos were used to pull gravel or freigt trains in the flat areas of switzerland until the earlx eighties. The model railway club of Horgen supports the 13302 since some years. Sometimes the loco is in use for special historic trains and events.
The finer special model in 1:220 scale is based on an Märklin®-model 8856. New etched brass plates with the number 13302, additional handrails, reconstructed pantographs and isolators, repainted lamps make the model closer to the prototype. The typical railcleaners at the fronts of the loco give the original look. Most additional parts are of steel and the model couplers are still usabIe. As an option, an etched original coupler and brake wires complete one front and give a look closer to the prototype. We have also some technical optimizings. Main gearwheels of POM-plastic, additional weight and high quality lubrification are responsible for a better running performance. The LED-lights from Z-Hightech are a new quality in light, they have bright and equal shining already at low voltage.(Option)
Close up's of the details.
ZZ03007 / Be 6/8 III 13303 in 1:220 scale
- Paint scheme Era III - V
- Based upon a good conditioned and revised Märklin® model 8856
- Reconstructed pantographs with etched parts, new isolators of cast brass
- Etched loconumbers and plates
- Rail cleaners of etched steel
- Additional metal handrails
- Lamps, body, roofwiring and isolators with new paint in typical colors
- Main gearwheel of POM-plastic
- Additional weight for better power pickup and traction
Reconstruction of your loco:
Your loco will be cleaned, revised and reconstructed as described. Necessary spare parts will be ordered an build in arragement with you.
The price of the spare parts is not included.
Models with black wheels and chassis needs a repainting of this parts for prototypical look.
Reconstruction model with grey chassis an wheels
Reconstruction model with black chassis an wheels
Superdetailling of one locofront with hook and break wires,
model coupler will be unmounted.
LED-lights from Z-Hightech for bright and equal light already at low voltage.