In 1917, the German Heeresfeld Railways (HF) purchased a large meter gauge Mallet design articulated locomotive from Henschel & Sohn that was designed to distribute axle load better over 6 axles. After World War I the locomotive was sold to the Royal Bavarian State Railways that used it as road number Gts 2x3/3 996 on the Eichstätt-Kinding Branch Line Railroad. After the formation of the German State Railroad this locomotive was designated as DRG locomotive road number 99 201. It remained in Eichstätt until the line was re-gauged to 1,435 mm / 4 feet 8-1/2 inches in 1934 and was then scrapped.
In response to many requests from our customers LGB is again issuing road number 99 201 in the Era II version of the German State Railroad Company (DRG). However, in contrast to the earlier model, this locomotive is coming out with a much better, realistic paint scheme.
The model has the following features: DCC connector, smoke generator, general-purpose socket, selector switch for the mode of operation, and 12 electrical pickups. Two powerful Bühler motors and six powered axles along with traction tires give this LGB model great pulling power. The engineer's cab doors can be opened. The triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel and the lighted engineer's cab with a figure of an engineer and interior details round out the features of this locomotive. Length over the buffers 51 cm / 20-1/16".