The original engine of our first model locomotive with real gear drive was positioned in the year 1912 on the section Passau-Wegscheid. At the development of the Bayrische Wald in the borderland to Austria one was forced to build the section with a gradient up to 14 % because of the geographic background such gradients were not to master with a normal adhensions working. So arise the only Bayrische standard gauge rack railway.
The 5,5 kg heavy model imitates exactly the original, that means if the gear-drive is in the gearing the upper transmission is going twice as quick and the turn of speed goes contrary to the friction drive.
The 3 pre-series models as well as the construction were made by our senior and past master of model railway building Egon Bockholt.
The models shows the Ptzl. 3/4; at time of Länderbahn, Reichsbahn and Bundesbahn.
The version of Bundesbahn in the series will get the number 97 103.
We have shown the efficiency of this small machine in Munich on the Internationale Modellbahnausstellung. The locomotive starts on the 14 % gradient with a 22 kg heavy railway without problems.