This all-new set of a unique block model German Kriegslokomotive Baureihe 52 steam locomotive from World War II is part of the new "Trains" collection in the COBI catalog. The block design faithfully reproduces the body, proportions and details of the legendary steam locomotive, which is probably the most popular and most recognizable for all railway vehicles in the world.
The unique camouflage of the vehicle certainly draws attention. The locomotive is released in a gray color that corresponds to the painting of German military locomotives on the Eastern Front during the German invasion of the Soviet Union. The set also includes a special figure of a German military train driver. The locomotive model was designed in 1:35 scale and features numerous details like symbols, numbering, markings and numerous prints inside the engine room of the locomotive. Thanks to the easily removable roof of the engine room, you can look inside to see the faithfully reproduced details of the devices and instruments used to drive the vehicle. You can even see burning coal in the fire box!
As with a real steam locomotive, the entire engine and tender is coupled together in such a way that it moves simultaneously. Inside the model there are gears forming a complex mechanism ensuring realistic movement of the wheels and the entire drive. Just gently push the model to move the whole locomotive.
Five different designs of wheels in the locomotive make the model sit perfectly on block tracks and are also able to negotiate turns. It is worth noting that the model is also fully compatible with the block tracks of other brands of blocks.
The COBI company has also produced its own shape of a block recreating a section of the track. The set includes five such sections with a total length of about 65 cm. The track is made with the modern technology of two-color injection, which means that each single section is made of two different colors of plastic that are connected to each other. The rails in the color of gray steel clearly stand out from the very realistic brown railway ties. There are no visible tenons (studs) on each tie, which improves their realism, and each of them is covered with a board texture, an imitation of wood grain. Tracks can be attached to block plates and have a physical hole, thanks to which you can permanently attach the track to any display you create. This set is the perfect gift for any history and railway enthusiast. Build history, piece by piece, with COBI!
The BR 52 was a German-built freight steam locomotive, produced in many European factories in from 1942 to 1945. It was a very cheap, simple, yet very reliable steam locomotive. The locomotive was able to pull freight trains with a total weight of up to 620 tons at a speed of 80 km/h or 1,700 tons at a speed of 50 km/h. The locomotive was also used many times to haul passenger trains.
- 2476 high-quality elements
- Manufactured in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
- The blocks meet the safety standards of products for children
- Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
- Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
- Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
- Model in 1:35 scale
- Figure of a German military railwayman
- A block with the name of the set
- 5 sections of straight track
- PAD PRINTED, only permanent prints, no stickers
Model dimensions (L x W x H): 69 cm (27.16") x 9.5 cm (3.74") x 14 cm (5.51")