A block model set of the German DR BR 52 Steam locomotive/Ty2 from World War II announces a completely new "Trains" collection from COBI. 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 exclusive Executive Edition 2-in-1 includes two different sets of additional bricks that allow you to build a model of the German DR BR 52 locomotive with German markings from World War II or a locomotive with Polish markings of the Polish State Railways from the post-war period of the People's Republic of Poland. In addition to various bricks with different symbols, numbering and markings, the set also includes larger front and rear lamps for the Polish construction, selected bricks in different colors, as well as two different figures: a German train driver from the Second World War and a Polish train driver in the post-war PKP uniform with a characteristic state emblem (the Polish eagle with the royal crown removed by the communists).
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 tender also faithfully reflects its historical inspiration. Inside there are many rich details that make the set even more photo realistic. It also has torsion wheel carriages and a special hitch to which other cars can be attached to form a whole train.
The Executive edition includes a special, sturdy block display stand recreating a railway embankment and two interchangeable plates with the name of the locomotive to choose from: German BR 52 and Polish Ty2. 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 or Ty2 or Ty42 was a German-built freight steam locomotive, produced in many European factories from 1942 to 1945. It was a very cheap, simple, yet a very reliable steam locomotive. In Poland after World War II, more than 1,200 of these vehicles were used by the Polish State Railways. 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.
- 2623 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.
- The 2-in-1 set includes separate German and Polish markings to choose from.
- Model in 1:35 scale.
- 2 figures: a German and a Polish railway worker.
- 2 blocks with the name of the set.
- 5 sections of straight track.
- Special display stand.
- 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").