Diesel-electric double locomotive 288 002 belonging to the German Federal Railways.Edition model!Completely new design!Double locomotive formed from two units fixed-coupled to each other; both units are equipped with a full engine or sound decoderFull reproduction of the transition area between the two unitsElaborately reproduced engine roomFinely-detailed model with many separately attached plug-in partsRoofs with additional fan grilles in the roof curvesFrame trims with 4 sandboxes each and INDUSI reproduction3 headlights depending on direction of travel and two red tail lightsPerforated roof fan design with motor-powered fansDriver’s cab, driver’s console and control box lighting as well as engine room lighting “Dynamic Sound” package for even better depth of sound, featuring two loudspeakers per locomotive unitIn 1941 and 1942, a total of four type D 311 double locomotives were put into service by the Deutsche Wehrmacht. They were constructed to haul heavy railroad guns. Two locomotives, the V 188 001 a/b and the V 188 002 a/b, were retained by the German Federal Railways following the war. A third locomotive was used to provide spare parts. These locomotives proved their worth in heavy freight train and shunting services, mainly on the Spessart-Rampe. After damage to the generator, the V 188 001 was phased out in 1968. The V 188 002, later the 288 002, remained in operation in the Franconian region until 1972. Both machines were scrapped in 1973.