Diesel locomotive 218 150 of the German Federal Railways.Separately attached plug-in parts, in part using etching technologySwitchable headlight/tail light with DIP switchModel features prototypical low wheel flangesWheelsets available with 1.2 mm high wheel flanges as spare parts (Art. No. 145433, 145435)Z21 driver’s cab availableFrom 1971, the German Federal Railways put 398 class 218 series locomotives into service, using them both as passenger trains and as goods trains. They achieved a top speed of 140 km/h with a power output of 1,840 kW and were used on most non-electrified routes.The class 218 has included several colour variations over the years. The first 218s were still delivered in the crimson colour scheme that was typical for diesel locomotives. From 1975, the locomotives exteriors were painted in ocean blue/beige.