BR 50 1030 with old boiler, dreidomig, apron, Kastentender DR, epoch 3
The chassis of the locomotive and tender and the boiler of the locomotive are made of metal. The weight of the locomotive without tender is 1896g. The locomotive has a minimum radius of 914mm (Lenz R1). The buffers are made of metal and springy. For the model, 50 molds were developed and built, 12 of which are molds for metal injection molding. The locomotive is composed of more than 1000 parts, but the boiler alone has 150 separate parts. The wheel sets are made of metal, the wheel tires are made of stainless steel. The electrical insulation is done by an insert between the wheel and wheel tires.
In contrast to the axle insulation, this minimizes the risk that the wheelset will wobble. In addition, we have developed a measuring device for testing wheel sets that registers all deviations from a perfect design in the micrometer range. The current collection of the model takes place over all wheels of the tender. The model has a newly developed loco tender coupling. Eight specially designed spring contacts make the electrical connection between locomotive and tender.
The mechanics of the connection allows a particularly easy connection or disconnection of locomotive and tender without further aids. To disconnect locomotive and tender are again briefly compressed, thereby dissolving the connection again.
The model has a Maxon DCX engine with 2-speed screw and thus an extremely high efficiency. A toothed belt drives the fourth coupling axle. The coupling rods take the remaining driving wheels with. The engine control allows smooth, smooth running and particularly good low-speed characteristics. The speed of the motor is determined by an angle magnetic sensor mounted on the motor shaft. This eliminates the "blanking interval" for EMF measurement. The result is a completely noiseless regulation. The cylinders are reproduced to scale, even at a mutual distance. The piston rod tubes are movably mounted, so even tight radii can be traveled without the thermowells must be shortened. The locomotive is prepared for the use of locomotive key ©.
On both sides of the locomotive is the automatic Lenz coupling with short-circuit link that can be operated remotely in digital mode. Alternatively, the original coupling hook can be used.
A newly developed evaporator with capillary tubes by Seuthe is used. At maximum filling (14ml) the average duration of the steam is between 40 and 60 minutes. It may only be used for this evaporator developed by the company Seuthe steam distillate. The use of other distillates can clog the capillaries or at least reduce the steam output.
The locomotive has constantly bright headlight front and rear. The lamps are equipped with maintenance-free LEDs. The light change takes place depending on the direction of travel. In digital mode, the front and rear headlights can be switched on and off separately. The brightness can be set separately from other lighting. The cab lighting is switchable separately from the top light. The brightness can be set separately from other lighting. The engine lighting can be switched separately from the headlight. The brightness can be set separately from other lighting. The use of flexible printed circuit boards ensures almost invisible power supply to the LEDs.
The maneuvering reduces the speed of the locomotive by about half, so shunting movements can be performed very sensitively. Rangierlicht means that both the front and the rear (white) lamps are switched on, regardless of the direction of travel.
It uses the original sound of the BR50: it is the typical, with the driving situation changing steam noise of the BR50 audible. The sound is digitally switchable. The sound of the steam pulse is synchronized with the smoke generator. Among other things, whistle, bell, shunting signal and other sounds can be retrieved separately. The assignment of these noises can be freely assigned to the digital functions. Sound is played through two Visaton speakers, one in the boiler, the other in the tender. The tender speaker is another new development. It has a balsa wood membrane and has a very balanced frequency response, especially towards the low frequencies. The volume of the sound is adjustable in a wide range.
In the cab of the locomotive are figures of train drivers and stoker.
Adjustable parameters, e.g. Address of the locomotive and start and brake deceleration. Many more features can be adjusted. In the locomotive a USP energy storage is installed. From this memory, the locomotive will continue to be energized with En at an unintentional break on the track (e.g., a de-energized core, fouling, or the like) supplied with energy.
With the help of the Digital plus ABC modules, the locomotive recognizes three different signal states: "drive free", "stop", "slow travel" and behaves accordingly: transit, stop (with adjustable braking distance), braking to the deceleration stored slow driving speed.
If the train approaches the signal in the opposite direction, it is ignored. During the stop all functions can continue to be switched and of course you can drive backwards away from the signal.
RailCom returns information from the locomotive to the digital system. the address of the locomotive will be displayed in a specific section of track.
The model has automatic recognition of Lenz-Digital (DCC) or conventional DC operation (analog) and can be used on the following systems:
Digitally controlled systems with controls compliant with the NMRA standard (eg Digital plus by Lenz). The loco is set to the address 50 at the factory.
Model railway systems with conventional DC power supply with max. Voltage of 16V.
For transport in the packaging, the locomotive is firmly bolted to a board. Protected locomotive and tender by polyurethane foam in a stable, inner box. Around this inner carton provides a layer of foam for cushioning, enclosed by an outer carton.
|technical & model details|
|light||2-Licht Spitzensignal, mit Fahrtrichtung wechselnd|
|running number||50 1030|
|digital & sound|
|factory fitted Digital Sound|
Lenz ist seit über 30 Jahren auf dem Gebiet der Modelleisenbahn aktiv. Viele der heute als selbstverständlich geltenden Technologien zur Modellbahnsteuerungen sind Entwicklungen aus dem Hause Lenz. Das so genannte DCC-Format zur digitalen Steuerung von Modellbahnen jeder Baugröße wird weltweit eingesetzt und ist damit die am weitesten verbreitete Steuerung überhaupt, 1993 von der NMRA zum Standard erklärt.
Doch bereits vor der Entwicklung dieser digitalen Steuerung hat Lenz Meilensteine für den Modellbahner gesetzt, zum Beispiel mit dem "REPA Lok-Aus" und dem legendären "Teichmann-Regler". Lenz arbeitet ständig daran, die Beschäftigung mit der Modellbahn interessanter, abwechslungsreicher, aber auch einfacher zu gestalten: USP sichert auch bei unterbrochener Stromabnahme vom Gleis die lückenlose Datenübertragung in den Decoder, ABC sorgt für punktgenaues Halten vor Signalen, RailCom liefert Informationen aus der Lok zurück an das Digitalsystem
Der Einstieg von Lenz in die Baugröße 0 ist nicht nur bei den "altgedienten" Spur-Nullern gut angekommen, sondern hat auch zahlreiche Modellbahner inspiriert, in/mit dieser großartigen Spur einzusteigen. Lenz baut auch hier das Programm kontinuierlich aus, dabei wird aber nach wie vor auf größtmögliche Vorbildtreue, außergewöhnliche Technik und hohen Qualitätsstandard Wert gelegt.