Vintage Boxed N Gauge Arnold Rapido Model 0222 Steam Locomotive
For all Model Railway/ Railroad enthusiasts and collectors: this is a really nice example of an N Gauge Arnold Rapido Model 0222, class 89 7566, steam locomotive dating from the late 1960’s- early 1970’s. It appears in the 1963 /1964 catalogue and was still present in the 1970/1971 edition.
The N Gauge Arnold Rapido 0222 model locomotive is boxed in a typical Arnold box. The box is in ‘used’ condition, with scuffs in the cardboard and some cracks in the plastic: see photos. The original paper instruction leaflet (K.Arnold & Co. KG, 85 Nürnberg 2) is folded into the bottom of the box. It also contains the original quality control number 02222436.
The steam locomotive is in very good condition. All buffers and couplings are intact.
Summary: N Gauge Arnold Rapido 0222
- Arnold Rapido 0222- very good condition, dusty.
- 89 75 66 Steam Locomotive, DB.
- Arnold Serie 2 W.-Germany (on the base)
- Quality control number 02222436.
- N -Gauge
- Box condition: Clear plastic box lid and base, with cardboard/ plastic moulded insert: scuffs/ cracks.
- Original instruction leaflet (e.g replacing the brushes, oiling).
- Motor tested satisfactorily at 12 volts
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Some Trivia for You
0222 – Class 89 0-6-0T. Class 89 was the miscellaneous category for various locomotives that the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) inherited from predecessor railroads. This particular engine was originally a Class T3 of the Prussian State Railways, built in 1878, making it the oldest active steam locomotive series on the DB. They were used in branch line service, along with switching and industrial service.
The steam locomotive was still present on the Deutsche Bundesbahn in the 1960’s. In that era, Germany was emerging from the state of recovery due to the debilitating effects of World War II, and the German Federal Railroad was very cost conscious. While diesel fuel came from imported petroleum, the steam locomotive used coal from the Ruhr and the Saarland. As a consequence, the steam locomotive remained on the German railroad scene until the mid-1970’s. The red colour on the wheels and frames of their steam locomotives made it easy for locomotive inspectors to examine the engine’s running gear for metal fatigue and cracks. This practice appears to date back to the 1920’s, when the German railroads unified into one major company.