The Ae 3/6 II design was based on prototype locomotive Be 3/5, however with one transformer only. The series were built in four production blocks from 1923 to 1926 by the Schweizerische Lokomotiv- und Maschinenfabrik (SLM) and the Maschinenfabriek Oerlikon (MFO). The single transformer construction resulted in an a-symmetric frame so that a 2-C-1 wheel arrangement had to be selected. The driving force of two traction motors is being transferred to two blind axles, which are connected to driving yokes. The latter drives the middle axe, that is linked to the other two driving axles by coupling rods.
The regulator type for controlling the traction force (step-switches with high-tension chokes) had been used earlier by MFO on an experimental base by some units of the Ce 6/8 series. Later on, the type was applied to all Ce 6/8 engines. The traction motors with a diameter of ca. 1,900 mm (6‘ 3“) and a weight of 10 long tons were the heaviest traction motors ever in SBB locos. From 1929 on the power distribution gear went through a number of modifications that enabled the maximum speed to be increased to 100 km/h, like other Swiss rod-driven types.
Engine no. 10439 was classified as a historical locomotive object in 1976.
Contents of this Pack:
The Ae 3/6 II pack includes 2 Ae 3/6 II engines with a variety of rolling stock, all made by Wilbur Graphics. The engines have a functional cab and are compatible with TS 2017-18.
SBB Ae 3/6 II 10406 (light engine, green)
SBB Ae 3/6 II 10406 w/Orient Express Pullman cars
SBB Ae 3/6 II 10439 (light engine, brown)
SBB Ae 3/6 II 10439 w/mixed goods 20 wagons
WG+ CIWL F 1287 Baggage car
WG+ CIWL F 1287 ugug
WG+ CIWL F 1287 uxug
WG+ CIWL PS 4035 Pullman car
WG+ CIWL PS 4035 ugug
WG+ CIWL PS 4035 uxug
WG+ CIWL R 4008 Dining car
WG+ CIWL R 4008 ugug
WG+ CIWL R 4008 uxug
ugug = animated diaphragms at front and tail ends uxug = animated diaphragm at tail end only
(no suffix) = no animated diaphragms at either side
WG+ DB 30M3 LEB BP
WG+ DB 30M3 LEB Shell
WG+ DB Oppeln EUROP
WG+ DB Oppeln Kühlw
WG+ DB Oppeln (r)
WG+ DB Off 52 A Cargo: VW-beetles
WG+ DB Off 52 B Id.
WG+ DB Off 52 C Id.
WG+ DB Off 52 D Id.
WG+ DB R20 403721 Cargo: Timber
WG+ DB ZZw 51 Esso
WG+ DB ZZw 51 EVA
WG+ DB ZZw 51 Mobil
WG+ DB ZZw 51 VTG
WG+ NS S-CHO 1954
WG+ SBB Gs 1956
WG+ SNCF Gas A
WG+ SNCF K Oppeln
It is important to read the manual before operating this engine or any of its consists. Manuals are included in the download or download your manual below:
Known bugs V1.1 :
- Non reported
- V1.0 has been replaced (updated) to version 1.1 (12-4-18)