Standard mainline diesel locomotive

The V160 was introduced in 1960 to replace the steam locomotives of the 03, 23, 38 (prussian P8), 50, 57 (prussian G10), and 78 (prussian T18) series on non-electrified main- and sidelines. Few locomotives of the db had been undergoing so many changes and modifications, and few have been built in so many different versions during their time of production.

Main Specifications (Prototype series):

V160 V162–1 V162–2 V164–1 V164–2 V169
Wheel Configuration: B’B’-dh
Length: 16000mm 16000mm 16400mm 16000mm 16400mm 16400mm
Width: 3160mm
Wheelbase: 8600mm
Bogie Wheelbase: 2800mm
Weight: 76.7 metric tons 79 metric tons 79 metric tons 79 metric tons 79 metric tons 76.7 metric tons
Power: 2000hp/1472kW 2000hp/1472kW 2500hp/1839kW 2000hp/1472kW 2500hp/1839kW 2990hp/2200kW
Tractive Effort: 240kN 240kN 240kN 240kN 240kN 240kN
vmax (lg/hg): 80/120kph 80/120kph 100/140kph 80/120kph 100/140kph 80/130kph

Units built: 874

The db series br215, br216, br217, br218 and br210/219

The Rail3D Models

I started the series with the most common version of the V160, the db br 218.
Main body design was really quick work, until it came on the top section. I still struggle with the triangularisation and the orientation of the normals on the front and rear top strips, actually the transitions don’t seem to be smooth enough, they don’t look fully symmetric.
Next will be the bogies. Actually the model is equipped with resized V100-bogies, but the original V160-bogies were rather different to the V100 versions, due to much higher axle load, higher speed and the need for better suspension to protect the built-in train heating and control units.

Actual wip pictures:

Pictures always show the actual state

The Total

A closer view of the cooling-blinds and side windows

And the upper rear, showing the triangularisation problem on the top ends