6E1 Series 6-7

NZ $95.00

Approximately $65.61
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Please note: This is a kit only. It includes the body, bogie sideframes, battery box (Because electric locos don't have diesel fuel tanks ;-)), detail parts (Vacuum hoses, horns), couplers and screws. It does not include a mechanism or pantographs. The modeller will need to source a Roco E10/E40/E41/BR110/BR112/BR140/BR141 locomotive as a donor for the mechanism and pantographs. The older style mechanism is required.

The first 6E1 Series 6 was delivered 1976, and the last 6E1 Series 7 was delivered in 1977. They differed from the Series 2-5 locomotives in that a rainwater gutter was added above the small grilles on the sides of the body and they were also the first to be delivered with captive MU cables on the right hand side of the cab front instead of MU sockets

The spotting eras as modelled can be loosely defined as Early, Mid and Late.

The differences between early and mid, and mid and late are based around three modifications. As delivered (early), the locomotive pilots (NOT cow-catchers!) had four long vertical slots on each side of the coupler.

The division between early and mid is based on the deletion of the outer vertical slots on the pilots on either side of the coupler. This occurred sometime in the early to mid 1980s.

The division between mid and late is based on the addition of strengthening plates underneath the cab side windows and cab side doors. This occurred in the mid 2000s, but has not been applied to all locomotives in the series. The outer vertical slot on the right hand side of the pilot was also deleted around this time, leaving three vertical slots on each side of the coupler.

The modification applied where a plate was welded over the slots from the inside of the pilots is not taken into consideration, as this modification seems to have been applied somewhat haphazardly applied over the years.