6E1 Series 9-11

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 9 was delivered 1981, and the last Series 11 locomotive was delivered in 1985. They differed from the Series 8 locomotives in that they had rainwater drains on the lower side of the body covered with small duckets, the corners of the cab side doors were rounded and the doors were slightly recessed, the triangular cabside window on the drivers side was replaced a sealed rectangular window with the bottom and top rounded off, and the same window on the drivers assistant side was deleted entirely.

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

As delivered (mid), the locomotive pilots (NOT cow-catchers!) had three long vertical slots on each side of the coupler.

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 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.