The Deutsche Reichsbahn Class 52 ‘Kriegslok’ (war locomotive) was a workhorse without equal in the era of German steam locomotives. In need of a strong, dependable freight locomotive to fuel their nation’s economic and military ambitions, the DRB penned an evolution of the proceeding 1’E (2-10-0) Class 50. The result was a locomotive both more powerful and radically simplified for wartime production. As a result, nearly 8,000 examples were constructed, ranking it the third most produced class of steam engine ever built.
Capable, rugged, simple to maintain and operate, the Class 52 outlived their expected lifetimes by a considerable margin and were among the last steam locomotives retired worldwide, with the final units only being withdrawn from service in 1988.
This comes with a 2’2′ T30 Wannentender, K4T30 Steifrahmentender, and 40 different variants regarding front headlamp, numberplate, and smoke deflectors.
This is a model of a German steam locomotive suitable for wargaming in 15mm scale. It has been designed to be printable on any standard FDM printer, such as the Ender 3. For rails, it is compatible with TT-scale 12mm gauge track, which is the same dimensions used by Battlefront Games’ railway scenery. It should also be compatible with rolling stock from Kreative Scenery. I am not affiliated with them in any way; their work merely inspired me to create these models, so I’m linking to their page out of appreciation. Derivation from any real-world prototype has been done for ease of printing or durability in handling for tabletop wargaming.