.: Adam Lewis's 1/72 Hobby Boss Kriegsloko BR 52 Loco
The great need for locomotives in Germany during the second world war explains the explosion in production. First of all construction of classes 44, 50 and 86 was simplified, and orders for other types of locos were cancelled.
The construction of the Class BR 52 was not foreseen in any construction program, never mind that of 1939. In 1941 the need for a new simpler type was apparent. These machines became, with an axle load of 15 tonnes and a maximum speed of 80 km/h (44 mph) forwards or backwards, as good as the Class BR 50.
Builder: Berliner Maschinenfabrik
Year built: 1943
Works number: 12226
Weight in working order: 149 tonnes
Length over body: 22m (75 feet, 4 inches)
Maximum speed: 80 km/h (44 mph)
Boiler pressure: 16 bar (240 psi)
Power: 1620 CV
Driving wheel diameter: 1400 mm
Fuel capacity Coal - 10 tonnes
Water - 26 m3 (5715 gallons)