Produkt presentation BR V 43 | Piko #51430

The class V 43 electric locomotive is a Piko novelty from 2021 that is now available for immediate delivery. In this article, we present the model and provide you with the most important information about the prototype.

Information about the prototype

The V43 series of the Hungarian State Railways is a series of electric locomotives. The traction motors of this locomotive are powered by a silicon rectifier system, which is where its nickname "Szili" comes from.

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Planung und Durchführung für 50 Hz Bahnelektrifizierung acquired the license for the V43 series in 1960.

The universal locomotives of MÁV are stationed in Budapest-Ferencváros, Szolnok, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Békéscsaba, Szeged, Győr, Szombathely, Dombóvár and Székesfehérvár and cover all types of trains.

Information about the model

The model of the silicon rectifier locomotive V 43 supplements the PIKO assortment of electric locomotives of Eastern Europe. As a PIKO Expert model, the DC locomotive has a lot to offer ambitious model railroaders. The roof section of the locomotive is filigree and highly detailed. The extremely vivid engravings, together with the free-standing attachment parts, give the locomotive body the highest prototypical fidelity.

The striking bogies have been excellently implemented and round off the overall impression. Inside, the locomotive has robust drive technology paired with state-of-the-art electronics. When used on the layout, especially the numerous lighting functions provide a playful added value. The analog version can be converted in no time at all thanks to the PluX22 digital interface. The typical sounds of the prototype engine are reproduced excellently in the versions with digital sound.

Maßbezeichnung:LüP / Länge über Puffer
Maß [mm]:180
Minimum radius [mm]:358
Digital interface:NEM 658 PluX22
(Interior) Lighting:Digital schaltbare Führerstandsbeleuchtung (mit PluX22 Decoder)
Anzahl Haftreifen:2
CouplerNEM Schacht + Kurzkupplungskulisse
Sound:PIKO Sound-Decoder nachrüstbar #56598
Light change:Direction of travel dependent light change white / red

Video of the BR V 43

Manufacturer Piko shows the Expert model in action as a video presentation.

Buy Piko electric locomotive BR V43 at MSL

At Modellbahnshop-Lippe you get this loco for a fair price - including best MSL service!


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One comment

  1. Wieder eine passende und schöne Lok von PIKO für meine Wagen von FUGgERth (ehemaliger ungarischer Modellbahn-Hersteller).

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