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Rhätische Bahn Ge4/6 353
All members of 1'D1' type electric locomotive of the RhB where delivered in the 1913/14, so shortly after the delivery of the 1'B1' had ended. Though all referred to as Ge 4/6 the class divided in subclasses 301-302, 351-352, 353-355 and 391, all slightly differing in size and characteritics. Only the 301-302 was visually very different in that it had two electric motors driving a rod triangle, so two slanting rods were seen driving the blind axle. The other members of the class had only one such rod on each side.
As far as I can determine the loco's led a rather inconspicuous and uneventful life. Considering their lifespan they must have been successful, they last until well in the seventies. The 353 survives on its home net as a heritage loco, 391 resides at de German Technology Museum in Berlin.
Bemo sells an excellent depiction of the loco in HOm (1:87 meter gauge). In the previous two years I had already bought a Ge 6/6 and e Ge 24. I wanted to complete the series by buying a Ge 4/6. As bought the first two for only €95 each I set myself a goal to buy the Ge 46 for the same price. Well, it took quite some time but in the end I managed to obtain this one in November 2013 for €100 exactly.