Billerbahn Tin Steam Locos - clockwork

 
All locos on this page have the old version axle cover.
 

battery driven Locos

 

the green 500

 
This green steam engine was issued in 1953 and was No. 2 in the assortment. Available only with the flat switch. All were marked "500" in front of the doors. The simple Biller-B was printed onto the coal box - underneath the coal box it says "Made in U.S.-Zone Germany".

The chimney and the steam cylinders were either made of brass (1st Version only) - later made of aluminium. And both parts are the same - the brass was pressed - later the aluminium was lathed. Same applies to the below listed locos of the 1500 series.

The shown sequence is taken to be the timely sequence the locos were built.

All those who need a green spare clockwork for the 500: Please note that the 013 Diesel clockwork does NOT fit, because the on top clockwork cover has different seize and shape - even though looking very similar. Most probably same applies to bright green and red clockworks. Click here to see a picture showing the difference.

 

1st version: green clockwork cover, roof dark grey, brass chimney and brass steam cylinders. Sometimes having a small hole behind the front axle (this one has) - sometimes not.

2nd version: There were also versions having a brass smoke stack and aluminium steam cylinders

 dark green clockwork cover - alu steam cylinders

1st version as of 1953

 
3rd version: As described above - now having aluminium smoke stack and aluminium steam cylinders 4th version: bright green clockwork cover, roof dark grey, chimney and steam cylinders made of aluminium
alu smoke stack and steam cylinders dark green clockwork cover - alu steam cylinders
 
5th version: bright green clockwork cover, roof light grey, chimney and steam cylinders made of aluminium - darker green on the switch and smoke stack 6th version: bright green clockwork cover, roof light grey, chimney and steam cylinders made of aluminium - unique colours

darker green on the switch and smoke stack

unique colours again
  
7th version: red clockwork cover, roof light grey, chimney and steam cylinders made of aluminium. This version - as well as other versions do - shows different green shades of cabin and boiler. Lithography of the 500 from the rear
having a red clockwork cover 500 from the rear
 
first edition 500 in the original box incl. key displaying the different grey shades of the roof
different grey shades of the roof
 
The black 500
 
 This loco was as well offered in a BLACK version (see price list 1958 - page 4 and 1960 - page 3). The cabin inscription is 1500 and the clockwork cover is bright green. Available (1957 ?) 1958 - 1960. The holes on the rear of the cabin are - for sure - empty. The cabin rear shows the Biller-B and "Made in Western Germany" - thus NO holes for the 013 diesel hood - see at the 1500 E. 
the rare 500 in Black as the 1500 E - but clockwork
 
 This version shows a red clockwork cover
without coal box without coal box
 
 This version shows a red clockwork cover and the coal box
showing the coal tender showing the coal tender
 
The green 500 M ....
 

... was a 500 equipped with two MÄRKLIN-couplings to be used as clockwork loco on MÄRKLIN layouts (see price list 1960). The body is green and the roof light grey - clockwork cover is bright green. 

In APR 09 another loco with the bright green clockwork "appeared". The picture shows the couplings as received - and after restoration in June 2009. So far only 8 locos of this version known - one of them in the USA.
 500 M for Märklin coaches The 500 M loco - from underneath
 
The black 500 M ......
 

I found this first listed engine in FEB 2017 - having a bright green clockwork cover. I consider this version the earlier one!!!

 
500 MSg 500 MSg
 
This engine is already listed since NOV 2012 - and was delivered with a red clockwork housing
500 MSr 500 MSr
 
66% of the known 500 M's standing together and finally the box for the green 500 M
 

  battery driven Locos

generated: JAN-10-2003 last update: JAN 2019