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Episode #24 // marklinstop // Nov 05, 2011
Decades before the Sprint slot-car system, Marklin introduced a series of die-cast cars that went well with the 00 Gauge product line and even rode along on some O Gauge wagons. For a short time, they also offered a large slot-car system number model number 13301 complete with track, ramps, race cars with tiny drivers, stoplights, timing tracks and many racing accessories.
Episode #12 // bvanh // Dec 30, 2012
In this episode we'll go on a historical journey through the annals of Märklin from its very beginnings as a small production house for girls' accessories to the company today as one of the world's largest and oldest toy manufacturers producing model trains of several gauges and technological toys for the young and old.
Episode #26 // marklinstop // Mar 05, 2013
Marklin standardized several track gauges in 1891 and launched the model railway industry into the form we see it today. After this spark of invention, several of the major toy producers in Germany and England piggybacked their way into a flourishing global market and offered tin toys and trains to enthusiasts all over the world.
Episode #18 // marklinstop // Jan 07, 2013
The Brighton Toy and Model Museum located in the UK features a treasure trove of old toys from various makers including Mecanno, Marklin, Bassett-Lowke, and others.
Episode #21 // marklinstop // Aug 15, 2009
A printing code stamped on many Marklin boxes helps reveal the production date of the box and thus allows for accurate dating of Marklin articles. Sometimes the prices marked on the boxes and referencing pricelists also approximately dates an item because prices often changed from year to year.
Episode #5 // marklinstop // Oct 12, 2009
Second installment of Marklin box analysis 00 Scale. We'll look at stamp patterns on the boxes and use them for dating.
Episode #11 // marklinstop // Dec 01, 2012
Despite intense turmoil in the European continent which could be felt all around the world, Märklin survived the Second World War with its business relatively intact and ready for explosive growth in the post-war years. In this episode we'll look at the compromises and advancements Märklin made during this time.
Episode #20 // marklinstop // Jan 14, 2012
W. Seelig LTD of Great Britain, London's leading sales organisation (according to their company) distributed Marklin toys to hardware stores and toy shops all across the British Isles. To promote their Marklin products, they created the "Marklin Expert Library of Handbooks" which we will review in this episode.