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Episode #16 // thor.bayer // Dec 15, 2012
In this episode we'll look at one of the many innovations developed by Marklin to simulate the operation of real trains: the Schleppschalter, or mechanical light switching mechanism.
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 #7 // marklinstop // Nov 14, 2012
Reproduction Marklin trains may seem innocuous at first glance, but how might they really be affecting the toy market. What is the potential for reproductions and even forgeries to affect the market values and rarity of original toys?
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 #10 // marklinstop // Dec 30, 2011
In this episode we'll objectively examine Hermann Goring's miniature railroad and the Marklin toys that he had at his hunting lodge, Carinhall. All of this thanks to a worldwide research effort which produced many interesting photos, documents, and accounts from the 1920s - 1940s.
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.
Episode #27 // marklinstop // Mar 28, 2013
On the night of January 18, 2005 some unwelcome visitors roamed and ravaged the halls of the Marklin Museum in Goppingen, escaping with priceless treasures. After two months of searching, police and investigative teams recovered the pieces and returned them to their rightful home at the Marklin Museum.
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 #25 // marklinstop // Jan 19, 2013
The Marklin SK 800 streamlined locomotive, from its release in 1939 to its gentle decline in the late 1950s, remains a classic favorite for its streamlined design and survivability in the ever-changing product lines of the 00/HO Gauge system. The many changes in its design, however, might explain why this model number SK 800 locomotive lasted for so long.