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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.
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 #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 #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 #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.