14 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Marklin “EXPERT” Series and W. Seelig of London, UK

Marklin “EXPERT” Series and W. Seelig of London, UK

It’s April 29, 1937 and you’re sitting at your desk trying to organize your Marklin purchase orders for the upcoming months at your sports and fishing tackle store in Hall Green, United Kingdom. The day is weary and the work is tough but do not worry, W. Seelig LTD, London’s leading sales organisation is there […]

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22 October 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Marklin Spur 00 Miniature Railway [1938 - 1943]

Marklin Spur 00 Miniature Railway [1938 - 1943]

By 1938, the Marklin’s 00 Scale was already well established with the 700 series locomotives and train and was ripe for technological improvements. One of these improvements would be found in the reversing system of the locomotives. The locomotives of 1938 were equipped with the “Perfect-Reverse” system which allowed for remote reversing without the need […]

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14 October 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Fakes, Forgeries, and Reproductions: How do they affect Marklin?

Fakes, Forgeries, and Reproductions:  How do they affect Marklin?

Fakes, forgeries, and reproductions of Marklin trains and toys create an obstacle for Marklin collectors, dealers, musuems, and auction houses. In this article I will discuss the implications they have on the current market for Marklin items and the possible future effects. First, it is important to devise some operational definitions: A fake shall be […]

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17 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Marklin of Great Britain 1937 – 1938 (00)

Marklin of Great Britain 1937 – 1938 (00)

Marklin first started producing 00 Scale export models in 1937 (just two years after the start of 00 Scale in 1935). Marklin primarily focused on export models for the British and American markets. German outline locomotives and coaches were made in British liveries. Locomotives like the R 700 and SLR 700 were painted in either […]

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15 August 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Marklin Catalog Codes & Pricelists

Marklin Pricelists Marklin pricelists were sent along with catalogs for consumers to purchase and browse the new and current Marklin train items offered. Pricelists can be found written in many languages including German, English, French, Spanish, and more.  To give an idea of the Marklin prices in such pricelists, we can use the 1951 pricelist […]

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