When it comes to collector highlights there is none more rare and sought after than a prototype or first series. A locomotive like the CCS 800 might be rare in any version, and if an earlier version is rare, then a first version or even a pre-series is an absolute top rarity. Marklin produced various types of prototypes – someRead more
Category: Historical Articles
Interesting articles on Marklin collecting, operating, and the general history of Marklin.
Marklin collectors are sure to know the “Brockmann” name for Marklin – from its long history in the auction business and also the production of spare parts. With the more recent auctions from Münchner Spielzeugauktion we see that the business has new ownership directing the auction house. As the tradition continues there are many wonderful lots in the latest auctions forRead more
Introduction Märklin produced several forms of track for their 00/H0 scale trains since their inception in 1935. This track is a “three-rail” system (the inner track, solid or stud, providing the power and the outer track providing the return, just like the old Märklin or Lionel 0-gauge track. In this article we explore an overview of the various track offered byRead more
The era of aviation introduced adventure-seekers to the world of the sky. Previously only enjoyed by birds, the sky was now part of man’s domain – with a little help by some fantastic machines. The first vehicles to hit the skies were powered by hot air, gas, and balloons. One famous example is the Marklin Zeppelin airship. The concept was simple:Read more
The Swiss crocodile is perhaps one of the most beautiful and exotic-looking locomotives of the time. Its articulated design makes it an engineering marvel. Seeing it traverse the mountainous regions of Switzerland must have been an incredible sight! Without question, the scale models produced by Marklin of this Swiss legend for almost a century paid close attention to detail andRead more