Marklin toys and trains are not only pieces of art, with their fine hand-painting and craftsmanship, but also reflect the rich history during which they were created. Unfortunately, since Marklin was a German toy maker, war plagued its history. The golden age of tin toys took shape simultaneously with the events leading up to World War 1. Shortly following, andRead more
Category: Historical Articles
Interesting articles on Marklin collecting, operating, and the general history of Marklin.
1951-1952 Dark blue 1952-1953 Green-blue 1953-1954 Black 1955 Gold The back of the tags were commonly stamped with model numbers and we’ve seen serif (vestige of paper circle stamps) and sans serif stamp (similar to early box labels) fonts. Beware that replica tags can have these model stamps too. Tags from 1956-1963 This is the second design of the tags,Read more
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
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