Category: Restoration & Repair

Guides and articles on restoring and repairing Marklin toys and trains from all years of production.

Roof Vents & Trucks: Restoration of a Model Nr. 351 Passenger Coach from 1946

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A common sight to any Marklin 00 collector: broken trucks and missing roof vents on a beautiful 350-series coach.  Over the years, Zinc diecast parts suffer from “Zincpest” making them brittle and prone to breakage.  The thin supports of the roof vents and two posts that secure the side trucks to the stamped metal frame are extremely vulnerable to breaking.  In

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