Tag: Marklin Factory

The Marklin factory is located in Göppingen, Germany as has been there since 1911 when the company moved from its previous location.  Another official Marklin factory is located in Gyor, Hungary and produces large gauge items from the LGB product line and special edition items like the Viktoria reproduction steam ship.  The Marklin factory in Germany is certainly a sight to see and the Marklin Museum is located nearby.

Marklin Crocodiles: Genealogy of the Swiss CCS 800 Locomotive

The CCS 800 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

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From Germany with Love, Train Sets Shipped Home during WWII

As discussed in previous articles, the Marklin factory continued production during WWII. American soldiers operating in the area are said to have visited the factory specifically.  Not only were they there to collect intelligence, but also indulge in some toy shopping for those back home.  The Marklin factory had an in-house showroom with all the latest models running and many

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