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Locomotives and train sets

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Cat.No.
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Item

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Condition
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Price w/o shipping & insurance

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Marklin
37203

Standard
3-rail AC
Delta
Digital

High performance motor

Special functons

Diesel DRG

Rare - Sold out at factory

Set of three Diesel Ancestors
Digital  with high performance motors
Special functions

This set consists of the following three early diesel engines:

  • DRG class V16-101 rod driven with wheel configuration 2-6-2

  • DRG class V120-001 with pressured air transmission - looks like a steam engine, but the diesel motor generated the air that entered the cylinders that power the wheels. Wheel configuration 4-6-4. 

  • DRG class V188 diesel-electric double unit with two motors. Each unit has the wheel configuration 0-8-0. Engine not separable into single units. 

Unused
Papers
Box
picture US-$900.00

Marklin
3700

Standard
3-rail AC
Delta
Digitall

Train set
(electric)

Amtrak

Rare -  Only 5000 made
Sold out at factory

This should have become the
Amtrak "Acela"

DB class 401 ICE 8-unit super-high-speed train in Amtrak livery as used during experimental runs between Washington, DC and New York. Limited edition. Only 5000 made. With certificate.

 

Like new

Box

Picture

US-$1000.00

Marklin
3102

Standard
3-rail AC

Steam
with
tender
DRG

German "Big Boy"

Class 53-0001 prototype that never made it into production. This huge "Mallet" locomotive with a 2-6-8-0 wheel configuration with a five-axle tender had been designed by the Borsig factory during WW-II for use by the German army on long-distance runs with heavy trains. Due to the events of the war it was never produced, however. Marklin created this impressive model with a total length of 12-1/2 inches in length. 

You may want to read more about the history of this locomotive by clicking here.

Like new with box
and papers
Picture

 

Sold
Can reorder

Price depends on market and euro/dollar exchange rate

Marklin
(29845)

Standard
3-rail AC

Digital
high performance and function

 

Steam
with tender
DB

High performance 
Digital Locomotive

...

DB class 03-1022 "Pacific" steam locomotive with tender. Rare steel-blue livery as used for this class of locomotive assigned to high-speed long-distance 1st class only "F-Zug" trains. 

Locomotive is equipped with the high performance motor and can be operated on conventional and digital layouts.

When operated with the Digital Control Unit 6021 or later digital controls the following functions are available :

  • Headlines changing with direction on/off

  • Steam (Seuthe Unit) on/off

  • Illuminated drive train on/off

  • Acceleration/Braking delay on/off

A vial of Seuthe smoke oil is included

Because the locomotive was part of the premium start set 29845 there is no box. Instructions included. 

A matching set of three cars is available. Click here.

 

Like New+
Papers
picture US-$280.00
Fleischmann

For 
Standard
3-rail AC
Steam with tender DB DB class 50-058 ("Dekapod") steam locomotive for heavy long distance freight trains. Wheel configuration 2-10-0 and 4-axle tender. This locomotive, made by Fleischmann, is designed for operation on 3-rail AC layouts system Marklin. Like New+
no Papers
No picture yet US-$150.00
Marklin
3367

Standard
3-rail AC

Electric DB Class 118-034-8 electric for high speed passenger trains. This is one of the most highly detailed Marklin locomotives, a model of the winner of the Gold award for engineering and design at the 1939 World Fair. It was designed for the then unheard-of speed of 180 kph (112 mph). It has been in regular service into the 1980s and a few of these locomotives are used today to pull museum trains, which would make them suitable even if your layout resembles the year 2000+ nused
Papers
Box
picture $250.00
Marklin
3153

Standard
3-rail AC

Electric DB

 

Class 120-001-3 electric for high speed passenger trains.  Like new picture US-$125.00
Marklin
(3653)

Standard
3-rail AC
Delta
Digitall

Electric DB

 

Class 120-001-3 electric for high speed passenger trains. 

Post purchase dealer conversion of 3153 model to 3653 with Digital 6080 module. Can be used on conventional, Delta, and Digital Marklin systems. 

Unused

Box
Papers

picture US-$175.00

Marklin
( 2993)

Standard
3-rail AC

Electric DB

Class 141-430 electric engine from set 2993. 

Optional Delta module for digital conversion $45.00. 

Unused?

no box

picture

US-$125.00

Fleischmann

For 
Standard
3-rail AC
Electric DB

 

DB class 141-441 in the ivory-orange S-Bahn livery.

Made by Fleischmann this beautiful model has been professionally converted for the analog Marklin system. It is a rare find that is fully compatible with Marklin. 

Like new
no box 
and papers
Picture US-$125.00
Marklin
3088

Standard 3-rail AC
Delta
Digital

Diesel Private Henschel 3-axle industry diesel typically used by large factories, mining companies, or steel mills, as well as by track maintenance companies. This locomotive comes with box and papers and is in completely unused condition. For analog and digital (Delta) operation. Digital address 72

Unused

Box
and 
Papers

Picture US-$90.00
Marklin
(29845)

Standard
3-rail AC

Digital
high performance and function

 

Diesel DB

High performance 
Digital Locomotive

DB class V160-029 diesel locomotive. Typical use is for commuter trains in push-pull operation, but it also found to pull long-distance passenger trains on non-electrified lines, as well as light to medium freight trains. A true universalist. 

Locomotive is equipped with the high performance motor and can be operated on conventional and digital layouts.

When operated with the Digital Control Unit 6021 or later digital controls the following functions are available :

  • Headlines changing with direction on/off

  • Two different sounds of the horn

  • Acceleration/Braking delay on/off

Because the locomotive was part of the premium start set 29845 there is no box. Instructions included. 

Like New+
Papers
picture US-$200.00
Marklin
2859

Standard
3-rail AC

Passenger Train Set (electric) DB Class 111-069-1 electric engine, three coaches and baggage car. Set includes a Marklin video tape (VHS, European standard or copy for US standard). This is probably Marklin's most colorful train set. It is the result of a design study that the German Railways (DB) commissioned to Marklin so that they would be able to evaluate the appearance of a planned new color scheme. 

Rare set. Only made in 1985.

Unused?

box

 

picture US-$260.00

 

Note

 

Fleischmann, Roco, and Lima cars listed in the 2-rail DC section run well on Marklin track

Most of them can be equipped with Marklin-compatible couplers

If you have questions send email

 

Passenger cars

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29845 Passenger coaches DB

 Set of three coaches for "F-Zug" long-distance express trains. These cars are unused and come from the 29845 premium set, therefore no box. 

  • 1st class coach, blue

  • 2nd class coach, blue

  • Dining car, red

The set is a perfect match to the DB class 03-1022 steam locomotive. Click here.

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Freight cars

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Trix
24902 01-20
Freight cars USA

US standard RP25 Wheels!
Kadee-like couplers

Set of 20 different US reefers, refrigerator, and hopper cars. With US standard RP25 wheels and Kadee compatible couplers. 

 

For use on Marklin layouts
320 551 Marklin-AC-Wheels
and Marklin compatible couplers required.

They are available at cost upon request.

Unused

Box

Too many pictures to show

Will  
Email 
upon request

Individual cars US-$37.50 each

Set of 20
US-$700.00

Marklin
84564
Set USA Commemorative Edition 1492-1992. Exclusive edition for the "Idee und Spiel" chain of Marklin dealers made only in 1992. Celebrating 500 Years of America. 

The sides of each car are made of tin and are finely printed with spectacular scenes from the United States. Each side contains a different scene. The roofs are also made of tin, with brown plastic running boards. The front and back ends of the cars are made of plastic and colored in the national colors of the USA: Red, white, and blue.

The set consists of

Car 1:
   side 1: New York with WTC and Lady liberty
   side 2: Eagle and snow covered mountains
   front and back ends: red

Car 2:
   side 1: Indian Head and Utah's Monument Valley
   side 2: San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
   front and back ends: white

Car 3:
   side 1: Columbus and Santa Maria
   side 2: US Capitol, fireworks, President Bush I
   front and back ends: blue

Echtheitszertifikat

Cars can be equipped with wheel sets for 2-rail operation. Price upon request.

Unused

Box

Certificate of authenticity

Picture
US-$240.00

 

Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Container car "Fachinger" Very good+
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Box car "Langnese" Very good
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle box car "Europ" Very good+
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Refrigerator car Very good+
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Gondola Very good+
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Box car "Hobby Klaus" Very good+
no box
Picture $12.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle Refrigerator car Good
no box
Picture $10.00
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle refrigerator car. Good running stock with signs of use. Some inscriptions rubbed off and and wear on the roof. See picture. Used
no box
Picture $8.50
Marklin Freight car DB 2-axle tank car "Esso". Good used condition. Makes very good rolling stock. Used
no box
Picture $8.50

 

Tracks and Accessories

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Marklin 
track

Standard
or
digital 3-rail AC

Track

--

Several hundred of miscellaneous "M-track" (straights, curves 5100, short pieces, 80 different electric switches - regular, curved, double-slip, bumpers, uncouplers).

Some of these items have been used on a landscaped layout, and there may be differing amounts of paint or landscape material ranging from none to all the way up on the side of the roadbed. I cleaned the surface of the rails, but there may be some rust on their sides which gives them a nice weathered look. 

Some track were made by Marklin under its Primex label. They are functionally and geometrically compatible, but have a gray rather than yellowish roadbed. They sell for 10% below regular Marklin items. To see the difference, click here.

Mechanically all items are in excellent working condition with no bends or nicks. Electrical and mechanical connectors are in perfect condition. 

The pictures give representative examples of the condition of the track. 


Prices depend on condition. Here are indications for track in clean, used and tested condition:

  • Track  (any length except 5200) - US-$2.00

  • Track 5200, 5201,5202: $2.15

  • Track 5206 $4.50

  • Electric turnouts (both 5100 and 5200 circle) US-$32.50/pair

  • Curved turnouts US-$37.50

  • Double slip switches US-$37.50

  • Three way switches US-$42.50

  • Bumpers US-$5.00 w/o light; 7.00 w light 

  • Uncouplers US-$9.00

  • Contact rails 5146/47 - US-$7.00

Good
to
Very good

some with box

picture

 

see 
de-
scription 

Marklin
catenary

70xx series

Overhead
catenary
items
--- Lots of catenary masts for M-track, tower masts, and overhead wires in clean used condition

Masts: $4.00 
Cross spans US- $4.75 each
Crossing/double slip switch US-$4.75 each
Overhead wires US-$1.40-1.80 each depending on kind

 
Very good Check Marklin web site
and enter catalog number in field "Artikel."

Then click on link that begins with catalog no.

see
item 
description

 

Marklin
6001

120 Volt!

Accessory -- 42 Watt transformer for US/Canadian 120 Volt house current. Can be used in connection with the Delta control 6604, Digital Mobile Station 60652, Digital Control Unit 6021, or as power source for light and electro magnetic articles. 

Can also be used in a booster arrangement with the Delta Control 6604. Send
email for details.

From Set 29845.

Unused

with instructions

Picture US-$65.00
Marklin
Accessory -- 1.2Amp Mobile Station for the digital control of up to 10 locomotives and up to 9 switchable functions, including controlled acceleration and braking.

Includes one C-feeder track 24088 and appropriate cables. 

Connection box 60115 for M- and K- track can be substituted for C-feeder track at no extra cost.

Can be connected to any Märklin transformer that is compatible with the voltage in your home and  provides at least 32 Watts of power. 

Unused

with instructions

from starter set
no box

send email if you want to have a look at the instructions before you buy

picture #1

picture #2

US-$90.00
Marklin
66031
Accessory -- Delta module for conversion of conventional locomotives for Delta or Digital operation
Never been used. Module comes with wires attached. Installation requires ability to solder.

If you have questions about Delta or Digital, click here 

nused

with instructions

No
picture
US-$45.00
Marklin
6604
Accessory -- Delta control unit for the control of up to four digital locomotives. In combination with a transformer it can also be used as a digital booster. 

Send Email if you have questions about this capability. I can mail you a wiring plan at no cost.

Like new
no box

with
Instructions

 

picture
box
not
included

US-$45.00

Marklin
6021
Accessory -- Digital control unit for the Marklin system. This unit is the key building block when moving to digital operation. With it you can control up to 80 locomotives and - with appropriate additional devices - up to 256 electromagnetic articles. Like new
no box

with
Instructions

picture US-$200.00
Marklin Accessory --- Digital booster consisting of 120Volt/32 Watt Transformer and Delta control unit 6604. Includes instructions on how to use these as a digital booster. 

Send Email if you have questions about this capability. I can mail you a wiring plan at no cost.

Transformer
Very good
no box

Delta control
Unused
no box

No Picture
yet
US-$100.00
currently sold
will reorder upon reques

 

Photographic backdrop - Riverfront Trier/Mosel - Germany

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 Germantrains  Accessory  Germany

Set of 10 panoramic pictures (12"high x 18"wide/30 x 45 cm) taken by Germantrains of the riverfront of the Mosel in Trier/Germany. After trimming and assembly this set yields a photo realistic backdrop about 13 feet/4 meter for HO systems. 

All pictures numbered on back for easy assembly. Trimming requires a sharp utility knife and a metal ruler. 

Trimming available at additional charge of US-$25.00

 Fresh
from
Photo
Lab
picture

Detail
of how
it looks
on a
layout

 $50.00

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