by Friedhelm Weidelich

One floor of the Märklineum in Göppingen is devoted entirely to Märklin model trains. A portrait with 52 photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin began producing toys in Göppingen in 1859. The Märklineum, which was actually to be ceremoniously opened in a larger circle in mid-December, sets up a monument to the company's hardly manageable history and testifies to the ingenuity and adaptability of the model railroad market leader. The Märklineum can be visited under the usual Corona restrictions.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Finally, a few snapshots from the Intermodellbau.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In many respects, Märklin's SNCF 241-A-58 (55085) is similar to the 241-A-65 preserved in Switzerland, but there are differences. Probably undeniable is that the gauge 1 model in green looks best and will boost the French market. 51 photos in large format.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

As Märklin confirmed upon request, the Gauge 1 models of the modern Bombardier Traxx 3 electric locomotives and the new container cars will only be realized if there are enough advance orders.

Friends of modern railroad models should therefore pre-order the locomotives and cars from dealers by October 31, 2021.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Heavy and very powerful is the new Ce 6/8 I from SBB Historic that Märklin is offering as a gauge 1 model. A review of the Swiss electric locomotive with 76 expressive photos in large format.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Usually, Märklin's fall novelties for Gauge 1 are not particularly plentiful. But this year everything is different. The extensive new product program offers a few surprises and a bang for the buck. A detailed report.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A little foretaste of the photos I'm currently taking of the Märklin model of SBB Historic's Ce 6/8 I 14201. The gauge 1 model impresses with many details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

As of today, the Märklineum in Göppingen is open. Tickets are available online.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

66 excellent large format photos show the qualities of the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which Märklin produced for gauge 1. The review is about differences to the 241.A.65 and little things that are not so well done. The model should delight collectors who were not previously interested in Reichsbahn vehicles.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The photos of the 08 1001 of the DR from Märklin are for the most part already done. A foretaste of the impressive exotic steam locomotive that you might want to have in your gauge 1 collection after seeing these pictures.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

It had to come in 1:32 scale at some point: the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The French-based coal dust test locomotive will not be long in coming to Märklin.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

It was founded in 1982 as "Simba Toys" with five employees. The Simba Dickie Group, with 2,950 employees and sales of €715 million, also includes Märklin. On May 1, 2021, Michael Sieber (65) will hand over the management of the joint family business to his son Florian (34), the third generation.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The epoch IV version of the 232 001 from Märklin differs from the V 320 001 of epoch III. Some photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Hungarian subsidiary of Märklin has developed a gauge 1 model that makes the long waits for production models obsolete. Individual initiative is called for.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Gauge 1 users and collectors in Switzerland are likely to rejoice over the striking Ce 6/8 I from SBB Historic. For all other gauge 1 customers, Märklin unfortunately has little to offer in 2021.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The three-axle conversion cars of the Deutsche Bundesbahn were coupled in pairs. If you want to couple the new gauge 1 models of the 3yge cars from Wunder close to prototype, you have to plan a little and procure suitable couplers. There are several solutions, which are presented here.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With original accessories, old car models can be remarketed. Märklin took this approach with the G 10 and upgraded it to a car for livestock transport. The gauge 1 model 58945 brings a few hours of handicraft fun into the house and stimulates the imagination.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

You don't want to repack such a heavy gauge 1 model like the V 320 from Märklin. If you need to do so, I have a suggestion on how to do it without helpers.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A model of a diesel locomotive must offer convincing engine noise. Here's a sample of what the V 320 from Märklin sounds like.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's V 320 001 of the DB is a massive diesel locomotive. Spur1info was able to examine it as a pre-production sample. A gauge 1 locomotive with which market leader Märklin shows which impressive and enormously attractive models can be produced with zinc die casting. A few innovations are also included in the package.

A report with 84 photos showing every detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin has provided spur1info with a pre-production model of the V 320 001 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The gigantic gauge 1 model is impressive not only because of its weight, but also because of the wealth of details - outside and inside.

Part 1 with 39 photos in unique quality.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin will not deliver an important model until next year.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

We have the new status for upcoming deliveries of gauge 1 models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Despite the current heat wave in Germany, autumn is just around the corner, with gauge 1 novelties that are not quite as hot.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

While packing the locomotive I discovered the two figures between the polystyrene flakes. They are cast out of metal and neatly painted.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With its 8.55 kg, the SNCF 241-A-65 for gauge 1 is a heavyweight with very high tractive power. This applies to the Märklin model both technically and literally. Because the aesthetics of the French steam locomotive in Swiss hands appeals to everyone. Read the detailed review of the gauge 1 model here, with over 100 excellent photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

SNCF's 241-A-65 is a Swiss-based heritage locomotive that leaves no one cold. As a Märklin model for gauge 1 it was worth 98 photos in large format. The pictures of this impressive French locomotive show its strengths and few weaknesses, the review is in progress.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's 241-A-65 has arrived for a review. And because unpacking is so emotional, my son took photos of the process.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin will deliver the 241-A-65 in July 2020. There is even more interesting news from the world of gauge 1.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin has now delivered the second pot car with item number 58725. If you can get the gauge 1 model out of the packaging without a crash, you can look forward to a little handicraft fun.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Achim Lutz has weathered a pseudo-patinated used SBB Eaos open freight car from Märklin according to a prototype photo. The effort was worth it.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The battle for market share is gradually taking on grotesque features. Now, MBW as third player announces three-axle conversion cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Not everyone at Märklin expected such a success of the new Gauge 1 products. The market is heading in a new direction, which Märklin is pursuing with new self-confidence. Customers will also benefit from this.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The 320 001 of the track construction company Wiebe hummed quietly on the Märklin gauge 1 roller bench.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Toy Fair in Nuremberg has been steadily losing importance for gauge 1, but Märklin makes it worth a visit.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin has new delivery dates.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's 1-gauge model of the DB class 78 entered the market at the end of December 2018 and was very successful. In a few days I will introduce the 78 from Kiss, which is now being delivered.

The review of the Märklin model is still available in the archive. To compare and because the reproduction of the 73 photos in the new system is better, I present the article about Märklin's 78 440, article number 55077, here once again.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

You have to come to that first: Märklin is connecting cakes with model railways. Because it's very Christmassy.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

More pictures, information and a video arrived from Hong Kong. The event had prominent visitors.