Here are the 2020 New Items from Marklin           

   Authorized Marklin Digital Dealer  .

             If you see something you like, email me: RJFtrains@aol.com

If you have an interest in any of the items listed below, let me know ASAP, even if they are scheduled for 3rd or 4th quarter delivery, and especially if the items are  MHI ,  Limited ,  Export , or even car sets. These almost always sell out in the US and ordering early provides your best chance to get these.

Note: Prices indicated as "Pre-order Price" are valid only for orders placed before
February 29, 2020. For orders after that date, the higher price (if shown) will prevail.
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(E) Export Items generally only available for one year -- limited availability
(EX) MHI / Exclusive Available only by subscription -- very limited availability
(L) Limited production One-year only runs; often sold out early in the year
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80031 - Z Gauge Museum Car for 2020  DB - Germany
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ TBA

Z Gauge Museum Car for 2020

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) boxcar with sliding walls and an advertising design for the firm Kopf Galvanizing Plant.

Model: Model: The freight car has detailed construction with an advertising design for the firm Kopf Galvanizing Plant, Schlierbach, Germany. Length over the buffers 64 mm / 2-1/2".

One-time series. Available only in the Märklineum Store in Göppingen.


80330 - Z Gauge Insider Annual Car for 2020  DB - Germany  Insider item - only available to Marklin Club members
            Marklin MHI / Exclusive special subscription models produced in a one-time series  New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ TBA

Z Gauge Insider Annual Car for 2020

Prototype: Prototype: Interchange type Gl Dresden boxcar without a hand brake and a brakeman's platform. Privately owned car painted and lettered for the firm Kuba-Imperial, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, used on the German Federal Railroad (DB). The car has the advertising "Kuba-Imperial Radio-Fernsehen millionenfach bewährt" / "Kuba-Imperial Radio-Television proven over a million times". The car looks as it did around 1960.

Model: Model: The car body and floor are made of finely detailed and imprinted plastic. The car is prototypically lettered. The car has black nickel-plated solid wheels.Length over the buffers 53 mm / 2-1/8".

One-time series only for Märklin Insider members.


80420 - Z Gauge Easter Car for 2020
Pre-order price: $ 39.00

Z Gauge Easter Car for 2020
Z Gauge Easter Car for 2020

Prototype: Prototype: High side gondola.

Model: Model: The car is decorated for Easter. The car comes in a transparent Easter rabbit in an Easter basket filled with Easter grass. Length over the buffers 54 mm / 2-1/8".

Highlights:
  • Includes basket, Easter grass, and lovingly designed packaging.
The Easter Car for 2020 is presented in a transparent Easter rabbit. It comes in an Easter basket filled with Easter grass.

One-time series exclusively in 2020.


81390 - 175 Years of Railroading in Württemberg Train Set  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame and body  Dual headlights at the front  Private and provincal railroads from the beginning to about 1925
Pre-order price: $ 309.00

175 Years of Railroading in Wrttemberg Train Set

Prototype: Prototype: Royal Württemberg State Railways (K.W.St.E.) freight train with passenger service (GmP) consisting of a class T9 steam locomotive, 1 corridor coach, 3rd class, 1 beer refrigerator car, 1 gondola with a load of coal, and 1 acid car.The locomotive and cars look as they did in Era I around 1907.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a reworked mechanism and a motor with a bell-shaped armature. It also has prototypical, fully working valve gear, imitation brakes, and dual headlights with warm white LEDs. All of the cars are prototypically imprinted and have spoked wheels. Length over the buffers approximately 245 mm / 9-5/8".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • All of the cars prototypically equipped with spoked wheels.
  • Anniversary set "175 Years of Railroading in Württemberg".
One-time series for the anniversary of railroading in Württemberg.


82229 - Heavy-Duty Transport Car Set  DB - Germany
            Metal car frame and body  New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 149.00

Heavy-Duty Transport Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Ssy 45 4-axle heavy-duty flat cars, used to transport Panzer tanks. Loaded with Leopard 1A1 tanks. The railroad cars and the tanks cars look as they did in Era III.

Model: Model: This set has 3 DB heavy-duty flat cars as new tooling, each car loaded with a Leopard 1A1 tank. The heavy-duty flat car bodies are constructed of metal and stakes are included. The tanks are new tooling made of plastic and the turrets can be turned. Length over the buffers approximately 150 mm / 5-7/8".

Highlights:
  • New tooling.
  • Car bodies constructed of metal.
  • Leopard 1A1 tank is also new tooling.


82325 - Aral Tank Car Set  DB - Germany
            New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 45.00

Aral Tank Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: BV-ARAL, Inc., Bochum, Germany, 2-axle tank car with a brakeman's cab, used on the German Federal Railroad (DB). BV-ARAL, Inc. Büssing tank truck. The tank car and truck look as they did in Era IIIb.

Model: Model: The tank car has a brakeman's cab and a separately applied ARAL diamond. It also has black solid wheels. Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".The Büssing tank truck is constructed of metal. It has rubber tires and can be rolled.

One-time series in 2020.


82384 - Type Hbbins Sliding Wall Boxcar  DB - Germany
            Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 29.00

Type Hbbins Sliding Wall Boxcar

Prototype: Prototype: Type Hbbins sliding wall boxcar. Privately owned car painted and lettered for the Swiss paper manufacturer Tela Schweiz, used on the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The car looks as it did in Era V, in the mid-Nineties.

Model: Model: The model is made of plastic. It has black metal wheelsets and prototypical imprinting. Length over the buffers 64 mm / 2-1/2".


82426 - Sliding Tarp Car Set  DB - Germany
            Metal car frame  Modern Era (2006 and later)
Pre-order price: $ 69.00
            Goes with: 88231

Sliding Tarp Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 2 German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Rils 652 four-axle tarp cars with tarp lettering for DB Schenker.

Model: Model: The cars have fine, prototypical paint schemes and lettering. They also have different car numbers. The car floors are constructed of metal. These models are not available separately. Total length over the buffers 182 mm / 7-3/16".

Highlights:
  • Car floors constructed of metal.
Comment: Such car types are used among other things to transport finished salt in the Bad Friedrichshall Saltworks.


82498 - American Freight Car Set
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 119.00
            Goes with: 88615

American Freight Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 5 different American freight cars, 2 gondolas painted and lettered for Western Pacific and Penn Central, 2 boxcars painted and lettered for Northern Pacific and Rock Island, and 1 tank car painted and lettered for Western Pacific. The cars look as they did in Era IV.

Model: Model: This is a freight car set with 5 different freight cars. All of the cars include custom imprinting. Total length approximately 355 mm / 14". These cars are not available individually.

Highlights:
  • Ideal car set to go with things such as 88615.


82533 - Green Cargo Freight Car Set
            Metal car frame  Modern Era (2006 and later)
Pre-order price: $ 139.00
            Goes with: 88484

Green Cargo Freight Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 2 DB Schenker Rail type Sdgkms 707 deep-well flat cars and 2 type Zacns funnel flow tank cars for Ermewa, Inc. The cars look as they did in Era VI. The deep-well flat cars are for transporting interchangeable transport units for trucks and the funnel-flow tank cars are for transporting airplane fuel.

Model: Model: The deep-well flat car frames are constructed of metal. Each deep-well flat car is loaded with 2 removable interchangeable transport units for trucks lettered with advertising for "Green Cargo" for Ermewa, Inc. The funnel-flow tank cars for Ermewa, Inc. are for transporting airplane fuel and are finely detailed. The cars are finely painted and lettered. All of the cars have different car numbers and the interchangeable transport units have different registration numbers. The cars have close coupler hooks. Total length over the buffers approximately 315 mm / 12-3/8".

Add-on to go with 88484 and 82532.


86090 - Freight Train Baggage Car  DB - Germany
            New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 29.00

Freight Train Baggage Car
Freight Train Baggage Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Pwg Pr 14 as it looked in Era III.

Model: Model: This freight train baggage car has been reworked and has sliding doors that can be opened. The new prototypical doors have no windows and are lasered and painted to have the look of wood. Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".

Highlights:
  • New prototypical doors.


86689 - Freight Car Set  DR - Deutsche Reichsbahn
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 79.00

Freight Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 3 German State Railroad (DR) type Eas 5949/5971 (DB Eaos) 4-axle gondolas (DR). The cars look as they did in Era IV.

Model: Model: This set has 3 four-axle freight cars. The car bodies are made of plastic and they are prototypically lettered. The cars have solid wheel sets. Total length over the buffers approximately 190 mm / 7-1/2".


87073 - Deutsche Weinstraáe Pair of Cars  DB - Germany
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 59.00

Deutsche Weinstraáe Pair of Cars

Prototype: Prototype: Type WG3yge/WG3yge pair of rebuild cars, 2nd class, lettered with the advertising "Deutsche Weinstraáe" ("German Wine Road"). The cars look as they did in Era IV around 1980.

Model: Model: The pair of cars are permanently coupled and prototypically painted. Length over the buffers approximately 122 mm / 4-13/16".

Highlights:
  • Pair of cars permanently coupled.
The theme "Deutsche Weinstraáe" ("German Wine Road") will be continued in 2021.


87162 - Commuter Passenger Car  DB - Germany
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 39.00

Commuter Passenger Car
Commuter Passenger Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Bnb 719 commuter car, 2nd class, in silver / ocean blue with lettering advertising "Quelle". The car looks as it did in Era IV.

Model: Model: The car has an extensive paint scheme. It also has interior details and close coupler hooks. Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Highlights:
  • Realistic, prototypical paint scheme and lettering.
  • Close coupler hooks.
  • Interior details modelled.


87210 - Entertainment Car  DB - Germany
            Marklin MHI / Exclusive special subscription models produced in a one-time series  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 99.00
            Goes with: 88527 87211

Entertainment Car
Entertainment Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type WGmh 824 entertainment car. Ocean blue / ivory paint scheme. The car looks as it did in the summer of 1985.

Model: Model: The car has built-in flickering "disco lighting" in different colors such as red, yellow, green, blue, etc. The car has a current buffer and close coupler hooks. Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

The 87210 car is being produced once only for the Märklin Dealer Initiative (MHI). 87210 can be added to 87211 and 88527 for a prototypical train. 87210 can be added to 87211 and 88527 for a prototypical train.


87211 - Compartment Car Passenger Car Set  DB - Germany
            Marklin MHI / Exclusive special subscription models produced in a one-time series  Built-in interior LED lighting  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 159.00
            Goes with: 88527 87210

Compartment Car Passenger Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 3 German Federal Railroad (DB) compartment cars. The cars look as they did in Era IV and consist of a type Am 203 compartment car, 1st class, in an ocean blue / light ivory paint scheme, and 2 type Bm 234 compartment cars, 2nd class, in an ocean blue / light ivory paint scheme.

Model: Model: All of the cars are realistically painted and lettered. The cars have interior lighting with a current buffer, different interior details, and close coupler hooks. Total length over the buffers approximately 365 mm / 14-3/8".

Highlights:
  • Realistic paint schemes and lettering.
  • Close coupler hooks.
  • Interior details.
  • Interior lighting with a current buffer.
The 87211 set is being produced once only for the Märklin Dealer Initiative (MHI). This car set goes with the 88527 locomotive and the 87210 car.


87241 - IC Compartment Car  DB - Germany
            Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 39.00
            Goes with: 88545 87252 87340 87742

IC Compartment Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Avmz 111.2 IC compartment car, 1st class. Version in "Product Colors". The car looks as it did in 1992.

Model: Model: The model is extensively imprinted. It has close coupler hooks and the minimum radius for operation is 195 mm / 7-11/16". Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Highlights:
  • Close coupler hooks.


87252 - IC Open Seating Car  DB - Germany
            Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 39.00
            Goes with: 88545 87241 87340 87742

IC Open Seating Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Apmz 121.1 IC open seating car, 1st class. Version in "Product Colors". The car looks as it did in 1992.

Model: Model: The model is extensively imprinted. It has close coupler hooks and the minimum radius for operation is 195 mm / 7-11/16". Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Highlights:
  • Close coupler hooks.


87340 - IC Compartment Car  DB - Germany
            Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 39.00
            Goes with: 88545 87241 87252 87742

IC Compartment Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Avmz 207 IC compartment car, 1st class. Version in "Product Colors". The car looks as it did in 1992.

Model: Model: The model is extensively imprinted. It has close coupler hooks and the minimum radius for operation is 195 mm / 7-11/16". Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Highlights:
  • Close coupler hooks.


87343 - ÖBB Passenger Car Set  OBB - Austria
            Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 109.00
            Goes with: 88880

™BB Passenger Car Set
™BB Passenger Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: 3 Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Eurofima express train passenger cars. 1 type Amoz express train passenger car, 1st class, 2 type Bmoz express train passenger cars, 2nd class.

Model: Model: All of the cars are finely imprinted and have close coupler hooks. Total length over the buffers 366 mm / 14-3/8".


87357 - Express Train Skirted Car Set  DB - Germany
            New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 179.00
            Goes with: 88856

Express Train Skirted Car Set

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type AB4ü express train passenger cars, 1st/2nd class. German Sleeping Car and Dining Car Company (DSG) type WR4üe, skirted dining car, used on the German Federal Railroad (DB). The cars look as they did around 1953.

Model: Model: This is a five-part express train passenger car set consisting of four 1st/2nd class skirted express train passenger cars and a DSG dining car (skirted car). The cars have the correct paint scheme and lettering. All of the cars have close coupler hooks. Total length over the buffers 520 mm / 20-1/2".

Highlights:
  • Close coupler hooks.
The 88856 locomotive goes perfectly with this car set.


87742 - IC Dining Car  DB - Germany
            Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 39.00
            Goes with: 88545 87241 87252 87340

IC Dining Car

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type WRmz 7 IC dining car. Version in "Product Colors". The car looks as it did in 1992.

Model: Model: The model is extensively imprinted. The pantograph is black nickel-plated. The car has close coupler hooks and the minimum radius for operation is 195 mm / 7-11/16". Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Highlights:
  • Close coupler hooks.


88231 - Class 193 Electric Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Modern Era (2006 and later)
Pre-order price: $ 229.00
            Goes with: 82426

Class 193 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 193 multi-system electric locomotive (Siemens Vectron) in a traffic red basic paint scheme. The locomotive looks as it did in Era VI around 2017.

Model: Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame is constructed of metal, and the locomotive body is made of plastic. This is very fine construction with an extensive paint scheme and lettering. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both trucks powered. The locomotive has separately applied details, warm white / red LED headlights and marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. Both trucks powered. Length over the buffers 86 mm / 3-3/8".

Highlights:
  • Completely new tooling, finely detailed.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Warm white / red LED headlights and marker lights.


88232 - Class 193 Electric Locomotive  SBB - Switzerland
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Modern Era (2006 and later)
Pre-order price: $ 229.00

Class 193 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) Cargo International class 193 multi-system electric locomotive (Siemens Vectron). The locomotive looks as it did in Era VI around 2018.

Model: Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame is constructed of metal, and the locomotive body is made of plastic. This is very fine construction with an extensive paint scheme and lettering. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both trucks powered. The locomotive has separately applied details, warm white / red LED headlights and marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. Both trucks powered. Length over the buffers approximately 86 mm / 3-3/8".

Highlights:
  • Completely new tooling, finely detailed.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Warm white / red LED headlights and marker lights.


88275 - Class 41 Oil Steam Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Marklin MHI / Exclusive special subscription models produced in a one-time series  Metal locomotive frame and body  Triple headlights at the front  New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ TBA

Class 41 Oil Steam Locomotive
Class 41 Oil Steam Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 41 steam freight locomotive with a new design high-performance boiler and a type 2'2'T34 oil tender. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IIIb.

Model: Model: The locomotive is mostly new tooling that is finely detailed with a high-performance boiler (new design). The locomotive body is constructed of metal and has inset cab windows along with correct modeling of the details (smoke stack, cab, vents, etc.). The sanding pipes, imitations of brakes, inductive magnet, track clearance devices, and other details on the underside of the locomotive are modelled. The valve gear and drive/side rods are finely detailed and fully functional. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. All four driving axles are powered. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The tender has spoked wheels.The minimum radius for operation is 195 mm / 7-11/16".Total length over the buffers approximately 112 mm / 4-3/8".

Highlights:
  • Mostly new tooling.
  • Locomotive running gear and body constructed of metal.
  • Finely detailed valve gear and drive/side rods.
  • Modeling of the braking system, inductive magnet, track clearance devices, etc.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Inset cab windows.
Comment: The Class 41The locomotive building industry developed the class 41 2-8-2 locomotive for fast freight trains as part of the DRG's standardized locomotive program. Schwartzkopff delivered two sample units in 1936. The frame was a new development, the boiler was the same as on the class 03, but was designed on the class 41 for 20 atmospheres or 290 pounds pressure per square inch. The axle load could be set at 18 tons or 20 tons per axle. The resulting class 41 was for the first time a general-purpose locomotive that could be used anywhere. The two pre-production units were followed by 364 regular production locomotives that were improved somewhat and that were delivered by almost all of the German locomotive builders by 1941. These locomotives could run at 90 km/h or 56 mph and had 1,900 horsepower, they were used almost everywhere.After World War II, there were 216 locomotives on the DB's roster. It was soon found out that the type St47K boilers were worn out. Since the class 41 was indispensable, the DB developed a completely welded, high-performance boiler with a combustion chamber as a replacement. Compared to the previous long tube boiler, this version had a higher ratio of premium radiant heating surface and could therefore support a greater load. Between 1957 and 1961, 102 class 41 locomotives were equipped with this new boiler at the maintenance facility in Braunschweig. Together with the front skirting being removed, this resulted in a considerably new look for the class 41 locomotives. Forty (40) of these converted locomotives were also equipped for oil firing. The last grate-fired converted units were retired in 1971.

One-time production only for Märklin Insider members.


88484 - Class RE 14 Electric Locomotive  SJ - Sweden
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Modern Era (2006 and later)
Pre-order price: $ 209.00
            Goes with: 82533

Class RE 14 Electric Locomotive
Class RE 14 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Swedish State Railroad (SJ) class RE 14 electric express locomotive used for the Green Cargo Freight Service Area.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. All axles powered. LED warm white headlights and red marker lights are included. The locomotive has dark nickel-plated wheel treads. The pantographs can pick up power from catenary. The model has an extensive paint scheme.Length over the buffers 87 mm / 3-7/16".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • All axles powered.
  • LED warm white headlights and red marker lights change over with the direction of travel.
The car set to go with this locomotive can be found under item number 82533.


88527 - Class 120 Electric Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Marklin MHI / Exclusive special subscription models produced in a one-time series  Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 229.00
            Goes with: 87210 87211

Class 120 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 120 express general-purpose locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IV.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both trucks powered. The locomotive has dark wheel treads. It also has triple headlights and marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive can pick up power from catenary. The catenary selector switch is located out of side in the body.Length over the buffers 87 mm / 3-7/16".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
Comment: With the delivery in 1979/80 of five class 120 pre-production series locomotives, three-phase asynchronous motors were used for the first time in the world on a standard gauge locomotive. These motors can be controlled smoothly without steps. Forerunners and test units were the class 202. For a long time unsolvable difficulties faced the advantages of three-phase motors. The three-phase motor could not be made flexible and thereby usable for practical operations until the advent of electronic switching and control technology. The class 120 units were designed as general-purpose motive power that could pull express InterCity trains, regional trains, and commuter trains as well as freight trains. Externally the prototypes impressed you with their length of 19,200 mm / 63 feet that made them almost as long as the classes 103, 150, and 151. They differed from the latter in having only two-axle trucks of a completely new design. A BBC hollow shaft universal joint drive served to transmit power. The mainframe and lightweight construction locomotive body formed a self-supporting design. After extensive test runs, all of the units were authorized for 200 km/h / 125 mph. On October 17, 1984, road number 120 001 even reached a world record for three-phase current locomotives with 265 km/h / 165 mph.Between 1987 and 1989 the regular production locomotives road numbers 120 101-160 were built by AEG, BBC, Siemens, Krauss-Maffei, Krupp, and Henschel with numerous improvements such as time-division shuttle train and multiple unit control, reinforced line brakes, auxiliary electro-pneumatic brakes as well as automatic running and brake controls with anti-wheel slip. The five pre-production locomotives were given the designation 752 001-005 in the early part of 1989 and were now available to the railroad's central offices as experimental locomotives. After delivery of the regular production class 120 locomotives, they were no longer absolutely needed in scheduled service. Road number 752 001 of the railroad's Minden central office took on a special status here as it was equipped for a maximum speed of 280 km/h / 175 mph. Road numbers 752 002, 003, and 005 were retired on January 1, 2001, and road number 752 001 on May 28, 2004 after a serious accident on April 21, 2004 in Süssen. Road number 752 004 held on a few more years until January 1, 2012. The first two fell victim to dismantling. Yet road number 120 003 has been enhancing the Augsburg Railroad Park since February of 2006. Road number 120 004 has been enriching the DB Museum in Koblenz-Lützel since 2012, and the orient red road number 120 005 has been on loan to the Weimar Railroad Museum since April of 2010.

The 88527 electric locomotive is being produced only in a one-time series for the Märklin Dealer Initiative (MHI).This is the motive power to go with 87210 and 87211.


88545 - Class 103.1 Electric Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame and body  Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel  LED strips (73400 or 73401) can be added to provide interior lighting  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 219.00
            Goes with: 87241 87252 87340 87742

Class 103.1 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 103.1 electric locomotive in an orient red paint scheme with a grayish brown border around the vents. The locomotive looks as it did in Era around 1992.

Model: Model: The model has a locomotive body for the first time made of plastic impregnated with metal. The locomotive is finely and extensively painted and lettered. It is equipped with a motor with a bell-shaped armature. The skylights in the engine room have window inserts and the engine room is lit. Both trucks powered. The locomotive has a concealed switch for the working catenary operation. Length over the buffers 88 mm / 3-7/16".

Highlights:
  • Locomotive body made of plastic impregnated with metal.
  • New generation motor.
  • Engine room skylights include window inserts and the engine room has warm white LED lighting.
Comment: The Class 103.1At the start of the Sixties, the DB decided to expand the growing passenger train service with the development of a powerful locomotive. At the end of 1962, four test locomotives of the new class E 03 were ordered from Henschel (mechanical equipment) and Siemens-Schuckert (electrical equipment). These units were finished in time for the International Transportation Exhibition in 1965 in Munich.Starting in 1969 regular production of the class 103 was done for the InterCity service (IC 71) planned to begin in 1971, but with new specifications. The effective load for TEE and IC trains with speeds of 200 km/h / 125 mph increased from 300 to 480 metric tons, and 800 metric ton D-Zug express trains had to be able to run at 160 km/h / 100 mph. The 145 regular production locomotives - now designated as the class 103.1 - had a basic design that followed that of the prototypes with a bridge frame, locomotive body consisting of five segments, and three-axle trucks. The same end shape was taken from the pre-production locomotives. The most striking thing externally was the doubling of the ventilation openings by a second five-part row of vent grills in the lower half of the side walls. This was caused by a larger air intake due to the greater performance of the locomotive. With a main transformer adjusted for maximum performance (continuous tractive effort output of 6,250 kilovolt amps) and type WBM 368/17f lightweight traction motors with a continuous rating of 1,240 kilowatts the result was a full increase in performance of 25.3% compared to the prototypes - an impressive 7,440 kilowatts or 10,116 horsepower.The last thirty units (road numbers 103 216-245) were equipped with a frame lengthened by 700 mm / 27-1/2" with larger cabs in order to realize the increase in size of the cramped cabs requested urgently by locomotive engineers. In addition, a more powerful air conditioning unit that could control the supply of warm or cool fresh air independent of the outside temperature contributed to the well-being of the engineers.After being delivered in the years 1970 to 1974 the class 103.1 units immediately took over the new IC trains as well as the prestigious TEE trains that had now been partially integrated into the new IC network. The regular production locomotives ran in regular service until December of 2002, over thirty years of use in heavy, high-quality passenger train service running at the highest levels of performance. Several units remained on the roster for reserve and special service. Two units (road numbers 103 113 and 245) are still kept operational at the Munich maintenance facility by the DB Inc. for long distance service and they get a workout regularly.


88615 - GP 38-2 Diesel Electric Locomotive  US - United States
            Metal locomotive frame  Dual headlights that change over with the direction of travel  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 199.00
            Goes with: 82498

GP 38-2 Diesel Electric Locomotive
GP 38-2 Diesel Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad GP 38-2 4-axle diesel electric locomotive built by General Motors/EMD in America.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a high-efficiency motor. All axles on both trucks powered. Traction tires, thus a high level of pulling power. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The locomotive is finely detailed and has a prototypical paint scheme and lettering. The locomotive has Märklin system couplers front and rear. Length approximately 79 mm / 3-1/8".

This model is a cooperative project with the firm AZL.


88637 - Class MV Diesel Locomotive  DSB - Denmark
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ 219.00

Class MV Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Danish State Railroad (DSB) class MV NOHAB general-purpose diesel locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IV. Diesel electric Europa locomotive from the cooperation of GM/NOHAB/AFB.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both trucks powered. The locomotive has prototypical truck side frames. It also has warm white LED headlights that change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has dark wheel treads. The body is made of plastic impregnated with metal for improved pulling power.Length over the buffers 88 mm / 3-7/16".

Highlights:
  • Body made of plastic impregnated with metal.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Prototypical truck side frames.


88669 - Class V 216 Diesel Locomotive
            Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Lettering on all rolling stock and motive power to standards 1970-1990
Pre-order price: $ TBA

Class V 216 Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Württemberg Railroad Company (WEG) class V 216 (former V 160 Lollo) diesel hydraulic locomotive. B-B wheel arrangement. The locomotive looks as it did around 1990.

Model: Model: The locomotive model has a reworked mechanism and a motor with a bell-shaped armature. It looks as it did in Era IV. Both trucks with all axles powered. The locomotive has larger buffer plates with buffer plate warning striping. Triple warm white / dual red LED headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has dark nickel-plated wheel treads. Length over the buffers 75 mm / 2-15/16". The locomotive is packaged in a quality real wooden box.

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Packaged in a quality real wooden box.
  • Buffer plate warning striping.


88791 - Class 216 Diesel Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 209.00

Class 216 Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) DB Cargo class 216.

Model: Model: The locomotive model has a reworked mechanism and a motor with a bell-shaped armature. It looks as it did in Era V. Both trucks with all axles powered. Triple warm white / dual red LED headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has dark nickel-plated wheel treads. Length over the buffers 75 mm / 2-15/16".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.


88856 - Class 03.10 Express Locomotive with a Tender  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame and body  Triple headlights at the front  New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 239.00
            Goes with: 87357

Class 03.10 Express Locomotive with a Tender
Class 03.10 Express Locomotive with a Tender

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 03.10 steam locomotive in F-Zug express steel blue with Witte smoke deflectors. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IIIa.

Model: Model: The locomotive is a finely detailed model. The locomotive body is constructed of metal and has inset cab windows. The locomotive has extensive lettering and paint. The imitation brakes, sand pipes, inductive magnet, track clearance devices, etc. on the underside of the locomotive are modelled. The fully working valve gear and drive/side rods are detailed. The locomotive has enlarged buffer plates. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. All 3 driving axles are powered. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The tender has spoked wheels. Length over the buffers approximately 112 mm / 4-3/8".

Highlights:
  • Locomotive running gear and body constructed of metal.
  • Finely detailed valve gear and drive/side rods.
  • Modeling of the braking system, inductive magnet, sand pipes, etc.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • LED headlights.


88880 - Class 2016 Diesel Locomotive  OBB - Austria
            Metal locomotive frame  Triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  Changes in color schemes; origins of high speed networks since 1990
Pre-order price: $ 209.00
            Goes with: 87343

Class 2016 Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 2016 (Hercules) general-purpose locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did in Era V.

Model: Model: The locomotive has a reworked mechanism and a new motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both trucks with all axles powered. Triple warm white / dual red maintenance-free LED headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has a prototypical paint scheme and lettering. Length over the buffers 87 mm / 2-7/16".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.


88931 - Class 85 Steam Locomotive  DB - Germany
            Metal locomotive frame and boiler  Dual headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel  New organization of European railroads and modernization 1945 - 1970
Pre-order price: $ 259.00

Class 85 Steam Locomotive

Prototype: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 85. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IIIa.

Model: Model: The model is finely detailed and has fully functional valve gear and drive/side rods. The imitations of brakes, sanding pipes, and track clearance devices are modelled. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. All driving axles are powered. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights and they change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has inset cab windows. Length over the buffers 74 mm / 2-7/8".

Highlights:
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature.
Comment: It took a long time to complete the rail line from Freiburg/Breisgau to the Black Forest via the Höllental Line. At first, the technical options at that time or an extremely costly routing hampered railroad construction. Since a purely adhesion rail line was too expensive, the plan was to conquer the steepest section between Hirschsprung and Hinterzarten on a path with the help of a cogwheel rack. This variation was realized at the start of the 1880s under the leadership of the brilliant railroad builder Robert Gerwig. The steep section between Hirschsprung and Hinterzarten at up to 5.5% was equipped with a cogwheel rack based on the Bissinger-Klose System up to the Posthalde Station at a length of 6,525 meters / 4.078 miles. After over three years of construction time, continuous operation between Freiburg and Neustadt/Black Forest was finally started on May 23, 1887 in the presence of the Grand Duke of Baden. A continuation to Donaueschingen had to wait almost ten years. Finally, the decision was made to use this variation via Löffingen. A curving and longer right-of-way as accepted in order to tie as many communities as possible to the so-called "Rear Höllentalbahn Line" than what would have been necessary on a more direct path. Train operations between Neustadt and Donaueschingen finally began on August 20, 1901. Atÿthe start of the Thirties, the DRG decided to electrify the Höllentalbahn Line between Freiburg and Neustadt as well as the Dreiseenbahn Line. In a departure from the customary railroad current system of 15 kilovolts / 16.7 Hertz, the plan here was to use an experimental electrical operating system with the so-called industrial current of 20 kilovolts and 50 Hertz, which was then done until the fall of 1935. There were problems starting in mid-1956, when the two current systems met in the Freiburg Station after electrification of the Baden main line Mannheim - Basle. In order to eliminate Freiburg as a system change station and to maintain efficient operations, the DB decided to convert both lines by Mayÿ20, 1960 to the standard current system of 15 kilovolts and 16.7 Hertz. Yet since the spring of 2018, big changes are casting their shadows. As part of the comprehensive plan "Breisgau S-Bahn 2020", the German Railroad has begun extensive construction work to modernize and expand the infrastructure on the Höllentalbahn Line. Starting March 1, 2018, the western section Freiburg - Neustadt/Black Forest was completely closed in order to enable extensive conversion work for S-Bahn operations. This included new catenary installation on many parts, new 55ÿcm / 22" ÿinch high, 210 meter / 683 foot long and at least 2.50 meterÿ/ 8ÿfoot wide platforms including handicapped access at all stations as well as overhauling the track installations including improvements to the infrastructure in order to enable better containment of disruptions and delays in the future. Starting April 1, 2019 continuous operation from Freiburg to Neustadt will be possible again. The Rear Höllentalbahn Line between Freiburg and Donaueschingen has also been closed since May 1, 2018 for these measures. It is being electrified, whereby the track in the five tunnels on the line in particular is being prepared for installation of catenary by lowering the track by up to 70 cm / 27-1/2". Since part of the construction sites are difficult to access, a large part of the transport of material is being done by rail. Of course, all of the stations on the Rear Höllentalbahn Line are being expanded without barriers and the track installations are being overhauled. These measures are supposed to be completed by October 31, 2019. The new S-Bahn concept on the Höllentalbahn and Dreiseenbahn lines will then take effect with the change in schedules in December of 2019. Instead of the previous bi-level shuttle trains and diesel-powered rail cars, modern three or four-part Alstom "Coradia Continental" type (class 1440) electric-powered rail cars will then be running. With the electrification of the Rear Höllentalbahn Line, continuous train connections on hourly schedules will be possible in the future: from Villingen via Donaueschingen, Löffingen, Neustadt, Hinterzarten, and Kirchzarten to Freiburg as well as further to Breisach or Endingen am Kaiserstuhl.


89011 - Kit for 6 Railroad Telephone Booths  DB - Germany
Pre-order price: $ 19.00

Kit for 6 Railroad Telephone Booths

Prototype: Prototype: Corrugated sheet metal railroad telephone booths as could be seen for many decades and even still in isolated examples today near rail lines.

Model: Model: This model consists of 6 kits for a railroad telephone booth as constructed of corrugated sheet metal. The booths are intricate laser-cut models that fit together precisely. The base and corrugated sheet metal surface are made of architectural quality hard cardstock, small but fine equipment details for layout building, executed in prototypical dimensions. Wood glues available in hobby shops and home improvement centers can be used to cement the kits together.Dimensions for each booth approximately 5.5 x 5.5 x 11 mm / 1/4" x 1/4" x 7/16" (L x W x H)

Highlights:
  • Suitable for many eras (II-VI).
  • Intricate model.
  • Important equipment details.