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Märklin 2006 Fall Items

 

Following are the new 2006 Fall Items announced by Märklin.

Prices do not include shipping from ToToTrains to you. Applicable taxes apply.

Fall items are available for a short time only (especially the Christmas cars). Please order as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

ToToTrains is not liable for typo's, or any change in price or delivery due to the manufacturers decision(s).

 


Märklin HO: 00757 Set of 24 Freight Cars in a "Railion" Display.

Prototype: 4 German Railroad, Inc. freight car types in the association of the European freight railroad Railion. Type Eanos-x 055 high side gondola, Type Hbbins 306 sliding wall boxcar, Type Fals 176 hopper car. Type Shimmns 718 car for transporting coils of rolled steel.

Model: The 4 car types come in an attractive display with 6 of each car type, each car with a different car number. Each car is packaged in a labeled box, 6 high side gondolas. They have trucks based on the type Y 25. Length over the buffers 18.1 cm / 7-1/8". Car numbers 00757-01 to 00757-06. 6 sliding wall boxcars. Length over the buffers 17.8 cm / 7". Car numbers 00757-07 to 00757-12. 6 hopper cars, with load inserts. Length over the buffers 13.3 cm / 5-1/4". Car numbers 00757-13 to 00757-18. 6 cars for transporting coils of rolled steel. These cars have trucks based on the type Y 25. Length over the buffers 13.3 cm / 5-1/4". Car numbers 00757-19 to 00757-24.

Highlights:
24 cars to choose from.
All models for serious model railroaders.
Many car numbers for long trains.
One-time series.
DC wheel sets 2 or 4 x 70 05 80 per car.

Price: $535.00
Anticipated delivery: November 2006

 


Märklin HO: 36832 Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Class 185 general-purpose locomotive. Privately owned locomotive painted and lettered for the firm Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands (MRCE). Leasing locomotive for cross-border use.

Model: The locomotive has metal construction with many integrated details. The total design of the locomotive is ideal for model railroad operation. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are LED’s and they change over with the direction of travel. They will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Adjustable running characteristics. 4 mechanically working pantographs. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2”.

Highlights:
Metal body.
Headlights with maintenance-free LED’s.
One-time series.

New - Powerful - Black. Mitsui Rail Capital Europe is new subsidiary of the Japanese international company Mitsui & Co. MRCE finances and leases freight cars and increasingly modern locomotives too. Customers of MRCE are transportation firms running fast, safe transport with cross-border trains all over Europe. MRCE is betting on the TRAXX family of multiple-current system locomotives for this. These locomotives are technically very much like the class 185, and they are authorized for use on the most important European railroads. The striking black paint scheme for these units conveys technical esthetics, emphasizes practicality, and promises appropriate performance. The fleet is quite current: 16 of these new "Knight Riders" are already in service, and additional locomotives have been ordered from Bombardier (status as of the middle of 2006).

Era V freight cars from almost all of the Central European railroads go well with this locomotive.

Price: $119.00
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 


Märklin HO: 36833 Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Class 185 general-purpose locomotive. Privately owned locomotive painted and lettered for the firm TX Logistik, Bad Honnef, Germany, leased from Angel Trains London / Cologne.

Model: The locomotive has metal construction with many integrated details. The total design of the locomotive is ideal for model railroad operation. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are LED’s and they change over with the direction of travel. They will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Adjustable running characteristics. 2 mechanically working pantographs. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2”.

Highlights:
Metal body.
Headlights with maintenance-free LED’s.
One-time series.

Silver Convention. The firm TX Logistik is a railroad company established in 1999 that currently works closely with the firm Trenitalia, which has invested in it. TXL offers complex transport chains as a total service with objective of taking freight transport from the roads, particularly transit traffic, and moving it by rail. To do this, TXL has its own car roster, but most importantly it also has its own locomotives and engineers – running time on the railroads and power for the locomotives are purchased from the railroads over which the TXL trains run. A high level of transportation quality, speed, and safety is reached with modern equipment and expert service – these are the critical factors in competition. TXL employs a total of 31 electric locomotives. The class 185 units are on a long term lease from their British owner Angel Trains (ATC).

Era V freight cars from almost all of the Central European railroads go well with this locomotive.

Price: $119.00
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 


Märklin HO: 37901 Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 290 heavy switch engine. Former class V 90. Original color scheme in dark red.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and controlled C-Sine high efficiency propulsion. It has a powerful, compact design, maintenance-free motor with a flywheel; the motor and flywheel are centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights / marker lights are maintenance-free LED's. The headlights / marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. The engineer's cab has interior details in relief. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons and handrails. The steps to the engineer's cab can be removed for smaller radius curved track. Length over the buffers 16.4 cm / 6-7/16".

Highlights:
Mostly metal model.
Compact design, C-Sine high efficiency propulsion.
All axles powered.
One-time series.

The King of the Hump Yard Tracks. Growing freight traffic and stiff competition from other freight carriers prompted the DB to modernize its freight service extensively at the start of the 1960s. Important steps were the construction of larger switching yards as a focal point of the program and the bundling of freight trains. Powerful switch engines were required, because the new freight flows were beyond the capabilities of the V 60. The new switch engine was designated the V 90 and developed from the basic concept for the V 100, which was to light weight and too long as a general-purpose road engine. The locomotive builder MaK delivered 20 pre-production locomotives starting in 1964. The bullish appearance of these locomotives gave a hint of the new tasks. The V-12 motor and the universal joint drive shafts came from the elegant sibling, the transmission designed for switching work was new, and ballast weight was installed in place of train heating equipment. The length grew to over 14 meters / 45 feet 11-3/16 inches, with a total weight of 77 metric tons and a starting tractive effort of 23.6 metric tons. This data was proof that these locomotives were up to the job, and they were reliable in their work. Additional units were ordered and delivered starting in 1966 with just a few design changes. By 1973 a total of 408 units had been built; the DB gave them the new designation class 290 in its computer numbering system. A more powerful, heavier version of the locomotive was built parallel to the V 90; it was designated the V 90 P. Initially, there were 3 prototypes. The regular production version of this locomotive accompanied the delivery of the 290. The 100 units built were designated as the class 291. Starting in 1995, about half of the locomotives in both classes were equipped with radio control. All of the important running functions and the coupler can be controlled by the "locomotive switching engineer" directly from the ground. These remote control locomotives were given the new class numbers 294 and 295. At present 499 units are still in use by Railion, a ratio to the original quantities built that hardly any other locomotive family in Germany has reached after up to 40 years in service.

Price: $239.00
Anticipated delivery: September 2006

 


Märklin HO: 39340 Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 152 general purpose locomotive.

Model: With digital decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion C-sine, lighting functions and remote-controlled pantographs. 2 powered axles. 4 traction tires. Lighting with maintenance-free LED. Headlights and marker lights, in conventional operation, can be digitally controlled. Long distance headlights, mechanism for raising and lowering both pantographs, as well as acceleration and braking delay can be digitally controlled with the 6021 Control Unit. Engineer’s cabs with interior details. Separately applied grab irons. Separately applied rail guard. Wheels with representation of the brake disks. Length over buffers 22.5 cm / 8-27/32”.

Highlights:
C-sine high-efficiency propulsion.
Headlights with full beam and low beam.
Each pantograph can be individually remote-controlled in prototypically slow movement sequence.

Information about this model: The model is introduced from the factory with a built-in mechanism for raising and lowering both pantographs. Remote control is enabled by miniature technologies: specially developed piezo motors in the small drive unit, and control electronics that are precisely adapted to the locomotive decoder. Each of the two pantographs can be individually raised or lowered from the digital locomotive controller. Movement is prototypically slow and soft. Operation is permanently connected to supply from the center conductor track, in order to ensure supply current for pantograph control at all times.

Price: $379.00
Anticipated delivery: August 2006

 


Märklin HO: 39835 Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DBAG) class 182 fast general-purpose locomotive. The design is basically the same as the Austrian "Taurus". Multi-system locomotive. Version painted and lettered for a high quality automobile brand.

Model: The locomotive comes with an mfx digital decoder, C-Sine high efficiency propulsion, and a sound effects generator. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights and marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The long distance lights and the horn as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Additional operating sounds can be controlled digitally with Märklin Systems. The engineer's cabs have interior details. The metal grab irons are separately applied. Length over the buffers 22.5 cm / 8-7/8".

Highlights:
Metal construction.
C-Sine high efficiency propulsion with a maintenance-free motor.
mfx decoder with a feedback function and sound effects.
Sports car motor sounds for loading/unloading scenes.

The fast "bull" on rails can master the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h / 125 mph in 20 seconds – when it has to. With up to 8,700 horsepower, the class 182 is a worthy partner for the cooperative project of the aristocratic Stuttgart sports car maker with the German Railroad, Inc. Since 2001, Porsche, Inc. has been putting into practice a comprehensive transportation and logistics concept that manages the supplying of its plants with components and the delivery of new cars in considerable quantities by rail. All export automobiles for the overseas markets are brought securely to the North Sea ports on railroad cars – even the striking members of the 911 class. On the return trip for these trains, the Boxter and Cayman models built in Finland are brought south.

Automobile transport cars to go with this locomotive are available as a set as item no. 47125.

Price: $379.00
Anticipated delivery: not known at this time

 


Märklin HO: 48272 Set with 2 Container Cars.

Prototype: Flat car, used on the German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG). Industrial cars painted and lettered for the RAG Railroad and Harbor, Inc. Coal tub containers with 12 cubic meters / 424 cubic feet loaded capacity.

Model: The cars have partially open floors and finely detailed load surfaces. They have separately applied brakeman's platforms. Each car comes with 3 removable containers that can be opened. The cars come weathered. Total length over the buffers 17.6 cm / 6-15/16".
One-time series.
DC wheel set 4 x 70 05 80.

Price: $64.50
Anticipated delivery: September 2006

 

Märklin HO: 48406 H0 Christmas Car for 2006.

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) and German Federal Railroad (DB) type R 02 stake car. Fictitious design for Christmas.

Model: The car has removable stakes. The car frame has truss rods. The load is a Christmas frieze with 2 angels made of metal and an artistically designed bell support. The car has festive decorations with Christmas motifs. Length over the buffers 13.8 cm / 5-7/16".
One-time series.
DC wheel sets 2 x 70 05 80.

Price: $39.00 (order me soon; I won't be around for long!)
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 


Märklin 1 Gauge: 58284 Low Side Car with a Load.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type X 05 gondola with side walls. Older design used for transporting vehicles.

Model: The car has finely constructed representation of the railroad car body and of the frame with a brake layout. The car comes loaded with a metal model of a VW police car. The hood on the automobile can be opened, the car has an electronic warning siren that is powered by a replaceable battery. Length 13.5 cm / 5-5/16". Minimum radius for operation 600 mm / 23-5/8". Length over the buffers 25.5 cm / 10-1/16".

Highlights:
VW "Ovali" Beetle made of metal.
Automobile with separately applied details and sound.
Railroad car with a new car number.

"Calling all cars ..." The typical police car from the time of the "steel network" crime shows in Germany was a VW Beetle in a dark green paint scheme. A large blue light on the roof, a loudspeaker horn on the fender, and a ringing siren that sounds rather cheerful today commanded respect for these vehicles of the authorities in traffic and in the movies. The nickname "Peter car" common at that time applied in a narrower sense only to the Beetles with police radios.

Price: $119.00
Anticipated delivery: September 2006

 


Märklin Z-scale: 80616 Z Christmas Car for 2006.

Prototype: Type G 10 refrigerator car with a brakeman's cab. Fictitious design for Christmas.

Model: The car has a separately applied ladder to the brakeman's cab. The car is decorated with a Christmas angel playing a harp. The car has see-through packaging in the form of an angel, hanger included. Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".
One-time series.

This car can again be hung on your Christmas tree in the see-through packaging, this year on the form of an angel. The "English" theme continues the series of marvelously designed festive cars for the smallest railroad system in the world.

Price: $34.00 (order me soon; I sell out early)
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 

Märklin HO: 60760 Digital High Efficiency Propulsion Set.

This is a set for installation in a locomotive and comes with a controlled digital decoder and a powerful motor (tuning kit). It will fit into most Märklin H0 locomotives with drum-style commutator motors. The decoder has 80 programmable addresses, automatic switching between the modes of operation, a load compensation feature, and a digitally controlled connection for headlights / marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. The motor has a 5-pole armature, a powerful permanent magnet field, and a pre-installed bearing plate. Installation hardware is included. Decoder dimensions 25 x 17 x 6 mm / 1" x 11/16" x 1/4".

Highlights:
Compact design, controlled digital decoder.
Powerful 5-pole Märklin motor to replace an existing motor.
Easy upgrade for many older locomotives.
Replacement for the mechanical reverse unit.
Replacement for older digital decoders without the control feature.
A great price!

Limited rerun, available only as long as supplies last.

Conversion by an Authorized Märklin Dealer. The easiest way to the new high efficiency propulsion is with your authorized Märklin digital dealer. He will gladly install all decoders and new motors, and he will check to make sure that all of the parts in the locomotive's mechanism work properly – a requirement for using the outstanding running characteristics of this conversion set. When done this way, the conversion is done quickly: Open the locomotive and check to make sure that it has a motor with the drum-style commutator, because the 60760 set can only be used with this type of motor. The reverse unit and the old motor are easily removed. The main parts of this set are the 5-pole armature, the permanent magnet field and the flat brush plate for the high efficiency propulsion. The decoder comes "packed" complete in a protected casing that allows you to install the decoder in the locomotive, even without much space, without the danger of a short circuit. Finished: The locomotive now has a tidy look inside, and even smaller models will impress you with a powerful propulsion system that has speed control with a load compensation feature, even in conventional analog operation. Important Note! The manufacturer's warranty can only be covered, when this high efficiency propulsion set has been installed by an authorized dealer. The warranty provisions are invalid if non-original Märklin components are used or if other makes of products not authorized by Märklin are used.

Price: $44.00
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 

Märklin HO: 74444 Digital Turnout Mechanism Set.

Complete installation set for all C Track turnouts (except the 24630 three-way turnout). This set consists of the 74490 electric turnout mechanism and the 74460 installation decoder.

Highlights:
Complete set at a great price.
Ideal for digital starter sets and for the C Track extension program.
Easy installation with plug-in contacts.

Limited offer until the end of 2006. Available as long as supplies last.

Price: $35.00
Anticipated delivery: October 2006

 


Trix HO: 24201 Set with 16 Freight Cars in the Display "Vehicles for the Postal System".

This Trix set is 100% compatible with the Märklin system.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Kls 443 low side cars. Used to transport new service vehicles for the German Federal Postal System (DBP): VW Golf I, VW Transporter II, VW Bus II, and Mercedes-Benz L 309. The railroad cars and postal system vehicles look as they did around 1974.

Model: The car floors have separately applied truss rods. The cars have close couplers and guide mechanisms. Length over the buffers for each car 157 mm / 6-3/16". The cars come loaded with one of 4 different automobile/truck models in a special edition (Wiking). All 16 cars have different car numbers. Each car along with its load is individually packaged and identified in the attractive display. 24201-1, 24201-2, 24201-3, 24201-4 VW Bus, DBP radio locator vehicle, gray. 24201-5, 24201-6, 24201-7, 24201-8 VW Transporter, DBP lineman’s panel truck, yellow. 24201-9, 24201-10, 24201-11, 24201-12 Mercedes L 309, DBP lineman’s panel truck, gray. 24201-13, 24201-14, 24201-15, 24201-16 VW Golf, DBP general service vehicle, yellow.

One-time series. Available as long as supplies last.

New Vehicles for the Postal System! In the period when the German Federal Postal System was a state-run enterprise, the Postal System's pool of vehicles was strictly regimented. A few mass-produced types were purchased as basic vehicles, which were then equipped appropriately for their planned use - VW Beetles, later the VW Golf, VW Transporter and Bus, Mercedes 309 / 406 / 508 and others. An exception was the VW Small Transporter, which was specially developed for the Postal System. The vehicles for the "Yellow Mail" for mail and package service were always painted in the German mailbox yellow color. The "Gray Mail" for the lineman's service had both gray and yellow vehicles. Many vehicles were shifted during their service life from one area of the business to the other, but their paint scheme did not change. The Postal System's vehicles went initially from the assembly plans of the auto industry to special firms, which carried out the required installation and conversion work in a standardized fashion. When these vehicles were delivered to their assignments in the Postal System, different types of vehicles from different automobile brands could be seen in a train.

Each loaded railroad car from the display is available separately.
Märklin 70 01 50 AC wheel set can be used if wheels are used to trip digital feedback points.

The 37901 (class 290) diesel is the right locomotive for pulling these cars through industrial areas and switch yards.

Price: $445.00
Anticipated delivery: September 2006