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Märklin 2008 New Items: Insider Items

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Märklin H0: 39100 Diesel Powered Rail Car Train

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 10.5 "Senator" daytime articulated train. The train consists of 2 powered cars, 1 open seating car, and 1 car with a galley. The paint scheme is as the train looked when delivered in 1953/1954.

Model: The train has an mfx digital decoder, controlled Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator in powered car A. The train has a compact design, maintenance-free motor. 2 axles powered in the truck for powered car A. Traction tires. The dual headlights and red marker lights, interior lighting and table lamps with maintenance-free warm white LED's will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The diesel motor sounds, the horn, as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. Additional operating sounds such as brakes squealing, station announcements, surrounding sounds, doors being closed, and the conductor's departure whistle can be controlled digitally with Märklin Systems. There is a special multiple conductor current-conducting cable and close fitting diaphragms between the cars. The train has a pickup shoe changeover feature. The train has a reproduction of a closed Scharfenberg coupler (non-working) at both ends. Train length over the couplers 69.1 cm / 27-3/16".

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Powered rail car train constructed of metal.
Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion and a sound generator in one powered end car.
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Table lamps can be controlled digitally.
Electrical connections through the entire train.
Pickup shoe changeover with the direction of travel.
The 39100 powered rail car train is being produced in 2008 in a one-time series only for Insider members.

VT 10.5 – "Senator" by Day, "Komet" by Night. At the start of the Fifties, the German Federal Railroad (DB) developed two articulated powered rail car trains for long distance service. Franz Kruckenberg, who had already made a name for himself in the Thirties with fast vehicles, participated in the design. In the development of the two powered rail car trains, he was able to go back to valuable experience that had already been made with the Rail Zeppelin and the SVT 135 155: high speed resulting from largely all-aluminum lightweight construction. These two articulated powered rail car trains were presented for the first time at the German Transportation Exhibition (DVA) in Munich in 1953: The VT 10 501, built by Linke-Hofmann-Busch as a daytime train "Senator" for the DB, and the VT 10 551, built by Wegmann as the overnight train "Komet" for the German Sleeping Car and Dining Car Company (DSG). In addition to their use and paint scheme, these two trains also had design differences. While the cars for the "Senator" were equipped with single-axle running gear, the "Komet" had Jacobs trucks between the cars. The end cars on both trains each had a two-axle power truck. MAN diesel motors with originally a performance of 118 kilowatts / 158 horsepower, later with 154 kilowatts / 206 horsepower, were used in the motor cars. The maximum speed was 120 km/h / 75 mph; a planned increase to 160 km/h / 100 mph was not carried out. The power transmission was done hydraulically by means of a four-speed transmission. The "Senator" offered its passengers 135 seats in 1st class, 24 of them reclining seats. The trains went into regular service with the beginning of the summer schedule in 1954. The daytime train, road no. VT 10 501 as Ft 41/42 "Senator" on the route Frankfurt/Main - Hamburg, the overnight train as Ft 49/50 "Komet" between Hamburg and Basle (starting in the summer of 1955 to Zürich). The running characteristics of the overnight train received a positive evaluation. Those of the daytime train were the opposite according to DB documents: "All things considered, it is apparent that the freight car characteristics cannot be removed from this train." The "Senator" was in use until June of 1956, was rebuilt several times and tested in experimental runs. In 1959, it was taken out of operation and in 1962 was scrapped. All of the cars from the two trains were scrapped except for the intermediate car VT 10 551i from the overnight train that is used by Nürnberg railroad enthusiasts as a home for their club. The experiences with the two Kruckenberg designs fed the development of the subsequent DB VT 11.5 TEE powered rail car train.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22797.

Price: $725.00

 

 

Märklin H0: 41100 Add-On Car Set

Prototype: 3 intermediate cars for the German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 10.5 "Senator" daytime articulated train. 2 open seating cars without entry doors and 1 open seating car with entry doors.

Model: This car set is for lengthening the 39100 train to the prototypical 7-car train. There is a special multiple conductor current-conducting cable and close fitting diaphragms between the cars. The cars have factory-installed interior lighting and lighted table lamps powered and controlled from the powered end cars. The lights are maintenance-free warm white LED's. This car set lengthens the train by 42.0 cm / 16-9/16".

The 41100 car set is being produced in 2008 in a one-time series only for Insider members.

This car set can only be used in conjunction with the powered rail car train, item no. 39100. It expands the 39100 daytime articulated train to the prototypical 7-car train.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 24797.

Price: $155.00

 

 

Märklin H0: 48158 Insider Annual Car for 2008

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Bt 10 container car, loaded with 3 type Efkr bulk freight containers lettered for the firm Knorr.

Model: The car has separately applied destination boards. The bulk freight containers can be removed from the car. The bulk freight containers have different registration numbers. Length over the buffers 11.4 cm / 4-1/2".

One-time series in 2008 for Märklin Insider members.

DC wheel set 2 x 700580.

Price: Free for Insider Members after submitting order form.

 

 

Märklin 1 Scale: 55103 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 103.1 express locomotive. Regular production version with double-arm pantographs and a double row of side vents.

Model: The locomotive's frame and the side frames on the trucks are constructed of metal. The body is prototypically divided into parts and is constructed chiefly of metal. The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder with motor control, light, and sound functions; it can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and Märklin Systems. The locomotive has a powerful motor, centrally mounted. All of the axles in both trucks are powered through cardan shafts. The white headlights and red marker lights are LED's, they will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. White LED's to light up the engineer's cab at the front of the locomotive (depending on the direction of travel) and the engine room; operating sounds, and a locomotive whistle sound as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. Additional operating sounds can be controlled with Märklin Systems. The engineer's cab doors can be opened, the locomotive has interior details, and there is a figure of an engineer in cab 1. The grab irons are metal and there are many other separately applied details: DB signs, windshield wipers, antenna, whistle, headlight bezels, and much more. The roof equipment is reproduced in detail with newly designed double-arm pantographs. The buffer beams have sprung buffers and separately applied brake lines. The Märklin couplers can be replaced by closed end skirting and prototype couplers. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 60.9 cm / 24".

Highlights:
The typical TEE and IC locomotive as new tooling.
The entire locomotive is constructed mostly of metal.
Scale, profession quality model with super detailing.
Powerful all-wheel propulsion by means of a centrally mounted motor and cardan shafts.
White LED's for headlights and interior lighting.
The 55103 electric locomotive is being produced in 2008 in a one-time series only for Insider members.

The Class 103 – the DB's Media Star! The German Federal Railroad ushered in a new era, when the class E 03 was presented in 1965 at the International Transportation Exhibition in Munich: regularly scheduled passenger service at 200 km/h / 125 mph. In addition, the class E 03, designated as the class 103 in the German Federal Railroad's roster from 1968 on, represented a milestone in locomotive development – it was the first express locomotive to surpass the class E 19, whose design dated back to the Thirties. Reason enough to be proud of this powerful, beautifully shaped locomotive and to put it accordingly in the limelight. Hardly any other locomotive like the class 103, known for an entire generation as the Intercity locomotive, was marketed so much in the media. In TV ad spots, posters, and brochures this locomotive became a symbol for the German Federal Railroad's dynamism, a guarantee for reliability, speed, and comfort. Extensive test runs, among them regular speeds of 200 km/h / 125 mph between Munich and Augsburg, were done with four prototypes, until the class 103 was purchased as a regular production unit starting in 1970. The 145 locomotives differed from the prototypes in leaving off the decorative striping and in double rows of vents. Single-arm pantographs were installed on the locomotives from 1976 on, and the last series of units delivered had longer engineer's cabs, because crews complained about the cramped work space. The aerodynamic, six-axle locomotive had a total continuous power rating of 7,440 kilowatts / 9,977 horsepower and was the most powerful DB locomotive until the use of three-phase current technology. The high startup tractive effort as well as the electric brakes, independent for the first time of the catenary and connected in series with air brakes, drew favorable comment worldwide. The performance strengths of the 103 were reflected in the enormous number of runs and even today it is still rated as the locomotive with the highest level of service life in Germany. Its uncommonly attractive looks remained essentially unchanged during its use on the DB. In later years, the skirting and the buffer cladding were removed and several locomotives were painted in the "Chinese red" color scheme; only one unit was painted in "traffic red". The German Federal Railroad's class 103 was very popular with crews and passengers right up to the end of its regularly scheduled use, and it is understandable that a considerable number of them have remained preserved as museum locomotives. Many people today remember back as if it were just yesterday when they were young and how the 103 flew past them on the station platform. From the time the prototype was placed into service, it was a special challenge and pleasure for the firm of Märklin to develop a corresponding model and offer it to our customers. For that reason, we are also proud in 2008 that a model of this first class locomotive will also be produced in 1 Gauge exclusively for our loyal Insider customers. The translation of the real life locomotive into the model is being done in the customary uncompromising manner and the model of the class 103 will be a star in your 1 Gauge collection as it once was a star in the prototype.

The contemporary car types for the TEE "Rheingold" in the sets, item nos. 58038 and 58039, are the right express train passenger cars to go with the 103.1.

Price: $2500.00

 

 

Märklin Z Scale: 80318 Insider Annual Car for 2008

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Bt 10 container car. Loaded with 3 type Efkr pa bulk freight containers from the series "Von Haus zu Haus" / From Door to Door". Used for foodstuffs and raw materials for the firm Knorr, Heilbronn, Germany.

Model: The containers are mounted on the car, have advertising lettering on them, and different registration numbers. Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".

One-time series for Märklin Insider members.

Price: Free for Insider Members after submitting order form.

 

 

Märklin Z Scale: 88100 "Senator" Express Powered Rail Car Train

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 10.5 "Senator" articulated train (daytime train). Lightweight construction with 2 diesel powered end cars and 5 intermediate cars, connected by single-axle trucks. Used in daily service between Frankfurt and Hamburg starting in 1954.

Model: One powered end car has its truck actually powered. The train has LED headlights and marker lights. There are close couplings with electrical connections between the cars. There are Scharfenberg couplers (non-working) at the ends of the train. Length over the couplers 455 mm / 17-15/16".

The 88100 powered rail car train is being produced in a one-time series only for Märklin Insider members.

VT 10.5 – "Senator" by Day, "Komet" by Night. At the start of the Fifties, the German Federal Railroad (DB) developed two articulated powered rail car trains for long distance service. Franz Kruckenberg, who had already made a name for himself in the Thirties with fast vehicles, participated in the design. In the development of the two powered rail car trains, he was able to go back to valuable experience that had already been made with the Rail Zeppelin and the SVT 135 155: high speed resulting from largely all-aluminum lightweight construction. These two articulated powered rail car trains were presented for the first time at the German Transportation Exhibition (DVA) in Munich in 1953: The VT 10 501, built by Linke-Hofmann-Busch as a daytime train "Senator" for the DB, and the VT 10 551, built by Wegmann as the overnight train "Komet" for the German Sleeping Car and Dining Car Company (DSG). In addition to their use and paint scheme, these two trains also had design differences. While the cars for the "Senator" were equipped with single-axle running gear, the "Komet" had Jacobs trucks between the cars. The end cars on both trains each had a two-axle power truck. MAN diesel motors with originally a performance of 118 kilowatts / 158 horsepower, later with 154 kilowatts / 206 horsepower, were used in the motor cars. The maximum speed was 120 km/h / 75 mph; a planned increase to 160 km/h / 100 mph was not carried out. The power transmission was done hydraulically by means of a four-speed transmission. The "Senator" offered its passengers 135 seats in 1st class, 24 of them reclining seats. The trains went into regular service with the beginning of the summer schedule in 1954. The daytime train, road no. VT 10 501 as Ft 41/42 "Senator" on the route Frankfurt/Main - Hamburg, the overnight train as Ft 49/50 "Komet" between Hamburg and Basle (starting in the summer of 1955 to Zürich). The running characteristics of the overnight train received a positive evaluation. Those of the daytime train were the opposite according to DB documents: "All things considered, it is apparent that the freight car characteristics cannot be removed from this train." The "Senator" was in use until June of 1956, was rebuilt several times and tested in experimental runs. In 1959, it was taken out of operation and in 1962 was scrapped. All of the cars from the two trains were scrapped except for the intermediate car VT 10 551i from the overnight train that is used by Nürnberg railroad enthusiasts as a home for their club. The experiences with the two Kruckenberg designs fed the development of the subsequent DB VT 11.5 TEE powered rail car train.

Price: $490.00