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Märklin Z Scale: 81881 "Allgäu Express"
Prototype: Bavarian Provincial Railroad (Regental Railroad, Inc.) and
EuroTHURBO, Inc. (subsidiary of the SBB/CFF/FFS) "alex" regional.
Siemens Dispolok, Inc. type ER 20 diesel locomotive and 3 updated passenger
cars. Type Am compartment car, 1st class; type Bm compartment car, 2nd
class, and type BRDpm bistro open seating car, 2nd class.
Here comes "alex" ... The Allgäu Express is a modern concept for regional express passenger service in the alpine foothills. This train closes gaps in the passenger network that are no longer served since the discontinuation of the InterRegio trains. Powerful locomotives, updated cars, and trained personnel offer punctuality, comfort, and service - features the "alex" is using in the travel market to establish its image. The scenery extending across borders presents additional details about the railroad and its philosophy in the Internet: http://www.alexpress.de/alexpress/.
Märklin Z Scale: 82285 Set with 2 Cars for Containers
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Sdgkms 707 standard design
deep well flat car and type Lgjs 598 flat car for containers. Each loaded
with 2 tank containers painted and lettered for the firm Hoyer, Hamburg,
Märklin Z Scale: 82453 "Doornkaat" Glass Tank Car
Prototype: Privately owned car lettered for the firm Berentzen-Gruppe
AG for "Doornkaat" with the classic slogan.
One-time series for the Märklin "Exclusiv" program.
Everything clear? "Doornkaat", the grain spirits distilled three times and with an alcohol content of 38% by volume, is one of the most famous brand names for spirits. The firm was founded in 1806 in North German in East Frisia by the Mennonite from Groningen, Jan ten Doornkaat Koolman. The slogan "Doornkaat - aus Kornsaat" / "Doornkaat from Grain Seeds" and the "connoisseur" enjoying it with deliberate slowness have been famous for decades. The brand presently belongs to the Berentzen Group, Inc. in Haselünne/Emsland, Germany.
Märklin Z Scale: 82623 Set with 2 High Capacity Covered Hopper Cars
Prototype: Type Uapps high capacity covered hopper car, used on the
French State Railways (SNCF). Privately owned car painted and lettered
for the firm Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. for
transporting bulk food products.
Märklin Z Scale: 86306 Display with 20 "Langer Heinrich / Long Henry" Cars
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Fad-50 / OOtz high capacity
hopper cars. Used in unit trains for transporting ore and coal.
The right locomotive to go with the "Langer Heinrich / Long Henry" unit train is the "Jumbo", item no. 88971.
Märklin Z Scale: 88191 Electric Locomotive
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 189 fast freight locomotive.
Multiple system locomotive from the Eurosprinter family from Siemens.
Märklin Z Scale: 88192 Electric Locomotive
Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class 474 fast freight
locomotive. Multiple system locomotive from the Eurosprinter family
Märklin Z Scale: 88292 Tank Locomotive
Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG), Bavarian Group Administration,
class Gt 2 x 4/4 heavy freight locomotive, former Bavarian class. Mallet
design articulated locomotive with high and low pressure compound cylinder
groups. 2nd production run starting in 1923.
Märklin Z Scale: 88311 Rail Bus with a Trailer Car
Prototype: Elmshorn-Barmstedt-Oldesloer Railroad (EBOE) class VT 98
motor car and class VS 98 control car. Painted and lettered with the
advertising for spirits from the Sixties.
One-time series for the Märklin "Exclusiv" program.
Märklin Z Scale: 88483 Electric Locomotive
Prototype: Hoyer Railserv, Inc. class 185 CL fast general-purpose locomotive.
Universal locomotive from the TRAXX family from Bombardier.
Märklin Z Scale: 88576 Electric Locomotive
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 150 heavy freight locomotive.
Version in the two-color paint scheme of the Seventies and Eighties.
Märklin Z Scale: 88714 High Speed Powered Rail Car Train
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 406 InterCityExpress (ICE 3). Multiple
system version for cross-border service.1 type 406.0 end car, 1st class.
1 type 406.3 dining car. 1 type 406.6 transformer car, 2nd class. 1
type 406.5 end car, 2nd class.
Märklin Z Scale: 88943 Tank Locomotive
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 94.5 heavy general-purpose
locomotive. Former Prussian class T 16.1.
Märklin Z Scale: 88971 Steam Locomotive with a Tender
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 44 heavy freight locomotive.
Former Version with coal firing and Witte smoke deflectors. Used for
long ore and coal trains.
"Lange Heinrich" / "Long Henry". Embedded in the Northwest German plains area is the Emsland area, a region rich in bodies of water and moors. At the start of the Seventies until the end of steam locomotive operation on the DB in October of 1977, it became the Mecca for railroad enthusiasts from all over the world. The last steam giants on the German Federal Railroad ran with passenger trains to Norddeich Mole, and heavy freight trains were in operation between Emden and the large industrial centers on the Rhine and Ruhr. The star on the Emsland line was the "Lange Heinrich" / "Long Henry", a 4,000 metric ton ore train between the Emden switch yard and Rheine, always with two of the last great freight locomotives from the classes 042, 043, and 044 as motive power. The high-capacity hopper cars were loaded with imported raw material in Emden's outer harbor and were hauled by steam and diesel locomotives to the switch yard and there were assembled into long unit trains of 2,000 and 4,000 metric tons. The power output of one of the powerful locomotives was just enough to bring the load for the 2,000 metric ton trains over the lightly ascending exit onto the mostly flat 140 km / 88 mile route to Rheine. The "Langer Heinrich" trains were twice as heavy and required the use of two locomotives, which got underway after a furious start, often with slipping wheels. The trains usually had oil-fired class 043 locomotives from the Emden and Rheine Districts as motive power. The classes 042 and 043 were often used in combination, occasionally two of the class 042, and quite rarely the last of the coal-fired class 044 helped along with the other two classes. The classes 042 and 043 had been equipped for oil firing during an overhaul and had entered the motive power roster at Rheine in 1967. There were many locations along the route for taking impressive train photographs. A favorite among knowledgeable photographers was a bridge at Aschendorf, south of Papenburg. The trains could be photographed in almost their entire length on a curve leading to the right. Even more ideal and probably the best place in the Ems area was south of Lathen. There, the route ran between two sand dunes in a curve to the left and offered an unobstructed view of a complete 4,000 metric ton train under the best lighting conditions. A requirement was of course good weather, exact knowledge of the schedule for the trains, and being there early in the morning, when the sun was still low on the horizon. Long before the train entered this section of the route, a distant column of smoke and the unmistakable rhythm of the exhaust announced its approach. The waiting was then rewarded with an unforgettable view of the entire consist from the front of the locomotive to the end of the train consisting of fifty cars. (From notes by Horst J. Obermayer).
A realistic "Langer Heinrich / Long Henry" can be assembled with the "Jumbo", item no. 88971, and the cars from the display, item no. 86306.