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Märklin 2009 New Items: Z-Scale (Z-Gauge)
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Märklin Z: 81441 Austrian Express Passenger Train Train Set.
ToToTrains price: $354.90/$394.44
Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (BBÖ) class E 18 42 electric
locomotive with 4 skirted express train passenger cars. 1 type AB4üh
coach, 1st/2nd class, and 3 type C4üh coaches, 3rd class.
Märklin Z: 81450 Lime Transport Train Set.
ToToTrains price: Postponed until 2010
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG), business area DB Cargo, class
232 large heavy diesel locomotive and 5 different type TDS side dump
Märklin Z: 82100 Stake Car Set.
ToToTrains price: $56.90/$60.37
Märklin Z: 82356 Heavy Duty Flat Car Set.
ToToTrains price: $72.90/$84.52
Prototype: 2 German Federal Railroad (DB) type SSym flat cars. Loaded
with ingot moulds.
Märklin Z: 82624 High Capacity Hopper Car Set.
ToToTrains price: $120.90/$132.82
Märklin Z: 86201 Torpedo Ladle Car.
ToToTrains price: $88.90/$96.59
Märklin Z: 86571 Crane Car Set.
ToToTrains price: $56.90/$58.76
Prototype: 1 each German Federal Railroad (DB) low side car and crane
Märklin Z: 88610 Streamlined Steam Locomotive.
ToToTrains price: $225.90/$249.54
The Class 61. In 1935, the locomotive builder Henschel delivered a tank locomotive with streamlining and a 4-6-4T wheel arrangement to the German State Railroad Company (DRG). This unit had a top speed of 175 km/h / 109 mph, driving wheels with a diameter of 2,300 mm / 90-9/16" and was painted in an elegant two-color scheme of cream and violet. It was used on the route between Berlin and Dresden with specially built cars (Henschel-Wegman train). The two-cylinder running gear caused problems in express service, however, and the DRG therefore purchased road number 61 002 in 1939, a three-cylinder steam locomotive with a 4-6-6T wheel arrangement. This unit has essentially better running characteristics and fewer weaknesses showed up in operation than road number 61 001. During World War II, both of these units were hardly used. Road number 61 001 was restored after the war to running condition by the German Federal Railroad, but it was used infrequently in lower classes of service with reduced streamlining and a standard black and red paint scheme. It was taken out of service relatively soon and was scrapped. Road number 61 002 remained with the German State Railroad of East Germany and was overhauled after the war. It was stationed at the DR's experimental facility in Halle as road number 18 201.
Märklin Z: 88632 Diesel Locomotive.
ToToTrains price: $241.90/$265.64
Prototype: Danish State Railways (DSB) class MY 1100 general-purpose
locomotive. Diesel electric Europe locomotive from the GM/NOHAB/AFB
Märklin Z: 88888 150 Years of Märklin Anniversary Set.
ToToTrains price: $466.90/$523.24
Prototype: 1 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Ce 6/8 and 1 Swiss
Crocodile in a paint scheme for the New York Central Lines.
Crocodiles. The Swiss mountain locomotives that pulled heavy freight trains over the Gotthard grades were known as Crocodiles. The design (articulated hoods, extended shape) and the color green was the source of the name. When traversing combinations of turnouts and S curves, these locomotives snaked through the curves like a reptile. Six-axle full gauge locomotive, only for large curves, true reproduction of the 'Crocodile locomotive' , this was the way the reproduction of the latest Swiss locomotive was presented in the 1933/34 Märklin catalog. The design and the pulling power of the original locomotive impressed people so much at that time that it became a synonym for progress and power. A mystique that henceforth lingered on in the history of Märklin. This legendary piece of motive power was in all of the scales offered by Märklin. First in 1 Gauge and 0 Gauge, then H0 and even in Z Gauge Mini Club. It was the top product offered everywhere in the assortment and thus became the unofficial heraldic animal of Märklin. The color green dominated over the longest period of its service life on the Gotthard grades and left the original color brown almost forgotten. Märklin did not bring out a Crocodile in brown on the market until 1984 in a limited quantity in 1 Gauge as an offering for the 125 anniversary of the company. There never was a white Crocodile in reality. Despite that, a large Märklin dealer in New York ordered single samples of large 0 Gauge locomotives in special paint schemes. He chose the color white, which is totally atypical in the prototype. It can't be denied that the locomotives in this fantasy paint scheme had a special effect on observers. Despite this, there was only the one order for some unknown reason. These locomotives were thereby one-off pieces seen by only a few people. Amazingly, they became very well known in collector circles. Perhaps, because who could imagine a Crocodile, the Swiss mountain locomotive, which was typically green, in a white paint scheme?
Märklin Z: 88999 Passenger Locomotive with a Tender.
ToToTrains Price: $241.90/$265.64
Prototype: 1 passenger locomotive with a tender, the class P 8 of the
Grand Ducal Baden State Railways.