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Märklin 2014 New Items: Sets with Locomotives (H0)

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Märklin H0: 26496 Santa Fe Super Chief
ToToTrains Price: $1,499.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT & SF) triple unit (A-B-B) EMD F 7 diesel locomotive with 6 streamliner passenger cars. The train ran under the name "Super Chief" between Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA). Locomotive road number 305.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder with extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion in the A unit and in one B unit. 2 axles in each of the units powered. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. A Mars light can be controlled separately. The lighted side number boards and the position lights can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cab has interior lighting. There is a permanent drawbar between the locomotive units. The locomotive has current-conducting couplings. It also has separately applied metal grab irons. All of the cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting that can be controlled digitally. The interior lighting is supplied by means of a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. All of the cars have current-conducting couplers that can be uncoupled. The observation car has marker lights. Total train length approximately 205 cm / 80-3/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Diesel locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Number Board Lights
Bell
Mars Light
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Rail Joints
Cab Radio

Highlights:
Limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide!
Numbered certificate of authenticity included.
Warm white LEDs for the lighting.
Lighted number boards and position lights.
Mars light.
Engineer's cab with interior details.
Current-conducting couplers.
All of the cars with factory-installed LED interior lighting.
Observation car with marker lights.
One-time series.

"The Train of the Stars" ? The Super Chief. When the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) introduced its new "streamliner train", the "City of Los Angeles" in 1936 (Chicago - Los Angeles), the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe) countered with its own deluxe train, the "Super Chief", as early as May 12, 1936. This very first "Super Chief" initially still consisted of heavyweight Pullman cars, because the new streamline stainless steel lightweight cars were still under construction at the Budd Company. This new super train was to be pulled at the same time by new diesel locomotives, also with streamlined styling. In May of 1937 it was finally done: Budd presented a "streamliner" train as an all-Pullman sleeping car train, without competition in style, design, and luxury. The famous designed Sterling McDonald found expression in the interior details the longstanding relation between the railroad and the Indians of the Southwest. Whenever possible McDonald made use of authentic Indian colors such as turquois and copper, samples and even authentic wall murals and paintings. In addition, he integrated as decorative elements a combination of rare and exotic woods such as ebony, teak, satinwood, bubinga, and Macassar, which gave the Super Chief an additional air of extravagant elegance. A new train naturally needed new, elegant locomotives, which were delivered at the same time by General Motors EMD in the form of the E-1 diesel models with a streamlined hood. A new color scheme was used for the first time here in red, yellow, and silver, later designated as the "Warbonnet" design, which was supposed to symbolize the headdress of an Indian with waving feathers. A speed record that still stands was reached on the Santa Fe during a test run even before the scheduled introduction of the new Super Chief to regular service. The 3,584.5 kilometer / 2,240.3 mile long route Chicago - Los Angeles was covered on freshly renewed track in 36 hours and 20 minutes with an average speed of 97 km/h / 60 mph and peak speeds of 160 km/h / 100 mph. The scheduled travel time was 39 hours and 45 minutes. The extra fare Super Chief quickly developed into an extremely exclusive and super comfortable shuttle train for Hollywood Greats, who commuted from New York's Broadway to Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and who let themselves be pampered to and from Chicago in the luxurious prestige train of the Santa Fe. The list of passengers read like a "Who's Who" in Hollywood, which included among others Frank Sinatra, Zero Mostel, Janet Leigh, Ella Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Gloria Swanson, Alan Ladd, Vincent Price, Margaret Truman, and many others. The special attraction of the train was of course the five star meals prepared by top chefs as well as its other first class services. In addition to engineer's, conductors, and brakemen, sleeping car conductors, luggage porters, dining car stewards, waiters, chefs, bartenders, lounge attendants, hair dressers, and other service personnel together with two squads of cleaners and maintenance teams provided for the welfare of the passengers. At the start of the Fifties and well into the second half of the Sixties, the famous class F7 diesel locomotives pulled the Super Chief. These locomotives were also in the "Warbonnet" design. The train was able to maintain its extremely high quality of service right up to the end of passenger trains on the Santa Fe on May 1, 1971. After that, the government owned Amtrak took over passenger train service in the USA and used the legendary name for another three years. Santa Fe took away the right to continue using the name due to the extreme deterioration of the quality of service under Amtrak management. Therefore, the train ran initially as the Southwest Limited and after a compromise between Amtrak and Santa Fe it has been run as the Southwest Chief.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 26593 Heavy Coal Train
ToToTrains Price: $775.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) unit train for volume freight. Class 151 in a double unit combination. Type Fad 167 hopper cars. The train looks as it did around 1979.

Model:
The set has 1 locomotive with an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. The locomotive has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Traction tires. 1 locomotive has no motor and the 60941 high-efficiency motor set can be installed in it. Traction tires. Both locomotives are coupled to each other permanently. Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel are present on both locomotives, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The double "A" lights can be controlled. The set has 10 hopper cars with different car numbers. The cars have load inserts with a layer of real coal. The train is weathered. Total length over the buffers approximately 177.9 cm / 70".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Warning Sound
Front Headlights off
Compressor
Letting off Air

Highlights:
Impressive unit train with 10 cars.
Second locomotive ready for installation of the 60941 high-efficiency motor set.
All of the cars have different car numbers.
Coal inserts sprinkled with a layer of real coal.
One-time series.

A car display to go with this train can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 00797.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 39620 Diesel Electric Locomotive with a Caboose
ToToTrains Price: $699.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
SOO Line General Motors EMD F7. Three units consisting of an A unit, a B unit, and an A unit. SOO Line caboose.

Model:
The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder with extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion in the A units. 2 axles in each of the units powered. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lighted side number boards and the position lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. A Mars light can be controlled separately. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The engineer's cab has interior lighting. There is a permanent drawbar between the locomotive units. Snowplows are included as detail parts that can be mounted on the locomotive. The caboose has a frame and detailed floor constructed of metal. The brake rigging, end handrails, grab irons, and many other details are separately applied. The caboose has detailed trucks and special wheel sets. Length of the F7 over the couplers approximately 52 cm / 20-1/2". Length of the caboose over the couplers approximately 14.5 cm / 5-3/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Number Board Lights
Diesel locomotive operating sounds
Low Pitch Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Mars Light
Bell
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Letting off Air
Rail Joints
Cab Radio

Highlights:
Warm white LEDs for the lighting.
Lighted number boards and position lights.
Mars light.
Engineer's cab with interior details.
One-time series.

SOO Line F7 with a Caboose. The class F7/FP7 "Bulldogs" from General Motors EMD built between 1949 and 1953 developed into a real sales hit on American railroads. Here the saying was proven that it is simpler to count the railroads that did not buy the F7 than it is to remember which ones had the F7 in service. The F7s were everywhere! Fifty railroads bought the F7 new and more than 75 North American railroads had them in service over the years. Their classification "F" (= freight) certainly showed the original intended purpose at EMD chiefly in freight service, but due to its existing heating boiler for steam heat the F7 initially developed into the classic diesel locomotive in American passenger service in the Fifties. The F7 had 1,500 horsepower and 4,221 units were built. They were divided into three sub-classes: The F7A with a cab at one end came to 2,366 units, the cab-less F7B reached 1,483 units, and the lengthened FP7 equipped with a larger water tank for the steam heat came in at 372 units. It was thus no wonder that the rather unknown Soo Line Railroad also had several of the F7 series on its roster. More precisely, it was 26 F7A units, 6 F7B units, and 6 FP7 units. Two units have remained preserved: FP7 road number 500 as a memorial locomotive in Ladysmith, WI and FP7 road number 2500 as an operational museum locomotive at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, MN. The history of the Soo Line Railroad is interesting: Prominent business people from Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railroad in 1883. It quickly became the Soo Line due to the pronunciation of "Sault". The Soo Line was planned as a railroad to transport the grain products from Minnesota's farmers and mills und quickly to eastern markets. The line was renamed Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad as early as 1888 and the route network was gradually expanded throughout the upper Midwest to Canada. In 1909, the Soo Line took over the Wisconsin Central Railway in the form of a least agreement. Finally, in 1961 the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad merged officially with the Wisconsin Central Railway and the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad under the new name Soo Line Railroad. In 1985, the Soo Line acquired the remainder to the bankrupt Milwaukee Road. In the Nineties, the Canadian Pacific Railway as a shareholder of many years took over the railroad completely and ended its existence as an independent business.