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Marklin HO Steam Passenger Set

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June 23, 2013
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Marklin HO Scale Steam Passenger Branch Lint Train Set


If you are a model train collector, you have probably heard of Marklin trains. They have been producing some of the highest quality model trains in the world for over 150 years, and their HO train sets are no different. Marklin model railroads and train sets are designed and suitable for the hard, every day use of children at play, yet also detailed and accurate enough for the most stringent of collectors. Marklin HO scale trains are crafted from high quality metal, to include the frame, gear train, and body. High pressure die casting is used to produce complex body and frame shapes in incredibly high detail.


Marklin Tracks and Electronics are great too!

Marklin HO scale tracks and electrical systems are pretty good also. The electrical system in all Marklin HO scale trains are able to remain extremely simple due to the use of central rail tracks. Each set comes with detailed, illustrated instructions that will tell you how to set up your HO train set’s electrical system very quickly. There is also a TELEX coupler, which will allow you to uncouple your cars via remote anywhere on the set. Ok, that’s enough from me about all the technical aspects of the Marklin trains…the detail is pretty amazing too. Many trains and cars are extremely detailed in their working features, such as hoppers that can be tipped, doors that open, lighting up passenger cars, cranes, and much more. The prototypical lighting system that is available with most sets is pretty amazing as well. The headlights, on most sets, will change with the direction of travel. Many of the newer sets also use LED lighting and a difussor bar to distribute light throughout passenger cars and other areas.


Marklin train sets are expandable!

Marklin train sets are also expandable, with just about unlimited ways to expand your HO scale train empire. There are various starter sets available, as well as track extension sets and three track systems. You can use digital or conventional operation, as well as multiple train control via DELTA or Marklin Digital. There are prototype trains available from both Europe and USA, and an extensive range of layout accessories and operations.

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This is the Bavarian branch line train just as it looked around 1953. The train set consists of a class 98.3 Glaskasten / Glass Box type 1 G10 Kassel freight car, 1 mail car, and 1 LC type railroad car, all of which are painted and lettered as they were for the German Federal Rail Road.

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