Posted by Robert Way on Aug 14th 2018
In 1891, Märklin released its first wind-up train with carriages that ran on standardized track. Marklin’s first products were sold to doll house collectors. Model electric train production required the same skilled craftmanship and attention to detail. Soon Märklin would become a world leader in this new field. Around the globe, collectors and model railroaders value Märklin’s commit to the highest standards in all their products. Some railroaders will buy nothing else.
Märklin not only set the standard in quality and durability, the track sizes they developed become the world standard. The first gauge was numbered 1 through 5 and was first shown to the public at the Leipzig Toy Fair in the late 19th century. Märklin would again set the standard in the field when they released O gauge trains for the first time at the beginning of the 20th century. HO scale was first produced in 1935 as a less expensive alternative to O gauge during the Great Depression. In the 1970’s, Märklin continued to innovate when they released the Z scale train. Throughout the years, Märklin has lead the model railroading world with exciting new types of electric model trains.
In the United States, most electric model train lovers are familiar with Märklin’s HO scale and Z Scale products. Trains and Toy Soldiers has just acquired a large selection of 1950’s through 1980’s Märklin collectible electric model trains. We only have one each type of most these mid-20th century engines and rolling stock. So make sure that you check the Trains and Toy Soldiers website often. Trains and Toy Soldiers is small family run business located in the American Heartland. We value each of our customers and know that you can get your model railroad items many places around the internet. Please call us at 1-800-786-1888 with questions about this product or any other of our fine collectibles.