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Offline DV  
#1 Posted : 26 March 2012 00:15:59(UTC)
DV

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G'day all,

have searched the net, googled, binged and anything else that is a search engine, and couldn't find the proposed dates for the Märklintage 2013.

Granted it was a male lookBigGrin Blink , and I did look on the Märklin site as well, but no luck.

Anybody out there knows what the dates are? Or even if the date has been set?

Also hope this is in the right topic area.Confused

Many thanksThumpUp
Dusan V
'I find your lack of faith (in Märklin) disturbing'
Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 26 March 2012 13:37:39(UTC)
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I think Marklin day 2013 to be announced. That is next year.
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Offline youngagain  
#3 Posted : 27 March 2012 11:06:42(UTC)
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I've been sending emails to the Insider Club and the same reply comes back - "They don't know". This probably means that there won't be one in 2012. Cursing Cursing Cursing
Take it easy . . . . or any other way you can get it !!!!

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Offline NZMarklinist  
#4 Posted : 27 March 2012 12:50:59(UTC)
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The "Marklin Days" or "Marklin Treff" as they used to be called, are only held every two years and the next one is due in 2013 because they were held last year in conjunction with the IMA exhibition, which is an annual one in Cologne usually I think. Marklin did have a "Marklin Family Day" on alternate years but now combine the Treff and the Family Day in the "Marklin Days" every two years. ThumpUp
Glen
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" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

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Offline Western Pacific  
#5 Posted : 27 March 2012 13:12:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: youngagain Go to Quoted Post
I've been sending emails to the Insider Club and the same reply comes back - "They don't know". This probably means that there won't be one in 2012. Cursing Cursing Cursing


I've read somewhere that it is held every second year.

In 2011 it was September 16th - 18th and in 2009 it was September 19th - 20th.

So my guess, based on the earlier dates, is that it will be in 2013 and either at the end of week 37, September 13th - 15th (it was in week 37 in 2011) or at the end of week 38, September 20th -22nd (it was in week 38 in 2009). These days assume that IMA would take place in Göppingen and therefore being a 3-day event.

(Then there is always the question if there are superstitious people in the organizing committee, then perhaps the later dates would apply in order to avoid Friday 13th).
Offline H0  
#6 Posted : 27 March 2012 14:35:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: youngagain Go to Quoted Post
This probably means that there won't be one in 2012.
That's for sure.
This thread is about Märklin Days 2013.

IMA at Cologne is every other year. There will be one in 2012 and the next one in 2014.

Maybe it's not yet decided if the IMA 2013 will be at Göppingen.
Regards
Tom
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Offline DaveCowl  
#7 Posted : 01 July 2012 18:53:35(UTC)
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Count me in for 2013.

Aiming to head over for IFA in Berlin so hopefully it isn't too late... and then there is Oktoberfest of course! :)

Cheers!
Offline steventrain  
#8 Posted : 01 July 2012 19:46:47(UTC)
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Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forum.

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Offline Renato  
#9 Posted : 02 July 2012 10:47:39(UTC)
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Hi Dave,

And welcome to the forum.

Cheers

Renato
Offline Dreadnought  
#10 Posted : 10 August 2012 15:12:30(UTC)
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Is there any word yet on when Marklin Days in September 2013 will be? I have to set my holidays at least a year in advance. It is getting close. i would be grateful to any members who can give me an update.
Offline Western Pacific  
#11 Posted : 10 August 2012 20:49:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dreadnought Go to Quoted Post
Is there any word yet on when Marklin Days in September 2013 will be? I have to set my holidays at least a year in advance. It is getting close. i would be grateful to any members who can give me an update.


I haven't seen any information yet, but as I wrote earlier:

"In 2011 it was September 16th - 18th and in 2009 it was September 19th - 20th.

So my guess, based on the earlier dates, is that it will be in 2013 and either at the end of week 37, September 13th - 15th (it was in week 37 in 2011) or at the end of week 38, September 20th -22nd (it was in week 38 in 2009). These days assume that IMA would take place in Göppingen and therefore being a 3-day event.

(Then there is always the question if there are superstitious people in the organizing committee, then perhaps the later dates would apply in order to avoid Friday 13th)."

So I wouldn't be surprised if you would be on the safe side if you include both weekends in your vacation planning.
Offline pab  
#12 Posted : 15 August 2012 15:49:34(UTC)
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From the B&G

Der Märklin-Treff wird zusammen mit der IMA von 13.09.2013 bis 15.09.2013 in Göppingen
stattfinden.
Offline NZMarklinist  
#13 Posted : 18 August 2012 03:35:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pab Go to Quoted Post
From the B&G

Der Märklin-Treff wird zusammen mit der IMA von 13.09.2013 bis 15.09.2013 in Göppingen
stattfinden.


Exactly, thanks Piet,
I've had a quik poke around at accomodation and it is filling fast, I think you can forget about a Hotel in Goppingen allready Scared

When I've hardened up on my Hotel room I'll let you all know including availablity status, you can follow or go elsewhere, your choice LOL
Glen
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" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

CS1 Reloaded, Touch Cab, C Track Modules, K track layout all under construction. Currently Insider
Offline NZMarklinist  
#14 Posted : 18 August 2012 03:40:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Western Pacific Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Dreadnought Go to Quoted Post
Is there any word yet on when Marklin Days in September 2013 will be? I have to set my holidays at least a year in advance. It is getting close. i would be grateful to any members who can give me an update.


(Then there is always the question if there are superstitious people in the organizing committee, then perhaps the later dates would apply in order to avoid Friday 13th)."

quote]

Well they didn't seem to worry about Friday the 13th so best to arrive the day before which would be ideal anyway to take advantage of a day at the Treff with less people around Sneaky
Glen
Auckland NZ

" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

CS1 Reloaded, Touch Cab, C Track Modules, K track layout all under construction. Currently Insider
Offline kweekalot  
#15 Posted : 18 August 2012 06:23:12(UTC)
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On 14 and 15 September 2012 it is "open door day" at Marklin....

http://www.maerklin.de/d...r-offenen-tuer_2012.html

Offline H0  
#16 Posted : 18 August 2012 06:40:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kweekalot Go to Quoted Post
On 14 and 15 September 2012 it is "open door day" at Marklin....
This is the 2013 thread ...

Regards
Tom
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Offline Dreadnought  
#17 Posted : 20 August 2012 14:21:14(UTC)
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Thank you for posting the information about Marklin days in 2013. I have booked the week before, and the week following that weekend. Now to book a hotel before they fill up. I just hope my plans do not get disrupted.
The members of this forum are wonderful. They are helpful, and patient.
Thank you for all your help.
Offline NZMarklinist  
#18 Posted : 21 August 2012 08:14:00(UTC)
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Hi All,
Dave Cowl and I have been in touch (& He was in NZ lastweek) I know him from Euro West last year. Anyway, from the 12th - 16th we have both booked the last single rooms at this place ;http://www.hotel.info/booking.aspx?gclid=CNuztei07LECFUdNpgodRlQAMQ&hs_hmid=207272&cpn=46&cpnll=371

They do however have as at today have 5 double room available @ 77.50eu/night, which having checked Goppingen, no decent hotel rooms left I believe is reasonable for their rateing of 3.5 stars which is four plus in the US and Orestralia & NZ Flapper

Eislingen is four km from Goppingen, it's actually walkable but the train will work as well; Dave made an accomodation map of the area see here;
https://maps.google.com/...mp;spn=0.096816,0.264187

Other than that I would suggest trying Esslingen or Susan (close to Eislingen for alternatives) That map is moveable so you can have a look around. I hope to be spending time in maybe France, and Switzerland before the Treff after flying into Frankfurt and Eurail passing Blink everywhere, ie Traveling by train using the Eurail pass.
After the Treff, going to Munich, Nueremberg, (DB Museum) maybe Vienna and the Semmering line, then from Nueremburg on the new high speed line to Berlin, some things to do there for a few days then accross to Hamburg & MiWuLa and then south to Frankfurt again to fly out about two weeks or so after the Treff, or back track to Munich for Octoberfest Drool and maybe fly out from there if I can get a connection to the US.
anyhow any suggestions or people wanting to join in let's know Smile ThumpUp E&OE Wink

Edited by user 26 February 2013 12:24:41(UTC)  | Reason: typo

Glen
Auckland NZ

" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

CS1 Reloaded, Touch Cab, C Track Modules, K track layout all under construction. Currently Insider
Offline Western Pacific  
#19 Posted : 21 August 2012 20:53:02(UTC)
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Glen and others,

Going a bit further away from Göppingen, and only about half an hour by train, you'll have Stuttgart with a large selection of hotels, and also better shopping opportunities if you are travelling with your FD.

I have personal experience from staying in Stuttgart in 2011 and even if I didn't go by train, since I had my car, having driven down from Sweden (around 1650 km [a bit over 1000 miles] one way), staying at Mercure Stuttgart City Center (hotel information) and appropriately on a floor called the "Märklin floor". I picked this hotel because it had a parking garage and still only a few minutes from an Underground/Tram station and Hauptbahnhof or 15 to 20 minutes walk to the city centre (around 10 minutes to Hauptbahnhof). When I visited Göppingen, my wife preferred to stay in Stuttgart and went clothes shopping. (As a hint comparing the credit card spending afterwards, what I bought at Märklin, IMA and at Eisenbahn Treffpunkt Schweickhardt seemed very moderate in comparison. BigGrin ).

Being in Stuttgart, if you are interested also in cars, you'll find both the Mercedes and Porsche museums in town.

Returning to the topic of shopping, about 30 km (close to 20 miles) by car south of Stuttgart you'll find the small town of Metzingen, once the site of Hugo Boss factories, now a very attractive outlet centre (Link). You can also go there by train and it takes about 45 minutes from Stuttgart Hbf. There is also a bus shuttle service from some Stuttgart hotels. (See "How to reach OUTLETCITY METZINGEN" at the bottom right of the Internet page).
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Offline NZMarklinist  
#20 Posted : 26 February 2013 12:44:12(UTC)
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Just for promotions sake, here is an extensive video of activities at Goppingen Station during the 2011 Marklin Days. Should wet the appetite of HO Marklinists and 1/1 scalers as well ;
http://www.youtube.com/w...;list=PL6BE2C0AF7897B9C9
Glen
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" Every Marklin layout needs a V200, a Railbus and a Banana car", not to mention a few Black and red Steamers, oh and the odd Elok !

CS1 Reloaded, Touch Cab, C Track Modules, K track layout all under construction. Currently Insider
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