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Offline steventrain  
#1 Posted : 17 August 2012 20:03:22(UTC)
steventrain

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I would like to see.

BR44 new tooling.
BR03 new tooling.
Reproduction Diesel Warship.
Wireless MS2.
Sprung Buffers on locomotives.
Largest marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50/Insider Club membership since 2004.
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Offline klarinettmeister  
#2 Posted : 17 August 2012 20:23:59(UTC)
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Thanks for opening up this topic, Steven!

I would like to see:

A blue/silver swedish X2000 with tilting mechanism, sounds and blinking tail lights.
Swedish RD-locos with better designs.
Swedish black passenger cars for the 37416.
More versions of the swedish T44 (blue and orange versions) with SDS.
A completely new type of american loco, like the SD60 (no idea of what kind of interesting prototupes theare are "over there") or something similar in metal.
Improvements in their Quality Check!!!
Overhead wire for the transfer table 7294/72941.
A turning table big enough to fit a Big Boy.
More boxcars to go with the Big Boys.
More hoppers to fit the coal areas.
Hosenträger in C-track, or a crossing that makes it possible.

I also agree with sprung buffers. I have the 2870 and it´s a completely different feeling with those trains.

Propably we´ll only get a new version of Big Boy in 2 years time...
Offline petestra  
#3 Posted : 17 August 2012 20:24:14(UTC)
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Hi Friends, I would like to see Märklin leave new items in the main catalogue for a longer period
of time. E.G. Instead of one calendar year, make it two, so that the catalogue that we are reading now
still has the new items available that only appeared last Feb. and don't now show "Nicht mehr in Produktion" ie no longer in production. This will give the chance for more sales of the particular item. I understand marketing, as I worked in marketing for a time, but in a service business, which is, of course, different. Only today I looked at the catalogue for another German passenger electric. The one I wanted was no longer available and I could not find it
available at any online Märklin dealer. Yes, I waited too long to order but now is when I made my decision.

Cheers,PeterSmile
Offline RayF  
#4 Posted : 17 August 2012 20:38:21(UTC)
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I would like them to make more 27cm coaches in their hobby range, like they've done with the Interreggio coaches. Maybe they could make them in Blue/cream, TEE and the old green & blue colours. They have all the old toolings, so I don't imagine it would cost much.

I also like the Train Packs they make in the Hobby range. Some more of those would be handy, with basic digital locos and an imaginative selection of wagons.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline H0  
#5 Posted : 17 August 2012 20:49:05(UTC)
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I'd like to see:
  • 120 005 (they have to hurry or I might order it from LS Models)
  • SVT 04.0 "Fliegender Hamburger" DB era III
  • BR 42 DB era III
  • new tank loco (BR 62, BR 65, or BR 66), DB era III
  • BR E 95 DB era III
  • BR V 320 era III
Regards
Tom
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Offline esgovipa  
#6 Posted : 17 August 2012 21:09:35(UTC)
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I would like to see:

  • 253 Traxx Renfe Mercancias libery

  • Add-On Car Set for Velaro set 37782

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Offline AshleyH  
#7 Posted : 17 August 2012 21:17:07(UTC)
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I think it is time we had a new Crocodile.

Of course I love the heavy metal current model, but it lacks proper handrails on the noses, has a decoder visible in the cab,
and looks like it may have incorrect running gear and jack shaft arrangement, when compared to the Roco model for example.

Like Stephen, I would love to see a reproduction Warship diesel that was the subject of a spoof a few years ago.

Yes, I would also like to see a new US outline diesel.....

Offline rschroed  
#8 Posted : 17 August 2012 21:32:02(UTC)
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I would like to see an extension of the C-track items, specifically a wide angle double slip turnout to go with the wide angle turnouts 24711 and 24712.
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Offline xxup  
#9 Posted : 17 August 2012 21:51:59(UTC)
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It's about time that we had an Australian loco with some wagons.. The Ghan would be nice..
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Offline H0  
#10 Posted : 17 August 2012 21:53:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: AshleyH Go to Quoted Post
I think it is time we had a new Crocodile.
Of course I love the heavy metal current model, but it lacks proper handrails on the noses, has a decoder visible in the cab,
and looks like it may have incorrect running gear and jack shaft arrangement, when compared to the Roco model for example.
The Roco H0 model shows class Ce 6/8II (Be 6/8II [which Märklin made for gauge I]), while the Märklin H0 model shows the completely different class Ce 6/8III (Be 6/8III). A new Märklin crocodile could be class Ce 6/8II (Be 6/8II) or an improved Ce 6/8III (Be 6/8III). AFAIK the jack shaft arrangement of the current model is correct.
A new crocodile would be nice if they also make a DRG E 89 crocodile model.
Regards
Tom
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Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline Winterblade73  
#11 Posted : 17 August 2012 22:49:23(UTC)
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- Stadler KISS in WESTbahn colors

- City Airport Train from Vienna (already have set in MiniTrix)

- PKP Taurus in ICC colors w/ cars
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#12 Posted : 17 August 2012 22:49:47(UTC)
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Ummmmm I know its Saturday so not the quickest of days but what is a DRG E 89 crocodile model?????

John
Offline NZMarklinist  
#13 Posted : 18 August 2012 02:03:47(UTC)
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I'd like to see an SDS version of new Loks with "Gloken anchor" can motors
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 !

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Offline H0  
#14 Posted : 18 August 2012 06:27:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
Ummmmm I know its Saturday so not the quickest of days but what is a DRG E 89 crocodile model?????
It's just the DRG class designation for the Austrian crocodiles. See here:
http://de.wikipedia.org/...tei:Roco-E89.1-DRG-1.JPG
Regards
Tom
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Offline I_love_Marklin_37538  
#15 Posted : 18 August 2012 08:58:05(UTC)
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I like to see the KPEV S10
Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#16 Posted : 18 August 2012 10:41:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
Ummmmm I know its Saturday so not the quickest of days but what is a DRG E 89 crocodile model?????
It's just the DRG class designation for the Austrian crocodiles. See here:
http://de.wikipedia.org/...tei:Roco-E89.1-DRG-1.JPG


OK well that explains that.

However just refering to the "bible" of epoche II modellers ( http://www.hs-merseburg....pocheII/ft/e2f_eloe.html ) note that the Austrian class 1100 and 1100.100 were classified as class 89.0 and 89.a

Cheers

John


Offline DamonKelly  
#17 Posted : 18 August 2012 13:32:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
It's about time that we had an Australian loco with some wagons.. The Ghan would be nice..


Agreed! They could do the Indian-Pacific as well (aren't they the same loco, with different livery?)

But my big wish would be a Shinkansen!
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Cheers,
Damon
Offline NZMarklinist  
#18 Posted : 18 August 2012 13:49:32(UTC)
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Hi All,
Phantasies aside, Marklin will only make what sells in Germany, so other than selected Euro nations and a few well known and popular USA trains, we will never see any thing else, sorry but don't even waste your tiny bit of finger poking breath typing about anything else .
Geez you West Islanders are "dreaming" to think M would ever do an Aussie Train Bored specially if you play another Rugby Union game like last night Wink Blushing LOL Blushing Flapper

That includes you too Alex Flapper

Edited by user 18 August 2012 13:55:46(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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 H0  
#19 Posted : 18 August 2012 13:51:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
note that the Austrian class 1100 and 1100.100 were classified as class 89.0 and 89.a
The prototype of Märklin's #3000 was classified as 89.0 (SCNR).
Either E 89 or E 89.1 will do for me.
Regards
Tom
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Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline NS1200  
#20 Posted : 18 August 2012 14:05:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DamonKelly Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
It's about time that we had an Australian loco with some wagons.. The Ghan would be nice..


Agreed! They could do the Indian-Pacific as well (aren't they the same loco, with different livery?)

But my big wish would be a Shinkansen!


Yeah,i like the first version Shinkansen.in real life this train was in operation in 1964,would you believe it?

Paul.
Maerklin:the dream will live on!
Offline foumaro  
#21 Posted : 18 August 2012 14:14:01(UTC)
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I would like to see:
1.A new Alco Pa-1
2.Cars for my Alco Pa-1 Southern Pacific
3.Streamline cars for my F7,s
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Offline Goofy  
#22 Posted : 18 August 2012 15:34:42(UTC)
Goofy


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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.

Wireless MS2.


That needs an new central station.

Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline Goofy  
#23 Posted : 18 August 2012 15:38:25(UTC)
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I would like to see:
Crampton steam 2 and 3 rail.
Railway carriage for Crampton steam.
New K tracks and with concrete ties too.
Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
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Offline Western Pacific  
#24 Posted : 18 August 2012 17:54:22(UTC)
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I repeat what I wrote as a wish for 2012, but didn't happen:

"As has been pointed out Märklin is dependent on the survival of model railways as a hobby. In doing so there is a need to bring out more contemporary locos, coaches and wagons as well as track with concrete sleepers.

Why concrete sleeper? It easy, even though ICE, TGV POS and Thalys trains are designed to run also on old lines, the lines built for these high speed trains require tracks using concrete sleepers (as do many ordinary lines having heavy traffic as well).

Today's kids if seeing train IRL, and if they are into model trains, want the same on their layouts.

If Märklin focuses too much on their current customer base, men above 50 or 60, and continue too long issuing era III steam locos as one time series and at prices that a parent never would dream of paying for a toy, then Märklin will not be around to celebrate its 175th birthday, perhaps not even its 160th.

So what I want to see is more 21st century stuff, including modern concrete sleeper tracks, in my mind preferably a new line of C-track and there is a need to also bring out more EMUs for local trains. "Thunder boxes" aren't around anymore!"

If I need to prioritize, then I would give a new line of C-track with concrete sleepers priority No1.

A number two could be for instance an Alstom Coradia Continental train (DB AG 440) and then further down the list Coradia Nordic and Coradia Duplex. See also this Wikipedia link.

DB AG 440
Coradia Continental

SL X60
Coradia Nordic

SJ AB X40
Coradia Duplex

In my mind, if Märklin would develop a series of Coradia models, then I'm pretty sure that they could re-use lots of parts just as Alstom is doing for the scale 1:1 trains and as the car industry does when they base a whole series of models on one and the same platform. The DB AG 440 has, from what I've read been sold also to other train operators in Germany, thus meaning that livery versions could be made. It is more or less the same with Coradia Nordic which have been sold to at least five regional train operation organizations, if I'm not mistaking (Stockholm, Skåne, Östergötland, Västra Götaland [Gothenburg] and Norrtåg).
Offline jonas_sthlm  
#25 Posted : 18 August 2012 19:51:31(UTC)
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If not a big surprise as Dm3 show up next year I should recommend M to do something special!

TGOJ Q13 or T44 with sound

Edited by user 18 August 2012 20:58:03(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline Nightowl4933  
#26 Posted : 18 August 2012 20:45:28(UTC)
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Hmm, good question...

1. I'd like better customer service and for Maerklin to have a better response time for English enquiries

2. Reduce the time between telling everyone what they're going to produce and actually producing it

3. Bring back the Z scale turntable (although I've got one, these are prototypical for the steam era

4. Produce some more Z scale stuff

5. How about digital Z scale?

Or am I asking too much?

Pete
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

Z Scale is great - where's me glasses?
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#27 Posted : 18 August 2012 20:57:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.

Wireless MS2.


That needs an new central station.



Hmmmm, maybe I should open a thread with the title "What would you like to see Marklin NOT make in 2013?"


Another Central Station would be at the very top of that list!
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#28 Posted : 18 August 2012 21:02:15(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Originally Posted by: Nightowl4933 Go to Quoted Post
5. How about digital Z scale?

Or am I asking too much?



I think that getting the decoders small enough to fit in Z scale locos will be the major impediment to Z scale digital.

That said, your other requests are reasonable, and there is no reason why Marklin can't do them!
Offline NZMarklinist  
#29 Posted : 19 August 2012 04:44:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.

Wireless MS2.


That needs an new central station.



Hmmmm, maybe I should open a thread with the title "What would you like to see Marklin NOT make in 2013?"


Another Central Station would be at the very top of that list!


We allready have a portable MS2, it's called Apple I/pod/phone Wink
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 H0  
#30 Posted : 19 August 2012 06:17:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.
Wireless MS2.
That needs an new central station.
Why that?
It needs a receiver with a standard MS2 plug (ideally capable of handling at least up to four wireless MS2 on different channels). This way it should work with both CS2 and 60113.

A cheaper solution with nearly the same effect would be extension cables for current MS2s (frequently asked for and long overdue).
Regards
Tom
---
Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline Goofy  
#31 Posted : 19 August 2012 06:36:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.
Wireless MS2.
That needs an new central station.
Why that?
It needs a receiver with a standard MS2 plug (ideally capable of handling at least up to four wireless MS2 on different channels). This way it should work with both CS2 and 60113.

A cheaper solution with nearly the same effect would be extension cables for current MS2s (frequently asked for and long overdue).


Why???
You have already technology by using mobilphone and router.
If Marklin is smarter...they can put receiver into CS2 too.
To use MS2 or and CS2 as wireless control you need antenna and that needs to been changed.
I don´t think Marklin will do this work when customer has already spent money at mobilphone with router too.
Waste of money!

Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline H0  
#32 Posted : 19 August 2012 06:51:42(UTC)
H0

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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
You have already technology by using mobilphone and router. [...]
I don´t think Marklin will do this work when customer has already spent money at mobilphone with router too. Waste of money!
Apple has a share of less than 10 % in the mobile phone market. So another solution for those 93 % of mobile phone users without an iThingy will have chances (if the price will be OK).

The mobile phone needs antennas, the router needs antennas. Sure they need a new MS2 with batteries and antenna. They need a receiver that plugs into the CS2. They don't need a new CS2 for that.

Situation would be different if they had an Android app, too.

Better still: a simple Windows app that allows PCs and laptops to be used - not mobile, but with LAN cables you can place them anywhere you like.

BTW: This is the "what would you like to see" thread, not the "what do you think they will do" thread.
Regards
Tom
---
Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline ozzman  
#33 Posted : 19 August 2012 06:55:43(UTC)
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For Z scale I'd like to see four things:

(1) S-Bahn sets of any era, but mainly era 5.

(2) Modern era diesel or electric railcars/sets.

(3) Single OBB passenger coaches (any era), instead of presenting them all in sets.

(4) 4-axle powdered freight wagons, with three or four silos - I know they're out there. At the moment all you can get are two silo 2-axle wagons.
Gary
Z Scale
"Never let the prototype get in the way of a good layout"
Offline Goofy  
#34 Posted : 19 August 2012 07:10:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post


The mobile phone needs antennas, the router needs antennas. Sure they need a new MS2 with batteries and antenna. They need a receiver that plugs into the CS2. They don't need a new CS2 for that.


BTW: This is the "what would you like to see" thread, not the "what do you think they will do" thread.


It doesn´t matter if WHAT YOU NEED when Marklin decides byself.
A new CS2 with receiver is an wish for customer.
Or MS2.
It´s an wish H0!
What Marklin should to do is not what you think...it´s still an wish!

Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline Goofy  
#35 Posted : 19 August 2012 07:14:03(UTC)
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By the way...i still wish an Crampton steamlocomotiv from Marklin/Trix.
If not less Brawa do this first...
Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline H0  
#36 Posted : 19 August 2012 07:45:15(UTC)
H0

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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
A new CS2 with receiver is an wish for customer.
Stephen wants a wireless MS2. I say it can be done without a new CS2. I'm with BD: I don't want to see a new Central Station.

Regards
Tom
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Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline tyrre  
#37 Posted : 19 August 2012 08:00:28(UTC)
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I also definitely would like to see some sort of wireless mobile station.
And as mentioned before, I do not think a new CS is needed.
A battery and normal IP wireless in MS will do, or an adapter on the MS port in CS should also be possible.
It would also be nice to have a better solution for switching turnouts from the MS. If you have 20+ solenoids it takes some time to get to the right one (imho).

Part from that I would like to see more locos med Telex. Perfect when I play with my kids!

/Tyrre
Recently converted from M to C track and from analog to digital locos but still on temporary occasional floor layouts and with many manual turnouts...
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Offline RayF  
#38 Posted : 19 August 2012 08:02:26(UTC)
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I agree that they could produce a device which plugs into the CS2 and act as a receiver for wireless mobile stations.

They could also improve the current generation of Hobby wireless controllers to a level closer to the functionality of a MS2. This would get you into wireless control without the expense of a CS2.

As to the I-Phone app, It's a nice thing to have if you already own one of those devices, but not everyone wants to use their phone for everything! A dedicated device which won't suddenly have your mum calling you on I think wins the day for me!
Ray

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H0
Offline Goofy  
#39 Posted : 19 August 2012 10:51:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
A new CS2 with receiver is an wish for customer.
Stephen wants a wireless MS2. I say it can be done without a new CS2. I'm with BD: I don't want to see a new Central Station.





That is an wish! Wink
Sincerely
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Offline Frankenbahner  
#40 Posted : 19 August 2012 11:15:19(UTC)
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What I do NOT want to see from Märklin is any kind of rolling stock which is already available from, or has been announced by other manufacturers. Such like the DB BR 440, Piko has announced a model of it, which I have pre-ordered.

What I would like to see from Märklin is a completion of their track assortment.

I would also like to see more re-editions of "24 cm" i.e. 1:110 scale in length, and other tin-plate cars, for example:

- NS coaches
- SBB "Leichtstahlwagen" with fine lettering and interior furnishings
- "4037" type, i.e. the 1936 stock coaches in prewar DRG and Eastern German DR livery
- "Silberling" coaches in red and mint era V livery
- TEE / Intercity cars in current ICE livery

Moreover, a re-edition of the tin-plate Berlin S-Bahn model (this time with clear windows, and interiror furnishings, please!), and this one also in red DB Isartalbahn version with pantographs.

Regards,
Florian
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Offline FMS  
#41 Posted : 19 August 2012 11:17:14(UTC)
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More stuff for ERA I and II!!
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Offline H0  
#42 Posted : 19 August 2012 15:21:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Frankenbahner Go to Quoted Post
What I do NOT want to see from Märklin is any kind of rolling stock which is already available from, or has been announced by other manufacturers. Such like the DB BR 440, Piko has announced a model of it, which I have pre-ordered.
If Piko announces Hobby or Expert models, then IMHO other manufacturers like Roco or Märklin are still welcome to make better models. Especially if different length scales will be made.
Horrible idea if Piko was the only manufacturer of BR 182, 185, and 189.

Are there BR 422 in H0 already? Märklin could do that and the BR 425.
Regards
Tom
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Offline Nightowl4933  
#43 Posted : 19 August 2012 15:30:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Nightowl4933 Go to Quoted Post
5. How about digital Z scale?

Or am I asking too much?



I think that getting the decoders small enough to fit in Z scale locos will be the major impediment to Z scale digital.

That said, your other requests are reasonable, and there is no reason why Marklin can't do them!


I understand that Blushing, but wouldn't it be good, if they could Love

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Offline steventrain  
#44 Posted : 19 August 2012 15:55:19(UTC)
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There will no room for decoder in Z gauge loco but will fit in freight or passenger behind the loco, Wiring between loco and Rolling stock.
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Offline NZMarklinist  
#45 Posted : 20 August 2012 00:08:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
You have already technology by using mobilphone and router. [...]
I don´t think Marklin will do this work when customer has already spent money at mobilphone with router too. Waste of money!
Apple has a share of less than 10 % in the mobile phone market. So another solution for those 93 % of mobile phone users without an iThingy will have chances (if the price will be OK).

The mobile phone needs antennas, the router needs antennas. Sure they need a new MS2 with batteries and antenna. They need a receiver that plugs into the CS2. They don't need a new CS2 for that.

Situation would be different if they had an Android app, too.

Better still: a simple Windows app that allows PCs and laptops to be used - not mobile, but with LAN cables you can place them anywhere you like.

BTW: This is the "what would you like to see" thread, not the "what do you think they will do" thread.


There are a lot more Ipods around that work for Touchcab and Marklin Mobile Station, so available percentage of controllers exceeds Apple's share of mobile phone market.
Glen
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#46 Posted : 20 August 2012 00:28:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Frankenbahner Go to Quoted Post
...

What I would like to see from Märklin is a completion of their track assortment.

....
Regards,
Florian


Hi,

In my opinion, one piece of track will complete their C track assortment.

That is a NEW 24903, which is quarter a 24912 (1114.6mm radius curve R9). This allows you to complete a 90 degree curve using 7 of 24912 and 2 of 24903. (Of course you can cut a 24912 in half or quarters, but maybe that is not for everyone). I want to see this piece of track for Trix also (a NEW 62903).

These NEW pieces of Marklin or Trix C track will match the 15 degree curves of radii R1 - R5. This allows you to finish off a curve in any radii, with an R9 radius connected to the straight (tangent), acting as a transition like on real railroads.

Other radii (R1 - R5) allow you to complete a 90 degree curve, and the NEW track piece will allow you to do the same in R9.

regards
Kimball

Edited by user 20 August 2012 22:48:03(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

HO Scale - Märklin (ep III, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#47 Posted : 20 August 2012 02:55:17(UTC)
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I'd be happy with a 30270/30470 Br44 and a non exclusive Br59 with sound.


Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see.

BR44 new tooling.........



Hmmmmm, I wouldn't if the pulling power was compromised!
Offline xxup  
#48 Posted : 20 August 2012 08:23:32(UTC)
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I would like to see a better way for contact tracks to be made in C-Track.. I feel sorry for the hours that Nev has to put into fixing contract track problems caused by tiny red isolators falling off - cuts in the track that are really hard to see.. Blushing Blushing Might be a good solution for 20 year olds, but the majority of us are 50+ and those C track are too fiddly for big fingers and poor eyesight..

Of course, Marklin could always bring back m-track and expand the contact tracks to include the larger radius.. How many kids really lost their fingers due to m-track???
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Offline Danlake  
#49 Posted : 20 August 2012 09:52:48(UTC)
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Re-produce Goliath cranes in yellow! It looks to be such a great fun toy to have on the layout and judging of the second hand prices on various auctions – in very high demand.

Brgds - Lasse
Digital 8m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS2 60214 / Train Controller Gold
Offline jeehring  
#50 Posted : 20 August 2012 12:15:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: AshleyH Go to Quoted Post
I think it is time we had a new Crocodile.

...(...)...
and looks like it may have incorrect running gear and jack shaft arrangement, when compared to the Roco model for example.

.....


oh no, are you sure not to do a inversion?
The Roco crocodile has long suffered from problems of connecting rods: the rods tended to block, then the engine warmed and finally failed.....
Marklin model has never had such problems...
About the arrangement of jack shaft and rods : in real there were 2 different types of Crocodile . Roco & Marklin didn't produce the same type of Locomotives. Both seem correct.

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Offline Winterblade73  
#51 Posted : 07 September 2012 21:10:09(UTC)
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Here is another one:

Regiojet w/cars.

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Offline I_love_Marklin_37538  
#52 Posted : 07 September 2012 21:14:55(UTC)
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Offline Dimi194  
#53 Posted : 08 September 2012 01:23:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NZMarklinist Go to Quoted Post
Hi All,
Phantasies aside, Marklin will only make what sells in Germany, so other than selected Euro nations and a few well known and popular USA trains, we will never see any thing else, sorry but don't even waste your tiny bit of finger poking breath typing about anything else .
Geez you West Islanders are "dreaming" to think M would ever do an Aussie Train Bored specially if you play another Rugby Union game like last night Wink Blushing LOL Blushing Flapper

That includes you too Alex Flapper


You never know, I reckon that some exotic locos would sell in Europe, because they are a change and a different styleDrool ... they say they love Australia!
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Offline Will  
#54 Posted : 14 September 2012 22:54:31(UTC)
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The Shinkansen is a big name loc though, so just maybe.....

I know that I would buy it, but do agree the market is hard enough to gauge that M unlikely to go beyond Europe and few notable USA models.
Offline river6109  
#55 Posted : 16 September 2012 06:11:30(UTC)
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I would like to see a double sleek turnout (C-track) and sleeker turnouts but someone has recommended Piko turnouts and converting them to 3 rail.

E 63 all in metal with telex, the only loco which hasn't been re-constructed since its first appearance.

SBB C 5/6 (Elephant) with smokegenerator, BR 96 with smokegenerator, BR 81 with smokegenerator, BR 80 with smokegenerator (its possible, I've done it),

BR 191 (BR 91) get rid of the pathetic 2 rubber tyres.

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Offline borntman  
#56 Posted : 18 September 2012 14:04:52(UTC)
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Some Russian steam locos it's a pipe dream but they did make the SASPAN right?
Offline dodger0325  
#57 Posted : 18 September 2012 14:25:41(UTC)
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Offline hxmiesa  
#58 Posted : 18 September 2012 15:59:16(UTC)
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Forget wireless controllers. I want wireless LOCOS! Let them get the electricity from the rail, as always, but let´s have the data comunication wireless! ;-)

Anyway; they should make the missing C-track parts already; Slim DKW and flexible track.

And more seriously; I wish they would make all new locos work better in analog operation; That means; longer run-off times and excellent slow running at low voltage.
The last new locos I bought was the V80 and the E150; Especially the E150 is no good in analog!
Best regards
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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#59 Posted : 18 September 2012 16:58:28(UTC)
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My fairly realistic request- some Italian trains. I realize a new tooling is too much to ask, but some of the following would be nice:

- UIC Coaches (which Marklin already makes) in the Rosso Fegato or Grey livery (Rosso would be much better!)
- Some freight sets with older 2 axle or modern 4 axles cars. Again, Marklin owns many toolings that could work for this
- Eurofima Coaches in earlier FS liveries (they have done the turquoise/white, but I believe the older orange/brown to match the 37240 loco hasn't)

A bit more of a pipe dream:

- Kof in the private Italian Railway museum livery (orange, with "46" MotoGP numbering BigGrin )


I think its jsut wishful thinking for now though- Roco AC versions for me are all I anticipate...
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Offline mike c  
#60 Posted : 18 September 2012 18:37:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 5HorizonsRR Go to Quoted Post
My fairly realistic request- some Italian trains. I realize a new tooling is too much to ask, but some of the following would be nice:

- UIC Coaches (which http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...er-FS-Neu-/261070786906? already makes) in the Rosso Fegato or Grey livery (Rosso would be much better!)
- Some freight sets with older 2 axle or modern 4 axles cars. Again, Marklin owns many toolings that could work for this
- Eurofima Coaches in earlier FS liveries (they have done the turquoise/white, but I believe the older orange/brown to match the 37240 loco hasn't)

A bit more of a pipe dream:

- Kof in the private Italian Railway museum livery (orange, with "46" MotoGP numbering BigGrin )


I think its jsut wishful thinking for now though- Roco AC versions for me are all I anticipate...


The UIC coaches already exist. Search for Trix 23414 Riviera Express. A set of three coaches, two Bz and one ABz in the grey markings of the late 60s/early 70s.
http://www.trix.de/produ...detail&wishednumber=

The 37240 E424 was used for MDVE/MVDC commuter trains. The matching coaches would be as follows:
http://www.tee-usa.com/store/product32788.html
http://www.tee-usa.com/store/product953.html
http://www.tecnomodel-tr...it/dettagli.php?id=22776

There were some sets of FS box cars by Maerklin. see: http://www.ajckids.com/products/Marklin/47878
There was also the classic car from the 29814 set (also 48814) that shows up on eBay.de alone
There was also a set of modern Hbiillns type 24508 see http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...er-FS-Neu-/261070786906?
A flat car: http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...borden-FS-/160877622328?

There were the Monfer cars from the 46321 (M) and 24500 (T) Sets with different numbers, the Moretti cars from the 00779 Set
http://www.ebay.de/itm/M...lay-00799-/350600498682?

The Interfrigo cars 4731, 4733, 47331, 4738, etc
http://www.ebay.de/itm/0...go-MIGROS-/300666513697?

If you want more FS cars and coaches, check out ACME (www.acmetreni.it). English info is available through TEE USA and other dealers

Regards

Mike C

Edited by user 18 September 2012 18:54:32(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline mike c  
#61 Posted : 18 September 2012 18:50:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Winterblade73 Go to Quoted Post
Here is another one:

Regiojet w/cars.

UserPostedImage


The RegioJet coaches are former OBB Eurofima coaches. The Lok is a CD lok, a number of the same type were used in East Germany and went on to become BR 180 in the new numbering system. I believe that Piko had similar models. There may have been other companies as well.

I could see these coaches coming from ACME or Roco.

Regards

Mike C


Offline Webmaster  
#62 Posted : 18 September 2012 19:00:42(UTC)
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My humble wishes - BR94 & BR56 in DRG version... And a DRG BR58 of course...
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Offline mike c  
#63 Posted : 18 September 2012 19:17:36(UTC)
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Here is what I would like to see Maerklin produce in 2013:

AC versions of the Trix Traxx (22631, etc). The first models could be the Swiss Re 484 and the various BR 186 (Crossrail, Railpool, etc). It does not bother me that the housing is plastic.
AC version of the Trix RAm

Model of the SBB Ae 6/6 with the "Falschfahrlicht", the red lamp between the front windows.
Model of the Re 4/4II as a Cargo Re 420 (with normal pantographs and railings)

Model of the Re 4/4I in green with TEE logo with 3 or 4 blue/beige TEE coaches as TEE Rheingold Set I
Model of the Re 4/4I in TEE colours with 3 or 4 red/beige TEE coaches as TEE Rheingold Set II

Model of SBB Re 6/6 in green with round headlights and crest of city of Interlaken

Set of 3 FS Eurofima coaches in the original orange white livery in 1/100
SBB WRm in original red (1/93) to go with my 23414 FS coaches

and my surprise suggestion: SBB EW I coaches in 1/87 to complement the Light Steel coaches brought out a few years back, which could be a BIG winner if Maerklin gets them out before Hag, Hornby or Liliput can get their older models back into stores.

Regards

Mike C
Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#64 Posted : 18 September 2012 20:55:08(UTC)
5HorizonsRR

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Originally Posted by: mike c Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: 5HorizonsRR Go to Quoted Post
My fairly realistic request- some Italian trains. I realize a new tooling is too much to ask, but some of the following would be nice:

- UIC Coaches (which http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...er-FS-Neu-/261070786906? already makes) in the Rosso Fegato or Grey livery (Rosso would be much better!)
- Some freight sets with older 2 axle or modern 4 axles cars. Again, Marklin owns many toolings that could work for this
- Eurofima Coaches in earlier FS liveries (they have done the turquoise/white, but I believe the older orange/brown to match the 37240 loco hasn't)

A bit more of a pipe dream:

- Kof in the private Italian Railway museum livery (orange, with "46" MotoGP numbering BigGrin )


I think its jsut wishful thinking for now though- Roco AC versions for me are all I anticipate...


The UIC coaches already exist. Search for Trix 23414 Riviera Express. A set of three coaches, two Bz and one ABz in the grey markings of the late 60s/early 70s.
http://www.trix.de/produ...detail&wishednumber=

The 37240 E424 was used for MDVE/MVDC commuter trains. The matching coaches would be as follows:
http://www.tee-usa.com/store/product32788.html
http://www.tee-usa.com/store/product953.html
http://www.tecnomodel-tr...it/dettagli.php?id=22776

There were some sets of FS box cars by Maerklin. see: http://www.ajckids.com/products/Marklin/47878
There was also the classic car from the 29814 set (also 48814) that shows up on eBay.de alone
There was also a set of modern Hbiillns type 24508 see http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...er-FS-Neu-/261070786906?
A flat car: http://www.ebay.de/itm/T...borden-FS-/160877622328?

There were the Monfer cars from the 46321 (M) and 24500 (T) Sets with different numbers, the Moretti cars from the 00779 Set
http://www.ebay.de/itm/M...lay-00799-/350600498682?

The Interfrigo cars 4731, 4733, 47331, 4738, etc
http://www.ebay.de/itm/0...go-MIGROS-/300666513697?

If you want more FS cars and coaches, check out ACME (www.acmetreni.it). English info is available through TEE USA and other dealers

Regards

Mike C


Thanks Mike, I actually have almost all of the items above, and most of the wish list I mentioned via ACME and Roco in 1:87. Just looking to get something a bit shorter so I can run on a smaller layout. Need some new blood in the fleet! LOL
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Offline jeehring  
#65 Posted : 18 September 2012 21:01:31(UTC)
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Recently I discovered a small German steamer : the BR 98 8/9 , ex Bay GTL 4/4 ...It has been done in N scale only (Fleischman)....This steamer was quite successful on secondary lines. After WW II many of them were working in the DB untill the sixties....

we can see here :
http://www.forum-train.f...d=37001&mode=view/BR 98 905.jpg
Offline tyrre  
#66 Posted : 19 September 2012 18:36:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hxmiesa Go to Quoted Post
Forget wireless controllers. I want wireless LOCOS! Let them get the electricity from the rail, as always, but let´s have the data comunication wireless! ;-)

Anyway; they should make the missing C-track parts already; Slim DKW and flexible track.


I totally agree with the first item but to be realistic, I am not sure if Märklin wants to change the whole concept (again).
Both slim DKW and flexible track would be very nice to have but if I would ever build a stationary layout, I would probably go for the K-track anyway since it is more realistic (but I would lack the geometry of the C-track!) and on my floor layouts with my children, noone have really a need for the slim parts.


I also saw that mike c mentioned a lot of Swiss stuff.
What I would like to see there is a set of Glacier Express Coaches. Really nice looking on any epoch V - VI mountainous layout, imho.

/tyrre
Recently converted from M to C track and from analog to digital locos but still on temporary occasional floor layouts and with many manual turnouts...
Offline mike c  
#67 Posted : 20 September 2012 22:24:35(UTC)
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@tyrre

The Glacier Express coaches and matching RhB, MGB locomotives are available from German manufacturer Bemo. As you are probably aware, the Glacier Express is a narrow gauge train that runs through some of the most scenic Alpine valleys in Switzerland. Bemo's models are in HOm, which is HO scale with a narrower gauge equivalent to TT scale track. HOe uses a still narrower gauge, basically N scale track for the trains.
A nice narrow gauge set up can be mixed with Maerklin on the same layout to create a nice effect. Bemo trains operated using 2 rail DC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3rhMiKQr0

Regards

Mike C
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Offline baggio  
#68 Posted : 20 September 2012 23:51:42(UTC)
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I REALLY would like Marklin to think hard about the prices of their locos. Paying $300.00 and up plus taxes for a loco is self-destructive. The more expensive their stuff is, the fewer customers they will have.

Marklin should build a series of nice locos that sell for no more than $150.00 each plus taxes. Otherwise, the users will rely more and more on the used market.

If Marklin does not do that, then I think Marklin will not survive, which would be a real pity.

Hello from Toronto.

Offline Winterblade73  
#69 Posted : 21 September 2012 01:21:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: baggio Go to Quoted Post
I REALLY would like Marklin to think hard about the prices of their locos. Paying $300.00 and up plus taxes for a loco is self-destructive. The more expensive their stuff is, the fewer customers they will have.

Marklin should build a series of nice locos that sell for no more than $150.00 each plus taxes. Otherwise, the users will rely more and more on the used market.

If Marklin does not do that, then I think Marklin will not survive, which would be a real pity.

Hello from Toronto.



You should look at the myworld line from Marklin.
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Offline mike c  
#70 Posted : 21 September 2012 19:52:44(UTC)
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Would a model of this Spanish lok be of interest to anybody if Maerklin would make it? The model in the photo is by Electrotren/Hornby:
http://www.memoba.at/bilder/electrotren_el3016.htm

The locomotive seems to have some commonality with the BLS Ae 6/8

Regards

Mike C
Offline Superlampster  
#71 Posted : 22 September 2012 06:08:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: baggio Go to Quoted Post
I REALLY would like Marklin to think hard about the prices of their locos. Paying $300.00 and up plus taxes for a loco is self-destructive. The more expensive their stuff is, the fewer customers they will have.

Marklin should build a series of nice locos that sell for no more than $150.00 each plus taxes. Otherwise, the users will rely more and more on the used market.

If Marklin does not do that, then I think Marklin will not survive, which would be a real pity.

Hello from Toronto.



I look at it this way: One one hand yes, a high price will probably scare off some customers, no doubt about it. But on the other hand, as long as you get quality that is in parity with the price, I for one is willingly paying what M* is asking.
I fancy the more pricier items, and choose to buy fewer locos, but get the really goodies. Isn´t there some kind of hobby line ?

But how M* prices are compared to other manufacturers I don´t know, do you get more quality contra price if you buy for example Roco ?

Regards Henrik
Offline H0  
#72 Posted : 22 September 2012 06:37:47(UTC)
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Hi, Henrik!
Originally Posted by: Superlampster Go to Quoted Post
Isn’t there some kind of hobby line?
The hobby line is now called Märklin My World.
Other inexpensive locos (TRAXX, Ludmilla, BR 24) are no longer marked as hobby locos.
With Märklin, you have to read between the lines: "maintenance-free LEDs" so far means "yellow LEDs".

Originally Posted by: Superlampster Go to Quoted Post
But how M* prices are compared to other manufacturers I don’t know, do you get more quality contra price if you buy for example Roco?
All brands have hobby models and old moulds they sell rather cheap - and new, finely detailed moulds where they sell the locos at high prices.

I wish they’d stop using yellow LEDs. I wish the catalogues would clearly describe what you get (full sound or El Cheapo sound module, loco with prototype or fantasy model, correct mould or correct prototype number on a similar mould, ...).
I wish the pictures in the catalogue would show the models as they will be shipped.
Regards
Tom
---
Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline kimballthurlow  
#73 Posted : 22 September 2012 21:22:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Superlampster Go to Quoted Post

>>>
But how M* prices are compared to other manufacturers I don´t know, do you get more quality contra price if you buy for example Roco ?

Regards Henrik


Hi Henrik,

Tom has answered your questions pretty well. But can I add this comment please?

I keep in close touch with the modelling trade for 2 rail, and as far as American prototype modelling is concerned. Marklin prices are not more expensive that equivalent plastic US brands. Considering the quality, yes I would buy the Marklin. The plastic equivalents may have more details (eg. the F7 diesel), but it is not something that most people would pick out from a distance (1 metre).

regards
Kimball

HO Scale - Märklin (ep III, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
Offline glight1  
#74 Posted : 24 September 2012 18:45:11(UTC)
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I would like to see some additional Era I and II locos from other countries.

A PRR or Baldwin K5. (USA)

A NZR Class Q, the first true Pacific. (NZ)

A Canadian G3c Class.

A Princess Royal Class LMS (UK)

I understand the economics involved of producing steam locos with limited potential buyers, but this is a fantasy right?
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Offline kbvrod  
#75 Posted : 24 September 2012 21:30:54(UTC)
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Hi all,

Originally Posted by: glight1 Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see some additional Era I and II locos from other countries.

A PRR or Baldwin K5. (USA)

A NZR Class Q, the first true Pacific. (NZ)

A Canadian G3c Class.

A Princess Royal Class LMS (UK)

Quote:
I understand the economics involved of producing steam locos with limited potential buyers, but this is a fantasy right?


Right!LOL

Dr D

Offline I_love_Marklin_37538  
#76 Posted : 25 September 2012 11:29:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: glight1 Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see some additional Era I and II locos from other countries.

A PRR or Baldwin K5. (USA)

A NZR Class Q, the first true Pacific. (NZ)

A Canadian G3c Class.

A Princess Royal Class LMS (UK)

I understand the economics involved of producing steam locos with limited potential buyers, but this is a fantasy right?


If you are looking for a NZR Q Class,Del Prado did a magazine on steam locomotives and issue 89 was the NZR Q Class in N Scale:

UserPostedImage

Offline anthpao  
#77 Posted : 25 September 2012 13:14:32(UTC)
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1) I would like to see Marklin stop making wagons with length less than 28,2mm. They look very small.
2) More TGV models and generally more SNCF models.
and 3) more detailed models. For example Locomotive with driver and cabin lights and wagons with passengers and more detailed like LS Models wagons.
Offline H0  
#78 Posted : 25 September 2012 13:33:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: anthpao Go to Quoted Post
1) I would like to see Marklin stop making wagons with length less than 28,2mm. They look very small.
I think they don't even make Z gauge coaches that small. I presume you mean 282 mm.
Some 27 cm coaches (and even shorter ones) are 1:87 - and Märklin should not make them longer.

If people stop buying them, Märklin will stop making them.
IMHO it's OK to have those short coaches in the "my world" range.

They didn't make many 282 mm coaches for eras V and VI anyway.

I'd prefer to see more 1:87 coaches from them.
Regards
Tom
---
Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
Offline glight1  
#79 Posted : 25 September 2012 14:21:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: I_love_Marklin_37538 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: glight1 Go to Quoted Post
I would like to see some additional Era I and II locos from other countries.

A PRR or Baldwin K5. (USA)

A NZR Class Q, the first true Pacific. (NZ)

A Canadian G3c Class.

A Princess Royal Class LMS (UK)

I understand the economics involved of producing steam locos with limited potential buyers, but this is a fantasy right?


If you are looking for a NZR Q Class,Del Prado did a magazine on steam locomotives and issue 89 was the NZR Q Class in N Scale:

UserPostedImage



I was thinking HO scale and a loco that actually moves. This model is 'for static display' However, at 10.95 NZ pounds the kprice is reasonable Laugh
Offline James  
#80 Posted : 25 September 2012 20:04:23(UTC)
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Hello All:

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned, but if it has, I'll just restate it... The BR 10 (original Black version) with the newer decoder, fully functional and, if it was a copyright infringement... the same smoke set-up that ROCO has in it's "Dynamic Smoke" edition. If this were possible, then I think I could truly say... my collection would be complete

BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

Regards
James B
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Offline LeoArietis  
#81 Posted : 26 September 2012 09:04:33(UTC)
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A littera Kö/Udg /Fkkpp for the Swedish (and maybe Danish and Norwegian market). This wagon has been on the tracks for 50 years and are still rolling! Makes a great item for almost every epoch.

Since its very short its attractive to make long trains or it coult fit even on a small layout.

Its an open or closed grain, chalk, hopper-wagon, self-unloading.


Expand the C-track-programme.
Wide curved turnouts, wide DKW, 24903 (3 degree R9), a short straight 24033, approx 33 mm long. Medium radius turnouts, R3 turn-out in 18 degrees would be nice.

Swedish locomotive Tb, digital with snowplows and TURNTABLE under the loco!
Offline DamonKelly  
#82 Posted : 27 September 2012 11:34:01(UTC)
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"We're gonna need a bigger layout..."
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Cheers,
Damon
Offline biedmatt  
#83 Posted : 27 September 2012 11:43:37(UTC)
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Deliveries.

I have had a half dozen 60944 LFCM conversion kits on order since March.
They have been in Europe now for 4-6 weeks.
Where are they?
Matt
Era 3
DB lokos, coaches and freight cars from across Europe
But I do have the obligatory (5 and 1 on pre-order) SBB Krocs
ECoS 50200, all FX and MFX decoders replaced with ESU V4s.
Offline youngagain  
#84 Posted : 27 September 2012 11:53:37(UTC)
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My wish from Marklin is that the service department adopts credit card transactions for non EU customers. Then Marklin will be in the 21st century in the finance sector. Smile Smile Smile
Take it easy . . . . or any other way you can get it !!!!

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Offline Goofy  
#85 Posted : 28 September 2012 07:27:38(UTC)
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Here is more suggestment for Marklin.
MS2 in colour display.
Digital functions for passanger wagon.
New decoder k83 and k84.
Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline kweekalot  
#86 Posted : 28 September 2012 17:48:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: James Go to Quoted Post
Hello All:

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned, but if it has, I'll just restate it... The BR 10 (original Black version) with the newer decoder, fully functional and, if it was a copyright infringement... the same smoke set-up that ROCO has in it's "Dynamic Smoke" edition. If this were possible, then I think I could truly say... my collection would be complete

BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

Regards
James B


I have never heard of ROCO's Dynamic Smoke before. ...I've viewed it now and it is really amazing ! Drool
Yes, I want that too !
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#87 Posted : 28 September 2012 21:09:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: glight1 Go to Quoted Post
I was thinking HO scale and a loco that actually moves. This model is 'for static display' However, at 10.95 NZ pounds the kprice is reasonable Laugh


NZ gave up the pound in 1967 WinkWink. We now have dollars!
Offline Goofy  
#88 Posted : 29 September 2012 21:20:57(UTC)
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I would like to see more advanced BR75 with steamgenerator.
Also upgrade BR55 and BR055 with warm light LED and sounds.
Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline Will  
#89 Posted : 07 October 2012 13:24:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mike c Go to Quoted Post
Would a model of this Spanish lok be of interest to anybody if Maerklin would make it? The model in the photo is by Electrotren/Hornby:
http://www.memoba.at/bilder/electrotren_el3016.htm

The locomotive seems to have some commonality with the BLS Ae 6/8

Regards

Mike C




I'd love some Spanish loc or car models in general.

Offline Guus  
#90 Posted : 08 October 2012 09:22:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mike c Go to Quoted Post
Here is what I would like to see Maerklin produce in 2013:

AC versions of the Trix Traxx (22631, etc). The first models could be the Swiss Re 484 and the various BR 186 (Crossrail, Railpool, etc). It does not bother me that the housing is plastic.
AC version of the Trix RAm

Model of the SBB Ae 6/6 with the "Falschfahrlicht", the red lamp between the front windows.
Model of the Re 4/4II as a Cargo Re 420 (with normal pantographs and railings)

Model of the Re 4/4I in green with TEE logo with 3 or 4 blue/beige TEE coaches as TEE Rheingold Set I
Model of the Re 4/4I in TEE colours with 3 or 4 red/beige TEE coaches as TEE Rheingold Set II

Model of SBB Re 6/6 in green with round headlights and crest of city of Interlaken

Set of 3 FS Eurofima coaches in the original orange white livery in 1/100
SBB WRm in original red (1/93) to go with my 23414 FS coaches

and my surprise suggestion: SBB EW I coaches in 1/87 to complement the Light Steel coaches brought out a few years back, which could be a BIG winner if Maerklin gets them out before Hag, Hornby or Liliput can get their older models back into stores.

Regards

Mike C


Hi Mike,

That is what I would like to see Märklin produce too.
It seems likely that they will have the intention of producing the variants you mentioned some day in the future. The already available models could be modified at minimal costs.
A model of the Re 4/4 II with air-conditioning and a model of the Re 4/4 III would also be nice, especially so now that RoCo is about to deliver their new models of the Re 4/4.

A more technically advanced motor than the old 5-pole drum collector motor would also be nice. It is fully understandable why Märklin abandoned the C-sinus motor concept since it is too expensive and the qualities of the engine were not directly apparent in the DC world. But there are IMHO good alternatives like a Faulhaber motor.






Kind regards,
Guus
Offline TrainIride  
#91 Posted : 08 October 2012 12:35:18(UTC)
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I'd like to see a new version of my favourite 3029 steamer
- in the hobby program (~70Euros)
- with a full metal body and not a lot of falling details
- with more detailed and realistics rods
- in a french-ised dark color
I don't ask more...

Regards
Joël



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Offline GlennM  
#92 Posted : 09 October 2012 15:39:22(UTC)
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Mmmmmm today I would like Marklin to make;

My wish list is all about rolling stock..............

a) A wider selection of coaches, the selection is too narrow.
b) A wider selection of tank cars as the selection is too narrow, especially some chemical cars.
c) Bring back the heavy oil tank car with new tooling
d) A wider selection of grain carriers maybe even some DB ones
e) A set for rail maintenance (proper set not just kids set like previous) or a selection of rail maintenance vehicles
f) Generally wider selection of unusual wagons or loads / rolling stock in general
g) Some more interesting limited edition sets
h) A modern version of Orient Express
i) Austrian Railjet set
j) A MAK in DB colours or German privateer
k) A new tooling BR01 to keep the steamers happy

BR

Glenn
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Offline marklin61  
#93 Posted : 10 October 2012 09:26:06(UTC)
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My wish list from Marklin,

Integrate braking module into signals.
Fix the stupid undermount kit for K track point motors.
Develop a range of sleek points and crossings.


Steve...............

Life with Pinot Noir, Chocolate and Marklin trains..........
Offline steventrain  
#94 Posted : 15 October 2012 19:03:48(UTC)
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Reproduction British warship on my top wish list.Smile

But the picture was a april fools back in 2009.

steventrain attached the following image(s):
250qjhs.jpg
j5cu4i.jpg
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Offline Dimi194  
#95 Posted : 16 October 2012 06:44:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
Reproduction British warship on my top wish list.Smile

But the picture was a april fools back in 2009.



I wish! Then I could make a replica of http://www.google.com.au...ed=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:120
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Offline Goofy  
#96 Posted : 16 October 2012 07:27:08(UTC)
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New K tracks with nickel silver on the rail instead.
Not stain less steel which makes to soldering makes very hard!
Sincerely
Anders

DCC
Bayern,Preussen and Wurtemberg
Era 1a-b





Offline GlennM  
#97 Posted : 16 October 2012 11:12:43(UTC)
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Can I add the following to my list;

a) A carriage set detailing a typical night train.
b) A carriage set that details a typical 1980's or 1990's cross Europe night-train which used to have carriages from everywhere.

I remember InterRailing in the 80's and waking up on a night train in Venice which had originated from Munich, and the make-up included carriages from; Czech, Holland, Italy, Austria, Germany and Yugoslav Republic. It would be great to see these trains reproduced as special sets, maybe with some weathering as well.

Come on Marklin....................there are some good ideas on this thread..............

BR

Glenn
Offline hqstu  
#98 Posted : 21 October 2012 03:08:07(UTC)
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Well personally I think we're well overdue for a completely re-tooled, metal, LED, sound, whiz bang close coupling, blah blah:

TEE
Cheers

Stuart
New Zealand
Offline steventrain  
#99 Posted : 21 October 2012 08:02:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hqstu Go to Quoted Post
Well personally I think we're well overdue for a completely re-tooled, metal, LED, sound, whiz bang close coupling, blah blah:

TEE


Maybe Marklin plan reproduction 30710 as one time series.
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Offline H0  
#100 Posted : 21 October 2012 19:00:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hqstu Go to Quoted Post
Well personally I think we're well overdue for a completely re-tooled, metal, LED, sound, whiz bang close coupling, blah blah
Trix has a mould for a full-length RAm that wasn't sold in a three-rail version yet. OK, it's plastic.
If they used CAD/CAM for the Trix plastic version, maybe a Märklin metal version will be easily achieved. Time will tell.

Regards
Tom
---
Happy customer of Roco, Piko, Fleischmann, ESU, Brawa, Liliput, Rivarossi, Lima, ... - and will happily continue to buy locos that run well out of the box. I'm also happy with 95% of my Märklin items, but will avoid a few cost-optimized items made 2011 or later.
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