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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#1 Posted : 27 August 2005 03:55:19(UTC)
5HorizonsRR

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Ok so I'm stuck at work until 9 or 10pm California time and am using the Marklin page to keep myself sane. So I thought I would start a new thread. WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNIQUE PIECE(s)? Whether it be an odd paint scheme, factory error, rarity, custom paint job, or just something wierd like a SBB Sputnik caboose. Post them here, preferably with photographs biggrin
Mine are (Unfortunately I am at work and don't have pix her)
Marklin 4689 Gondola in Blue-Green Color (in another thread here)
Marklin 3356 Crocodile in BROWN, limited to 100 pieces before Marklin made their production 3352. My crown jewel as an SBB fan that I bought thinking it was a 3352 in the wrong box!
Marklin Swiss Cheese 460, very unprototypical, but also unique!
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
Offline verheyen  
#2 Posted : 27 August 2005 05:59:53(UTC)
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Most likely my (originally) completely devoid of any decals or other markings BR 89 (30000) which I correctly marked with etched plates and decals by Gaßner and weathered. I suppose I could have wrapped it in cotton wool and silk keeping it pristine as a priceless collectible, but where's the fun in that.

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Photo by Michael Coll-Barth, taken at EuroEast http://www.macbeth66.com/markli...oeast_2005_verheyen.html

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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by 5HorizonsRR
<br />WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNIQUE PIECE(s)? Whether it be an odd paint scheme, factory error, rarity, custom paint job
Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#3 Posted : 27 August 2005 06:46:22(UTC)
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Beautiful!!! It goesd to show how much weathering etc can do to a relatively plain locomotive!
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
Offline McLae  
#4 Posted : 27 August 2005 07:55:13(UTC)
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Since I have the camera out tonight...
Here is a photo of my 4 oddest items.
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From right to left:
the Roco 50-year aniversary Lok for the Austrian Army. (2005 model)
Another aniversary car, "125 years first transcontinental railroad" Union Pacific. Marklin #84735A. (My uncles and cousin work(ed) for UP)
My only Electrotren Lok, RENEFE 269 in Estrella livery. I liked the colors in the catalog.Cool
And last, two Siemens Exider cars from Roco. Part of a 10 car set. (I work for Siemens).

Odd to find Maarklin and Roco making cars for companies that my family in Texas works for.wink

(I need to work on camera skills. Looks better before uploading![:p])
The McLae
IB digital, DB, OBB, SBB epII-V
Providing a home for little lost 'Gators
Offline steventrain  
#5 Posted : 27 August 2005 11:01:58(UTC)
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Execllent weathering.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline plavnostruev  
#6 Posted : 31 August 2005 01:29:47(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by 5HorizonsRR
<br />WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNIQUE PIECE(s)?


Well, this has got to be it for me:
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biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Mike
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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#7 Posted : 31 August 2005 02:22:13(UTC)
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HAHAHAHA Thats awesome! Fun Stuff but it frightens me that demand can necessitate a tankcar full of it!
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
Offline john black  
#8 Posted : 31 August 2005 02:36:23(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by McLae
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My man - that white powder ... [:0][:0][:0] If I wouldn't know better ... biggrin

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Offline steventrain  
#9 Posted : 31 August 2005 10:38:23(UTC)
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biggrinbiggrin
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline foumaro  
#10 Posted : 31 August 2005 11:14:11(UTC)
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Mine is the VT 11.5 METAL EDITION item 37609.Smile
Offline Lars Westerlind  
#11 Posted : 31 August 2005 14:28:22(UTC)
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I hesitate between two, both at
http://home8.swipnet.se/~w-85672/emj3.htm

The litt DA, GS800, were I separeted the top light, which as the prototype serves as "high beam" light, or whatever called.

Or the Pfalz engine, which in itself is a beutiful Trix construct, with very odd wheel arrangement. It wasn't a good runner before, but with replacement of the decoder it now is excellent. I know there are new variations available with better decoders, but I think that not many own this combination.

/Lars
Offline Gert-Jan  
#12 Posted : 31 August 2005 14:34:19(UTC)
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Nothing too special about my 'oddest'...3477 'Schienenzeppelin'

Although in REAL life it was truly odd...as depicted on my website.

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Mosty era III DB.
Offline steventrain  
#13 Posted : 31 August 2005 16:34:23(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Lars Westerlind
<br />I hesitate between two, both at
http://home8.swipnet.se/~w-85672/emj3.htm


/Lars


Great link and pictures!
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline stephenbb  
#14 Posted : 31 August 2005 17:24:35(UTC)
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Thanks for the link and pictures.
Stephen(USA)
Stephen(USA)
ETE,NMRA,MEA
Offline Taurus  
#15 Posted : 01 September 2005 09:53:13(UTC)
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I have the King Ludwig train in H0, great modell!
And a Hungarian Deak modell rebuilt into AC!
Offline Olav  
#16 Posted : 01 September 2005 13:58:10(UTC)
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For me that is also the King Ludwig train

BR

Olav
Offline Guus  
#17 Posted : 02 September 2005 23:14:33(UTC)
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Hi John,

Like you I am a SBB fan.My favourite is the M 39560 crocodile.

Best regards
Guus
Kind regards,
Guus
Offline Doodlebug  
#18 Posted : 12 September 2005 00:55:43(UTC)
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Hello!

The most unique we've got is my brother's Märklin #42352, PwPosti-34a mail car. It's the 1996 mail museum car for Frankfurt Post Museums. Only 10000 made.

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-Mikko
Offline KevinM  
#19 Posted : 13 September 2005 23:00:11(UTC)
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I collect 4415 basis beer cars. I have one for Grizzly Beer. It's not in Koll's Special catalog. There was a dealer in the US many years ago who made their own LICs and I think it may have been one of their's. Not necessarily my favarite, but it is the most unique car that I own.
Kevin
SBB Era III
DB Era IV
SBB Era V
4415 basis beer cars
Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#20 Posted : 13 September 2005 23:13:55(UTC)
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Hi Kevin!,
Do you happen to know the name Dealer who commisioned this car? While I don't collect 4415's myself, I've been coming across many of these US dealer specials lately and I am debating documenting them and sending them over to Kolls. Also a photo would be great if you have one!
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
Offline steventrain  
#21 Posted : 14 September 2005 01:16:24(UTC)
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Great pic,I like the one.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline KevinM  
#22 Posted : 14 September 2005 21:52:27(UTC)
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John,
I recently moved and everything is packed up including the beer cars and other train stuff. The dealer was Modellbahn Freunde. I think this is one of their's. Somewhere I have some catalogs from them from the late 80s listing their cars. When I get to them I'll keep you in mind. Does Koll's try to keep track of everything or only those truly produced by Marklin? Feel free to email me.
Kevin
SBB Era III
DB Era IV
SBB Era V
4415 basis beer cars
Offline Oscar  
#23 Posted : 17 September 2005 21:27:22(UTC)
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<font face="Comic Sans MS]I'm afraid none of my models qualify as "unique". I collect '60s Märklin models only. One day I came across a small advertisement from a guy selling a "mint" 3001. I didn't yet have that one, and after talking to the guy on the phone I bought it blind. Payed € 60,- for it, up front. When it arrived in the mail, it turned out to be new. Not in good shape or something like that, but quite literally new. It had never been taken out of its box and came with the original silver tag still attached. I consider that to be a unique buy. It's on display now; I only put it on track once to make the picture below.

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Offline john black  
#24 Posted : 19 September 2005 09:39:07(UTC)
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Oscar: What a piece of luck - congratulations, she's a beauty [:p] !!! (had the very same one in green when I was little - alas, she's long gone ...)

Best Regards,
John
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