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Offline Angus  
#1 Posted : 27 January 2012 12:57:59(UTC)
Angus

South Africa   
Joined: 27/01/2012(UTC)
Posts: 202
Location: Johannesburg
Hi guys

(I hope I have the right section for this)

Good afternoon from sunny South Africa. I am a model railroad 'appreciator'. I have Marklin track and loco's that have been in and out of boxes since I was 4 or 5 (in the 70's). I am now beginning to get more and more interested in doing something more permament with my train set. Having two sons of my own helps.

Now to my question..

I have an opportunity to get my hands on a Trix Adler (3 rail) at a relatively good price but I only have Marklin (not digital) metal (M) track, transformers etc.

Will the Adler run on my Marklin track?
Offline Markus Schild  
#2 Posted : 27 January 2012 13:31:33(UTC)
Markus Schild

Germany   
Joined: 14/01/2006(UTC)
Posts: 1,802
Location: Wurttemberg
Hi Angus,

Hard to say: There were two versions of the ADLER. The usual and common one for TRIX-EXPRESS cannot run on Märklin-track. It can be identified by its thicker wheels, compared to Marklin. But TRIX also sold a version for use on Märklin-track. That version has thinner wheels but must be run with DC. Not for use with a Märklin-transformer.

Regards

Markus

Offline Angus  
#3 Posted : 27 January 2012 13:45:12(UTC)
Angus

South Africa   
Joined: 27/01/2012(UTC)
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Location: Johannesburg
Hi Markus

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Will have to think this one over, I really like the looks of the Adler.

Here's a picture of the item for sale.

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Thanks
Angus
Offline Markus Schild  
#4 Posted : 27 January 2012 14:11:06(UTC)
Markus Schild

Germany   
Joined: 14/01/2006(UTC)
Posts: 1,802
Location: Wurttemberg
Hi Angus,

The train shown on the picture is the TRIX-EXPRESS-version which does not run on Märklin-track.

Regards

Markus
Offline Angus  
#5 Posted : 27 January 2012 14:21:38(UTC)
Angus

South Africa   
Joined: 27/01/2012(UTC)
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Location: Johannesburg
Thanks Markus, that settles that.

Anyone else here interested check out http://www.bidorbuy.co.z...rain_complete_3RAIL.html

Regards
Angus
Offline H0  
#6 Posted : 27 January 2012 17:12:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Angus Go to Quoted Post
Anyone else here interested check out http://www.bidorbuy.co.z...rain_complete_3RAIL.html
I think I can read "Neu '84" on the picture (New '84) - but the text reads "The train looks as it did after being rebuilt from the museum fire of October 2005" (Confused).
Yet another seller who doesn't know what he's selling.
Regards
Tom
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"In all of the gauges, we particularly emphasize a high level of quality, the best possible fidelity to the prototype, and absolute precision. You will see that in all of our products." (from Märklin New Items Brochure 2015, page 1) ROFLBTCUTS
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Offline Joseph Meiring  
#7 Posted : 27 January 2012 22:02:39(UTC)
Joseph Meiring

South Africa   
Joined: 27/12/2009(UTC)
Posts: 1,157
Location: Western Cape Cape Town
Originally Posted by: Angus Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Markus, that settles that.

Anyone else here interested check out http://www.bidorbuy.co.z...rain_complete_3RAIL.html

Regards
Angus

Hi Angus - welcome to the BEST forum ever!
also from Sunny SA, in the Cape; whereabouts in SA are you?
Joe
Offline Angus  
#8 Posted : 30 January 2012 14:28:54(UTC)
Angus

South Africa   
Joined: 27/01/2012(UTC)
Posts: 202
Location: Johannesburg
HO, it is actually quite amazing how many people out there don't really know what they have. My experience\thoughts of Marklin in SA is that it is very scarce and I thought I had a collectors set only to discover it was nothing of the sort, not that it worries me, I am quite happy with it and am sure I will be getting many more years joy out of it with my sons.

I don't have a permanent layout, when I feel like 'playing trains' I haul out all the track and do a layout with as much track as possible and then run my loco's around for a while. No don't ask me what they are, I think the one is the 3000(I think I have that right). I also have a Hornby Thomas the tank engine set for my boys. I was also given a whole box of Hornby Dublo (3-rail) track.

Joe, good to see a fellow South African here. Thanks for the welcome. I live in Johannesburg, centre of the universe :)

Regards
Angus
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