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Offline QQQ1970  
#1 Posted : 13 May 2019 04:07:17(UTC)
QQQ1970

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Would you consider buying or have you ordered the loco 39243 and Simplon Orient Express sets 42790 and 42791?

Edited by user 13 May 2019 17:57:46(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline river6109  
#2 Posted : 13 May 2019 04:12:07(UTC)
river6109

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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Would you consider buying the loco 39243 and Simplon Orient Express sets 42790 and 42791?


I would but at the moment we're saving for our holiday and I think money is better spend getting about seeing nature at its best., getting onto the Railjet, the Mariazeller Bahn and other interesting places.


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Offline QQQ1970  
#3 Posted : 13 May 2019 04:17:45(UTC)
QQQ1970

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Location: Ontario, Toronto
Please take the poll
Offline Bondijohn  
#4 Posted : 13 May 2019 06:10:09(UTC)
Bondijohn

Australia   
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Location: New South Wales, Sydney
Dear QQQ1970, over the weekend I ordered a 39243 and the 42790 set. Does this count toward the poll?
Offline DirkJan  
#5 Posted : 13 May 2019 08:18:30(UTC)
DirkJan

Netherlands   
Joined: 17/04/2019(UTC)
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Location: Utrecht,
I ordered a 39243 and i already have set 42796.
Hello from the other side, greetings DirkJan.
Offline klarinettmeister  
#6 Posted : 13 May 2019 08:22:10(UTC)
klarinettmeister

Sweden   
Joined: 13/02/2008(UTC)
Posts: 736
Location: Kirseberg
I voted no, too expensive.

The are so many other models that I want that's higher on my list. I also already have 39241 and the 42795+42796. Thinking about value this propably also be worth much on Ebay but considering I rarely sell any of my models that's no reason to me.
Offline JohnjeanB  
#7 Posted : 13 May 2019 09:36:49(UTC)
JohnjeanB

France   
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Location: Paris, France
Hi
I could not resist to such a beauty so I ordered last Friday
The cars are too much German looking and do not have the beauty of orient express cars so I did not ordered
Cheers
Jean
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Offline ParisTsirchoglou  
#8 Posted : 13 May 2019 12:04:32(UTC)
ParisTsirchoglou

Greece   
Joined: 01/03/2015(UTC)
Posts: 106
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Already ordered 39243, (she is such a beutifull loco). She is really expencive, but having missed 39241, I thought it would be a great addition to my collection.

I usually buy one loco per year, so it better be something special this year!!!

Regards

Paris
Era I and Era II German and Swiss Steamers and E-Loks. Proud owner of a Challenger (-;
Offline QQQ1970  
#9 Posted : 13 May 2019 13:38:00(UTC)
QQQ1970

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Location: Ontario, Toronto
Originally Posted by: Bondijohn Go to Quoted Post
Dear QQQ1970, over the weekend I ordered a 39243 and the 42790 set. Does this count toward the poll?


Yes
Offline rbonet  
#10 Posted : 13 May 2019 13:45:47(UTC)
rbonet

Spain   
Joined: 01/02/2009(UTC)
Posts: 95
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The 241A EST is a must for me. I ordered it last friday.
With the coaches I've a problem. I already have the 1920 version, the beige ones, and I'm not fully happy with their quality. I like the 241A with the CIWL coaches and I'm seriously considering to buy the LS Models version.
Rafael
Collecting Era I, II & III, mainly German, French & Spanish RR, some USA
Offline AmalfiCoast  
#11 Posted : 13 May 2019 18:38:17(UTC)
AmalfiCoast

United States   
Joined: 04/11/2016(UTC)
Posts: 139
Location: Maryland, South Laurel
I ordered the 39243 and both Orient Express coach sets. Although I was fortunate to get the 39241, I missed out on the blue coach sets offered a few years prior. I'm excited that these new coaches will come with a decoder.

Regarding the LS Models coaches, I saw a nice set while window shopping in Geneva in February. Unfortunately the store was closed Crying
Offline jlopez  
#12 Posted : 13 May 2019 20:24:20(UTC)
jlopez

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Posts: 126
Location: San Francisco
Ordered it. I didn’t order the coaches as I already have both brown and blue sets. Although the set with the decoder does interest me.
Offline TEEWolf  
#13 Posted : 13 May 2019 20:40:08(UTC)
TEEWolf

Germany   
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Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
Hi
I could not resist to such a beauty so I ordered last Friday
The cars are too much German looking and do not have the beauty of orient express cars so I did not ordered
Cheers
Jean


Vive la France!ThumpUp You save a lot of money - 910 €Laugh
And the TGV world record train you got anyway?

CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline Minok  
#14 Posted : 13 May 2019 21:22:11(UTC)
Minok

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Location: Washington, Pacific Northwest
I'm not interested as its not my era/style of model rail road. If I were into that time era where an Orient Express would be reasonable, I would definitely buy one, as it is a very beautiful train.
Toys of tin and wood rule!
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#15 Posted : 14 May 2019 00:50:16(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
Hi
I could not resist to such a beauty so I ordered last Friday
The cars are too much German looking and do not have the beauty of orient express cars so I did not ordered
Cheers
Jean


Hi Jean,
No doubt a masterpiece of steam locomotive engineering.
I see your point on the cars.....

Regarding the CIWL train, it would be good if Maerklin could model a more appropriate set of cars for the 241.
The current offerings date back to pre-1910, and were I believe originally the Trix Express (or similar) manufacture.
By the time of the 241 (1933) CIWL cars were all steel, in the Y series +.
Mulhouse France museum has some of these, as does the museum in Odense Denmark.
Here is one of those all steel cars modeled by PMP (France) in the 1950s.
They could be modeled by Maerklin....... and it will be far better in tinplate ...... like the PMP.
1930s CIWL steel car


Kimball

Edited by user 14 May 2019 11:23:30(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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Offline dickinsonj  
#16 Posted : 14 May 2019 01:10:00(UTC)
dickinsonj

United States   
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Location: United States
I didn't vote because there was no category which exactly fit my situation.

Edit: I did end up voting that I would pass due to the high cost. One of my North American dealers now has pricing posted and with shipping the Class 241 and both coach sets would cost me over $1,700 USD, which is almost double what I paid for my 26922 set a few years ago. I could still afford to buy this train but the value seems off these days, what with the rising prices and declining online discounts of the recent past.

I have a 39241 already and although it is an amazing loco another one seems like a bit too much to me. I have to admit that I was quite tempted but I believe that I have this under control for the moment. BigGrin

I also did not order the coaches because I have the brown ones from the 26922 set and these are too similar, including I imagine the unreliable interior lighting.

Now if Märklin would ever model the more modern all steel versions, such as those which Kimball kindly shared with us, I would jump on that set of coaches in a heartbeat. ThumpUp

Edited by user 14 May 2019 14:13:31(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
Offline bph  
#17 Posted : 14 May 2019 18:07:13(UTC)
bph

Norway   
Joined: 04/08/2018(UTC)
Posts: 67
Location: Sout East Norway.
I’m tempted because of the digital control. But I think I'll pass, since I have 39241, 42795, 42796 and 26922.
Offline JohnjeanB  
#18 Posted : 14 May 2019 23:21:00(UTC)
JohnjeanB

France   
Joined: 04/02/2011(UTC)
Posts: 501
Location: Paris, France
Hi,

Yes Kimball, this is exactly the kind of cars which would suit wonderfully to the EST 241A machine to make an Orient Express Legend. So there is choice alas not from Märklin
Cheers

Jean
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General operation
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Offline dickinsonj  
#19 Posted : 15 May 2019 01:41:25(UTC)
dickinsonj

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Location: United States
Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
Yes Kimball, this is exactly the kind of cars which would suit wonderfully to the EST 241A machine to make an Orient Express Legend. So there is choice alas not from Märklin


My exact thoughts Jean.

My 39241 sneaks around the layout stealing coaches from other locos, which he somehow always seems to get away with it. BigGrin

But I will have to let that continue until I can get him the perfect rake of late 1930's Orient Express coaches, whether they are from Märklin or someone else. However buying the same Orient Express coaches which I already have but at an astronomical price and painted blue just won't do it I'm afraid. ThumbDown
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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Offline mike c  
#20 Posted : 16 May 2019 03:21:51(UTC)
mike c

Canada   
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Posts: 6,310
Location: Montreal, QC
I would be looking to models by LS Models, Rivarossi or other to make up a more realistic looking Orient Express. Some of the LS Models coaches may be sold out, but still appear on eBay and other sites from time to time. I guess that there must be a site somewhere that lists the composition of a typical train of that period and which coaches would go in which order.

Remember that not all items on eBay are for international sale, so sometimes, it pays to have European, German or French addresses available if the items will not ship to wherever you may be.

Something like this:
https://www.huenerbein.d...set-f-3tlg-blau-1fe.html
https://www.huenerbein.d...set-3tlg-blau-ii-tm.html

Regards

Mike C
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