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Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#1 Posted : 01 October 2019 15:03:54(UTC)
CCS800KrokHunter3

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Hi Marklin friends,

As many know I've enjoyed researching the SK 800 locomotive and all its different variations and colors. Recently I came across an image in KOLL's which surprised me:

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We know very well the SK 800 could be ordered in Green for several years (I laid out my opinion of the versions here). Other more rare colors like red, white/gray, blue, and perhaps even a purple color were likely possible by special order. However, what's interesting about the KOLL's photo is that both top locomotives are dated 1939. As circled in yellow both do not have the 7-th splint which in my estimation was on ALL pre-war locomotives and even in 1945 until the newly produced post-war housings came out. Additionally the couplers look like BK4 which I believe became more common in 1940-41 and I would expect a silver claw coupler (KK) on a 1939 SK 800.

On eBay right now there is a nice red SK 800, properly documented as a repaint, that has the 6-splint post-war housing: https://rover.ebay.com/r...f%3Ag%3AztkAAOSwQtJdj29C

and also this suspicious green locomotive https://rover.ebay.com/r...5%3Ag%3AD1kAAOSwatldjKN1 with a shell and parts that all date post-war. The housing has cast-in handrails and yet holes for a brush cover (must have been drilled in later?).

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic of the colorful SK's. Later this week I plan to share a video of a red SK 800 pulling a string of blue 352 J coaches for a colorful display!

All the best,

Paul
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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#2 Posted : 04 October 2019 17:37:47(UTC)
5HorizonsRR

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Location: NY, NY
That red one is FANTASTIC! I might have to buy a rough grey one and repaint/restore it in that livery for myself...
FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
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Offline Henrik Schütz  
#3 Posted : 06 October 2019 10:47:11(UTC)
Henrik Schütz

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Location: Stockholms Lan, Stockholm
Grey SK800 are hens teeth, better repaint a black one.

Henrik
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Offline RayF  
#4 Posted : 06 October 2019 11:50:55(UTC)
RayF

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Joined: 14/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 15,685
Location: Gibraltar, Europe
Slightly off topic, but it's a shame that Marklin have never produced a newer, more accurate version of the Br06.

The SK800 is a lovely model for it's time, but I hate that it's got one set of driving wheels missing!
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.
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Offline dampnix  
#5 Posted : 19 October 2019 20:31:18(UTC)
dampnix

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Location: Berlin
Märklin did not produce a correct wheeled BR06
But Schnabel did and pimped the Sk 800
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Offline dampnix  
#6 Posted : 19 October 2019 20:41:48(UTC)
dampnix

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Location: Berlin
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The first picture is a Schnabel SK from the early 50ties
The secon picture is a Schnabel SK from the early 70 ties
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Offline dampnix  
#7 Posted : 19 October 2019 20:50:53(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
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Location: Berlin
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In the Märklin Magazin you find some instructions to build a BR06 on your own
In most cases the results were poor...
Offline dampnix  
#8 Posted : 19 October 2019 21:09:59(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
Joined: 31/12/2016(UTC)
Posts: 25
Location: Berlin
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A red one prox 1946-47
A grey one prox 1946-47
A green one prox early 50 ties (repair-exchange by Märklin)
A dull black one 1946
I have also blue ones - but there is rumor that they were repainted
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Offline dampnix  
#9 Posted : 19 October 2019 21:12:13(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
Joined: 31/12/2016(UTC)
Posts: 25
Location: Berlin
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If you are not familiar with Schnabel SK models
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Offline dampnix  
#10 Posted : 19 October 2019 21:17:37(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
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Location: Berlin
If you are interested to see theses models (and all the other SK 800 versions ever built by Märklin) running
Join the Gaggenau Märklin meeting in February next year- some friends and me are working on it!
Offline dampnix  
#11 Posted : 19 October 2019 21:47:06(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
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Location: Berlin
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And a black Vacminel (Portugies fabrication)
There is also a wonderful silver/ green Vacminel.
Offline dampnix  
#12 Posted : 19 October 2019 21:53:04(UTC)
dampnix

Germany   
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Location: Berlin
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My black BR 06 brigade all built from SK800
still looking for my red one...
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