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Offline Donb  
#1 Posted : 29 November 2022 07:18:26(UTC)
Donb

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HI all,

I recently acquired a 3043 Loco from a garage sale and it's missing a Pantograph spring.
According to the parts list the Pantograph assembly is p/n 215000 but no indication of the spring part number separately.
I can't seem to find any part number reference to the springs in searches Confused.
Any suggestions?
IMG_20221127_210940376.jpg

Best Regards,
Don
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IB2 + Mfu Modul, C track and Z scale, mostly DB/DR and SBB, SJ
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Offline marklinist5999  
#2 Posted : 29 November 2022 13:24:35(UTC)
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Perhaps from Sommerfeldt Don if Marklin doesn't have them.
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Offline Michael4  
#3 Posted : 29 November 2022 14:26:16(UTC)
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215000 looks an awful lot like the ubiquitous 7218 for which springs can be found on Ebay Germany, for example

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284836342952?

I don't know if yours are silver or black.

If you are going to use live catenary it is worth trying to get the right thing, otherwise it doesn't matter too much. I say this because some springs that I have bought are just not strong enough to apply sufficient upward pressure to make a good contact but otherwise look OK.


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Offline marklinist5999  
#4 Posted : 29 November 2022 15:25:46(UTC)
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A bit steep I think.
Offline Michael4  
#5 Posted : 29 November 2022 16:56:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: marklinist5999 Go to Quoted Post
A bit steep I think.


Yes but the price is for 20. Having said that who wants 20???

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Offline Donb  
#6 Posted : 29 November 2022 17:03:16(UTC)
Donb

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Originally Posted by: Michael4 Go to Quoted Post
215000 looks an awful lot like the ubiquitous 7218 for which springs can be found on Ebay Germany, for example

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284836342952?

I don't know if yours are silver or black.

If you are going to use live catenary it is worth trying to get the right thing, otherwise it doesn't matter too much. I say this because some springs that I have bought are just not strong enough to apply sufficient upward pressure to make a good contact but otherwise look OK.




Hi,

I ordered a 7218 from my local dealer, it appears to be a match. It was cheaper ($21 Cdn) than buying and importing the springs only,

Thanks!!!

Don

Best Regards,
Don
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IB2 + Mfu Modul, C track and Z scale, mostly DB/DR and SBB, SJ
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Offline Michael4  
#7 Posted : 29 November 2022 18:04:39(UTC)
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Hope you get a black one!

Older ones which are now out of production I think, were chrome.
Offline TrainIride  
#8 Posted : 30 November 2022 10:11:03(UTC)
TrainIride

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I had ordered these chrome ones (sorry, not black) ,
still available at Marklin.de:

Märklin 765600 - Modelleisenbahn Zugfeder 2,0/ 8,5 (10 St)

https://www.maerklinshop.de/ersatzteile/33366/zugfeder-d2-0/8-5/10-stueck

they are really ok for me. And ok for catenary power for my old models.

If you can go to the website, you will see other part numbers on the bottom of the page...

Marklin_Zugfeder_765600.jpg

(I had ordered before on eBay some supposedly compatible ones without this part number and not Märklin, the good length, but not enough pressure for catenary power...)

Hope this helps.

Best Regards
Joël
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Offline mike c  
#9 Posted : 02 December 2022 00:24:51(UTC)
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You could actually consider replacing the original generic Maerklin pantographs with the more detailed ones (Sommerfeldt) from newer models of the SJ Rc class locomotive type

Regards

Mike C
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