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Offline RayF  
#1 Posted : 18 February 2009 12:22:31(UTC)
RayF

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This is about the Marklin sets that come with a loco and wagons or coaches. It is not about starter sets or coach or wagon packs.

I have a soft spot for the train sets produced by Marklin. I like the way the locos and the wagons are often different from the ones obtainable seperately, and the themes are often quite interesting.

At the moment I have four full sets:

28501 RAG works train with DHG500 diesel
28508 Steam commuter set with Br086 and red rebuilt coaches
28524 DSB passenger train with NOHAB diesel
2702 (Primex) Tanker train with E44 in blue/cream.

Some of the sets produced in the past, like the Rheingold (26750/26751), or the Bavarian Royal Trains (2680 with the BVI or 2681 with the S10) are stunning models, but very expensive.

On the other hand, some of the cheaper sets are full of character and also very desirable. I like the sets that bring a Kof diesel and a couple of wagons(26524,26529,23545,26550), and there are some very nice sets with a Glaskasten and short train as well(28970-28973).

There are even some very interesting sets made under the Primex brand, like my 2702 set above. The nicest one of these is the Orient Express set, with a brown P8. These can be found on ebay but command high prices.

For this year, I've pre-ordered the branch line train with T3 loco, 26555. I hope it gets produced!

Does anyone else share my passion for these sets?

Ray
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.
Offline vilithejou  
#2 Posted : 18 February 2009 12:32:34(UTC)
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For me the best one

26960 Mallet BR 96 in epoche II
26730 SBB Cocodrile + wagones
Joan Vilarrúbia
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Fan of Märklín, Kroko lover
Offline RayF  
#3 Posted : 18 February 2009 13:23:55(UTC)
RayF

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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by vilithejou
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by vilithejou
<br />For me the best one

26960 Mallet BR 96 in epoche II
26730 SBB Cocodrile + wagones




Nice! I like that Mallet, and the selection of wagons is great.

The Swiss set is good too. I nearly got one of those once second hand, but the seller was asking a bit too much.
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.
Offline mike c  
#4 Posted : 18 February 2009 13:57:24(UTC)
mike c

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Location: Montreal, QC
I would have to say my favorite Set would have to be either the 26532 Ae 6/6 with flat cars with lumber loads or the 26534 with Re 4/4II and Lightsteel Coaches.

I also like the 28730 Crocodile Set. I added some FS freight cars to that set to make it a little more prototypical. It was actually quite rare to find a freight train on the Gotthard that had only Swiss cars.
The slanted roof FS box cars are a perfect addition to this set.

Regards

Mike C
Offline Frostie  
#5 Posted : 18 February 2009 14:08:45(UTC)
Frostie

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Location: Birmingham,Alabama
For me it is the 2681 Kaiser Wilhelm set. That set is one of the reasons that I got into Marklin. I actually have two sets of coaches.

The beutiful gold leaf detailing on the car roofs really sets it well against the royal blue and cream.

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I have to add the 10 year festival train. The lit flat car is pretty cool.
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Offline Philip  
#6 Posted : 18 February 2009 15:07:19(UTC)
Philip


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My favorit is the primex set 2701. Orient-Express.

Philip
Philip.

Let's keep it simple.
MFDWPL
Offline steventrain  
#7 Posted : 18 February 2009 15:32:34(UTC)
steventrain

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Location: United Kingdom
26536 Long henry.
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 perz  
#8 Posted : 18 February 2009 20:31:18(UTC)
perz

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Posts: 2,577
Location: Sweden
The 37761 BR610 railcar. But maybe the 37730 LINT 41 has the potential to take over. Haven't been running it long enough to tell yet.
Offline spitzenklasse  
#9 Posted : 18 February 2009 20:35:33(UTC)
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Ah Yes Perz! The "Pendolino" is one of mine also!
Offline nevw  
#10 Posted : 18 February 2009 23:11:50(UTC)
nevw

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Location: Murrumba Downs QLD
the 37730 Lint quickly became favourite. Most likely it is the only Marklin set I have as defined by Ray.
Drives lovely, very smooth either fast or on speed step 1.
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wearing the Pink Pinny, which is hard to see and now have 2 new shiny tin Hips that is badly in Need of Repair matching tin shoulders
and a hose pipe on the aorta
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Offline TimR  
#11 Posted : 18 February 2009 23:50:10(UTC)
TimR

Indonesia   
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Posts: 1,752
Location: Jakarta
Set 26218
The 218 (I just realized) has more toys to play with (10 functions) compared to the standard spec 39180 (7 functions).
It was great value too.

Set 26540 - the first TEE set with 282 mm passenger coaches. The E10.12 looks great in this livery.

I also like the Crocodile set. Saw it couple of times on eBay - but was too expensive for me.
Now collecting C-Sine models.
Offline rudyim300  
#12 Posted : 19 February 2009 06:50:22(UTC)
rudyim300


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Location: Madison, WI
I like too many to name one, it seems like I learn to like at least one more every year!

Michael
Offline kimballthurlow  
#13 Posted : 19 February 2009 09:24:44(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
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Posts: 5,978
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Even though I don't have one, and may never get one, I like the Cisalpino set produced last year for era V (26544), with electric loco and 3 coaches.
You can even purchase an extra coach.
regards
Kimball
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.
Offline klarinettmeister  
#14 Posted : 19 February 2009 12:29:57(UTC)
klarinettmeister

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Location: Kirseberg
I like my California Zephyr 26600 for which I paid about 500 Euros one year ago by a friend.
It´s the biggest train-packaging I´ve own. It´s a very nice train.
(I hope it fits in the category).
I also want a Lint-train.
Offline foumaro  
#15 Posted : 19 February 2009 12:44:09(UTC)
foumaro

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The 26730 SBB.The waggons are just perfect.biggrin
Offline MarioFabro  
#16 Posted : 19 February 2009 21:21:17(UTC)
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Location: Pittsburgh,
The train set that started it all for me (in my railroad modelling renaissance) was the 26531 Rollende Landstrasse. That and the starter set 29850 were my first two sets in 2000!

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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#17 Posted : 19 February 2009 23:22:22(UTC)
Jeremy Palmer

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Quote:
Originally posted by rudyim300
<br />I like too many to name one, it seems like I learn to like at least one more every year!

Michael

Good one Michael,

26960, 36705, 26730, 26600 and transparent ICE.

Jeremy.
Jeremy.

1). If at first you don't succeed, bungee jumping mightn't be for you.
2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline Goofy  
#18 Posted : 19 February 2009 23:38:12(UTC)
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Anything that stands for era 1...
With the sound at locomotiv...!

Goofy biggrin
Offline Webmaster  
#19 Posted : 20 February 2009 00:22:56(UTC)
Webmaster


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26960 as mentioned earlier...
2666 - Junkers train...
And I must say that the 26610 Henschel-Wegmann is very nice too, IMHO... (putting on the flame suit now...)
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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Offline Frostie  
#20 Posted : 20 February 2009 00:46:34(UTC)
Frostie

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Location: Birmingham,Alabama
Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Webmaster
<br />26960 as mentioned earlier...
2666 - Junkers train...
And I must say that the 26610 Henschel-Wegmann is very nice too, IMHO... (putting on the flame suit now...)



I will prepare some buckets of water.
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Love those Era 1 Tank Locomotives - the more the merrier.

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