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Offline NS1200  
#1 Posted : 16 February 2012 20:33:58(UTC)
NS1200

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I had a closer look at the socalled toy trains presented in the 2012 Maerklin My World brochure.
Must confess i am about to fall in love with the 29200/29201/29202/29203/29204 ICE/TGV imitations.
On the one hand they look like simple toys for young children,on the other hand they represent the icons of fast rail travel as we know it today.
The ICE of the DB is there,the Thalys between Amsterdam and Paris is there,the Swiss intercity is there,the USA equivalent is there,and the French TGV is there,what a magnificant team of trains!
The recommended price is only some Euro 50.- per set,C-rails are included,the trains even have some sound functions.
I think this is great stuff to collect and sharish,and a very smart marketing move by Maerklin!
Sets are earmarked for delivery in third quarter of 2012.

Who agrees?

Cheers,
Paul.
Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
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Offline petestra  
#2 Posted : 16 February 2012 20:47:06(UTC)
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I agree, Paul. The real importance of these sets to me is that parents will want to buy them for their children and, more importantly, that children will like playing with them and expanding their carpetbahn layouts with more track and that this will eventually lead to an adult hobby and the love of Maerklin which we all have. Let's hope the sales will be
great for Maerklin My World. PeterLove
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Offline ozzman  
#3 Posted : 16 February 2012 22:37:03(UTC)
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Maybe some parents will take up the hobby themselves when they see the trains running.
Gary
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"Never let the prototype get in the way of a good layout"
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Offline Ian555  
#4 Posted : 17 February 2012 06:45:49(UTC)
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Hi Paul,

Here's Set 29200 running on the top hillside section of the layout alongside to small digital Loco's.

Ian.




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Offline Winterblade73  
#5 Posted : 17 February 2012 20:27:27(UTC)
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I got last years ICE for my kid's Xmas present. He loves it. I plan on getting the DB freight set this year for him.
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Offline kbvrod  
#6 Posted : 17 February 2012 21:17:41(UTC)
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Hi all,
Another use for these is a track cleaning train.A friend is going to(or maybe I amSneaky) going to convert on of the ICE wagons into a cleaning car.Think about it,it run off battery power,so no matter how dirty the track is it will run and CLEAN!ThumpUp

Dr D
Offline BrandonVA  
#7 Posted : 17 February 2012 21:27:38(UTC)
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I thought you said dirtier is better Dr. D LOL LOL
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Offline kbvrod  
#8 Posted : 17 February 2012 21:32:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
I thought you said dirtier is better Dr. D LOL LOL


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Offline NS1200  
#9 Posted : 18 February 2012 09:50:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Paul,

Here's Set 29200 running on the top hillside section of the layout alongside to small digital Loco's.

Ian.






Greetings Ian,

Great layout you have there,and the sound of good old metal track,can almost smell it!

Love your Sean Connery accent too!

Cheers,
Paul.

Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
Offline NS1200  
#10 Posted : 18 February 2012 09:56:20(UTC)
NS1200

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Was in a Maerklin shop in Rotterdam yesterday and saw a pile of 29200 sets,almost bought one.
Surely will buy one shortly.
For Euro 50.- i think these sets are worth every penny!
Wait for the other versions to arrive in third quarter 2012,i want them all!
5 sets means a lot of C-track too!

Cheers,
Paul.
Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
Offline Ian555  
#11 Posted : 18 February 2012 10:13:29(UTC)
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Hi Paul,

Here's the Set 29200 running alongside another 8 Loco's.

Ian.




Offline Choobacca  
#12 Posted : 26 February 2012 11:16:04(UTC)
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The 'My World' sets are a very smart move for Marklin.

I was hoping they would bring out a Trix version for those of us still in 'DC' land.
Offline NS1200  
#13 Posted : 26 February 2012 11:54:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Choobacca Go to Quoted Post
The 'My World' sets are a very smart move for Marklin.

I was hoping they would bring out a Trix version for those of us still in 'DC' land.



The fast train sets like the 29200 ICE are battery operated which means you can run them on Maerklin track and Trix track!
The Maerklin and Trix C type track sections are identical apart from the fact the M version has power points in the middle.

For the AC operated items in the My World catalogue i am sure you will find alternatives in the Trix catalogue.

Have fun!

Cheers,
Paul.
Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
Offline H0  
#14 Posted : 26 February 2012 13:21:05(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: NS1200 Go to Quoted Post
The Maerklin and Trix C type track sections are identical apart from the fact the M version has power points in the middle.
The Trix rails are 2.1 mm while the Märklin rails are 2.3 mm.
I'm not sure if Trix C track uses the same dimensions at frogs &c. as Märklin C track.

Regards
Tom
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Offline NS1200  
#15 Posted : 26 February 2012 17:46:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
Hi!
Originally Posted by: NS1200 Go to Quoted Post
The Maerklin and Trix C type track sections are identical apart from the fact the M version has power points in the middle.
The Trix rails are 2.1 mm while the Märklin rails are 2.3 mm.
I'm not sure if Trix C track uses the same dimensions at frogs &c. as Märklin C track.



Tom,

If that is the case,the difference is only 0.2 mm,that is almost nothing!
I am sure the wheelrims of the My World ICE battery trains can handle that.

Paul.
Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
Offline H0  
#16 Posted : 26 February 2012 18:00:39(UTC)
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K track is 2.5 mm and C track is 2.3 mm - and old Märklin wheels rattle on C track, but otherwise they drive OK.

So if the flanges are too high, the ICE could rattle on Trix C track.
Regards
Tom
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Offline Unholz  
#17 Posted : 25 December 2012 12:04:42(UTC)
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My wife gave me the 29203 Swiss ICN set as a Christmas gift, and I suddenly feel about 55 years younger! ThumpUp This is really one of Marklin's best ever ideas, and what you get for the low price is almost unbelievable. Highly recommendable even for adults.

Sorry, I have to quit here, my ICN is waiting... BigGrin
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Offline foumaro  
#18 Posted : 25 December 2012 12:17:27(UTC)
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Indeed a great commercial idea, a nice way to attract children to our hobby and a nice way to keep safe our real locos they are not for children.BigGrin
Offline Alsterstreek  
#19 Posted : 25 December 2012 16:46:28(UTC)
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Hehehe - see photo.
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Offline jeehring  
#20 Posted : 25 December 2012 22:46:25(UTC)
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"MARKLIN MY WORLD" concept is simply brilliant .
I intend to buy TGV set, just for myself.
Offline kc6uvm_George  
#21 Posted : 26 December 2012 03:04:06(UTC)
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I backordered the My World Acela version from Walthers. Cool

Wonder when it'll ship? Confused
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