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Offline Alsterstreek  
#1 Posted : 12 January 2015 15:37:50(UTC)
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A German website author identified a number of Maerklin tin plate products reflected in French language comic books- see attachments and link:

http://www.ubka.uni-karl...8-eisenbahn/fr-e-05.html

:-)
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Offline amartinezv  
#2 Posted : 12 January 2015 18:54:53(UTC)
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Beautiful !!!!

This reminds me, whe I was very young, I had a train Payá, (AC as märklin) and I had a electric loco like marklin 3012, but the lights were always turn on, and I didn't knew how to fix that, then one day reading a spanish comic, I found a drawing explaining the electrical connections of a marklin loco, then I was be able to change the wiring of my loco and get the lights changing with direction of travel. It was like a miracle.

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Offline ozzman  
#3 Posted : 12 January 2015 21:37:03(UTC)
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No sign of Tintin?
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Offline Webmaster  
#4 Posted : 12 January 2015 22:04:55(UTC)
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Great find... ThumpUp
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Offline xxup  
#5 Posted : 12 January 2015 22:10:42(UTC)
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No sign of Tintin?


Tintin and friends jumped onto my Thalys and emigrated to Australia.. LOL
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Offline SteamNut  
#6 Posted : 12 January 2015 22:22:26(UTC)
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Typical story looking at the pictured (I can not read French) the grown-ups took over the train set. Was the women behind the counter adding $$$$ in her head while the grown-ups were playing?
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Offline PJMärklin  
#7 Posted : 13 January 2015 07:07:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ozzman Go to Quoted Post
No sign of Tintin?



Just Tinplate

(sorry)
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Offline foumaro  
#8 Posted : 13 January 2015 08:34:27(UTC)
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Most of your posts are very interesting and prototypical,thank you very much.ThumpUp
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#9 Posted : 13 January 2015 14:57:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PJMärklin Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ozzman Go to Quoted Post
No sign of Tintin?



Just Tinplate

(sorry)


No, but I could offer another example by the maker of Tintin, the late Hergé, in his "La Vallé des Cobras" from the Jo, Zette et Jocko series - see attached image with Maerklin (O-scale?) box.

: - )
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Offline Philip  
#10 Posted : 13 January 2015 17:06:20(UTC)
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If you look closer at the center picture in the first post.

It seems to me like the cartonist has not only taken the lokomotiv from märklin but also the railroadcrosing and the cantenary mast from märklin as motiv.



a picture of the crosing just as and exampel.
Philip.

Let's keep it simple.
MFDWPL
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#11 Posted : 15 January 2015 18:25:53(UTC)
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R. Leloup: Yoko Tsuno, "L' Orgue du Diable"
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#12 Posted : 15 January 2015 18:35:49(UTC)
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R. Leloup: Yoko Tsuno, "Rheingold"
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Offline Webmaster  
#13 Posted : 15 January 2015 19:17:36(UTC)
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I love this.... BigGrin
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#14 Posted : 16 January 2015 10:53:59(UTC)
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M* tin plate tunnel (1/2) ?
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#15 Posted : 16 January 2015 11:03:41(UTC)
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M* tin plate tunnel (2/2) ? Except for the colors. the freight cars look like M*. And the track could be M track. And there is a blue transformer, too.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#16 Posted : 16 January 2015 16:48:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
M* tin plate tunnel (2/2) ? Except for the colors. the freight cars look like M*. And the track could be M track. And there is a blue transformer, too.


The writing on the covered wagon even looks like it says Märklin, right down to the marks over the a.

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Offline Philip  
#17 Posted : 16 January 2015 18:40:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
M* tin plate tunnel (2/2) ? Except for the colors. the freight cars look like M*. And the track could be M track. And there is a blue transformer, too.


It seems like the belgian cartonist Franquin, must have played with Märklin.

Since as mention the tunnel looks like märklin tin plate tunnel with catalog number 452, but also the railway crossing with signal has a märklin model number 455.
Philip.

Let's keep it simple.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#18 Posted : 20 January 2017 14:22:57(UTC)
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UP Alco PA, Maerklin art. 37610?
comix2016up1alco.png
C. Denayer / A. P. Duchateau: Les casseurs, "Haute Tension", pg. 37, Brussels, 1977
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Offline rbw993  
#19 Posted : 20 January 2017 17:17:41(UTC)
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That is the front unit of a UP Turbine. I do not believe that this version could run by itself. See the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_GTELs

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Offline michelvr  
#20 Posted : 20 January 2017 18:41:48(UTC)
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The Belgian cartonist Franquin knew quality when he played with it!

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Offline mike c  
#21 Posted : 20 January 2017 21:05:00(UTC)
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It is no secret that some artists use other drawings as inspiration for their renderings, but as both the Maerklin models, the catalog images and the drawings (comics) depicted all show the same prototype, it is natural that there would be some similarities. The drawing that shows what appears to be a Maerklin box or Maerklin transformer or the freight car with the Maerklin cover are very clear to be drawings of Maerklin trains. As far as the rest, some of it may be simple coincidence.

I do not know if freight cars used lanterns on the side (as made by Maerklin). The crane car looks to be a re-rendering of the toy model as I don't think that the model was that accurate. If the trains had Maerklin type couplers or had the Maerklin symbol(s) on them it would be more blatant.

As stated, I think Tintin also had some drawings that were probably inspired by model trains.

Regards

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#22 Posted : 21 January 2017 09:55:40(UTC)
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Maerklin SEW 800, SNCF BB1000?
Fripounet2016.png
R. Bonnet: Fripounet, "Les semelles d'or", S.25, Paris, 1950
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#23 Posted : 24 January 2017 17:09:27(UTC)
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Difficult to find German prototypes in the European comic art world, but I succeeded to do so:

DB class 23 steam locomotive, Maerklin art. 3005 / 30050 etc ?
Bretzelburg2016.png
Signals are not of German origin.
;o)

A. Franquin: Spirou et Fantasio, "QRN sur Bretzelburg", pg.22, Charleroi, 1966
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#24 Posted : 24 January 2017 18:50:20(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Difficult to find German prototypes in the European comic art world, but I succeeded to do so:

DB class 23 steam locomotive, Maerklin art. 3005 / 30050 etc ?

Signals are not of German origin.
;o)

A. Franquin: Spirou et Fantasio, "QRN sur Bretzelburg", pg.22, Charleroi, 1966


Hmm, signal in background can't seem to make up its mind what aspect it should be showing ...

And I wonder what the man was oiling, certainly wasn't a loco at that speed ...

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Offline Jabez  
#25 Posted : 26 January 2017 00:11:30(UTC)
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I liked the 'Tchouiif', that captured it!
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