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Offline Br502362  
#1 Posted : 12 March 2016 07:55:08(UTC)
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Hi,

I just found this interesting site where you can see Herman Göring's Märklin layouts.

http://marklinstop.com/tag/wwii/

attic_layout_goring.jpg

Åke
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#2 Posted : 12 March 2016 10:55:21(UTC)
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Åke, Paul (the article's author) is a member here. I think Göring's layout has been discussed in previous threads here.
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Offline Br502362  
#3 Posted : 12 March 2016 12:56:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Åke, Paul (the article's author) is a member here. I think Göring's layout has been discussed in previous threads here.


David,

Really? I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me. This is a great site ThumpUp

Must search for the earlier thread...

Cheers

Åke
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#4 Posted : 12 March 2016 17:46:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Br502362 Go to Quoted Post
Must search for the earlier thread...


https://www.marklin-user...was-a-Marklin-enthusiast

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Offline cookee_nz  
#5 Posted : 01 August 2019 11:01:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Br502362 Go to Quoted Post
Must search for the earlier thread...


https://www.marklin-user...was-a-Marklin-enthusiast



Always interesting resurrecting old threads

A friend sent me a link to this old news article that I did not see at the time (2013)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/w...st-relics-left-unclaimed

What I found interesting was the buildings 'possibly' from Goering's layout (see below), but also the comment "After moving his collection to Bavaria, Goering ordered Carinhall to be dynamited to prevent it falling into Soviet hands. The fate of the model trains is unknown, Enderlein says."

It's assumed that the 'collection' referred to here is the art and other classic treasures. Various other articles I have read on this topic state that the layout was destroyed with the house, with some scavengers stating that fragments of model trains, wheels etc have been found in the ruins and dirt around the grounds. I think it is now a protected site to prevent such "archaeological expeditions"

I did not realise that so much of the contents of Carinhall was still in storage. Hopefully over the years some have been reunited to the rightful owners.

Please, there is no glorification of the former regime or its adherents here, but the fate of this massive model railway has intrigued many people and I post this only as intended for those interested in the topic.

Shoe-box sized model houses.jpg
Cookee
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