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Offline Montfort  
#1 Posted : 03 April 2019 15:29:22(UTC)
Montfort

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Hello everyone,
Did anyone buy the Märklin Start up - "Jim Button" Starter Set ?
I know this is for kids but I'm a 62 years old kid and I'm planning to buy it.
Thanks for all your comments and advices.

Märklin Start up - "Jim Button" Starter Set
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 03 April 2019 15:35:12(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: Montfort Go to Quoted Post
Hello everyone,
Did anyone buy the Märklin Start up - "Jim Button" Starter Set ?
I know this is for kids but I'm a 62 years old kid and I'm planning to buy it.
Thanks for all your comments and advices.

Märklin Start up - "Jim Button" Starter Set


I bought the 'lava wagon' because I also have a couple of the 'kryptonite' wagons from previous years, but haven't otherwise bought any of the Jim Button series. Do note that the loco is somewhat larger than any HO loco which will become a problem if you have tunnels or overhead catenary, but all the other wagons are standard HO wagons.

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#3 Posted : 03 April 2019 15:44:59(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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There is some info available in the Germanic web world.

Unboxing:



Matching Lummerland layout:

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Offline rbw993  
#4 Posted : 03 April 2019 15:53:23(UTC)
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Track plan looks like one of yours Ak.

Roger
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Offline mike c  
#5 Posted : 03 April 2019 16:33:36(UTC)
mike c

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Is it Jim Knopf or has it officially been translated as "Jim Button"?

I don't call the soccer (football) player Bastian PigClimber...

Regards

Mike C
Offline Markus Schild  
#6 Posted : 03 April 2019 18:56:05(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi Mike,

https://en.wikipedia.org...d_Luke_the_Engine_Driver

The "button" is important, at least in the first chapters of the book where it is described how and why Jim got his (and this) name.

Regards

Markus
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Offline TEEWolf  
#7 Posted : 03 April 2019 20:49:04(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: mike c Go to Quoted Post
Is it Jim Knopf or has it officially been translated as "Jim Button"?

I don't call the soccer (football) player Bastian PigClimber...

Regards

Mike C


Yes, it is Jim Knopf translated. Sometimes it happens, like for the race driver Michael Schumacher, who sometimes is translated into "Mike Shoemaker", although it is incorrect. As you know, a shoe in German is "Schuh" not "Schu".BigGrin

Would understand it a bit better, if they would have said "Jim Chap". But it is strange to me. A bit like "central station".Laugh
CS 3 is a controlling station from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline TEEWolf  
#8 Posted : 03 April 2019 20:56:24(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: Markus Schild Go to Quoted Post
Hi Mike,

https://en.wikipedia.org...d_Luke_the_Engine_Driver

The "button" is important, at least in the first chapters of the book where it is described how and why Jim got his (and this) name.

Regards

Markus


Unfortunately even Wikipedia in Germany lost his neutrality and is filled up with political correctness. Even it is linguistically incorrect.
CS 3 is a controlling station from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline Purellum  
#9 Posted : 03 April 2019 22:26:14(UTC)
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Cool

Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
As you know, a shoe in German is "Schuh" not "Schu". BigGrin


I find it a bit more strange that a glove in Germany is a hand-shoe / Hand-schuhe LOL BigGrin LOL

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Offline Montfort  
#10 Posted : 04 April 2019 07:05:25(UTC)
Montfort

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Many thanks for your help gentlemen.
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