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Offline David Dewar  
#1 Posted : 01 May 2019 13:03:27(UTC)
David Dewar

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Thinking of buying a steamer G 5/5 .. Marklin 39550. Think it was made around 2015 and just wondering if anybody has one and if it is a good runner and worth buying.

Thanks for any comments on the model.
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
Offline river6109  
#2 Posted : 01 May 2019 15:28:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: David Dewar Go to Quoted Post
Thinking of buying a steamer G 5/5 .. Marklin 39550. Think it was made around 2015 and just wondering if anybody has one and if it is a good runner and worth buying.

Thanks for any comments on the model.





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Offline David Dewar  
#3 Posted : 01 May 2019 15:50:39(UTC)
David Dewar

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Thanks John. That looks OK and appears to run well so will place an order shortly.
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 01 May 2019 15:59:33(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: David Dewar Go to Quoted Post
Thinking of buying a steamer G 5/5 .. Marklin 39550. Think it was made around 2015 and just wondering if anybody has one and if it is a good runner and worth buying.

Thanks for any comments on the model.


Marklin currently have a whole heap of this series of locos on special offer (including the 26603 set) ... check with your dealer.
Offline Jabez  
#5 Posted : 01 May 2019 16:45:21(UTC)
Jabez

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Location: Brussels
I bought one a few days ago from Modellbau.Fischer
I am happy with it although my experience with it is short. The price was E 265.9 which is the best I have seen.
https://www.mbs-fischer....-dampflok-g5/5-kbay.html
Jabez

I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
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Offline RayF  
#6 Posted : 01 May 2019 19:22:37(UTC)
RayF

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I'm very happy with mine. It's the 3rd train in this video:



...and here's a photo of it in action:

UserPostedImage
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.
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Offline steventrain  
#7 Posted : 01 May 2019 20:02:37(UTC)
steventrain

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Look out on ebay for under 300 Euro.

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.
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Offline David Dewar  
#8 Posted : 01 May 2019 20:50:47(UTC)
David Dewar

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Thanks for replies and videos. Lippe have the sound model for 299 Euros ( also 4% will go to the bonus account) I also have a lot of cash lying in my bonus account so will get it for around 230 Euros. I already have some of the wagons which will go with it but was just wondering what it was like as it is a few years old now and maybe was not popular for some reason but it looks fine.

David
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#9 Posted : 01 May 2019 20:57:52(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: David Dewar Go to Quoted Post
Thinking of buying a steamer G 5/5 .. Marklin 39550. Think it was made around 2015 and just wondering if anybody has one and if it is a good runner and worth buying.

Thanks for any comments on the model.


Even I do not own it, I think it is always a very good choice.

Greetings from Bavaria Love BigGrin

TEEWolf


P.S.: 39550 with mfx+ decoder as of Märklin's website
39551 with mfx decoder as of Märklin's website
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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Offline rhfil  
#10 Posted : 04 May 2019 16:29:14(UTC)
rhfil

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Location: NEW HAMPSHIRE, Somersworth
I recently purchased this and love it. Be aware that you are paying for the mfx+ features which are well worth it if you can take advantage of them.
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Offline Jabez  
#11 Posted : 06 May 2019 02:31:50(UTC)
Jabez

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Originally Posted by: rhfil Go to Quoted Post
Be aware that you are paying for the mfx+ features which are well worth it if you can take advantage of them.

At E266, given the price of most Maerklin digital locos, it doesn't seem too much to pay whatever the features.
I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
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Offline AshleyH  
#12 Posted : 06 May 2019 08:54:09(UTC)
AshleyH

United Kingdom   
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Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
I have the 39550, it is a great Loco and runs really well with nice sound effects.

However, in my opinion it’s Achilles heal is very fragile loose fitted front handrails and steps at the front of the loco.
These are only lightly push-fitted into the loco body and also have a fine sleeve over the wire where it enters the loco casting.
My first loco has to be returned as some of this was detached and missing, my replacement is better, but just requires very careful handling, unlike most other Marklin steamers.

Edited by user 07 May 2019 00:52:55(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Online kimballthurlow  
#13 Posted : 07 May 2019 00:10:25(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
I did a review of this loco, being the 39555 variant.

Class 57

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.
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Offline Jabez  
#14 Posted : 07 May 2019 00:12:38(UTC)
Jabez

Belgium   
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Location: Brussels
Yes, I noticed the fragility of these handrails before I even opened the box. Very careful handling is certainly called for.
Jabez
I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
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