Welcome to the forum   
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Share
Options
View
Go to last post in this topic Go to first unread post in this topic
Offline morsing  
#1 Posted : 11 June 2019 16:20:01(UTC)
morsing

United Kingdom   
Joined: 16/08/2014(UTC)
Posts: 424
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Well, I can guess it's a measure stick but I've seen it so many hundreds of times on Ebay auctions I'm just getting a bit curious where it comes from. Everyone uses this, never anything else, must be a standard of some sort. Who makes it?

UserPostedImage
-----
Modelling west Denmark era IV - possibly with some out-of-place elements!
Marklin C-track + CS3
6m2 layout to be controlled by RocRail
thanks 2 users liked this useful post by morsing
Offline mike c  
#2 Posted : 11 June 2019 17:22:31(UTC)
mike c

Canada   
Joined: 28/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,369
Location: Montreal, QC
It's a ruler. I don't know where they come from. As far as the frequency of their appearance on eBay, it used to be one seller who had this in his photos.
It may be that there are more of them out there or it may be that other sellers have been using the photos for their own models. It seems to be that it is easier to scan the web for model photos than to take your own.

Regards

Mike C
Offline steventrain  
#3 Posted : 11 June 2019 17:32:20(UTC)
steventrain

United Kingdom   
Joined: 21/10/2004(UTC)
Posts: 32,744
It is made by Piko ref number 5/6445/062

You can see box said Piko brand in the image.
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.
Offline waorb  
#4 Posted : 11 June 2019 20:30:19(UTC)
waorb

Brazil   
Joined: 31/05/2011(UTC)
Posts: 856
Location: Brazil
Hello!

Its a ruler produced by DB (Deutsche Bahn) for marketing purposes (probably) RollEyes

DB Articles

Another ones could be found here:

Link 1
Link 2

This last one still available to buy on eBay...

Cheers,

Walter
thanks 2 users liked this useful post by waorb
Offline Minok  
#5 Posted : 11 June 2019 21:09:59(UTC)
Minok

United States   
Joined: 15/10/2006(UTC)
Posts: 2,047
Location: Washington, Pacific Northwest
A 20cm long ruler that has the graphic/shape of a train, for publicity. Nothing magical. Now if it had H0 scale on it as well, that would be interesting.
Toys of tin and wood rule!
---
My Layout Thread on marklin-users.net: InterCity 1-3-4
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Minok1217/
thanks 1 user liked this useful post by Minok
Offline Henrik Schütz  
#6 Posted : 11 June 2019 22:46:12(UTC)
Henrik Schütz

Sweden   
Joined: 04/08/2015(UTC)
Posts: 38
Location: Stockholms Lan, Stockholm
Its the same seller who uses the ruler for all the adverts i guess.

Henrik Schütz
Offline morsing  
#7 Posted : 12 June 2019 09:56:48(UTC)
morsing

United Kingdom   
Joined: 16/08/2014(UTC)
Posts: 424
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Ok, thanks. It is in so many auctions I thought it was some global phenomenon.
-----
Modelling west Denmark era IV - possibly with some out-of-place elements!
Marklin C-track + CS3
6m2 layout to be controlled by RocRail
Offline TEEWolf  
#8 Posted : 12 June 2019 14:45:21(UTC)
TEEWolf

Germany   
Joined: 01/06/2016(UTC)
Posts: 1,925
Originally Posted by: morsing Go to Quoted Post
Well, I can guess it's a measure stick but I've seen it so many hundreds of times on Ebay auctions I'm just getting a bit curious where it comes from. Everyone uses this, never anything else, must be a standard of some sort. Who makes it?


It looks like a Dosto cab forward of a Regio train after meeting a tank at a railroad crossing. And the tank won.LOL LOL LOL
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Users browsing this topic
OceanSpiders 2.0
Similar Topics
WHAT is this?? (Digital)
by siroljuk 29/03/2019 12:25:33(UTC)
What is this?? (Small scale)
by Dr. Tom's Kid 09/01/2017 03:13:33(UTC)
Delivery Suprise and What is This? (General MRR)
by Dimi194 01/12/2013 08:04:37(UTC)
What is this? (Collector's Corner general)
by trlrprkboy 06/01/2011 23:16:41(UTC)
What is this? -solved (H0-scale)
by efel 15/12/2007 16:49:57(UTC)
Anybody know what is this? (Tinplate toys)
by tekin65 01/08/2007 12:31:51(UTC)
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

| Powered by YAF.NET | YAF.NET © 2003-2019, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.411 seconds.