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Offline Elsleuth1  
#1 Posted : 08 January 2020 15:10:28(UTC)
Elsleuth1

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Are the Marklin Tinplate Stations made in the 40s, 50s and 60s HO Scale? Do they look good on a modern Marklin layout?

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Online mrmarklin  
#2 Posted : 08 January 2020 16:59:36(UTC)
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They are likely OO scale. In early days so were all the Loks, as well. Such as the Crocodiles. OO is 1/76.

British model trains still use this scale on HO track. They can get away with it without looking weird because of the smaller loading gauge of British rolling stock.
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Offline Markus Schild  
#3 Posted : 08 January 2020 19:29:11(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

The station on the picture is a KIBRI - station, together with a cover-plate from a Märklin turnout. I like these stations, But I would not try to integrate them in a modern layout.

Also these stations are to small compared to a real 1/87 model. A typical mid-size station - building in a mid-town would be more than 1 meter (+3ft) in length if it would be reproduced in exact 1/87. Nobody has the space for such buildings.

Regards

Markus
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