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Offline doublereefed  
#1 Posted : 30 March 2020 06:43:22(UTC)
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I've Googled around and I think I know the answer, but did Märklin ever release a V 80 in Spur 1?

If not, is the V 100 is a good choice for branch line freight and passenger work?
Offline Janne75  
#2 Posted : 30 March 2020 10:09:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
I've Googled around and I think I know the answer, but did Märklin ever release a V 80 in Spur 1?

If not, is the V 100 is a good choice for branch line freight and passenger work?


Hi,

No Märklin has not done Spur 1 V 80. V 100 is a good choice also for branch line freight and passenger trains. I have two Spur 1 DB V 100’s in my Collection. In my opinion V 100 is good for everything else than express passenger trains and very heavy freight trains.

Cheers,
Janne
Märklin H0 digital layout. I have analog and digital H0 Collection. Rolling stock mostly from era I, II, III and IV. Märklin 1 gauge beginner.
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Offline doublereefed  
#3 Posted : 30 March 2020 16:39:16(UTC)
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Thank you Janne. Were V 100's capable of multiple unit MU, or doubleheading? Would this have been common practice if so?

Thanks!

-Richard
Offline Janne75  
#4 Posted : 30 March 2020 17:55:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
Thank you Janne. Were V 100's capable of multiple unit MU, or doubleheading? Would this have been common practice if so?

Thanks!

-Richard


Yes I believe so as at least newer BR 212’s (similar to V 100’s) are. See this link:

Link multiple unit BR 212’s

Märklin has also produced multiple unit H0 37726 (DB AG BR 212 and DB AG BR 213):

Link Märklin 37726

Cheers,
Janne
Märklin H0 digital layout. I have analog and digital H0 Collection. Rolling stock mostly from era I, II, III and IV. Märklin 1 gauge beginner.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#5 Posted : 31 March 2020 04:17:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Janne75 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
Thank you Janne. Were V 100's capable of multiple unit MU, or doubleheading? Would this have been common practice if so?

Thanks!

-Richard


Yes I believe so as at least newer BR 212’s (similar to V 100’s) are. See this link:

Link multiple unit BR 212’s


Another picture of a couple of EVB ones here, from the same Flickr set.
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#6 Posted : 31 March 2020 05:42:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
If not, is the V 100 is a good choice for branch line freight and passenger work?


The V100 from Märklin is one of my favorite models, I think I have around 10................. BigGrin

It's extremely strong and silent in the drive; just make sure you buy a newer model with one center motor
driving both boogies via cardan shafts, and not the old model which can be with one or two motors Cool

Old models has serial numbers 57xx and new models have serial numbers 55xxx.

Per.

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Offline doublereefed  
#7 Posted : 31 March 2020 07:02:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Purellum Go to Quoted Post
Cool

Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
If not, is the V 100 is a good choice for branch line freight and passenger work?


The V100 from Märklin is one of my favorite models, I think I have around 10................. BigGrin

It's extremely strong and silent in the drive; just make sure you buy a newer model with one center motor
driving both boogies via cardan shafts, and not the old model which can be with one or two motors Cool

Old models has serial numbers 57xx and new models have serial numbers 55xxx.

Per.

Cool





So glad you brought this up. I want to run on battery power with an onboard RC controller with sound. (And a cool smoke unit I saw on YouTube? What!?) . So what is the most cost effective way to do that? I am very new to this... I understand that early Spur 1 was AC? So I would be looking for the least expensive V 100 to do all those conversions. And then I'll do 9 more ;)



Offline Purellum  
#8 Posted : 01 April 2020 01:09:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doublereefed Go to Quoted Post
I want to run on battery power with an onboard RC controller with sound. So what is the most cost effective way to do that?


I'll try to give you a better answer one of the next days; I've wasted my time on a Time Waster today......... LOL

While you're waiting, take a look at this:

https://www.marklin-user...43633-1-gauge-in-Denmark

More videos here: https://www.youtube.com/...qFbj8DOgalbB2vS3g/videos

Per.

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