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Offline frickwg  
#1 Posted : 28 June 2020 19:27:11(UTC)

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Which Märklin Lighting pickup shoe Kit?

There are several lighting pickup kits for Märklin passenger cars.

Which would be the correct pickup kit for an Märklin 42156 - Express Train Passenger Car, SBB?

I would use either the Märklin or the ESU interior lighting strips for the lights and do not need conducting couplers .

Offline costing  
#2 Posted : 28 June 2020 21:51:29(UTC)

Joined: 20/08/2018(UTC)
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Location: Geneve, Geneva

I have a similar set, the 42160. You need to separately bring the two polarities (rail and center) to the light bar. For that you need in each wagon a 72021. That brings the rails up in each wagon. In addition to that you need in at least one wagon a pickup shoe, probably 73406 (or 73405, or 73404, see what fits, don't remember exactly which one I picked).

I prefer to install a single pickup shoe and use the current conducting couplers from 72021 to bring this polarity to the rest of the wagons. This keeps the noise at a lower level.

As for the interior lights, ESU 50708 is really great.


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