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Offline 7gauges  
#1 Posted : 02 July 2020 18:44:30(UTC)
7gauges

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Posts: 321
Hello,

Wonder if there are some experts on Marklin store displays.

I was given a couple of items:

A n approximately 7 foot tall reproduction plastic and aluminum semaphore signal (like 7039) - pretty rough - not marked Marklin, but from a former Marklin store. I assume it is scratchbuilt. Semaphore moves and lights up.

The real mystery is a factory sealed box labelled: Marklin 000816 Metall-Deko 120V usa.
I am kind of reluctant to open it. An internet search revealed nothing. Given that it is marked with 120V USA, I 'm guessing it is a powered display of some type.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Cheers,

7Gauges.

Edited by user 07 July 2020 15:37:04(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Collecting / Fixing and Running trains since 1966.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 03 July 2020 00:12:02(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Joined: 23/07/2014(UTC)
Posts: 5,365
Location: ENGLAND, Didcot
Originally Posted by: 7gauges Go to Quoted Post
Hello,

Wonder if there are some experts on Marklin store displays.

I was given a couple of items:

A n approximately 7 foot tall reproduction plastic and aluminumsemaphore signal (like 7039) - pretty rough - not marked Marklin, but from a former Marklin store. I assume it is scratchbuilt. Semaphore moves and lights up.

The real mystery is a factory sealed box labelled: Marklin 000816 Metall-Deko 120V usa.
I am kind of reluctant to open it. An internet search revealed nothing. Given that it is marked with 120V USA, I 'm guessing it is a powered display of some type.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Cheers,

7Gauges.


Does it look like the one behind this layout? (Sorry, picture is a little dark).

IMG_7944.JPG
Offline cookee_nz  
#3 Posted : 03 July 2020 00:22:09(UTC)
cookee_nz

New Zealand   
Joined: 31/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 3,531
Location: Paremata, Wellington
The 000816 is likely a lighted sign. "Metall" could refer to the material it's made from, or it could be a promotional display for the Märklin-Metall product range (similar to Meccano).

It may be in one of the Dealer sales or advertising item catalogues (Werbehilfen). I have some but not accessible at present (I'm on a Ferry). I have seen the semaphore signal in one of my catalogues.

Why are you reluctant to open it? A picture paints 1000 words as they say.

A photo of the label and box dimensions would be a start while we talk you into opening it :-)

As for the Signal display, most likely this (or very similar?)....

Publicity Aids for 1966-p05.jpg

Edited by user 03 July 2020 05:20:23(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Cookee
Wellington
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Offline cookee_nz  
#4 Posted : 08 July 2020 08:29:49(UTC)
cookee_nz

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Location: Paremata, Wellington
7gauges,..... any update?
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