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Offline Maxxx  
#1 Posted : 24 February 2021 19:45:21(UTC)
Maxxx

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Hello everyone!
I'm new here.
Sorry for my English. I am writing through a translator.
I have very little information about Marklin in my country. Therefore, I will sometimes ask you.
I hope not to bother you too much.
I need information about steam locomotive 37558.
Is it possible to manage it with Mobile Station 60657?
Is it possible to add to this Loko, a sound decoder?

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Offline H0  
#2 Posted : 24 February 2021 19:55:35(UTC)
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Hi!
Welcome to the forum!
Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Is it possible to manage it with Mobile Station 60657?
Yes. Address, maximum speed and acceleration delay are adjusted with a screwdriver. Loco can be operated with MS2.

Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Is it possible to add to this Loko, a sound decoder?
Yes, but it's not easy.
Regards
Tom
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Offline Maxxx  
#3 Posted : 24 February 2021 20:02:34(UTC)
Maxxx

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Thanks! I didn't expect such a quick response.
Offline Maxxx  
#4 Posted : 25 February 2021 21:23:11(UTC)
Maxxx

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Another question:
Is the 39050 steam locomotive powerful enough for a multi-level layout?
Big wheels confuse me. Big wheels good for speed, but not power.
What is Soft Drive? This is some kind of additional impulse when driving ?
https://www.maerklin.de/...ts/details/article/39050
Offline marklinist5999  
#5 Posted : 25 February 2021 21:51:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Another question:
Is the 39050 steam locomotive powerful enough for a multi-level layout?
Big wheels confuse me. Big wheels good for speed, but not power.
What is Soft Drive? This is some kind of additional impulse when driving ?
https://www.maerklin.de/...ts/details/article/39050


Soft drive was the second sinus motor design. A can motor with a sinewave core. Marklin has since discontinued both in favor of conventional can motors like Piko and Roco use.
If you would like to connect with a felllow Russian collector/modeller via Instagram, one is Anton EEP. He works in a rail museum in St. Petersburg. His English is very good, so he can translate. I myself know zero Ceryllic.
Offline franciscohg  
#6 Posted : 25 February 2021 23:03:23(UTC)
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As for the pulling power of the locos, it depends not only of the motor but also if the overall design of the loco and of course of the grade of your ramps.
My 39050 pulls a nice consist in 5% grades with no major troubles.
Regards
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Offline H0  
#7 Posted : 26 February 2021 09:11:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
What is Soft Drive?
That is the third generation of brushless DC motors used by Märklin. Quiet motors with ball bearings, maintenance-free.
AIUI those brushless motors are used quite often for aviation models as they offer very high efficiency. However using them for analogue model trains leads to problems.

The real DB 05 003 was used with short trains only because it was not as strong as it looked. The model should do well with short trains even on inclines.
Regards
Tom
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#8 Posted : 26 February 2021 12:28:52(UTC)
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Hi Max
Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
What is Soft Drive? This is some kind of additional impulse when driving ?

Here is a video on the Soft Drive Sinus motor



It is a brushless threephase motor with ball bearings and a helicoidal magnetic rotor
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Offline Maxxx  
#9 Posted : 02 March 2021 22:20:46(UTC)
Maxxx

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Hi guys!
Thank you for answers and advices. Where can I read a review about Marklin motors? I don't need old versions, only 2000 + enough.
Yesterday I received my first locomotive 39460 and a set of track + Mobile Station-2.
There are still locomotives, wagons and additional tracks to arrive ahead.
Offline Maxxx  
#10 Posted : 02 March 2021 22:33:54(UTC)
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460.MP4 (6,334kb) downloaded 20 time(s).
Offline Maxxx  
#11 Posted : 13 March 2021 16:51:35(UTC)
Maxxx

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Hi guys!
I renamed this topic because I have significantly more questions. The further I dive into the Marklin theme, the more interesting it becomes to me. I have already bought several locomotives and some wagons. Something I have already received, something else on the way. I made my Instagram page. @marklinfun I hope I can fill it with interesting content. From time to time I come across questions and try to look for answers myself, but sometimes I need your many years of experience.
So, tell me please: what is the difference between cars 40500,40501,40502,40503 then cars 42862,42272,43305?
Märklin Start up are full-fledged locos and wagons or a stripped-down version?
What is the best choice?
Another question: what are transparent C-rails for?
Offline JohnjeanB  
#12 Posted : 13 March 2021 17:51:25(UTC)
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Hi Max
Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Another question: what are transparent C-rails for?

There was a time when Märklin produced C tracks in kits of various colors (12 years ago? Not sure). This was for kids
Then a bit later (5 to 10 years ago not sure) Märklin produced 24188, 24177, 24130, 24001 in transparent versions.
What for? Not sure but some used it for presentation or illumination from underneath
Sorry I could not find more precise info so all is from memory
Jean
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#13 Posted : 13 March 2021 18:30:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
Hi Max
Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Another question: what are transparent C-rails for?

There was a time when Märklin produced C tracks in kits of various colors (12 years ago? Not sure). This was for kids
Then a bit later (5 to 10 years ago not sure) Märklin produced 24188, 24177, 24130, 24001 in transparent versions.
What for? Not sure but some used it for presentation or illumination from underneath
Sorry I could not find more precise info so all is from memory
Jean


The transparent tracks were produced primarily for shop displays on glass shelves, as far as i can work out. But many shops also sold them. they were never officially advertised by Marklin as a catalogue item that I am aware of.

Certainly a display with the transparent track sitting on a glass shelf, lit from below looks quite something.
Offline Martti Mäntylä  
#14 Posted : 14 March 2021 00:22:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
So, tell me please: what is the difference between cars 40500,40501,40502,40503 then cars 42862,42272,43305?

I believe the 4050x series cars are just slightly updated versions of the 42862, 42272, 43305 series, which they replaced in the sortiment in 2016.

The two series represent slightly different prototypes, for instance 40500 the Apmz 125.3 Intercity open seating car, 1st class, and the 42862 the Apmz 121.2 InterCity open seating car, 1st class. To spot the differences takes an inquisitive mind and probably a magnifying glass.

Originally Posted by: Maxxx Go to Quoted Post
Märklin Start up are full-fledged locos and wagons or a stripped-down version?

I don't think there is a hard and fast rule regarding this question. In the above case, the 4050x series appears to me just as good as the earlier cars they replaced; in other cases (especially in earlier times) there are differences in detail and realism.
- Martti M.
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