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Offline grnwtrs  
#51 Posted : 24 January 2022 02:14:43(UTC)
grnwtrs

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Originally Posted by: Zme Go to Quoted Post
Hello, I found this 1972 catalog on Z world if you find it interesting. It shows the original locomotive releases, wagons and track etc.

http://www.z-world.com/c...s/pdfs/1972-brochure.pdf

I wonder if Boyd Models is still in business.

Take good care.
LOL
Dwight


I thought Boyds Models was a California outfit connected with (somehow) with Marklin.
Anyway when I started in 1968, never knew exactly where they were located, other than Los Angles ca.

I started buying in local hobby shops in Berkeley CA, and Oakland ca., sometimes in San Francisco.
not many shops around then for retail.

Mid 1970's got a issue of ModelRailroader and saw a ad for Marklin in Germany.
The ad turned out to be for Matschke.de. now a leader in hobby shops.
Stayed with Matschke for 10 years, left because of them shipping a Euro car of 35.00 with frt of 15.oo euro!

Matschke not bad, all dealers will do the same. They are ruthless when the time comes. either suck it up (I won't) or
find another Dealer. I did. I went to Schweickert. LOL

Enjoy the price changes have hit!!

Regards, gene






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Offline Zme  
#52 Posted : 25 January 2022 02:24:37(UTC)
Zme

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Hello everyone. Hope all is well.

I located a z catalog which includes the introduction of the Railbus!

Check this link:

http://www.z220.org/catalogs/marklin73/index.shtml

The Railbus model has been in the Z Scale Marklin product line for a long time. I agree, everyone should have at least one in their collection.

Take good care.

Dwight
Online husafreak  
#53 Posted : 25 January 2022 17:53:10(UTC)
husafreak

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Thanks for the links guys, I’ve really enjoyed looking at these old catalogs!
Online husafreak  
#54 Posted : 25 January 2022 17:58:35(UTC)
husafreak

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I think the best thing Märklin could have done for this 50 year anniversary is a book or something going back through the years. Maybe the bankruptcy made it so that they cannot display this old material. They are certainly proud of their fifty year achievement but they don’t seem to archive any of it. These old catalogs are just the ticket.
Offline Zme  
#55 Posted : 25 January 2022 18:37:05(UTC)
Zme

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Hello, Hope all is well.

You are right, the old catalogs are great viewing. From 1972 until 1984, the Mini Club line was incorporated into the HO Marklin catalog. From 84 on, the Mini Club line had its own catalog and these are the ones more difficult to find.

Here is a link which has the regular Markin catalogs:

https://dermodellbahnblo...atalog-pdf-download.html

Sometimes the Mini Club items are listed at the front, but most often, these items are listed more towards the back of the catalog.

Browse as you wish, enjoy! I will see if I can locate the separate Mini Club catalogs someplace, but cannot guarantee I will find them.

Take good care.

Dwight





Offline kiwiAlan  
#56 Posted : 25 January 2022 20:35:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: husafreak Go to Quoted Post
I think the best thing Märklin could have done for this 50 year anniversary is a book or something going back through the years.


Well, they announced a book about 50 years of Miniclub in the 2022 new items brochure - but (at the moment) it is only in German. Maybe if all Z scalers wrote to Herr Sieber you could convince them to release it in other languages in the summer or autumn NI brochures.

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Online husafreak  
#57 Posted : 25 January 2022 22:35:19(UTC)
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Worth a try!
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