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Offline Carolina Shagger  
#1 Posted : 01 December 2022 20:27:40(UTC)
Carolina Shagger


Joined: 03/01/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1
Location: USA
I am working on some vintage Marklin HO trains (1947 to late 60's) and need a source for parts. Nothing spectacular but brushes, light bulbs for the steam locomotives, plugs for the wires, the little springs that go underneath the switches for both the old switches that have the electromagnet above the switch body and the newer switches with the double solenoids under the switch body, and possibly some tires. I think the 3 locomotives I am working on now are the CM800 (0-6-0T), TT800 (2-6-2T) and F800 (4-6-2).
Looking for a suggestion for a reputable, and helpful, parts supplier.
Thanks so much for your help.
Don
Offline Bryan  
#2 Posted : 01 December 2022 20:49:37(UTC)
Bryan

Australia   
Joined: 08/09/2010(UTC)
Posts: 170
Location: Bowral, NSW, Australia
Most of these parts you require are available from Marklin, just try your USA Marklin dealer, who can help.

David
Offline JohnjeanB  
#3 Posted : 01 December 2022 20:56:58(UTC)
JohnjeanB

France   
Joined: 04/02/2011(UTC)
Posts: 2,381
Location: Paris, France
Hi Don


For very specific parts on Märklin 800 or 700 series, I would advise Ritter Restaurationen https://ritter-restaurationen.de/
Regarding bulbs, most are still available, never were manufacturer by Märklin
- the MS4 ubiquituous in 800 series, also available by Märklin under 60000
- the E5.5 also available by Märklin under 60010
- the BA5 type (first used on 3037, 3034 etc also available by Märklin under 600150

More difficult to find are the large bulbs with E5.5 and the white colour (easy to make by oneself using finegrain sand paper.

From 1953, all sliders are still available by Märklin with the exception of early articulated sliders (e.g. MS800)
The spoon sliders are available by Ritter Restaurationen

All brushes are available by Märklin:
- 60030 (copper + graphite) for almost all 1950 locos (SFCM and LFCM motors)
- 60035 (copper + graphite) for special locos like CCS800, ST800, DL800
- E601460 graphite, square section

Note: earlier brushes with a brass threaded nut are not delivered by Märklin.
For screws, one possibility is to order a large assortment of metric screws
I hope this helps
Jean

Edited by user 02 December 2022 15:33:14(UTC)  | Reason: Error correction in MS4 line (line 6)

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Online Mark5  
#4 Posted : 02 December 2022 04:41:05(UTC)
Mark5

Canada   
Joined: 29/01/2012(UTC)
Posts: 1,315
Location: Montreal, Canada
Worthwhile information that might be good to included in a Forum FAQ and amended as updating is needed. Thank you Jean. Glad to know Ritter is still in still in business.

Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post
Hi Don


For very specific parts on Märklin 800 or 700 series, I would advise Ritter Restaurationen https://ritter-restaurationen.de/
Regarding bulbs, most are still available, never were manufacturer by Märklin
- the MS4 ubiquituous in 800 series, also available by Märklin under 60010
- the E5.5 also available by Märklin under 60010
- the BA5 type (first used on 3037, 3034 etc also available by Märklin under 600150

More difficult to find are the large bulbs with E5.5 and the white colour (easy to make by oneself using finegrain sand paper.

From 1953, all sliders are still available by Märklin with the exception of early articulated sliders (e.g. MS800)
The spoon sliders are available by Ritter Restaurationen

All brushes are available by Märklin:
- 60030 (copper + graphite) for almost all 1950 locos (SFCM and LFCM motors)
- 60035 (copper + graphite) for special locos like CCS800, ST800, DL800
- E601460 graphite, square section

Note: earlier brushes with a brass threaded nut are not delivered by Märklin.
For screws, one possibility is to order a large assortment of metric screws
I hope this helps
Jean


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...signaling systems, yard traffic and shunting, Sommerfeldt catenary,
and station architecture (esp. stations from 1920-70).
In process: a new modular layout, track planning and drawing benchwork.
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Offline 60904  
#5 Posted : 08 December 2022 19:36:42(UTC)
60904

Germany   
Joined: 27/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 299
Amundsenhobby in OSLO/ Norway has lots of parts from the old days.



https://www.amundsenhobby.no/webshop/index.php
Greetings
Martin
Offline bph  
#6 Posted : 08 December 2022 22:28:11(UTC)
bph

Norway   
Joined: 04/08/2018(UTC)
Posts: 670
Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
Amundsenhobby in OSLO/ Norway has lots of parts from the old days.

https://www.amundsenhobby.no/webshop/index.php


The only thing he does not sell to customers outside Norway.
This is because of the cost and administrative work involved when exporting goods out of Norway, due to Norwegian customs regulations etc.

But the shop is an excellent one if you live in Norway ThumpUp.
Offline dickinsonj  
#7 Posted : 09 December 2022 01:39:15(UTC)
dickinsonj

United States   
Joined: 05/12/2008(UTC)
Posts: 1,574
Location: United States
I can often find vintage parts from several US ebay vendors. If you know the part numbers a Google search often turns up some good sources.

If you want to work with a dealer here in the US, I have had great service from Ajckids in Texas. They have never failed to find me the parts that I need if they are still available from Marklin.
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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