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Offline steventrain  
#1 Posted : 03 August 2011 15:05:32(UTC)
steventrain

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What age are your first Marklin starter set/other?

Please vote one.
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Offline hennabm  
#2 Posted : 03 August 2011 16:04:06(UTC)
hennabm

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Steven
my first lok and track was purchased in 1957. It was purchased by my father with the foresight that he was going to hand it on when the time came.BigGrin

I hope this counts.Wink
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
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Offline eduard71  
#3 Posted : 03 August 2011 16:28:44(UTC)
eduard71

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My first Märklin trains came from my father, he bought it in 1962, I was born in 1971 and I started playing with it at the age of 7. The set had a 3000, a 3037 Kit a 3016 (actually a DB 800K) and the Queen of the locomotives a 3015 that was not given to me until the age of 14, it was a hidden treasury of my father In the mid 70 and 80 my father also bought a 3047 a 3031 a 3011 and 3005.
Today I have expanded my collection to almost 200 locos.
In this moment I have this list of oldies: 3002, 3003, 3005, 3011, 3014, 3015, 3018, 3026, 3047, 3046, 3030, 3034. I am still looking for a 3012 and a ST800 but for the rest of this year I have no more budget!
Regards
Eduardo
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Offline Ian555  
#4 Posted : 03 August 2011 16:34:52(UTC)
Ian555

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My first Loco...CM800...Xmas present 1959...still runs today.

Ian.


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Offline jeehring  
#5 Posted : 03 August 2011 18:50:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post

My first Loco...CM800...Xmas present 1959...still runs today.

Ian.




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Offline RayF  
#6 Posted : 03 August 2011 19:45:00(UTC)
RayF

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My first loco, CM800, Xmas present for my brother 1958....Also still runs today! BigGrin
Ray
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Offline Piggy  
#7 Posted : 03 August 2011 20:17:23(UTC)
Piggy

Australia   
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My first Märklin locomotive was a 3003 BR24, I traded it in to get 3074 BR216 in 1975 I think, when that model just game out in the ocean blue/cream livery. This is the locomotive that based my vote on (36-40 years), since I still have this loco and it's still running converted to digital. I always regret selling my 3003, and have never since that time sold any of my locos. I have in later years bought 36240 a BR24, as a replacement, and I'm very happy with it.
Regards
Kenneth
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Offline gachar001  
#8 Posted : 03 August 2011 20:57:28(UTC)
gachar001

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My first M* is a 29797 ICE2 delta set which I bought nearly 4 years ago.
When I was a kid, we used to have Fleischmann.
Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
Offline Joseph Meiring  
#9 Posted : 03 August 2011 22:03:12(UTC)
Joseph Meiring

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My first set was the 3000 tank loco, with 3 "thunderboxes"! and the "TINY " blue trafo from 1959 - all still working and running....matter of fact just serviced the thunderboxs, set the couplings, and wheel widths for better running on my C track, and what a joy to see them back in action again! Noise and all....!!
Joe
Offline ozzman  
#10 Posted : 03 August 2011 22:09:27(UTC)
ozzman

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My first Marklin was an 8856 (Z Scale Swiss Crocodile), which I bought at the age of 62.
Gary
Z Scale
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Offline Nightowl4933  
#11 Posted : 03 August 2011 22:44:21(UTC)
Nightowl4933

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My first set was in 1960-ish, but my first Z scale was in 2008!

Pete
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#12 Posted : 03 August 2011 23:39:11(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Here's my first loco, a V200 purchased as part of a 3122 starter set. It was purchased in 1971 at age 11. At that time my cousin worked at the NZ Marklin importers, so she was able to get the set and a 30va transformer for me at a discounted price.


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Offline Webmaster  
#13 Posted : 03 August 2011 23:44:50(UTC)
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Got my first for Christmas 1963... The 3003 BR24... Still have it...

My first loc

Second one was a 3029, third 3000 and finally a 3067 Nohab when it was introduced...
The 3067 was bought when I had the 3005 BR23 planned as my "big" loco, but the Nohab
looked "cool", and really redefined my values regarding "metal" and pulling power...
Heavy metal, SFCM motor, 4 traction tires - it could pull "anything" and survive...

Edited by user 05 August 2011 23:55:02(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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Offline xxup  
#14 Posted : 03 August 2011 23:51:09(UTC)
xxup

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Miss 3 (at the time) and I had never heard of Marklin until my (then) brother-in-law surrendered his Marklin set to us.. For us it started with a railway crossing set.. The original analogue Santa Fe set is still around, but it is sitting at the bottom of the Markin toy box.. It was replaced by a 39607 Swiss Collection #4 loco and from then on we were digital.. Smile
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Offline nevw  
#15 Posted : 04 August 2011 02:07:36(UTC)
nevw

Australia   
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6 years ago. A swiss Mega Start Set, Plus all of the track extensions,a BR03 plus plus.

Has grown considerably since.
NN
wearing the Pink Pinny, which is hard to see and now have 2 new shiny tin Hips that is badly in Need of Repair matching tin shoulders
and a hose pipe on the aorta
Junior member of the Banana Club, a reformist and an old Goat with a Bad memory, loafing around
Offline steventrain  
#16 Posted : 04 August 2011 08:27:49(UTC)
steventrain

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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post

My first Loco...CM800...Xmas present 1959...still runs today.

Ian.




I have one in red box.ThumpUp
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Offline hennabm  
#17 Posted : 04 August 2011 12:08:07(UTC)
hennabm

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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post

My first Loco...CM800...Xmas present 1959...still runs today.

Ian.




I have one in red box.ThumpUp



Me too BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline DamonKelly  
#18 Posted : 04 August 2011 13:48:51(UTC)
DamonKelly

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My first set was in 1967 (or so...) when I was all of about 2 years old -- I don't ever remember a time not having Märklin.
We were living in Amsterdam and I had the measles (or somesuch) and my father decided a train set was the cure!
He brought home a Märklin starter set (3000, plus coal hopper and flat wagon).
I still have everything (in fact the 3000 is sitting on my desk right now, but with an ESU LPmfx).
Cheers,
Damon
Offline hennabm  
#19 Posted : 04 August 2011 15:00:10(UTC)
hennabm

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Originally Posted by: DamonKelly Go to Quoted Post
I still have everything (in fact the 3000 is sitting on my desk right now, but with an ESU LPmfx).


Is this contagiousLOL LOL LOL LOL
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
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Offline RayF  
#20 Posted : 04 August 2011 17:12:26(UTC)
RayF

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You're not a true Marklin fan if you don't have an old CM800 or 3000 from your childhood! BigGrin

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Offline ricky  
#21 Posted : 04 August 2011 18:38:54(UTC)
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Starter set 3203, bought by my parents for my older brother and me, Christmas 1967 or 68.

Ray, I guess I'm not a true Marklin fan Wink : my parents bought the (almost) luxury set with the 3003 then bought the Capitole loc, and the 3065 switcher engine.
I still have them, but quite worn out :-(
It's only many years later that I got into Marklin again, and the 3000 was not my priority. I must admit, I don't have a 3000 or CM800 Blushing

Cheers,
Ricky Smile

PS Maybe you should do a poll: who owns a CM800 or 3000 from childhood?
Offline Macfire  
#22 Posted : 04 August 2011 18:55:22(UTC)
Macfire


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Location: New Zealand
1959 for me.
The obligatory 3000 + 3005 included
Lord Macca
New Zealand branch of Clan Donald.
Offline RayF  
#23 Posted : 04 August 2011 20:02:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ricky Go to Quoted Post
Starter set 3203, bought by my parents for my older brother and me, Christmas 1967 or 68.

Ray, I guess I'm not a true Marklin fan Wink : my parents bought the (almost) luxury set with the 3003 then bought the Capitole loc, and the 3065 switcher engine.
I still have them, but quite worn out :-(
It's only many years later that I got into Marklin again, and the 3000 was not my priority. I must admit, I don't have a 3000 or CM800 Blushing

Cheers,
Ricky Smile

PS Maybe you should do a poll: who owns a CM800 or 3000 from childhood?


Hi Ricky, I feel sorry for your obviously deprived childhood. Wink

That's terrible, not having a 3000! Next you're going to tell me you don't have a banana van? OhMyGod

Good idea about the poll, by the way!
Ray
Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#24 Posted : 04 August 2011 22:48:43(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Originally Posted by: RayPayas Go to Quoted Post
You're not a true Marklin fan if you don't have an old CM800 or 3000 from your childhood! BigGrin


A 3000 was the 2nd loco I purchased, but I no longer have it. I gave it to my sister for her kids, and I think she still has it. She was talking about making up a Christmas diorama for it, and even went as far as getting me to get some more track (M track, of course) for it. Not much more has happened since though.
Offline kimballthurlow  
#25 Posted : 05 August 2011 02:45:37(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Hi,

Thanks for the poll.

I have no Marklin childhood memories at all. I only remember Hornby Dublo, Fleischmann and Triang.

In 2005. I took the plunge and got a Marklin mega start set, and really liked the models and technology.

regards
Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
Offline Renato  
#26 Posted : 05 August 2011 18:17:22(UTC)
Renato

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Hi,

My first loco was 3003 (not 100% sure).
I think so as I do not know the item number at that time: 1959 and I was only 4.
Of course it was a Christmas present for my brother (he was 8 years old) and me.
The only items survived to my brother are the tracks, rusty but still usable and the transformer.
So few years ago I bought the 3003 in the Hobby range, even if I run digital.

Cheers

Renato
Offline jerdenberg  
#27 Posted : 05 August 2011 23:44:09(UTC)
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My first was 1960ish, the 3029 with flat car and "kipper", a 10va transformer and (I think) 6-piece oval. The transformer tended to get really hot when a few lights and stuff were added.

Jeroen
Figomima division, UP; mostly figment of my imagination yet.
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Offline ricky  
#28 Posted : 06 August 2011 00:21:50(UTC)
ricky


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Originally Posted by: RayPayas Go to Quoted Post


Hi Ricky, I feel sorry for your obviously deprived childhood. Wink

That's terrible, not having a 3000! Next you're going to tell me you don't have a banana van? OhMyGod



My childhood was indeed miserable! Wink

I have only one banana van Blushing I must confess I prefer the beer and wine vans! BigGrin

Cheers,
Ricky Smile
Offline john black  
#29 Posted : 06 August 2011 16:40:17(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Webmaster Go to Quoted Post

Got my first for Christmas 1963... The 3003 BR24 ... Still have it ...

You certainly treat your stuff nicely. And I do love that "BASTA !!!" mug LOL
BTW, my first one (in year 1957) been a CE800 (aka 3001 aka E63).
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Offline Johnvr  
#30 Posted : 06 August 2011 21:16:56(UTC)
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My parents purchased a second-hand DA800 for me in 1969 when I was 12, birthday present it was. Then I purchased my kit form 3039 in Frankfurt Airport Duty-Free shop. I just remember both of them had a hard life in my teenage years, but they survived and are still in my collection today, now sporting Delta Decoders. Oh yes, I have the CM800, and you can see them (2 of them and 2 x 3000) chugging around my automated layout thread while Crocodiles and Borsig watch them go, so that makes me a genuine Marklin enthusiast !

Regards,BigGrin
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Offline rrf  
#31 Posted : 08 August 2011 19:31:19(UTC)
rrf

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Hello,

Mom and Dad gave me my first set in the spring of 1973. I was ten and we were living in Germany at the time. It was a 3054 BR 103 Intercity with four of the matching tin plate IC cars. My first 3000 came barely a month later ... the first engine I could afford with my allowance.


Oddly enough, I was feeling nostalgic yestereday afternoon and disconnected the MS2 from my layout and plugged in a couple of transformers. Guess which train came out fristWink BTW, my oldest 3000 was the next engine on the track!

Bye,
Rob
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Offline mj  
#32 Posted : 08 August 2011 19:59:48(UTC)
mj

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Location: Växjö
I got my first Märklin as a christmas gift from my parents in 1991, as a 6 year old kid. It was the starter set 2905 containing a 3000 loco and 4 cars, a perfect start in other words :)
Magnus
Offline Leitner  
#33 Posted : 27 August 2011 19:24:21(UTC)
Leitner

Taiwan, Province Of China   
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Start set 2905 for me as well... Christmas 1996, my grandparents bought it in Rapperswil, Switzerland, i was 4. The BR89 is still running also if its waiting to be upgraded to digital.


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A photo with the new 30000, she entered in service two month ago.
Ep. III (My layout is set in 1962).
I collect mainly DSB, DB and SBB but I'm quite... Open minded.
I'm quite a big collector of NOHAB lok :)
Offline TrainIride  
#34 Posted : 27 August 2011 19:32:20(UTC)
TrainIride

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At the beginning of the seventies.

A nice starter set with a 3029 an two freight wagons.

Found in a shop after Christmas at a very low price
because of not being sold.

https://www.marklin-users.net/TrainIride/pics/myfirsttrain1.jpg

Regards
Joël

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Offline Dimi194  
#35 Posted : 28 August 2011 09:56:10(UTC)
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Mine was 29751 in... 2006? I forget. Seems like a long tim ago though!
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Offline Goofy  
#36 Posted : 31 August 2011 20:18:45(UTC)
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Marklin startset as christmas gift when i was one year old in year 1964.
Offline zebra300760  
#37 Posted : 01 September 2011 01:06:26(UTC)
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You don't have any negative numbers in this poll!. My first 3000 was purchased in 1957, 3 years before I was born.
Offline Goofy  
#38 Posted : 03 September 2011 08:10:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zebra300760 Go to Quoted Post
You don't have any negative numbers in this poll!. My first 3000 was purchased in 1957, 3 years before I was born.


What...???
You must first to become as an exists before to get your first Marklin train.

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