Posted 4 years ago
More from my Marklin collection. All of these are in mint or near mint condition. Marklin collectors will recognise the Marklin items as there are other German manufactured locomotives there as well. Refering to some of the "O" guage trains.
Here is a little history on the Blue steam locomotive. This information comes from my trusted friend in Germany, Mr. Bauer who restaured and recreated this locomotive to my father's specifications. Mr. Bauer is not only a restaurateur and a history buff, he enjoys making children happy with his "O" guage layout which he and friends assemble in malls and in his back yard. He is a friend and someone whose judgment and knowledge I trust. I am finding out that his knowledge is much more global then I thought. This is the information about the Blue steam locomotive: You may find an Italian specimen somewhere, I have not, anywhere.
"The original locomotive in 1947 ... Produced in 1951 in Prague. The
manufacturer had CKD (?eskomoravská-Kolben-Dan?k). There were 147 pieces (locomotives) (2D1 A2) type 475.1. It was a universal locomotive for express and regular trains. The top speed was about 120 km / h. The color was black with coal-fired operation. Some machines were later with oil. These(?) machines were later blue. Today there are only a few specimens in the museum."
Many of them are Marklin "O" guage and date back to the 1930's, 1940's. I mixed different guages in my display cases to add color and I think it looks better.