The soon to be released Märklin styled BR 96 by HGM
0 gauge Märklin trains define the term tinplate. Toy trains of all metal, stamped sheet construction, with additional metal castings for detail, wire for piping and handrails, and even lithography for added small details,they well represented the brutish, industrial look of their German steam and electric prototypes. Märklin ceased production of 0 gauge trains over half a century ago in 1954, and today these rugged trains are eagerly collected and can reach some astronomical prices in auctions.
Ace trains of London has released their N2s if you would like to see them running click on link below.
For action around Clairetown Station click on link
To ride the rails click on link below
Text And Photos By Jim Kelly
Members of the Standard Gauge Module Association returned to exhibit at the Syracuse Train Fair on November 6 & 7, 2010. It was the group's third time presenting an operating Standard Gauge layout at the event. However, there were a number of firsts at this event: the first elevated layout loop, the first separate kid's layout with candy train, and Bob Thon got to see both of the Mc Keen car sets that he started building 25 years ago together at one venue . The perimeter of the SGMA layout measured 20' x 32' and featured a considerable number of inside modules used for display of accessories and trains.
Summertime is a slow time trains, but with the Fall approaching my thoughts are returning to tinplate toy trains.
During the summer months I did make a few train purchases including these beautiful American Flyer Wide Gauge "Pocahontas" cars:
Hello everybody, Im' french and I have built a litlle layout in 0 gauge with only tinplate trains.
Here is a new video of my electric train in action :
I have built an O gauge railway system that is loosely based on UK London's railways. 30 trains run through 17 stations. I have posted a short clip of part of this railway on youtube. If you wish for a look type dream city railway into the search box on the youtube site.