The principal five companies discussed in this article, Hehr, Hobby Haas, Ritter, Selzer, and HGM, have produced since 1976 a wide variety of replica Märklin 0 gauge trains and trains “in the style of Märklin”. They are, however, made in very limited numbers and can be difficult to find and expensive to acquire. Nevertheless the trains have the look and feel of the original models and fit well into any Märklin layout or collection.
A picture is worth a thousand words goes the adage and without pictures an article such as this would not be very interesting or informative. I want to thank Bernhard Hehr for mailing me from Germany thirty copies of advertising leaflets of products Hehr has produced since 1976. I also want to thank Hans-Gerhard Mundhenke for providing digital images of the HGM products and Ritter-Restaurationen for use of images from their website. Bernd Hess provided images of his Henschel-Wegmann train sets and his V 20 shunting locomotive which are appreciated. A special thanks to Allen Levy for providing the photograph of his very rare Selzer BR 310 locomotive. And again thanks to Robert Schreyer for helping me keep my facts straight on the details of the prototype German, Swiss, Austrian and Swedish locomotives referenced in the article.
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In the Style of Märklin: References
(1) International Model Railways Guide by WeltbildVerlag
Published by SymposiunVerlag, Esslingen
(2) WALTER 1986 Marktpreise, Märklin Spur O, 1919-1954
By Hans-Willi Walter
(3) MärklinEisenbahnen: von den Anfangenbis 1954
by Christian Vaterlein and Botho G. Wagner
© 1996: WeltbildVerlag GmbH, Augsburg
(4) A Century of Model Trains (1870-1970)
By Allen Levy
New Cavendish Books, London
The Great Book of Trains by Brian Hollingsworth and Arthur Cook
Salamander Books Ltd., London
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World’s Steam Locomotives
By Brian Hollingsworth
Published by Salamander Books, London
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Modern Locomotives
By Brian Hollingsworth and Arthur Cook
Originally published by Salamander Books, London
© 1983 by Crescent Books, New York
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