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Mrklin Signalbuch 0340
2002 | 29pgs | 1,3mb | PDF | 1,3mb rar | English
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Mrklin is a German toy company, founded in 1859. Although it originally specialised in doll house accessories, today it is best known for model railways and technical toys. In some parts of Germany, the company's name is almost synonymous with model railroads. Recently, the third game in the Ticket to Ride board game series was named in their honour.

A brief history
Mrklin released its first wind-up train with cars that ran on expandable track in 1891, noting that railroad toys had the potential to follow the common practice of doll houses, in which the initial purchase would be enhanced and expanded with more accessories for years after the initial purchase. To this end, Mrklin offered additional rolling stock and track with which to expand its boxed sets.

Mrklin is responsible for the creation of virtually every popular model railroad gauge or scale, with only noteworthy exceptions being N scale and Wide gauge. In 1891, Mrklin defined gauges 1-5 as standards for toy trains and presented them at the Leipzig Toy Fair. They soon became international standards. Mrklin followed with O gauge (by some accounts as early as 1895 or as late as 1901), H0 scale in 1935, and the diminutive Z scale in 1972 — this is the smallest commercially available scale, 1:220.

Today, Mrklin manufactures and markets trains and accessories in Gauge 1, H0 scale, and Z scale. In 1994 Mrklin acquired a Nuremberg based model train manufacturer Trix. Today Trix is another brand of Mrklin Holding and covers N-scale and DC-operated HO scale. Mrklin's older trains are considered highly collectible today, and Mrklin's current offerings enjoy premium status among hobbyists.

Although Mrklin is best known for its trains, from 1914 to 1999, the company produced mechanical construction sets similar to Meccano and Erector. Between 1967 and 1982, the company produced a slotcar system called Mrklin Sprint. Mrklin also produced numerous other toys over the years, including lithographed tinplate toy automobiles and boats.

On 11th May 2006, the company, which had until then been owned by the three families Mrklin, Friz and Safft, was sold to the British investment group Kingsbridge Capital, with the support of the employees. The new shareholders plan to restructure the company and make it profitable again. The purchase price was approximately $38 million. At the time, Mrklin had approximately $70.5 million in debt, as a result of several years of slumping sales.


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