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Marklin/Gebrüder Maerklin Tin Model Train Accessory Switch Box for Sale


Marklin/Gebrüder Maerklin Tin Model Train Switch Box 

This is a tin model train switch box manufactured by Marklin/Maerklin/Gebrüder Maerklin of Goppingen, Germany.  

The lightbulbs have been replaced and the switch box wobbles a bit on its base, but a few small screw turns and this could be rectified. It is hand stamped on the bottom with the Marklin logo and “Made in Germany”. We tested it and it worked once, but we were unable to get it to work every time; so we cannot guarantee it to be working. All switches move up and down smoothly and stay in their places as they should.

Our example of this Marklin switchbox is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 5 ½” L x 2 ¼” W x 4 ½” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.    




A brief history of Gebruder Maerklin (or Marklin) of Goppingen, Germany  

1859 to date  

Founder: Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin and his wife, Caroline Märklin  

Specialty: Originated as a maker of doll-sized tinplate kitchenware. When sons took over the business in 1888, firm name was changed to Gebruder Maerklin. Branched out to a variety of enameled tinplate boats, carousels, aeronautical toys. Unsurpassed in production of clockwork, steam, and electric trains. Introduced first standardized tinplate tracks in 1891. Maerklin switched to plastic train sets in the late 1950s.  

Known As: Gebruder Maerklin, Maerklin Bros. & Co., or Marklin  


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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in
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