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Marklin/Gebrüder Marklin Tin Lithographed Windup “Electric” RS 950 Passenger Train Car O Gauge *PENDING*

$575.00

Marklin/Gebrüder Marklin Tin Lithographed Windup “Electric” RS 950 Passenger Train Car O Gauge

This is a highly detailed ca. 1930’s tin lithographed windup passenger train car made by Marklin/ Maerklin/Gebrüder Marklin of Goppingen, Germany.

This is an O gauge windup clockwork passenger train car that when wound will travel around a track or in a straight line on the floor. The clockwork mechanism works as it should and is strong. The 4 doors open and close as they should. All of the train cars plastic windows are intact, but yellowed due to age. The train itself while made of tin is heavy due to the cast iron wheels. It is marked “RS 950” and “Made in Germany”, as well as, having the Marklin logo on the sides.

Our example of this piece is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. The lithos are in great overall condition with the usual patina, scratches, scuffs, surface rust and chips that are seen with age and play. The whole toy is approximately 8 ¾” L (from coupler end to coupler end) x 5” H (to pantographs top). We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.

 

 

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.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in