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Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« on: November 08, 2021, 10:30:26 pm »
Good Day Members!

Perhaps someone can assist me.

I cant seem to find any more information on this.  I have since cleaned it up.

Seems a letter D? 4010 is present.  It has foward and reverse.  It has an oiler up front and its an American engine [cab and cowcatcher] that I believe is from Marklin in Germany Pre 1910.

Any insight would be appreciated.  I have it pulling some prewar lionel cars for the time being.  Its an amzaing runner just a shame the paint isnt better.  The boiler was full of goopy gluey yucky sticky tar like substance that a qtip was able to remove without effort.

Regardless I love its character and features. there is an F stamped on the bottom of one steamchest but otherwise no markings. 

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Jason

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Re: Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 05:37:05 am »
This appears to be an R 4010. From the Schiffmann Sammerkatalog: "with eccentric - 36 (cm,) black hand painting reversal, 2 fixed double-acting cylinders act on the rear axle, drive rods, gallery rods, (1929 - 1932.)"

Great find, an early Marklin American market live steamer. Here's a page from the Marklin 1930 catalog showing the R 4010.

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Re: Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 12:43:31 pm »
Congratulations on the purchase of this Märklin steam locomotive, Jason. Nice that skeptic49 was able to identify the locomotive so quickly.
A video of the locomotive running after the major overhaul would be nice.
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Re: Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 02:16:35 pm »
Many Many thanks.

I had found the 4010 much older and then some new HO Marklin electric.

Many thanks for also sharing the catalog image.

I dont really want to do much to this loco at all But Paint [heat safe] maybe a while down the road, I rather like the original look.

Its no longer sticky and I ran 3 rinses of engine degreaser [enamel safe] thru the boiler and steam chests. It turned the red liquid into milky coffee sludge.  It now flushes clear.

I have vintage 30s marx track and 30s lionel carsnthat will go perfect for a video I hope to film this afternoon and post tonight for allnto ejoy.

Cheers

Many thanks again skeptic49


Jason

This appears to be an R 4010. From the Schiffmann Sammerkatalog: "with eccentric - 36 (cm,) black hand painting reversal, 2 fixed double-acting cylinders act on the rear axle, drive rods, gallery rods, (1929 - 1932.)"

Great find, an early Marklin American market live steamer. Here's a page from the Marklin 1930 catalog showing the R 4010.

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Re: Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 01:52:24 am »
Really a nice find!
I simply love the way the Märklin people "converted" their thoroughly German locos to a more American look by just adding the bull bar/ grille guard (the German term would be "Kuhfänger", cow catcher, which shows how unfamiliar this was in Germany).

I had an R 4000 once and it was a good runner as well. With the comparably big cylinders, these locos look a bit "top-heavy", but very characteristic. I would keep it in this "played with" condition, btw.

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Re: Maerklin D? 4010 0-4-0
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2021, 06:22:58 am »
I would enjoy seeing a video of the loco in operation.

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