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Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:11:01 pm »
If I were a little boy at Christmas time and could only have one toy steam engine, the 401/402 would have to be my choice... probably explains why I have 7 of them here  :D  I've been saving some pictures over the years and have both a beat up 401 and 402 to "play" with, now to find some Metallbaukasten... Here's a few of the neat ideas I have seen over the years...

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 02:13:14 pm »
Traction engine with cab

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 02:16:43 pm »
Another with unique steering going from the cab roof to underneath

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 02:18:47 pm »
Floor train, I have the book shown above on the wall and will get a clearer scan of the build

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 02:24:34 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 02:25:47 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 02:27:48 pm »
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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 02:50:10 pm »
is this of interest?
Also i have a large German/Meccano / Marklin set
Which I could photo if interested

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 02:51:49 pm »
Yes it is  ;)  you have a pm on the way  ;)
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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 08:01:24 pm »
Yes it is  ;)  you have a pm on the way  ;)

Great thread Nick!

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2019, 08:06:44 pm »
Nick,
You forgot one! Märklinhouse
https://youtu.be/cQEUiZMgufs
Notice it steers!


I need to hook up a steering mechanism on my horizontal 402, not having one really detracts. My Wilesco locomobile needs one as well. (I think of mine as not a horse drawn version.)

Any photos of a 401? I am experimenting witgmine as a tracked or skid steer version.


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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2019, 08:13:34 pm »
I forgot to mention, to get mine fired up in winter (below freezing) I steam up my 402 with a belly lamp as well. Once it is up to steam, the regular burner is sufficient. I am thinking of lagging mine.

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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2019, 09:10:41 pm »
Nick,
You forgot one! Märklinhouse

Any photos of a 401? I am experimenting witgmine as a tracked or skid steer version.

I didn't forget, was hoping you'd find this thread  ;)

I didn't realize all of them that I've saved are 402's till now... Will have to see if there are any pictures out there...
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Re: Märklin Convertible & Metallbaukasten
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2019, 11:18:43 pm »
Spent an hour setting up a worm gear setup.
I just don't have a small crown gear.

I have yet to hook up the chains (string).

Like the full size version, it may take a lot of cranks!

The nice thing about the linkage steering (the top of the cab version as well as my Märklinhouse) is that it is rapid steering much like a Mamod TE

 

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