Marklin Mini Club 8900 Freight Train Set

The Marklin 8900 Freight Train Set was introduced by Marklin in 1972 and was available for three years.  The Marklin 8900 included the following:

Marklin Mini Club 8900 Set

Marklin Mini Club 8900 Set

  • #8800 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive
  • #8601 Union Beer Car
  • #8606 Bananen Box Car
  • #8610 Low Side Gondola
  • #8612 Tank Car
  • Track to make a small oval
  • Ramp to get cars on track

The transformer was to be purchased separately.  The Marklin 8900 train set came in an attractive wood grain box about the size of a lunch box with all the above mentioned parts tucked away in a plastic tray.  You will come across the set every now and again on ebay, selling complete around $100-$150.  Considering that Marklin introduced Z scale trains in 1972, this is one of the earliest sets offered.  To the right is picture or two to give you an idea of what the Marklin Mini Club 8900 Freight Train set looked like.  Keep in mind, the box is over 40 years old so it has a few marks here and there.

Marklin 8900 Freight Set

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8900 Freight Set

 

 

Marklin Rail Zeppelin In Z Scale 8876/88761

Marklin 8876 Z Scale Rail Zeppelin

Marklin 8876 Z Scale Rail Zeppelin

While first exploring z scale I came across the Marklin Z scale Rail Zeppelin model numbers 8876 & 88761.  I thought this was just a whimsical locomotive buy upon further research, I found the Marklin Z scale rail zeppelin is based on a locomotive designed in Germany in 1929 by Franz Friederich Kruckenburg.  How fast was the Rail Zeppelin?  The record it set of 144 mph stood for almost a decade and a half.  Marklin has offered the z scale rail zeppelin in 1982 as model number 8876 and again in 2010, model number 88761 with updates including a 5 pole motor and a sharp wooden storage box, it quickly sold out.  This really is a neat little model that holds true to the original it was modeled after.  You can still find the Marklin Z scale model here and there, but the are getting harder to find.  This is truly a unique piece of obscure history that Marklin has done a great job it duplicating in z scale.

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