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Marklin Decoder Install
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DC to 3 rail AC Conversion
Marklin Finnish Sr2
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Mounting Kadee Couplers

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Swiss Ce 6/8 'Crocodile' articulated electric locomotive

Information

Marklin Models: Some interesting information on the German manufacturer.
Internet Links: Where to find information on European, English and Australian railways.
Buying Overseas: Access to rarer models and savings can be made by buying from overseas.

Model Projects


Convert Marklin AC Locomotives to Digital
Convert Marklin AC Locomotives to Digital using a reasonably priced four function decoder sourced from Argentina.

Convert a standard Marklin loco to an Electronic Reverser
Convert standard Marklin locomotives using a reversing relay to operation with an Electronic Reverser. The modification allows crisp reversing without over run and much improved low speed running.

Convert 2 Rail DC locos to the 3 Rail AC Marklin system
Convert two rail locos to the Marklin system to enable Australian or English prototypes to run on Marklin track. Modifications to the loco are the addition of an AC reversing circuit and mounting a pickup shoe to the leading bogie.

Build a Marklin model of the Finnish Railways Sr2 Electric Loco
Marklin produce models of the Swiss Re460 and the Norwegian EL18, but not the similar broad gauge Finnish Sr2. This project details the conversion of a Swiss Re460 model into an Sr2.

Build a DC Controller
This controller is cheap, easily built from Dick Smith/Jaycar components, is fully regulated to 1.2amps and short circuit proof.

Fitting Kadees to British Rolling Stock
This is sometimes a bit of a problem due to the height of the coupler mounting surfaces and the proximity of the bogies to the end of the carriages. Here are two solutions, one for a van, the other for the bogie of a carriage.