Henschel/Wegman streamlined train (Marklin/Meistercraft)

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Henschel/Wegman streamlined train (Marklin/Meistercraft)

Henschel-Wegman streamliner, detail.jpg part of a Meistercraft-Märklin model of the 1930s Henshel-Wegman streamlined steam locomotive (i)
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Arch Four , Area 39
End Cabinet (display)
Shelf 1

An exact copy of the Märklin prototype modelHenschel/Wegman steam locomotive made in the 1930s, with a set of four matching carriages, produced by Meistercraft in the 1990s.

The Henschel-Wegman

The futuristically streamlined German Henschel/Wegman steam train entered service in ~1936, and Märklin were gearing up to produce an 0-gauge model of it. The company produced a set of plans and a prototype, and commissioned artwork of the real Henschel-Wegman for the front cover of their 1936-1937 catalogue.

Although the catalogue cover went ahead, the company's model didn't, with WW2 disrupting metal toymaking and also taking the real Henschel-Wegman out of service.

After the War, Märklin never did produce the model, and it was left to Meistercraft to recreate and produce the Märklin "never-wasser".

Henschel-Wegman streamliner model, detail