Locomotive, green, 4-6-2 (Märklin HR 66-12920)

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Locomotive, green, 4-6-2 (Märklin HR 66-12920)

Locomotive, 4-6-2, Märklin HR 66-12920, HR 66-12921 (MarklinCat 1932).jpg 1932 catalogue image (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout
1932

A very rare green gauge 0 electric model of a 4-6-2 steam locomotive Märklin HR 66-12920, made in 1932. The later black version of this loco became a popular long-running fixture in the Märklin catalogue for some years, and is still a highly desirable model to collectors, but this green 1932 version is now almost impossible to find.

1932: Märklin HR 66/12920, green

Display issues

As of 2017, our example can't quite be said exactly to be on display ... it's housed on shelving in the central 1930s gauge 0 model railway layout area, but it's in a section that is currently waiting to be fitted with new LED lighting, and therefore isn't visible. The contents of these shelves might turn out to be be reasonably visible from the public area once the new lighting is designed and installed ... or they might not.

It only takes a brief glance to know that the loco's green paintwork (probably darkened with age) is absolutely original, but it has very pronounced "crazing", and we keep it shelved away from the main high-visibility easy-access shelving in the display area because we want to keep incidental surface handling to an absolute minimum.

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