Railway Bridge (Marklin 2512)

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Railway Bridge (Marklin 2512)

link=http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/w/images/MarklinBridge BTMM.jpg An exceptionally rare Märklin bridge (i)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 01
1930s Model Railway Layout

An early lithographed tinplate Railway Bridge ("Eisenbahnbrücke"), with tower lamps and side pedestrian walkways, made by Märklin, catalogue number 2512, between 1919 and 1921.

This glorious yellow illuminated rail bridge was built for use with gauge 0 track, and is the only known surviving example.

It was produced in two models, a single arch model with a length of 144 cm (2512) and a double arch model with a length of 203 cm (2512 DB), the "DB" presumably standing for "Doppelbrücke", Double-Bridge.

Catalogue illustration

Märklin Railway Bridge 2512, contemporary catalogue illustration

References

  • Christian Väterlein and Botho G. Wagner, Märklin Eisenbahnen (Battenberg Verlag Augsburg, 1996), p. 357 ISBN 389441233X