Henschel/Wegman streamlined train (Marklin/Meistercraft)
Henschel/Wegman streamlined train (Marklin/Meistercraft)part of a Meistercraft-Märklin model of the 1930s Henshel-Wegman streamlined steam locomotive (i)
Arch Four , Area 39
End Cabinet (display)
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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".