Shell Petrol Tanker Wagon, gauge 0 (Märklin 1854 S)

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Exhibit

Shell Petrol Tanker Wagon, gauge 0 (Märklin 1854 S)

Petrol Tank Wagon, Shell, Märklin 1854 (MarklinCat 1936).jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 32
Märklin Model Railways (display)
Shelf 1
24.5 cm(l) × __(w) × __(h)
1930s


A yellow gauge 0 Shell "Kesselwagen" (Petrol Tank Wagon) made by Märklin between 1934 and 1942, catalogue number 1854 S (with "S" standing for "Shell").

1936 catalogue info:

1854 Petrol Tank Wagon

mounted on double bogies, with brakeman's cabin, filler cap, outlet tap, hand-japanned.

  • 1854/0 Gauge 0: length 9 3/4 in.
  • 1854/1 Gauge I: length 13 1/4 in.
1936: Märklin Petrol Tank Wagon 1854

1854 Liveries

Petrol Tank Wagon number 1854 was produced in gauge 0 and gauge 1, in a range of liveries:

  • Yellow - 1854 S – SHELL
  • Silver1854 St  – STANDARD
  • White1854 L – LEUNA
  • Blue1854 BV – B.V.ARAL

Other gauge 0 and gauge 1 Märklin Shell petrol tanker wagons

... for identification purposes. Some models which were initially only available in Shell livery didn't need the trailing "S" to start with, adding it later when the other variations became available.

References and links:

  • Christian Väterlein and Botho G. Wagner, Märklin Eisenbahnen (Battenberg Verlag Augsburg, 1996), p. 264, ISBN 389441233X