Two-Button Controller (Märklin 472)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Two-Button Controller (Märklin 472)

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Arch Three , Area 32
Märklin Model Railways (display)
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A small black rounded-rectangular Signal Control Plate with two red button controls, made by Märklin during the 1930s, catalogue number 472.

Märklin 472 two-button Control Plate


The piece has sockets and prongs allowing it to be used directly with the matching signal Distributor Plate, 471.

Although these two items could technically be used with accessories for any gauge of model railway, Märklin tended to list them in the 00-gauge accessories section of their catalogues, since their comparatively small size would be most useful on smaller layouts, where space was at a premium.