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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Frustration with Märklin

Märklin is perfectly capable of producing some very nice items, for example this SSml is rather more delicate than the Roco version.

Unfortunately, my example is missing a few stanchions, five to be precise and I have no idea of where to obtain spares. However, all is not lost, someone must know of a source.

If not, a lost wax casting might be the answer.....


  1. Hi

    Spare rungs are available for your SSml. According to the Maerklin website :

    Artikel-Nr.: E209582 Pos. 80
    Runge (12 Stück)
    6,00 €

    I have ordered spares in the past from APC Miniaturmodell – based on one of your recommendations, in fact – and have been very pleased with their service.

    Chris Thomas

  2. Chris,

    Thanks. Please consider joining the German Model Railways Forum - see the link in the sidebar.



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