Tradition with a Future
The eventful history of Trix also reflects a piece of economic history in Germany. Mergers and acquisitions brought ever new ownership and product focus. Still came out of the house Trix developments that were among the milestones of model railway.
Origin, the company was founded in 1838 J. Hafner, after the United toy factories Andreas Förtner and J. Haffner Nachf. AG, the first tin figures and then also produced tin toys. Among the later owners included, among other Stephen Bing, which won in 1928 the know-how for the model railway.
After the first non-driven roller models in scale 1:180 In 1964 Minitrix on the market, the electric model train track for N.
In the same year, Trix International, the Two-wire DC system appeared NEM. The Trix Express models were now offered in parallel for International. In 1973 came the electronic multi-train with Trix ems. Trix ems doubled the ways to control trains individually - for example, could at Trix Express with overhead line running independently six locomotives.
The digital age
1983 began with Selectrix the digital age. The Vielzugsteuerung with microprocessor control is standard-compliant and can be used for other gauges and brands. Selectrix finally replaced the ems system.
The union of two traditional manufacturer
The Odyssey of ownership came to an end well, as Trix in 1997 by Märklin acquired and a subsidiary of Märklin Holding was. The merger of the two traditional manufacturer promises continuous further development, in which all of the advantages Trix and competence for DC railways in N and H0 can implement.
The specialties of Trix
The current range includes brands Minitrix, Trix H0 (formerly International) Express and Selectrix. Since 1978 collaborates with Märklin Trix at such as the König-Ludwig-train and the Imperial Wilhelm II projects
Cunning model railroaders reveal a Trix model without looking at the brand. "Typical Trix" it says then what is usually meant as a compliment. In fact, the brand has gained in profile, which is valid for N and H0 alike and is characterized by Era loyalty, loving detail and flawless imprints. Nuremberg As an organization, we particularly the baroque splendor of the state railways, especially those of Bavaria believed. We do not limit ourselves about some parade models. Who devotes his system a certain time, can put together a complete travel and freight trains epoch true. From the glass case to the elegant S 2/5 suitable locomotives to choose from.