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The History of Marklin (Marklin)

1891

Marklin (Maerklin) presents the first system railroad: A windup locomotive with cars and an expandable track system.

Around 1900

On the basis of the Marklin (Maerklin) scales an international standard for the gauges and scales 0, I, II and III of that time were adopted.

1926

With the new 20 volt system, the electric trains previously operated with standard household current are now safe for children.

1935

With the "halving" of 0 Scale to H0 (half of zero), Marklin (Maerklin) expands the world of model railroading: The compact dimensions allow complete layouts as table top railroads. In addition, the three-rail track system makes for trouble-free setup and reliable operation.

1938

The "perfect circuit" enables remote controlled direction reversing on Marklin (Maerklin) AC systems - a big step towards prototypical model railroad operation.

1938

The first fully functional catenary expands operating enjoyment to include an additional, independently controlled track circuit.

1939

Marklin (Maerklin)'s standard H0 coupler couples gently and reliably and keeps a train composition together. It is adopted by other manufacturers and later becomes NEM Standard 360.

1947

Thanks to a realistic articulated frame, the new Marklin (Maerklin) CCS 800 Crocodile can also negotiate sharp curves.

1953

Up to now the solid third rail has lain on top of the ties; now it is placed under the roadbed and only stud contacts stick up through the ties. This makes the three-rail track visually more acceptable to model railroaders and becomes a synonym for the Marklin (Maerklin) system.

1956

The standard coupler is further developed into the RELEX coupler. It allows advance uncoupling over a new uncoupler track.

1958

The TELEX coupler for switch engines takes couplers a step further. It enables remote controlled uncoupling anywhere on the layout.

1966

The first sound effects circuit - a horn that can be retrofitted into locomotives - ends the silence of the latter.

1969

With the K Track system Marklin (Maerklin) presents a track system without a roadbed. With flex track, large radius curves and turnouts it is quite suitable for an experienced model railroader's layout.

1969

The new Marklin (Maerklin) 1 Gauge introduces a renaissance of the large gauge. A previously unknown level of detailing on regular production Marklin (Maerklin) models appeals to even the most demanding model railroaders.

1972

The presentation of mini-club, the smallest mass produced electric train system in the world.

1982

The time is past for the typical "goat's jump". Direction reversing for locomotives is now being done by an electronic circuit.

1984

Marklin (Maerklin) Digital catapults model railroading directly into the electronic age. The digital signal processing - with electronic receiver circuits in each locomotive - makes it possible to have independent, multi-train operation.

1985

The Marklin (Maerklin) Club of North America is established by Marklin (Maerklin), Inc.

1985

The close coupler completes the visual appearance of the cars and locomotives by enabling prototypically close coupled train compositions. It is also compatible with the standard coupler.

1988

A model highlight is the H0 Swedish train, constructed with real wood like the prototype. The bodies for the locomotive and cars are covered with wood panels. Super fine details demonstrate the high level of modeling technology.

1991

The new digitally controlled, high-efficiency propulsion system allows you to set the maximum speed as well as the acceleration and braking delay for each locomotive as it would be for that unit's prototype.

1992

With DELTA Marklin (Maerklin) brings out a multi-train system for small to medium size layouts - the simple entry into digital.

1993

The Marklin (Maerklin) Insider Club is established. Model railroaders with a strong commitment to their hobby gain access to still more information and to special, exclusive models.

1994

With MAXI, the toy and adventure railroad for indoors and outdoors, Marklin (Maerklin) brings the art of sheet metal toys back to life. The sturdy construction and the large scale of 1 Gauge also make Maxi the ideal garden railway - fully compatible with the standard 1 Gauge equipment.

1996

The new C Track system combines the operational advantages of the three rail track with extremely easy "click" assembly, prototypical appearance, and modular setup.

1997

Marklin (Maerklin) Digital is expanded further. A signal module and controllable locomotive functions bring new prototypical functions to the operation of a layout.

1997

For the 25th anniversary of mini-club Marlin builds a steam locomotive with a body of pure 18 carat gold. This special, exclusive model is enthusiastically accepted by Z Gauge fans.

1998

A high point of the reproduction series is the carriage that comes about in cooperation with Heidi Ott (dolls), Hutschenreuther (porcelain horses) and Marklin (Maerklin) (carriage).

1998

A new concept for starter sets with track extension sets and a premium digital starter set make it even more appealing to enter the world of model railroading.

1999

Marklin (Maerklin) celebrates its 140th anniversary with a model of the Stork's Leg, the first Marklin (Maerklin) locomotive.

2000

Marklin (Maerklin) keeps their leadership in the European Model trains industry as the number 1 Manufacturer in the World. The new millennium has brought many improvements including the new Digital System, new FMX decoders and locomotives that automatically send back information to the Central units for identification and functions available to it as well as a large improvement on new locomotives designs and schemes.

The acquisition of Trix Minitrix is a total success and Marklin is also taking a predominant position on the Market for DC ( 2 rail operation) and N scale model trains.

C track is now the standard and has replaced completely the old M metal track and it is also available for DC operation under Trix box.

2008 May

Marklin Inc. abandons the USA market passing its Distribution to a train Distributor located in Wisconsin 

2009 February

Marklin GmbH files for bankruptcy after inability to pay a 50 million Euros loan and deny from Banks to renew their credit lines based on "too often and too many changes on the high management and too much money paid to Consultants"

 

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Make products that inspire people through surprise and discovery. Cultivate an organization that combines imagination with the technological capability to successfully transform ideas into exceptional products. For this purpose, staff and departments within Kyosho communicate and work as a team, inspiring and supporting each other. This internal cooperation not only results in inspirational Kyosho products, but also provides an opportunity to learn from each other through the process. By owning a Kyosho product and discovering its full capabilities, the owner can achieve greater enjoyment and a depth of appreciation than ever thought possible. The intrinsic value of a Kyosho product is measured by its success as a source of enjoyment, which is far greater than any financial value. Kyosho workmanship must mean more than an industrial product, and this forms the basis of our management philosophy.

1971: The Kyosho DASH 1 is presented at an Aircraft Pageant at Harumi International Trade Center sponsored by Mitsuboshi Shoten. From the left: Mr. Hisashi Suzuki (Founding president of Kyosho), Mr. Harukuni Takahashi (Toyota - TMSC), Mr. Tachio Yonemura (Isuzu) and Mr. Yasushi Toshimori (Nissan Omori). Three professional racing drivers were invited to run the DASH 1.

What was the first Japanese RC car ever produced? It is now 40 years since Kyosho started business and it was in 1970 that Kyosho started selling the DASH 1. Lets take a look back in time to see the birth of the DASH 1, generally agreed by the industry to be the first RC car made in Japan.

Radio control (RC) spread through the model market from the about 1960, after the Tokyo Olympics. Still regarded as luxury items, most equipment and attention was focussed on model aircraft. Many people still dreamt if RC could be adapted to an engine powered car, but there were no manufacturers to develop this into reality.

There was one person took the action necessary to bring this dream to life. This was Kyosho's founder, Mr. Hisashi Suzuki (then President of Kyosho). According to Mr. Naohiko Otsuki (President of Automodel) the almost single-handed developer of the DASH 1, it was Mr. H. Suzuki who brought up the idea.

At that time, Mr. H. Suzuki was working in and out of the U.S. Army base in Tachikawa for the import and export of toys. Through the U.S. Army, he was able to acquire the latest engine powered models available. In 1969, conscription and the Vietnam war saw many soldiers in Japan with strong interests in RC models.

Now, as seen in the photograph, the four bare-chassis were sophisticated non-RC midget cars, and could not be considered as originally designed as RC cars. When Mr. H. Suzuki showed these four models to Mr. Otsuki with the proclamation "look what's out there now", it was the very beginning of something special.



Adoption of the Centrifugal clutch.

According to Mr. Otsuki, the only really useful point of reference from the American models was the centrifugal clutch in one of the models. Basically, the board track and control line type American cars were very different from RC cars, so there wasn't really anything else to learn from them.

Even in Japan, a company called RIKEN had produced a hand-made control line midget car about one year earlier (kit price was 12,000 Yen, with airplane tires). But a centrifugal clutch wasn't included on the RIKEN midget car, just direct engine contact.

Mr. Otsuki says at first he didn't know what a centrifugal clutch was. Originally, Mr. Otsuki worked at one of Japan's automobile parts manufacturers so he had a strong understanding of car mechanics. Mr. Otsuki couldn't think of a simpler clutch type than the cone-clutch, but he decided to disassemble the automatic centrifugal clutch on his Honda Cub. But the Cub's was a multi-board clutch and didn't provide much insight. A prototype cone clutch was also made, but in the end, an internal expansion-type drum centrifugal clutch was the final result. In the beginning, Bakelite was cast and the drum was machined from "muku" steel (uniform steel).

About six months after trials began, the first prototype shown in the photograph was produced. At this time, the engine was almost horizontal with a front angle. The engine was fixed directly to the chassis to allow engine heat to dissipate and to give a lower center of gravity.

However, this engine-mounting layout was not so good for maintenance and although the idea was innovative, it was not applied. Also, the gentle "S" shape and twin exhaust pipe would be well remembered in the real racing cars of the day.

Mr. Otsuki's detailed appreciation of real racers was obvious, even in the wheels. The 5-spoke diecast aluminum wheels were modelled on the Nissan R382 of that time. More than just modelled, they were replicas. A big fan of the R382, Mr. Otsuki says he telephoned Nissan public relations department and soon received the diagrams (3-D design illustrations) for the actual R382 wheels. The three body styles chosen were the most popular racing machines in the Japanese Grand Prix: Porsche 917, Lola T70 and the McLaren Elba. The bodies were vacuum molded, a totally new innovation in RC at the time. Mr. H. Suzuki was the one who set about looking for a vacuum molding factory.

The difficult issue of a radio system was covered by the Futaba 4 Channel. The leader in this field at the time was an American company called Orbit, but Futaba was already selling top-class products as well. Another Japanese manufacturer: Hinode Denko, made the "Single Radio" for boats, but it was not suitable for providing the precision control needed.

Futaba's 4 Channel, two-stick radio for airplanes was a little too extravagant for cars. Futaba also had a 1-stick 2-channel radio for boats, but engine control and rudder operation were from the same stick. This made it quite difficult to adapt for use with RC cars.

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