Tinplate Trains O Gauge and Tin Plate Toys by Marklin in O Scale
Pilentum found a model railway exhibition with an old tinplate model train layout by Marklin. These tin plate trains are built in 1925, but they are completely operational and functional. There are some typical metal toys or so-called tin plate toys, such as a train station, a bridge and a fair. And of course, there is the famous railroad crossing, which our grandsfathers have played with. In the years 1893 to 1954 toy trains were made of tinplate by Märklin company in Göppingen, Germany. The O Scale or o Gauge was the dominant size. While the first locomotives were built very abstract, the details of the model trains increased in the 1920s. But even after a century, these tinplate trains have their own charm and character. Enjoy these 18 photos and get inspiration for your own model train layout.