Lot 834: MARKLIN CUSTOM-MADE GERMAN ARMORED TRAIN SET

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

September 14, 2017
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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Description: MARKLIN CUSTOM-MADE GERMAN ARMORED TRAIN SET
An incredible set of five O-gauge hand-made train bodies, including engine, all built by an avid collector upon Marklin train chassis. Not only did the collector simply build the bodies, but he added mechanical and cosmetic additions to make this set truly unique! Included is the engine which has been "armored", and fitted with a search light and decals; two armored gun carriages with moving cannon and machine guns, one fitted with a spot light; a passenger car festooned with slogans in German: "Sieg Heil!", "We Fight for the Fatherland!", "One War, One Victory!", etc. with lights within and (possibly) a speaker; and a flat car carrying a captured American jeep and trailer. The cars are fitted with switches which activate the features which worked when last viewed by us but may require some fine-tuning. Quite an item!
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