Models for clubmembers
First Insider Club Model 2024
Order deadline: 29 February 2024
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions on placing an order for this model.
Crocodile, Adler, or Stork's Leg – Models inseparably linked with the Märklin brand. There is also a train in the world of Märklin, which has reached a similar aura: the Northlander. The real life prototype was built in 1957 in Europe as a first class TEE and ran starting in 1978 from Toronto in Canada up to the high North. Märklin presented a limited special model in the same year, a model subsequently reaching sensational collector prices. In 1998, five Northlander cars came back to Europe. Märklin supported this spectacular promotion and finally ranked the train in the gallery of the most striking Märklin prototypes. This new, finely detailed Insider model is updating this incredible, European-Canadian story in a perfect manner.
This is a 4-part unit. It has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound and light functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel in the motor car, centrally mounted. Two of three driving wheelsets in the two 3-axle trucks are powered using cardan shafts. Traction tires. There is factory-installed interior lighting in the compartment, dining, and open seating cars. Triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel. They and the interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The interior lighting in the baggage area of the motor car can be controlled separately in digital operation. The engine room lighting in the motor car and cab lighting in the motor car and control cab of the open seating car can all be controlled separately in digital operation. The classification lights on the ends of this train can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white and various colored LEDs are used for the lighting.
There are multiple conductor special couplings with guide mechanisms between the train units for a continuous electrical connection of the entire train. There is pickup shoe changeover with current supply depending on the direction of travel from the motor car or the open seating car with a control cab, depending on which car is at the front of the train. There are many separately applied details. The two ends of the train have a Scharfenberg coupler (no function) modelled.
The minimum radius for operation is 437.5 mm / 17-1/8". The train can be run on Radius 1 if you ignore the clearance profile.
Total length of the powered train over the couplers approximately 113 cm / 44-1/2".
- Prototypical tooling changes based on the new tooling for the RAm TEE.
- Heavy metal construction.
- World of Operation mfx+ digital decoder with extensive sound and light functions.
- Factory-installed interior lighting can be controlled digitally.
- Factory-installed engine room and cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
- Various classification lights on the ends of the train can be controlled digitally.
- Controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel in the motor car, 4 axles powered.
The "Northlander" diesel powered train is being produced in 2024 in a one-time series only for Insider members.
This model can be found in a DC version in the Ajckids Trix H0 assortment under item number 22975 exclusively for Trix Club members.
Marklin 88820 - Class VT 88.9 Rail Bus (Z-scale Insider)
Model: This is the DB rail bus known as the "Pig Snout" in a red/ivory paint scheme. This is completely new tooling and is finely detailed.
The frame and motor hoods on the body are constructed of metal. There are many separately applied details. Both ends have correct modelling of the buffer beams without couplers. Triple white headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel. Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The rail bus has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Both axles powered. Interior details and the engineer's cabs are modelled. There is LED interior lighting, separately applied access ladders, and roof racks for baggage. The solid wheels are black/black nickel plated.
Length over the buffers approximately 53 mm / 2-1/16".
- Completely new tooling.
- Frame and snouts on the body are constructed of metal.
- Newest generation of high-performance motor.
- Headlights include warm white LEDs.
- Correct modelling of the buffer beams.
- Baggage racks and access ladders.
- Interior lighting.
- Many separately applied details.
The 88820 rail bus is being produced in a one-time series exclusively for Insider Club members.