Manufacturer ID 739
Founded in Nuremberg, Germany, Trix was best know for its metal construction
sets until 1935,
when it unveiled its ground-breaking 1/87 Trix Express train set, which
allowed independent control of two trains at once. In the late 1960s, the
of N Scale models was introduced, which included American equipment. Acquired by
Marklin in 2007, Trix produces a wide range of two-rail, DC powered models
of European prototypes in HO and N Scales, as well as structures, track, tools
and other items.
Scales: HO, N
Featured Products: Locomotives (steam, diesel and electric), rolling
stock, two-rail track, starter sets.
Specific Eras: European Era I to Era
Walthers Named Exclusive North American
Distributor For Marklin / Trix
Walthers, Inc. has been appointed the
exclusive North American distributor for
Marklin Inc. A formal announcement will be
during the Nuremberg Toy Fair, where staff
from both companies will be on-hand to
answer questions and review the new Marklin
and Trix product assortments.
Dealers will notice some changes in the near
future. Current inventory and warranty work
will be transferred to Walthers; Marklin
Inc. will continue to process orders for
line items until the transition is complete.
Marklin staff will continue providing sales
and marketing support to authorized North
American Marklin and Trix dealers.
Dr. Tom Catherall will continue to provide
technical support for the Marklin and
Trix Systems products and write the
bi-monthly Digital Club newsletter.
Customer service for the various Club
programs will be handled by the Marklin Inc.
"This is an exciting opportunity for both
companies and we are delighted to be working
with Marklin." said Phil Walthers. "Walthers
expertise as the leading distributor of
model railroad products coupled with Marklin's support staff will provide
a high level of customer service, and a
foundation to expand sales and
market awareness for these very special products."
Also, Blue Ridge Hobbies is now a Marklin
Authorized Dealer. Some new Marklin
products have already arrived at our store
in HO and Z. The Marklin
database will be updated to reflect this
change and our 25% discount ASAP.
If there are products you would like that
are not reflected on the Marklin product
search please, please call or email us at
Märklin takes over LGB manufacturer:
German model-railroad manufacturer
Märklin in late July announced the purchase
of Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerke,
the Nuremberg-based manufacturer
of LGB trains. Terms of the purchase have not
Märklin was itself purchased by investment group Kingsbridge Capital Ltd. a year
The Göppingen-based company says it will produce the large-scale LGB
within its own production network.