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Sad day for Marklin

[NSWGR 70-class on a MiniTrix chassis]Well, this is not BadgerBits-related news but it's relevant to share.

Sadly, Marklin, one of the greatest model railway marques, is no more. Here's how I reported it on my family blog:

I'm not a fan of European railways or their models, however I do use MiniTrix (made by Marklin) N-scale mechanisms in my N-scals NSW-outline models.

So I was saddened yesterday when the Australian_N_Scale Yahoogroup carried this item:

German Model Train Maker Märklin Goes Bankrupt

The credit crisis has reached Germany's legendary model train
manufacturer. Märklin filed for insolvency on Wednesday, citing a
breakdown in talks for a loan.

Märklin, the 150-year-old German model train manufacturer, declared
bankruptcy on Wednesday after talks with banks to extend a ?50 million
line of credit broke down.

Read the rest here.



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