MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS
www.trains-and-trains.dk : A personal view by Christian Vinaa
"Märklintage" : "Fundgrube" - Treasure trove
At the "Märklin Museum" you can find the "Fundgrube".
Go inside and turn right. There should be 2 doors "IN" & "OUT" to the "Fundgrube".
I'be only been there during the "Märklintage" but it should be there all year round.
You can find items from all of Märklin's lines there : Märklin - TRIX - LGB.
What to expect ?The items found in the "Fundgrube" are never annonced, and the staff never knows what or when new items arrive.
The items can be left-overs from e.g. a "Museum-Wagen"-set ( typically the lorry ) or surplus cars from a starter-set.
Items with minor flaws can be found. ( I've never been able to find the actual flaw ).
Items with damaged boxes can also be found.
Prices - discount ?From what I've heard from others - and my own opinion - the prices are not as great as they used to be.
The discount is %-wise not something that you would not get in a good model railroad store.
But there could be single items that are good bargains.
Examples from "Märklintage" - 2015In the tent outside the Märklin Museum I found the following items for sale - at what Märklin adverticed as bargain prices.
Seems like the general discount was 30 % off official recommended price.
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