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Märklin Autumn News: New Decoder Generation


With the introduction of the mLD (Märklin Locomotive Decoder) and mSD (Märklin Sound Decoder) a few years ago, Märklin showed that they were serious about providing a good allround decoder family for the model railway. This year's autumn news introduces the new generation called mLD3 and mSD3. These new decoders are a massive improvement in both hardware and software. This article is a round-up of the new decoders and their features. [More]

Add A Shorter Coupler To Märklin And Trix Hobby Locomotives


The locomotives from the cheaper end of the Märklin and Trix product range, also known as "Hobby Locomotives" does not benefit from short coupler guide mechanisms. Instead the locomotives have a cheaper solution making the gap between the buffers a bit unrealistic. This article describes how a spare part, a screwdriver and a few minutes, can greatly reduce the gap between the buffers - and you can enjoy a better looking model. [More]