Uwe. Many thanks for the update information. Especially as to why I
could not find Marklin plugs that were dedicated to z scale. What
started this whole thing was that I was trying to locate the older
style Marklin plugs for controllers [IE. 7072>7272] that I had
purchased in the last century. Does that sound really far back or
what??? [LOL] Again, Thanks for the update info. Very useful.
Terry in New Hampshire.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Uwe Liermann <maillist@...> wrote:
> Hello Terry,
> > From what I understand [subject to correction] Marklin changed
> > scale plug system [and maybe other scales too] around 2004.
> those new Maerklin plugs are not especially for Z. They changed
> plugs and the other parts that are using those plugs to the new
> system around the time you wrote. All those parts are used for all
> The older plugs were item# 7130 and the new are item# 71400 for a
> with 100 plugs (male/female).
> The new tenpacks plugs male are 7141x
> and the new female plugs are 7142x
> were x is a digit for the color:
> 1 = brown
> 2 = yellow
> 3 = green
> 4 = orange
> 5 = red
> 6 = grey
> The switchboxes got added a 0 to their item#:
> 7272 => 72720
> 7273 => 72730
> 7274 => 72740