Märklin Inc. joins VEC sponsors for London Festival
- Dear fellow Valeasians,
I am very honored to announce that Mr. Fred Gates, President of
Märklin Inc., New Berlin, WI, USA has joined Micro-Trains Line Ltd.
and Ztrack Magazine Inc. as an official corporate sponsor of the VECRR
London Festival Adventure.
Märklin was an early supporter of the ambassadorial duties of the
VECRR. In 2001, Märklin Inc. sponsored the large 5-compartment custom
shipping crate that safely transported the entire VECRR layout to both
Sinsheim, Germany (Faszination Modellbau), and Utrecht, Netherlands
For the 2006 London Adventure, Märklin has generously provided the
following "insurance" items and American-profile rolling stock that
will help to keep the trains running smoothly on the VECRR, come what may!
1 - 08560 Z TRK DOUBLE SLIP REMOTE
1 - 08562 Z TRK TURNOUT LEFT REMOTE
1 - 08563 Z TRK TURNOUT RIGHT REMOTE
1 - 08568 Z TRK TURNOUT CURV LEFT REMOTE
1 - 08569 Z TRK TURNOUT CUR RIGHT REMOTE
1 - 601229 STATION LIGHT ON TOWER MAST
1 - 81535 AMERICAN STARTER SET
1 - 82521 4 CAR PASSENGER SET PRR/B&O
1 - 88812 AMER MIKADO LOCO w/Tender/Caboose
Over the years, I have had occasion to replace troublesome turnouts
and I have always had spares along as an insurance policy at major
train shows. However, with the building of Val Ease Summit Division,
I had drafted all my spares into the VES track work.
The station tower mast light is a welcome replacement for a damaged
mast that was originally destined to shed a bright patch of light on
Centre Val Ease classification yard. This will complete the lighting
design for the layout.
Of course, the addition of modern, 5-pole locomotives and US rolling
stock will allow me to place reliable and smooth-running steam
locomotives on VEW during the London Festival engagement.
I thank Fred Gates and Märklin Inc. for their generous contribution of
these very useful items.
Märklin Inc. is a strong and loyal supporter of individual Z
ambassadors and modules groups appearing at the NMRA National Train
Shows. I am proud to once again count Märklin Inc. as a VECRR sponsor.
Thank you Fred for your help in making the VECRR London Festival
Adventure a great success.
Chief Imagineer - Val Ease Central RR
Exporail - Canadian Railway Musueum
- Hello fellow Valeasians,
Märklin's very generous CARE package arrived today via UPS. The
delivery was rather painful since the UPS driver collected $192 which
included sales tax and $75 in brokerage fees! OUCH!!!
I am now in the rather awkward position of having to sell off some of
the Märklin goodies (not the replacement streetlight which I had
already paid for, nor the spare turnouts) to cover the cost of my good
Still, Märklin Inc. was very generous and I appreciate their support
for our travels. Sometimes things simply don't work out exactly as