Re: Identification of a Z scale crossing track
- Just found one selling on ebay...
--- In z_scale@y..., "D. A. Karp" <z@c...> wrote:
> That's the *old* Marklin 8559. I just cracked open my 1972 catalog
> and the photo matches your "unknown crossover" exactly. I think
> changed the 8559 when they came out with the 8560 in 1981 (?). See
> 1974 catalog (p.6), the 1975 catalog (p.12), and the 1977 catalog
> It looks much more prototypical than the "modern" one - how well
> work? Is it for sale? :)
> At 11:58 PM 3/26/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi All Z Experts:
> >Now that I have my scanner working, I can *finally* ask a question
> >requires a picture.
> >About 3 years ago, in one of my acquisitions, I picked up a 13
> >crossing track section in a "lot" of stuff. What puzzles me is who
> >As you can see from these pics:
> > http://members.aol.com/bjkronen/Crossover.jpg
> >today's 8559 crossover looks a lot like Marklin's double slip
> >crossover looks much different. Look at the bottom wiring.
> >Can anyone identify who made it? Part number ? There are
> >markings in the plastic who made it, what it part number was, etc.
> >Bill Kronenberger
- I'm afraid that's one of the new ones - the old one doesn't have all the
metal in the center.
BTW, I just got one of the old ones, and it really is nicer than the new
ones. Anyone who sees one should grab it! :)
At 02:48 PM 4/3/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>Just found one selling on ebay...___________________________________________