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Re: Identification of a Z scale crossing track

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  • kim@blueneptune.com
    Just found one selling on ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1130680208 ... (p.5), ... they ... also ... (p.83). ... does it ...
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 3, 2001
      Just found one selling on ebay...
      http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1130680208


      --- In z_scale@y..., "D. A. Karp" <z@c...> wrote:
      > Bill,
      >
      > That's the *old* Marklin 8559. I just cracked open my 1972 catalog
      (p.5),
      > and the photo matches your "unknown crossover" exactly. I think
      they
      > changed the 8559 when they came out with the 8560 in 1981 (?). See
      also
      > 1974 catalog (p.6), the 1975 catalog (p.12), and the 1977 catalog
      (p.83).
      >
      > It looks much more prototypical than the "modern" one - how well
      does it
      > work? Is it for sale? :)
      >
      > -David
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > 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
      which
      > >requires a picture.
      > >
      > >About 3 years ago, in one of my acquisitions, I picked up a 13
      degree
      > >crossing track section in a "lot" of stuff. What puzzles me is who
      made it.
      > >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
      switch. This
      > >crossover looks much different. Look at the bottom wiring.
      > >
      > >Can anyone identify who made it? Part number ? There are
      absolutely no
      > >markings in the plastic who made it, what it part number was, etc.
      > >
      > >Regards,
      > >Bill Kronenberger
      >
      > ___________________________________________
      > http://www.creativelement.com/z/
    • D. A. Karp
      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
      Message 2 of 8 , Apr 3, 2001
        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! :)

        -David


        At 02:48 PM 4/3/2001 +0000, you wrote:
        >Just found one selling on ebay...
        >http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1130680208

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