HistoryThe MÄRKLIN-Metal Construction Kit was bought in the earlier sixties as basic kit 1013.
Extended with some MECANIC/MEKANIK-parts and a meanwhile rare MEKANIK-motor it was put in storage about 1970 and "reanimated" after 25 years with the growing up of the children.
Since that time it has been upgraded with a lot of new and used MÄRKLIN-, MECCANO- and MECANIC/MEKANIK-parts as well as some selfmade parts, among other things with 11 kg black-colored pre-war MÄRKLIN-material, some motors and more rare parts.
Sence of the Hobby Metal ConstructionFrom the viewpoint of an engineer the metal construction kit offers undreamed of possibilities. It is unfortunate, that MÄRKLIN stopped the production of the construction kits.
But fortunately e. g. the METALLUS company is an alternatively vendor with an abundant supply.
In this way over the last years could be built up new models, whereupon a specialization for self-constructed large vehicles is looming, which as a rule are provided with a radio control.
Over the years a lot of experience could be gained which we want to present within the particular model descriptions.
Beside the construction of models also the technique is very important.
How the reports show, a lot of physical basics from mechanics and electrotechnics also can be used for the construction and optimization of models.
We don´t build models for competition or exhibition, but reliable technical toys.
In this sense particular for the construction of large and heavy models we also use non-system parts, because for these models the metal construction kit was not drafted.
But now please enjoy the pictures of the following models:
More informations, models and links you can find in the
and on the German spoken sites
(by kind permission of www.metallbaukasten.de)
(by kind permission of www.schraube-und-mutter.de)
(by kind permission of www.baukastensammler.de)
Some more modelling and technics you can find on our hobby page
or on our motorbike page
YAMAHA XT 500
and in the
Description of a 4 Channel Color Organ with Phase Control
(Last update: March 2016)