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Anyone know if these chassis are still available for sale anywhere? I keep searching fee-bay and cannot seem to spot any up for sale. Am looking for one or even two models to use as the basis of a NN3 feeder line to an N gauge layout I am working on.

Any help or suggestions would be most gratefully received. Thanks!
 

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Managed to get hold of one on E-Bay. Next question is what controller is needed to run it - will a standard Bachmann one work or is something else needed?
 

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QUOTE (Jon Harbour @ 1 Sep 2010, 10:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Next question is what controller is needed to run it - will a standard Bachmann one work or is something else needed?
The simple answer is no, Marklin Miniclub uses 9v transformers - they should also turn up on ebay etc.

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Thanks for the advice - much appreciated!
 

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Hi Jon.

As far as I know, there are three basic types of power packs. There were the original blue ones which was phased out some time ago. One (6711), with a round control knob gave an output of 0-8Vdc for traction and a 12VA ac o/p for lighting, solenoids, etc. while the other had a pointer knob and was teh same except that the traction voltage went from 2-8V.

Then Marklin introduced a brown constant current 0-8Vdc output controller (6701), otherwise the same as 6711 above.

Finally we come to the two types of grey controller. The first plugs straight into the mains and is a pretty heavy beast. Operationally it appears to be the same as 6711 above (from the description in the catalogue). The other grey one is much lighter and smaller and used a mains adapter to supply a low voltage to the controller. These are the type I use on my layout. [Their only disadvantage is that the accessories output is linked to the traction output and, under certain rare contritions, this is not desirable. However, additional mains converters are easily available on eBay.]

It is probably best to stay with the drown or grey types, especially if you have locos with 5 pole motors.

Hope that helps,
Chris.

PS. I do have a spare grey mains powered (67011) power pack if you are interested.
 

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if you struggle to find a marklin offering, you may pick up an old handheld unit for OO that was designed specifically for shunting. i think AMR did one, and also KPC. they only put out 8 volts over the whole rotaion of the pot to give finer control.
 

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QUOTE (locoworks @ 11 Sep 2010, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>if you struggle to find a marklin offering, you may pick up an old handheld unit for OO that was designed specifically for shunting. i think AMR did one, and also KPC. they only put out 8 volts over the whole rotaion of the pot to give finer control.

I would be very careful with either of these - AFAIK they are feedback type & a definite no-no for tiny Z-Gauge motors (feedback type controllers make small motors overheat).
 
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