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Märklin is a German model train maker. Parts from their Gauge 1 models were used to make the engines and rolling stock of the first series.
They also released a limited range of Thomas & Friends merchandise in OO scale which were carbon copies of the British Hornby models, just with Märklin compatible couplings a design made to work with Märklin's C track that possesses a third rail. Because of copyright reasons, they were only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, although they did leak out to other countries (non-German speaking nations). The range was only released in 2006 and were discontinued shortly afterwards.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Troublesome Trucks
- Sodor Fuel Tanker
- Sodor Tar Tanker
- Sodor Milk Tanker
- Car Assortment
- "Thomas and his Friends" Starter Set
- Official Website
- Model Railway Constructor, December 1984 Issue (The Real Lives of Thomas)
- Behind The Scenes! (Sodor Island Fansite)