Gauge 0 high speed railcars…
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…the one on the right hand side is an original made by Märklin (and was sold under the catalog number TWE 12930); on the left hand side there is a modern modification, made from old Märklin bodies and a new middle car. The prototypes of these vehicles were put into service in the 1930s. Märklin brought out their models immediately.
From time to time a group of enthusiasts and collectors of historic toy trains meets in an old engine shed at the station of Erkrath-Hochdahl (near Düsseldorf). The site has been converted into a small railway museum. The tin plate fans set up two extended make-shift layouts (in gauge 1 and gauge 0 respectively) and enjoy running their classic rolling stock. The meetings are open to the public.