Friday, May 23, 2008

S 873/1 Set S870 Torpedo Locomotive

The S873/1 set was produced for a very limited time in 1953. This set seen here has the production run on the box as follows: "YN 1253 j - S 873/1 - 100/5". This number is seen on the inside cover of the lid of the box, printed on the instruction sheet. This set normally would include 327/2 ROT (red) cars (2 per set) along with several pieces of curved track specially designed for the clockwork locomotive. The S870 locomotive was the first and only HO scale clockwork locomotive that Marklin produced. The original key is not often seen in sets available today, but was used to wind up the locomotive springs for running. These keys are hard to find in today's market.
Thanks,
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5 comments:

bart said...

Hi \I have recently inherited one of these sets complete with original key. What would have the carriages looked like? There are no cars with the set, only the torpedo loco and track. Any idea of what this set would sell for?

M*Sammler700 said...

Hi Bart,

The original carriages are red in color and are number 327/2. There are two of them included in an original set. Please check my website, www.marklinstop.com and look under HO scale, passenger cars. You can see I have two of them for sale. Please contact me at marklinstop@gmail.com for pricing.

Thanks.

M*Sammler700 said...

Is the post on trademe.co.nz yours? It links to my blogs so I wasn't sure. I am interesting in buying your set, but can't as I don't live in the provided area. Please contact me if you are interested in selling it.

europe said...

I got one box exactly the same, very good conservation, please take contact if you could be interested in buying this old original Märklin train : emailcmd@gmail.com (France) - got also another box, older, same stype but Marklin Train OO ...

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