Happy Birthday MHI
In 2020, the Märklin Dealer Initiative MHI is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1990, 49 toy and model railroad dealers in Germany joined forces to establish the Märklin Dealer Initiative. The focus of the association was optimal marketing of Märklin models in cooperation with the retail market. Interesting models in one-time series, available exclusively at MHI dealers were intended to awaken enthusiasm among collectors. Today – 30 years later – the Märklin Dealer Initiative still stands for innovative and interesting products. The new MHI logo will adorn all MHI special productions in the future and stand as a symbol for an innovative, fresh, and modern future. A new model has been created to go with it. It is intended to symbolize both tradition and modernity. A very current class 247 diesel locomotive (Vectron DE) in the timeless paint scheme of the classic V 200, prototype for one of the best known Märklin models. Naturally, this model is being issued in limited quantities only one time for the Märklin Dealer Initiative.
Prototype: Class 247 diesel electric locomotive (Vectron DE). German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG). Locomotive road number 247 030-0. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.