Regardless of the gauge you choose, here travel becomes an adventure: Märklin model trains are a lot more than a toy. They awaken interest and passion in young and old. Moreover, they connect people across generations and distances. With Märklin and your own ideas, you will create fascinating worlds of adventure.
Model trains from Märklin come in three gauges. They differ mainly in their size and the characteristics linked with them.
Many adults are familiar from their childhood with analog control of model trains. The train could be put in motion going around the track with a simple turn of the control knob on the transformer, and the fun began. A lot has been done since then. Now Märklin offers you digital solutions good for the future for controlling your trains, that can grow with your requirements, and that offer still more operating enjoyment. Moreover, they are compatible with the earlier components of the Märklin system world.
If you want to get more serious about model railroading, on this page you will find an overview of the time eras and emblems for historic and current European railroads. To be more specific the division into eras follows NEM standards, but in the newer eras, the divisions are not so well defined. Even in the prototype, the features of different eras can overlap.