Getting Started the Easy Way

Getting started the easy way in the world of toy trains Getting started in the exciting world of play for toy trains is quite easy with Märklin.

Everything You Need to Get Started in One Package
Märklin my world offers different starter sets that contain everything needed for that first toy train railroad. Track, locomotive, and cars as well as a controller are included in the sets. Simply unpack the set and get started.

Very Easy: Setup and Playing with It the First TimeThe sturdy, practical Märklin my world plastic track sections are easy and quick to set up and take down thanks to their plug-in connections. Children exercise coordination and dexterity in the process – and learn with fun how to create their own small world. Even if impatience gets to be too much at times: The Märklin my world locomotives and cars can be run directly on the floor thanks to the battery mechanism.

A Variety of Ways to Set Up the Track Plans
Link: Track plans as a PDF

Pure Play Fun for the Entire Family
Everyone can play together with Märklin my world. Parents and grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends. The fascination of toy trains extends through all generations! Building, playing, and spending time together. Creativity is unlimited with the colorful Märklin my world assortment that can be expanded any way you want.

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29330 ICE 3 Starter Set
Märklin my world - Farming Starter Set

Nominated in 2017

Nominated as Top 10 toy in 2017

Märklin my world - Farming Starter Setis nominated from the "Bundesverband des Spielwaren-Einzelhandels e.V." for 2017.


Outstanding Toy

Märklin wins the Golden Rocking Horse for 2016

The LINT commuter train from Märklin my world has been honored in the category "Play and Technology" with this coveted toy prize.

For the 15th time the magazine familie&co and the German Toy Industry Association has awarded the prize "The Golden Rocking Horse" for especially original toys suitable for children. The winner in the category "Play and Technology" is the LINT commuter train from Märklin.

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Nominated in 2013

The Click and Mix toy "Loading Station" from the Märklin my world assortment was nominated for the TOP 10 Toys of 2013. Available item number 72205, the Loading Stations offer all kinds of play fun for the youngest children.

Also Honored Again in 2012

The starter set "Freight Train", still offered at that time with C Track, was nominated in 2012 for consideration. After the attractive ICE with "Recognition Value" from 2011, this train with open freight cars and freight loads included offers practical play fun with the possibility of transporting material. Naturally, the essential my world features such as battery operation, sturdy track, simple, wireless remote control, and suitability for children ages 3 and above were kept. A powerful class 218 in a design just right for children is included in the set as motive power. The magnetic couplers between the locomotive and the cars quickly result in success in assembling the train. In October of 2012, the jury decided for the second time that the Märklin my world starter set had earned its place among the ten best toys.


Märklin my world ICE Set was the prizewinner in 2011

The Pioneer

"ICE" Starter Set, Item Number 29200

This starter set was also honored while still including Märklin C Track. In the meantime, this "ICE" now comes with the plastic track from the Märklin my world assortment.

Model: The train is battery powered and has magnet couplers between the individual cars. A permanently coupled unit consists of a motorized end car and a passenger car with a built-in battery holder. The train has 3 speeds in forward and reverse, 3 sound functions, and triple headlights. Train length 61 cm / 24".

Media Commentary

Märklin has a big success with the my world ICE H0 starter set: This new item for young model railroad fans ages three and above was honored as a "Top 10 Toy for 2011".

This model with its sturdy C Track with the click system consists of a five-part train set based on the ICE. This train with its battery-powered mechanism and magnet couplers between the individual cars is operated with a wireless infrared controller. The train has 3 speeds in forward and reverse, 3 sound functions, and triple headlights. The train can be operated with two different frequencies and another battery train can thus be added. Fully assembled, this system fills and area about 110 by 75 centimeters / 44 by 30 inches.

Overall impression: This set contains everything needed for a sturdy model railroad – even the six batteries that are required. Especially practical: This varied and robustly built model can be expanded with the C Track extension sets and track sections. (West Anzeiger, June 16, 2012)

Products & Catalog

An Overview of the Most Important Product Information

The Märklin my world starter sets include everything you need for a lot of play fun. Set is child's play with the plastic track sections included with each set. The locomotives and cars can be taken out of the set packaging and they can be run immediately as soon as the batteries included in the set have been put into the locomotive and controller. The starter sets include a multi-part train set, many sections of plastic track, and a wireless infrared controller.

In addition to locomotives, the colorful Märklin my world assortment includes different car and car sets, track sets, and a wide variety of accessories such as kits for a station platform or a loading station.

Several Märklin my world products (all of the products can be found below in the catalog):

Gauge H0 Sets

Gauge H0 Sets

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Gauge H0 Accessories

The Märklin my world Catalog

You can see all of the Märklin my world items at a glance in the special Märklin my world catalog. You can get a printed copy of the Märklin my world catalog at your specialty dealer, but you can also click your way through the electronic version here. Have fun doing this!

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Märklin my world:
  • Is a model train a suitable toy for children ages 3 to 6?

    In many respects, a model train is a very suitable toy for smaller children. Playing with a model train stimulates children's creativity. They are stimulated by it to invent and experience an entire world around the theme of toy trains. In addition, motor skills among young children are developed at an early age by playing with model trains, and thinking spatially is exercised in a playful way. One of the best characteristics of a model train is surely that children as well as parents and grandparents are respond well to this toy. There is a reason that for many decades model trains have been one of the most popular gifts for children of all ages.

  • What do I need so that my children can begin with the hobby of model trains?

    All you need for the easy way to get started with Märklin my world are track and rolling stock (locomotives, cars, and batteries). Our recommendation: One of the great Märklin my world starter sets. They include everything you need to get started fast.

  • How are the Märklin my world products driven?

    The children's model trains from Märklin my world are operated with batteries and are thus an optimal toy for children ages 3 and above. The battery holders can be locked for safety and the plastic track sections are also perfect for children in their size and construction.

  • Which batteries are required for the battery trains and are they included with the latter?

    Four (4) each 1.5 volt "Mignon" AA batteries and two (2) each 1.5 volt "Micro" AAA batteries are required for the battery operated starter sets. They are included in these sets.

  • Which products are included in the Märklin my world assortment?

    The colorful Märklin my world assortment includes locomotives, different cars, car sets, track sections, and accessories. The large starter sets form the foundation for a Märklin my world layout. They include a multi-part train set, many sections of plastic track, and a wireless infrared controller. Even the batteries are included in the sets. In addition, the Märklin my world assortment offers a wide variety of accessories such as kits for a station platform or a loading station.

  • Can Märklin my world trains also be run on electric model railroad layouts?

    Since the Märklin my world battery trains have an independent power supply inside the train, they can be used on larger layouts with no problem regardless of whether the layout is operated analog or digital. However, in order to prevent collisions you have to pay attention that several trains are not running at the same time on the same track.

  • Are the track sections for Märklin my world identical to the Märklin C Track sections?

    No, plastic track is used for Märklin my world and it is best suited for kindergarten children in its material and construction. Unlike C Track, this track has no metal components since the battery trains do not require electrical conductivity in the track.

    The size and the track connection is the same as C Track so that C Track can also be used to expand Märklin my world layouts. This allows you to build track patterns with even more variety.

    Märklin Start up products or products for advanced model railroaders that are operated with current in the track cannot however be used on the Märklin my world plastic track.

  • Who can help with technical problems?

    You can contact Customer Service directly for questions about repairs and service. Experienced employees with advice and answers are available for you from Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (German time) at the Hotline-Number +49 (0) 7161 608222 (Germany).

    The contact information for Customer Service:

    Gebr. Märklin & Cie GmbH
    Postfach 960
    D-73009 Göppingen, Germany

    Telephone. : +49 (0) 7161 608 222
    Fax: +49 (0) 7161 608 225
    E-mail: service(at)