MARKLIN #1842/1 model train wagon "SPEISEWAGEN". This rare and vintage antique is difficult to date.
After much research, circa 1920 is most commonly found, but 1 really good source for information said circa 1915. This was my great-grandfather's in Germany.I looked everywhere online to find out date of manufacture and everybody who offers these Marklins from 100 years ago, has trouble finding exact date. On the bottom of the carriage you can see that it was marked model #1842, and after research online, this is the correct model. Roof opens up to reveal 6 tables, 9 seats with nails sticking up (these you can place little people figures on), a kitchen area with stove, sink, cupboard and countertop. There is some rust around roof hinges. Very dusty inside carriage (i decided to let new owner clean since i don't want to damage anything). All 4 doors can be opened and closed (ability to lock door works on all 4).
The windows are plastic and in need of repair or replacement. The stickers that display Munchen-Avricourt have faded in some letters over the years. There are a few places where the paint has peeled or come off.
You can see white paint on top part of roof over window. Some more chipping on roof edge on back side. Or a couple minor dots of white paint under window. All of these can be seen in the photos. Some denting over the years but the small amount on roof is hardly noticeable because of black paint.
The wheels are on securely and i don't see any issues with them. As far as the electrical system, i have no idea. I have other Marklin wagons, and track.But after bringing set to America, it was never attempted to get it running. OVERALL, THIS VINTAGE ANTIQUE IS IN WONDERFUL CONDITION. THE WINDOWS ARE THE ONE THING THAT SHOULD BE REPLACED TO MAKE IT SUPERB! This Marklin is an antique and fragile. The item "MARKLIN vintage train SPEISEWAGEN 1 gauge model 1842 dining car wagon germany" is in sale since Saturday, June 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "karelia1920" and is located in Everett, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.