This toy is the largest station Märklin produced prior to World War II. A few examples are known to survive, however this version is the only one known to feature a pair of double doors in the central section. Made from embossed tin, the hand-painted toy station features two kerosene lamps, two working bells and a pair of working clocks. Lifting the roof sections reveals a richly detailed interior complete with a ticket office, waiting room and lounges complete with tables, chairs and a radiator.


  • Title: Grand station
  • Creator: Märklin
  • Date Created: 1904-1912
  • Location Created: Nuremberg, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 22 x 32 x 36 1/2 in. (55.9 x 81.3 x 92.7 cm)
  • Type: Toy
  • Medium: Metal, paint, fabric, glass
  • Object Number: 2014.31.4334a-ee
  • Credit Line: New-York Historical Society, Jerni Collection, acquired with generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Richard Gilder, and an anonymous donor

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