How to become a Märklin Dealer

Märklin, Inc. Distribution Policy

Since our inception in 1980, Märklin, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Gebr. Märklin & Cie., GmbH, has sold through a network of authorized dealers.*

Märklin authorized dealers are select retailers who desire to carry a quality line of electric model trains and who are prepared to stock an adequate selection of starter sets, locomotives, rolling stock, accessories, and parts to fulfill the needs of the Märklin customer.

The Märklin Advantage:

The captive market of Märklin HO, with its own unique and superior 3-rail operating system; and the expanded line of the exquisitely detailed Z gauge Mini-Club will bring new, loyal and upscale consumers into your store. And because each of these high quality Märklin product lines occupies a specific niche within the model railroad market, they will basically be non-competitive with your current lines. Your Märklin business will be new incremental business.

In addition, Märklin provides merchandising and dealer support second to none in the industry, including:

  • Dealer technical support and seminars.
  • National advertising and our highly successful toll-free dealer referral line and Website dealer directory send new consumers to your store.
  • In-store promotions with Märklin personnel provide consumers with hands-on experience and technical information.
  • Dealer merchandising and point-of-sale support.
  • North American Märklin Club keeps members up-to-date on new products, and releases special "members only" products sold only through authorized Märklin dealers.

There has never been a better time to become an authorized Märklin dealer. For more information, or to get on board, just fill out our request form below!

*In addition to the Authorized Märklin Dealership classification, there are accounts who do not sell in the traditional hobby and specialty toy retail distribution channels. Examples of these types of accounts include national catalog companies, national premium incentive companies, and specialty retailers. These type of accounts are not normally listed as an authorized Märklin dealer.

Please complete the form below and a sales representative will contact you and send a Dealer Information Packet.**

Request Form

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** Please note that packets will not be mailed to inquiries that are incomplete or to inquiries from outside the U.S. and Canada. Thank you for your interest in Märklin trains.