I stumbled on MARNOLD equipment by accident on eBay but loved the way the C 25 looked and won the bidding for a song. No one else was interested. When it arrived, I hooked it up to my longest G scale layout, a 4 leaf clover with elongated 5' circles and it performed flawlessly. I even put a pair of my Aristo-Craft powered diesels on it, an FA-1 & FB-1 and they too performed without a hitch. I am now the proud owner of more than 10 pieces of Marnold equipment including my most recent purchase, a box full that was purchased in the late 50's but never used, or even removed from the box for more than a look. I love it all. I have several large panels and plan to use them in my garden railway as much as possible when my layouts are in manual mode. I'll have 9 separate tracks and all with have the option of either automatic control with RR Concepts, or manual control with MARNOLD equipment. Two of my layouts surround my 3,000 gallon pond's filter, made to resemble a water well from the old west. They can be seen at:
The lower track has only the first loop completed, and now has 4 loops. Both loops are now exclusively controlled by one MARNOLD B 45 power supply with a pair of controllers, one in a black case and the other in the traditional MARNOLD brown. My grandkids and the neighborhood kids that come to visit and play trains all love the hand held MARNOLD controller with the big handle and reverse switch. I wouldn't have anything else for manual control. They like MARNOLD better than my wireless Aristo-Craft units that resemble the radios I carried in the Crime Lab many moons ago.
Photos of my MARNOLD equipment can be seen at:
I have now become a MARNOLD COLLECTOR so if anyone has any MARNOLD EQUIPMENT, especially the large panels, please contact me.
I'm also interested in MARNOLD photos from years gone by, or those currently in use. RICK