Floor Toys

Before Trix began manufacturing their N-Scale electric powered trains, they first manufactured a series of floor toys, trains which were rugged metal castings colorfully decorated, but just a child’s toy.

In many ways, they were the “pilot models” for the electric powered Minitrix product line since many of the same models would later appear in the Minitrix Electric line. These floor toys had free-rolling wheels without flanges and simple hook type couplers. They also were built to a proportion of 1:180 instead of the 1:160 of N-Scale. However, the research had been completed, so manufacturing in N-Scale was easy.

The 1965 Catalog:

The Minitrix floor toys remained in the product line for a few years and then quietly disappeared. The term “Minitrix Electric” also quietly disappeared and the electrically powered N-Scale trains made by Trix became known as Minitrix.

Examples

In the early 2000’s, after Märklin had purchased Trix, at least one special set of a locomotive and several tank cars was issued to commemorate the floor toy product line.

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