Fleischmann (model railroads)
Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railroad products. Fleischmann was founded in Nuremberg in 1887 by Jean Fleischmann, as a toy company. Their first model train, in O scale, was produced in 1949. The first HO scale products were introduced in 1952 and the N scale "Piccolo" product line in 1969.
Nowadays, Fleischmann is a well-established brand name in the German model railroad industry, rivalling Märklin in market share. Since they focus almost exclusively on central European prototypes, Fleischmann is relatively unknown outside that area. Most Fleischmann HO products are made for the two-rail direct current system, but they make three-rail, Märklin-compatible versions of some locomotives.