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June 2, 2013 6:40 PM

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June 2, 2013 8:31 PM

I just collect two series of Marx, and avoid the six inch, but it is educational to see good

photos of these, just in case I fall over some of it.  Thanks for posting.

 
 
 
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June 2, 2013 9:28 PM

I thought Steve Eastman had some..

Bruce

 
 
 
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June 2, 2013 11:57 PM

I have always assumed the L M on the gondola stood for Louis Marx.   Could possibly be London Midland as suggested but I have never seen  those initials used that way elsewhere.   The passenger car marked `Made in England` would have been an earlier production before production was moved to Wales.  

   Incidently there seemed to be a connection between British Marx and Brimtoy. One Brimtoy loco  used a Marx clockwork motor, and some British Marx sets may have come with a Brimtoy station.    Brimtoy  was actually Wells Brimtoy, after Wells & Brimtoy merged  in the early 1930s.

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June 3, 2013 6:16 PM

Information on the Marx/Brimtoy connection can be seen  on Walt Hiteshew`s Marxtin site   -  www.toyandtrainguides.com/marxtin.htm      Look under British Marx, then down to Marx/Brimtoy connection?

Colin

 
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July 21, 2013 4:25 PM

London Midland Line was created several years after these trains were made.

 
 
 
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July 21, 2013 8:14 PM

....and here are the larger passenger cars...

 

 
 
 
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July 22, 2013 1:00 AM

It was odd that the blue  British Marx loco had no siderods.  I have replaced the motor in mine with one that has siderods. It looks much better this way. particularly when running and a blur of rods can be seen, hiding  the fact that that coupling and connecting rods are simply a single piece.

 

 
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July 22, 2013 12:43 PM

Funny you should mention that. I will be installing replacement wheels and siderods on my 3978 today.
Chuck
Originally Posted by Colin Duthie:

It was odd that the blue  British Marx loco had no siderods.  I have replaced the motor in mine with one that has siderods. It looks much better this way. particularly when running and a blur of rods can be seen, hiding  the fact that that coupling and connecting rods are simply a single piece.

 

 

 
 
 
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