bennett V posted:
i have a little lionel layout with vintage 027 gauge track and i have plenty of marx stuff but the problem is i wanna run my marx but my marx locomotives (postwar era) cant go over my switches, so im thinking about getting marx switches and am wondering if marx switches are compatible with 1980s lionel 027 gauge track (its track with the brown ties)
Which means you have the locos with fat drive wheels. You will clearly see them when you turn your loco over. You can as posted above swap motors. I have but it will be cheaper to buy the Marx switches. Make sure you get the metal ones as the plastic body switches will not clear the fat drive wheels, whether they are 027 or 034.
You will also have the same problems if you use Lionel's 90 & 45 degree crossings, but those you can grind down the plastic guards to clear the fat wheels.