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Marx train and transformer

Thaddeus ·
Engine lights up and tries to run, but have not gotten it to move more than a few inches. All cars are in good shape, just a little dirty. Transformer appears to work fine, and the cord is in good shape. I know little about Marx Trains, but don't want sitting in a box forever. Really do not know what to ask, make an offer plus shipping. Email inquiry's to ted_wierzba@hotmail.com.
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marx o34 curves

gman18 ·
currently on the lookout for these redoing my layout and need in total 8 of these curves hope some one can help me out
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LGBG scale Lionel prewqar postwar and modern era O gauge online and live public auction June 23, 2018 at 10AM

ToysTrainsandOtherOldStuff ·
Toystrainsandotheroldstuff is having another train auction and it will be highlighted by a great selection of MINT BOXED LGB and other standard gauge trains plus a few pieces of Aristo Craft G scale trains, almost all new in box including 75+ boxes of track and 22 switches, Pola building kits, accessories, rolling stock and 4-5 boxed sets. We will also be selling some collectible semi trailers that may go with an LGB or possibly O gauge layout and modern era Lionel, Lionel Classics rail...
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Marx Circuit Breaker

Mark Wags ·
Hello I recently received a box of Marx, Lionel and A.F. signals and devices. One of these is a Marx circuit breaker. There is one wire going to an insulated post. one ground terminal, and a third wire hanging down unattached. Were these effective as a circuit breaker? I know very little about Marx and was looking for information about this Thanks Mark
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F/S: Marx New York Central Meteor Passenger Cars

JBuettner ·
For Sale: Three passenger cars from the Marx NYC Meteor set. One coach, one vistadome, one observation. These will need a little TLC or restoration work. Light works in the vistadome, not in others. Some rust spots, etc. See attached photos. $60 takes them all and includes the shipping within the 48 states. Contact me at jbuettner@stevenon.edu.
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TTOS SP Division Meet this Sunday in Anaheim, CA

GIO ·
Come to the Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave., Anaheim this Sunday, October 28, between 10 AM and 2 PM. for the Toy Train Operating Society's monthly meet. You'll find a hall full of trains, toys, and railroad memorabilia and books for sale along with operating train layouts and displays from members' collections. For the kids, there's Thomas the Tank engine to run on his own layout and BRIO trains for layout building in Les' Kids Corner. If you get hungry, we have a great...
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Lionel and Marx Items for sale

pennsyfan ·
Shipping via USPS at cost. 8040 Broken marker lights missing some parts. Runs. Parts Value $7 Blue Comet Tender No lettering on shell. Produces white noise when tested; would be chuff sound if interrupted by engine, which I don't have. Circuit board adhesive has disintegrated. $20 Lionel G scale hand car missing parts, runs . parts value $ 10 Marx 666 Engine only runs and smokes like a champ. Shell looks great. 1 driver is slightly bent causing a wobble. $20 Lionel G Scale Thomas, Broken...
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Trains and Toy Soldiers has a small selection of Marx Trains available now

Trains and Toy Soldiers ·
Very Limited Number Available https://trainsandtoysoldiers.com/brands/Marx.html
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More Marx are now available

Trains and Toy Soldiers ·
https://trainsandtoysoldiers.com/marx-trains/ https://trainsandtoysoldiers.com/marx-trains/
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Mystery Signal Identification, possibly Marx?

Pennsyfan713 ·
A relative of mine gave me a box of Lionel 027 track, it is in decent shape, definitely usable and can be cleaned up. Even got a pair of switches and a crossover. Also in the box was a signal with red and green lamps, three binding posts for wires and a switch on the back the moves between the lamps. There is no manufacturer's mark just a "made in the USA" stamp on the front and bottom of the signal's base. My guess is it is a Marx signal but I'm not 100% sure on that. I'm including pictures...
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WTB: Greenberg's Marx Train Catalogues: Circa 1938-1975 by C.L. Floyd

Arthur ·
Looking to purchase " Greenberg's Marx Train Catalogues: Circa 1938-1975" by C.L. Floyd Email in profile. Thank you.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

Adriatic ·
Yes, but most are "modifications" or "kit bashes" more than total "scratch builds" due to my use of the original "body". I built one unusual "space" piece that makes me grin, but its almost more toy than train. I love to save "junk" with low $ stuff from here & there, build unusual/whimsical things, or turn an old item into something new. Tin plate? Scale? Plastic, wood, metal, or all of the above??... What kind of box cab build were you considering? Diesel? Electric? Steam? My scratch...
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TrainsRMe ·
I don't have a photo, but I once saw at a train show that someone had taken a plastic life-size rat and mounted a Marx motor up into it, just for funzies.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

Steamer ·
does this count? two broken 1666 shells going to be a C&O Greenbrier over a 675 motor with and extra driver.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

jim pastorius ·
I used a diesel switcher power unit(Lionel) and made a box cab out of it with two caboose bodies, I have a nice Marx diesel switcher that will go that route one day and just this morning I was looking at a nice Lionel 2056 unit I bought cheap and was thinking of building a boiler & cab on it. I have rebuilt and reused various pieces that don't have collector value. A lot of fun. Did a lot of kitbashing with my G gauge stuff.
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colorado hirailer ·
I have a steam dummy (a take off on "Hercules" at Mammoth Cave Nat. Park),built over a Marx #999 chassis (spoke driver version) that I think has appeared on here back somewhere in the archives. I have been looking for a junk box Marx #1829 plastic Hudson, with broken plastic and uncollectible, to use the chassis for a 4-6-0 inspection engine, with partial coach built out over the smokebox, and another motor, probably a four driver one, to build a steam coach with the smoke box exposed on the...
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Adriatic: Yes, but most are "modifications" or "kit bashes" more than total "scratch builds" due to my use of the original "body". I built one unusual "space" piece that makes me grin, but its almost more toy than train. I love to save "junk" with low $ stuff from here & there, build unusual/whimsical things, or turn an old item into something new. Tin plate? Scale? Plastic, wood, metal, or all of the above??... What kind of box cab build were you considering?
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

electroliner ·
Its the body of a French steeplecab with a custom frame to use a Marx motor unit. I used a tinplate looking trolley pole from a cheap windup knockoff. The headlight mount bracket was fabricated. I did the paint job. I used it wth prewar Flyer and Lionel consists circa 20'-30's....With compromise couplers. I am almost done with a scratch built steam clockwork...using a Hornby drive. Ill post it when done. It uses a Marx tank car for the boiler..Ill post it when completed.
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by electroliner: Great looking one
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handyandy ·
Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof.
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

electroliner ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by electroliner: Great looking one A suggestion..The body was made by Jouef in France and across the pond, steeplecabs in tinplate are much more common and my strategy was to go to the UK version of Ebay, as U.S sellers want an arm and a leg for this stuff. Also..I have bought Hornby etc there and the shipping costs are not as bad as you would think. Often they are comparable to U.S costs. Its a matter of having the patience to search for...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

electroliner ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. Thats simply brilliant. Amazing! My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. Love it awesome great job
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mwb ·
Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this:
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Came out great very nice
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Adriatic ·
Ive seen very nice cab body units, and GG1s carved in wood. Couldn't tell that it wasn't cast without really looking hard. I think wood would work well( ). The motors shape screams electric center cab. A tall hood "block" profile short diesel switcher would be easiest, just keep the body's edge low enough to hide the big wheels(like the long tin MARX cab bodies with the steam sized drivers up front.
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Wow...I am in awe of your metal working skills etc. If you taught a class. Id attend and sit in the front row. Are the Weaver drives available separately? I have a interurban freight motor I cannot find three rail trucks for. Converting the common two rail trucks seems too daunting.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Adriatic: Ive seen very nice cab body units, and GG1s carved in wood. Couldn't tell that it wasn't cast without really looking hard. I think wood would work well( ). The motors shape screams electric center cab. A tall hood "block" profile short diesel switcher would be easiest, just keep the body's edge low enough to hide the big wheels(like the long tin MARX cab bodies with the steam sized drivers up front. Did not even think of doing a electric center cab might have...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

mwb ·
Originally Posted by electroliner: Wow...I am in awe of your metal working skills etc. If you taught a class. Id attend and sit in the front row. Are the Weaver drives available separately? I have a interurban freight motor I cannot find three rail trucks for. Converting the common two rail trucks seems too daunting. That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Originally Posted by electroliner: That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA units and strip out the drive components, and either resell or give away the body shell. Cheap and reliable drives..... A year or 2 back I adapted a Weaver drive into a set of Current Line traction side frames and put that under one of those old IMP ED144...
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mwb ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by mwb: Originally Posted by electroliner: That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA units and strip out the drive components, and either resell or give away the body shell. Cheap and reliable drives..... A year or 2 back I adapted a Weaver drive into a set of Current Line traction side frames and put that under...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
Thanks! still have 3-4 more boxcabs and a few steeple cabs to power stacked up in the projects queue. Cool
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Southwest Hiawatha ·
Electroliner Where did you get your AF parts? I have a similar boxcab in need of restoration. One of the parts I need is the headlight, which is in the cab front rather than on top. Originally Posted by electroliner: My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on...
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handyandy ·
Back when I could see small parts better, I built these On30 infernal combustion locos, both built from styrene on HO drives. Adding side rods to a Bachmann F-unit was a real treat! LOL
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Back when I could see small parts better, I built these On30 infernal combustion locos, both built from styrene on HO drives. Adding side rods to a Bachmann F-unit was a real treat! LOL They look great
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. What are the dimentions of the engine?
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Lee Willis ·
Was a BEEP. Still is inside.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Lee Willis: Was a BEEP. Still is inside. Pretty cool one
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. What are the dimentions of the engine? 8.25" long over the pilots, 2.625" wide over the roof overhang, and...
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

handyandy ·
Originally Posted by Lee Willis: Was a BEEP. Still is inside. Sweet!
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Very cool. Real steel is awesome.
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Quick Casey ·
Well, It's not a box cab, or a steeple cab, it doesn't have a Marx motor, heck, it isn't even 3 rail O Gauge. (It's S Scale) But here's a freight motor made from a Gilbert Flyer baggage car.
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mwb ·
Here's a smaller boxcab - was an all steel body that is also running on a Weaver drive......with one of my traction stock cars in tow....
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Brother_Love ·
Pardon the poor photos but I have this one on the to do list.
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Re: Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Quick Casey: Well, It's not a box cab, or a steeple cab, it doesn't have a Marx motor, heck, it isn't even 3 rail O Gauge. (It's S Scale) But here's a freight motor made from a Gilbert Flyer baggage car. Very cool great job
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by Southwest Hiawatha: Electroliner Where did you get your AF parts? I have a similar boxcab in need of restoration. One of the parts I need is the headlight, which is in the cab front rather than on top. Originally Posted by electroliner: My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on... Hope these help.. http://www.brasseurelectrictra...r/americanflyero.php http://georgetebolt.com/...
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galley_proof ·
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by galley_proof: Love the PA
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Brother_Love: Pardon the poor photos but I have this one on the to do list. Awesome
 
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