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Anyone ever kitbash a Lionel 0-6-0 Docksider?

galley_proof ·
Management here at the PRND&L Railroad have been engaged in some significant discussions regarding our steam motive power. Since the PRND&L is a small railroad, we run mostly Lionel “Scout” and Marx “Delux” (also K-Line) sized rolling stock. That also means small-sized motive power that won’t look too out of place. Regarding our steam roster, the best performers we have are Lionel’s 0-6-0 “Dockside” switchers. They seem to run at a more steady speed on the level and through the ups...
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First Korber Models Kit Build

TrainWizard5972 ·
While at York I bought a #707 O Scale Background Grocery Building Kit from Korber Models. I am happy to report that I have finished building the kit. This was my first Korber Kit but not my first kit building experience. While I could of used the included sign for the Wilson Grocery Company I made the kit my own by creating the Laurel & Hardy Manufacturing Company. A homage to my previous layout, the Lake Laurel & Hardyville, and to my love of the classic comedy duo. I added on a...
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Kitbashed a Box-Cab or Steeple-Cab Locomotive? Lets see them.

Khayden93 ·
I’m thinking of kit-bashing an electric box-cab or steeple-cab on to an old Marx motor I salvaged from a find at a train show last year. I want keep it simple. Has anyone else kit-bashed a box-cab or steeple-cab locomotive? If so lets see them.
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Kitbashed Atlas Flatcars

Jack Hess ·
Here are two Atlas flatcars I have shortened and added Kadee couplers. They are painted maroon and weathered with burnt sienna and rust colors.  Decals are from a Microscale letter set.  Due to my narrow curves, I like my rolling stock to...
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Kitbashed Lionel PostWar Passenger Cars

Khayden93 ·
Has anyone kit-bashed old Lionel Post War passenger cars,and repainted them? If so lets see them.
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Rich883 ·
Very nice work! Thank you for the purchase, your customization of this model is well done.
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Train Wizard and Rich at Korber Models, the sheet metal chute on the outside of the building, is that it extra part sold separately or is the sheet metal chute a custom part? What's the story? Thanks - Gary
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play trains ·
Would love to see that ventilator shaft sold separately along with various length smokestacks like the one on the power plant! Hint ,hint!
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TrainWizard5972 ·
Thanks Korber Models! Gary - The ventilation shaft is included with the kit. The builder can choose whether or not to add it on.
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Alan Graziano ·
Nice job on the kit Trainwizzard. Alan Graziano
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Berkshire President ·
Very well done, IMHO.
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Putnam Division ·
Good job! Peter
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john dellagrotte ·
I like it!
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Train Wizard: Like both the Korber Model & billboard, I have several on my layout and I plan on building a few more next season. Gary
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TrainWizard5972 ·
Thanks everyone! I'm sure it will appear in my next video.
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wmtrainnut09 ·
Nice work Trainwizard! A couple of years ago I started adding building fronts along one wall of my layout. Most are just the building front kits and a few were full building kits that I cut in half to make two fronts. There is so much detail that can be added to these kits to make the buildings even more amazing. Thanks Trainwizard for sharing what you have done.
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TrainWizard5972 ·
Thank you Johnny! I enjoy sharing my work. I invite you to visit my website if you haven't yet. Two sides of my Upper Level are against walls so I have lots of space for backdrop buildings. The next one I get I plan on turning into one of the old Wheeling & Lake Erie Cleveland, OH stations which looked more like a factory than a train station.
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AG ·
Nice Job! The top sign is wonderful! Andre.
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F-V Trains ·
Very nice!! I hope that, when I get the time to build mine, I can do as fine a job as you have!
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Re: Lets see your Marx Tinplate Locomotive and Cars

TrainsRMe ·
Custom 591 and American Flyer caboose modified to match and run with 3/16 scale.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by TrainsRMe: Custom 591 and American Flyer caboose modified to match and run with 3/16 scale. Looks great
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Steamer ·
very nice, I want to do a Sate of Maine too.
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TrainsRMe ·
Thanks. They fit right in, especially with the New Marx, as they are a bit higher but shorter than the scale boxcars. The State of Maine was always my favorite boxcar. I saw them years ago running through Binghamton, NY. I'd like to thank all the members who have been giving me "likes"! Here are four New Marx boxcars.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by TrainsRMe: Seven-inch cars, simulated trucks removed and replaced with scale trucks to run with 3/16 series. MONON equipment. Very nice
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Mercury Marx ·
Out of all the cars and engines I own twenty out of twenty-six are Marx and they're still running. But there is one Lionel hiding in this picture, kinda like where's Waldo
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Popi ·
Originally Posted by Steve "Papa" Eastman: A British Marx tender and a Japanese floor toy with a Marx 333 motor stuffed inside. The color match of the engine and tender is near perfect. Got this custom made engine and tender off the bay. I thought it was a custom Marx CV, but it turns out it is all hand made from wood with a Marx motor and Marx tender. The Marx Goose, A cheap Paya knock off front end and frame with a Marx caboose shell on the back. It is powered by a K-Line speeder power...
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Mercury Marx: Out of all the cars and engines I own twenty out of twenty-six are Marx and they're still running. But there is one Lionel hiding in this picture, kinda like where's Waldo Nice ones
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TrainsRMe ·
Seven-inch cars, simulated trucks removed and replaced with scale trucks to run with 3/16 series. MONON equipment.
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abbrail ·
This is my entire tinplate collection. I found these at an estate sale recently and had to bring them home. Not really sure what I have here or if any of them even belong together. I probably wont be switching away from my more modern trains, but seeing these in person and on tracks, I get it now. There is something almost magical about tinplate. They just feel like Christmas.
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WindupGuy ·
Thomas, your locomotive appears to be a Marx 933, the non-reversing windup version of the Electric 994. There was also a reversing windup version, the 943: There is also another rare variation of the 933 with a battery operated headlight. The 933 could be found in sets with either 7" tin 4 wheel cars, or 6" tin four wheel cars. It appears that your cars - at least the tank car and caboose - have one-way couplers, which would make them too early to have been included with this particular...
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abbrail ·
Originally Posted by WindupGuy: Thomas, your locomotive appears to be a Marx 933, the non-reversing windup version of the Electric 994. There was also a reversing windup version, the 943: James, Thank you for helping to ID my trains and including the catalog pictures! Looks like I need to start searching for that tender (and a wind-up key).
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WindupGuy ·
Grossman's has windup keys, or you can make your own with 1/8" keystock from a hardware store. Although some people wind the motors with a small screwdriver, I don't recommend it because the screwdriver blade inevitably puts a lot of stress on the weakest part of the hub and can cause it to crack and fail. Wedge tenders are pretty common, but finding a 7" tender might take a while longer.
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Yukon Jack ·
Originally Posted by TrainsRMe: It's amusing what all these people find to put Marx motors into. The Marx motor is the perfect transplant for many applications. I like to use them to restore the old American Flyer cast iron locos. I restored this one with a Marx one way motor. I thinks it is an AF#14 This is an AF #3195 I restored with a Marx Double Reduction motor. I try not to modify the shell to the point that it can not be put back to original given a good AF motor.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Yukon Jack: Originally Posted by TrainsRMe: It's amusing what all these people find to put Marx motors into. The Marx motor is the perfect transplant for many applications. I like to use them to restore the old American Flyer cast iron locos. I restored this one with a Marx one way motor. I thinks it is an AF#14 This is an AF #3195 I restored with a Marx Double Reduction motor. I try not to modify the shell to the point that it can not be put back to original given a...
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Re: Lets see your Marx Tinplate Locomotive and Cars

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
This Rock Island 8251 followed me home from Cal-Stewart today. I now have 4 of them. Two 0-4-0 and two 2-4-2. Steve
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Steamer ·
I like that, don't believe I've seen that one (at least in color) before.
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ogaugetrains23 ·
I purchased these at York a few years ago. The shipping address on the box has them being sent to the Higbee Department Store.
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Steamer ·
that's one of the few times I'd like to have just the box! Big Christmas Story fan.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by ogaugetrains23: I purchased these at York a few years ago. The shipping address on the box has them being sent to the Higbee Department Store. awesome great find
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TrainsRMe ·
Floodlight car, side dumping car, two variations of crane car. Hoppers and gondolas. The brown Rock Island gondola in the middle of the last picture is a custom.
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Steamer ·
I keep seeing all this great Marx, and I realize I better find some place for more shelves.....
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TrainsRMe ·
Yes, Dave. I thought I ran out of space long ago for more shelves, but seem to keep finding odd places to put them. (I refuse to box things up to store under the table).
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Robert S. Butler ·
Here's something a little different - a kit-built factory error - or maybe I should call it a shy Sears boxcar... I recently purchased the shell, ends, doors, and guides as an unassembled unit on e-bay from the Flynn's. It needed the frame and trucks and couplers. An inexpensive purchase at York provided these components and then time and a little effort provided the rest.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Robert S. Butler: Here's something a little different - a kit-built factory error - or maybe I should call it a shy Sears boxcar... I recently purchased the shell, ends, doors, and guides as an unassembled unit on e-bay from the Flynn's. It needed the frame and trucks and couplers. An inexpensive purchase at York provided these components and then time and a little effort provided the rest. Very cool I like it
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handyandy ·
Here's my Marx tin, original and customized... 3/16" Scale cars including a couple of 7" converted to scale trucks 6" and 7" tin Custom locos Nice originals Home-brew tinplate prewar style electric loco powered by Marx
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
I have one of the prototype samples of the Sears car. Paper graphics on one side only. Steve
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TrainsRMe ·
It was bent backwards in manufacturing, i.e.inside out, eh? I have bought most of my New Marx from the Flynns. They're great people to deal with.
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Robert S. Butler ·
Yes. Actually it was stamped and bent backwards - the roofwalk detail, roof ribs, etc. all go in the direction of the undecorated side.
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Colin Duthie ·
This is a homemade streetcar made from a plan in a Model Builder magazine dated about 65 year ago. There is a Marx motor installed.
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David from Dearborn ·
Here is my custom electric Marx Commodore Vanderbilt. My custom painted Marx Commodore Vanderbilt windup. My all original Marx M10005.
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