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The Louis Marx 3/16 scale series is very collectible in my house.  Here is perhaps my most ambitious effort on one of them, a baggage car made from an ATSF coach, the variation with windows that were only indented and lithographed.  The windows were filled in with putty, except for the ones that were needed.

 

The tender in the second photo is a Lionel coffin tender mounted on 6-wheel trucks made of Lionel Scout, American Flyer and Marx parts.  The Marx 333 loco needed a beefier tender, IMHO.

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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.

 

British Marx Engine & Tender 1

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.

 

Custom British Marx Loco & British Marx Coaches

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 chassis. It also has a diesel sound unit for a BUDD RDC.

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Marx never made a wrecker in 3/16 so I created my own. Everything is Marx except the side grills.

3-16 scale custom crane 10

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Originally Posted by TrainsRMe:

The Louis Marx 3/16 scale series is very collectible in my house.  Here is perhaps my most ambitious effort on one of them, a baggage car made from an ATSF coach, the variation with windows that were only indented and lithographed.  The windows were filled in with putty, except for the ones that were needed.

 

The tender in the second photo is a Lionel coffin tender mounted on 6-wheel trucks made of Lionel Scout, American Flyer and Marx parts.  The Marx 333 loco needed a beefier tender, IMHO.

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Looks great

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.

 

British Marx Engine & Tender 1

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.

 

Custom British Marx Loco & British Marx Coaches

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 chassis.

Goose 2

Marx never made a wrecker in 3/16 so I created my own. Everything is Marx except the side grills.

3-16 scale custom crane 10

Really like the crane

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.

 

British Marx Engine & Tender 1

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.

 

Custom British Marx Loco & British Marx Coaches

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 chassis. It also has a diesel sound unit for a BUDD RDC.

Goose 2

Marx never made a wrecker in 3/16 so I created my own. Everything is Marx except the side grills.

3-16 scale custom crane 10

That's an awesome wrecker!!

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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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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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.

 

 

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Very cool I like it

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.

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 good AF motor.

They look great

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