Lets see your Marx tinplate locomotives and cars. Along with any kitbashed ones if anyone has done one.

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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.

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

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

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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

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

my 999 pulling some 3/16

my Marx collection, showing the NKP tender with 666 that I added four wheel trucks, and the PRR Merchandise Car that got 3/16 trucks.

That crane looks fantastic Steve.

 

 

 

 

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Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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Originally Posted by j white:

Here's a freshly repainted Commodore Vanderbilt pulling a string of 4 wheel 6" cars on our modular club's layout. I think that curve is a 10' diameter:

 

 

This is my Marx layout with a way too long passenger train on it:

 

 

J White

 

Awesome

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

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Originally Posted by TrainsRMe:

Custom 591 and American Flyer caboose modified to match and run with 3/16 scale.

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Looks great

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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!!

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

 

 

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Nice ones

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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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Originally Posted by TrainsRMe:

Seven-inch cars, simulated trucks removed and replaced with scale trucks to run with 3/16 series.

 

MONON equipment.

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Very nice

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"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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.

 

 

Inside_Out_Sears_Kit_2

Very cool I like it

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"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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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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

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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