I recently scored a LN with box Marx 423 crossing signal.  Although I'm usually a Lionel bigot, I'm starting to cross over on some things, especially if they are nice.

 

The track activation rails that came with the 423 are so cool, I Think that I could used these for other track side activations.  Does anybody know if somebody is making re-pros of this design?  I thought I read that Marx had a patent on these.

 

marx-423

Regards, Bob

TCA Member since '92 Train lover since '52
Recycle America! - buy Prewar and Postwar Lionel trains,
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Originally Posted by electroliner:

Robert Grossman Company sells them. I use them for semaphores and a gateman as well as for the crossing signal you have,

http://www.trainpartsformarx.com/

Do you have a catalog, or know what the Grossmans company calls these?  I don't need to buy a Catalog if I'm only buying a few pieces.

Regards, Bob

TCA Member since '92 Train lover since '52
Recycle America! - buy Prewar and Postwar Lionel trains,
Made in the good old US of A

Originally Posted by Martin Derouin:

I just used a strip of black electrical tape as the insulator...

 

Marty

Cool idea, I was wondering if that spray rubber they advertise on TV would do the same job.  Or even rubber cement.

Regards, Bob

TCA Member since '92 Train lover since '52
Recycle America! - buy Prewar and Postwar Lionel trains,
Made in the good old US of A

Originally Posted by lionelbob:
Originally Posted by electroliner:

Robert Grossman Company sells them. I use them for semaphores and a gateman as well as for the crossing signal you have,

http://www.trainpartsformarx.com/

Do you have a catalog, or know what the Grossmans company calls these?  I don't need to buy a Catalog if I'm only buying a few pieces.

Go to the web site under accessories, near the bottom.

part number 367 7" long accessory rail clip, $3.50

part number 368 1 1/2" long accessory rail clip, $2.50

 

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

As with most things Marx - with which I have had any experience - this works well and
is elegantly simple. Lionel and AF could have learned. I had this flasher on my childhood
layout and it worked flawlessly. I still have it, actually. Hmmm - adapted to GG track...
I'd have to explain the Godzilla scale of it.
Originally Posted by Steve "Papa" Eastman:
Originally Posted by lionelbob:
Originally Posted by electroliner:
Robert Grossman Company sells them. I use them for semaphores and a gateman as well as for the crossing signal you have,
http://www.trainpartsformarx.com/
Do you have a catalog, or know what the Grossmans company calls these?  I don't need to buy a Catalog if I'm only buying a few pieces.
Go to the web site under accessories, near the bottom.
part number 367 7" long accessory rail clip, $3.50
part number 368 1 1/2" long accessory rail clip, $2.50

Steve

I'm assuming that you also need to get a
174 hotside accessory terminal if using track power.
You could also use a spade lug and jam it under the split on the third rail.

 

Thanks again electroliner and Steve "Papa" Eastman

Regards, Bob

TCA Member since '92 Train lover since '52
Recycle America! - buy Prewar and Postwar Lionel trains,
Made in the good old US of A

Originally Posted by lionelbob:

I'm assuming that you also need to get a
174 hotside accessory terminal if using track power.
You could also use a spade lug and jam it under the split on the third rail.

 

Thanks again electroliner and Steve "Papa" Eastman

The 173 & 174 accessory terminals are really the screw, washers and knurled thumb nuts to replace missing ones from the accessory itself. A spade lug does the job, but in the Marx world, they made a HS-618 Track Clip. This would attach to the center rail. 

 

Steve

HS-618 Accessory Track Clip

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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