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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.

 

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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

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

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

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