Wondering if any Marx engines will run through 0-22 switches, Thanks for any info.
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Thanks Jim k...and I will watch the mileage.😀
I'm pretty sure the 666 and 333 locomotives will negotiate that switch. The older (?) 999 locomotives with the single reduction gearing will not due to the driver being too deep. Your mileage may vary.
Here's what Jim is talking about:
Marx single reduction motors (left) have larger driver gears and tend to foul on Lionel switches and crossings. Marx double reduction motors (right) have smaller driver gears and are less likely to foul on the switches and crossings.
Hope this helps!
The nice thing about Marx is that on many of their products it is relatively easy to replace a single reduction with the double reduction. I have an M10000 that is used on a timed public display that I mounted on a Beep chassis that works great for that purpose. Certainly not authentic Marx, but very trouble free.
Thank you guys..appreciate it!
The reliable and inexpensive Marx 1590 metal frog switches pass Marx fat wheel 999 engines and work well on Lionel, MTH, Kline and others with ease too. I should know as my layout has used 33 of them for over 30 years.