Guys...been under the weather for the past few days confined to bed but will try to post some pictures this weekend.  Loved the video's...OBTW if someone has a "technique" for posting video that they could share I would appreciate it, I can't seem to get my smart phone video's to transfer to the site.

D500 - super modeling and great way to take advantage of some cool Marx cars, I collect tanks (why I don't know) and I agree the Marx tanks were just about scale size for the day.

PALALLIN - neat accessories...I also have the manual lift bridge, have not found a way to integrate it into a layout yet. Big Rail boxed set is really cool, I have the box and the trains/transformer but little else, now I can see what is missing.

PapaEastman :  Well it sure looks like the Marx Mopac Eagle express wins the race!! The first train I bought for my son in the 70's was a Marx So. Pacific 4 wheel switcher and 4 wheel cars and he loved to run the wheels off it!   Still works though - those guys were made to withstand a child's playing with them.

PW53INVA - loved the layout.  figure 8 inside a loop gives plenty of action and "cookie box" houses fit in with the theme perfectly.  I am thinking a building a 2nd layout for a place the family spends the summer, since many of my nieces and nephews  who come and go all summer have little children, I think a layout like yours would really be a hit...so with your permission I may just copy it!! Tin diesels go perfectly with the theme.

Best wishes to all and thanks for the pictures

Don

 

Don McErlean posted:

PALALLIN - neat accessories...I also have the manual lift bridge, have not found a way to integrate it into a layout yet. Big Rail boxed set is really cool, I have the box and the trains/transformer but little else, now I can see what is missing.

 

If you have any questions, let me know.  I can make up a list and provide pics of specific pieces.

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

In the long compartment on the upper right is the station platform with its 4 upright posts.  In the small one at the top between the platform and the tender is the track trip to dump the logs.  Below it, next to the log car, is a non-illuminated bumper.  To the left of the caboose is the newsstand with 6 x 35mm station set figures and 2 x "Uncouple Here" signs under it.  There are 6 x 061 telephone poles, the lump bin, and the spool of thread below the boxcar.  A 2-connector lock-on and two connecting wires are in the compartment with the transformer cord.  To the left of the transformer are the two pieces of the all-plastic banjo crossing signal; to its left is the plastic crossing gate, both activated by the weight of the train.  Under the base of the crossing gate is the bottle of smoke fluid.  Under the switch in its cardboard tray are 6 x (3-tie) straight track, 2 x straight track with uncoupler ramps, and 9 x 027 curves.  In addition to the instruction sheet (Form IS - 634), there is a sheet on the automatic uncoupling ramps (Form IS - 118), another on the smoke unit in the loco (Form IS - 264), and, as I noted, the inspection tag/packing slip (Form IS - 71).

That's quite a bit packed into a single set that went for a very reasonable price!

Let me know if you need pics of anything.

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

Don

Thank you for the kind words on my little Marx Layout. I got the idea for the inside figure eight with the loop outside from fellow forum member HandyAndy. When I saw his nice Marx Layout a few years ago I thought that it would be fun to have something like that in my spare bedroom. I had a spare fold up table to use so I painted a 4 ft by 6ft 6 inch by 1 inch thick piece of foam board green and went to work.  

So Don, no permission needed, copy away, and I have HandyAndy to thank for the original idea. Wish HandyAndy would post more pictures of his layout and trains running as it is always fun to see what he has done in a small space and he has some nice looking print out buildings that look great with Marx Trains.

Happy Training

Dean

Born in the land of the Monon

Live in the land of the 611 and 1218

Wow guys. Still struggling with the flu here but your Marx pictures make my day!

Palallin. Thank you for the list, man Marx really packed that set, When  I am up and about I will compare with mine but I think mostly mine is just the trains  

PW53INVA  thanks for the data and your permission to copy on the layout.  The video is so cool.  Looks like I need to start assembling material for the summer project.  I have 4 nieces / nephews who I really think will love playing with it on those rainy โ€œno beachโ€ days 

Best wishes guys and thanks for the responses  

Don

 

 

 

 

 

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