I need some help from the Ives, Marx and AF steam experts. Here are some photos from a collection I'm thinking of buying.
First the Ives 4-4-2. I know nothing about Ives steam engines. Waht can anyone tell me about this one. What is it, when was it made, does it have much value ? Note the Lionel tender. The owner of this collection seemed to like Lionel whistle tenders with other loco brands. The Marx engine also has one.
The next engine has no markings but has that Marx look. I think I see holes for the swivel mounted pilot truck under the cylinders. I suspect this one is a very common engine probably best to sell the motor separately. Which Marx loco is this ? Prewar or postwar ?
Finally a most interesting American Flyer 0-6-4 "Hudson". 0-6-4 is what the wheel arrangement looks like, as I see no room for a pilot truck. Looks like a sheet metal pilot that doesn't resemble anything I can spot in Greenberg. What's the chance that I could get the parts for a restoration ? I feel like I should look for a junk quality Hudson that does have the front end parts.