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Old 11-11-2015, 06:05 PM   #11
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Dating Prewar MARX

teledoc & T-Man,
Dating prewar MARX is almost a impossible task. As there was so many variations over the years. The MARX Collector's manuals are a fantastic guide. Many folk end up red-faced and frustrated when attempting to date prewar MARX.

Years ago CTT did a special article on Jim & Debby Flynn's collection of prewar MARX. It's really something as it takes up one entire large room of their home. It upsets me so much as I cannot remember what year or issue. It comes with age.

There was also a wonderful article in The TCA "Q". If you search the TCA Archives you can find it with ease.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:30 PM   #12
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Here is some of it.













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Old 11-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #13
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Now I know what prewar heaven is!

I found a video for the MARX 417 They ran the video and used some timing relays.




I search CTT and had dozens of mags with prewar, no luck yet.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #14
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Chris is that newer stuff? I dont recognize most of it?
T man cool video, never seen that work:-)
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:07 AM   #15
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Chris is that newer stuff? I dont recognize most of it?
T man cool video, never seen that work:-)
Most of it is newer reproduction and some of the Christmas cars except for the Lionel box car I restored.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:35 AM   #16
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My newest additions

Nothing as nice as what you guys have, but my newest toys.
All as they came out of the box.





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Old 11-12-2015, 11:07 AM   #17
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Nice sea troller. Looks almost new, litos are in excellent shape! I always had a soft spot for Marx stuff. It always looks cool to me. But im going to have to dig up some Lionel stuff as this thread is leaning to the Marxist side:-)
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #18
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These are so much more affordable. Don't have to dig as deep into the pocket
The engines just keep running.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:58 AM   #19
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One of my favorites...

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Old 11-12-2015, 01:02 PM   #20
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Like Chris, I had to have that Tinplate litho Lionel Factory. I'm a toy train guy and it looks great. Another modern tinplate item that I just had to have was the Lionel livery Rail Zepplin wind up. Its a neat item and a lot of fun. Runs great on FasTrack.

Several years ago CTT had an article on how to power one. I thought about it, but did not want to cut the body as they did. Anyway, the Rail Zepplin is cool and when not running it spends time as a flat car load.

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