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  1. Marx 999- Disaster

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    My first post to this forum. I am very impressed. My 2 year old grandson loves trains. He has a carrying attachment to a Marx 999. Despite his young age, he is most careful with it. Unfortunately his papa is not! My dilemma- I was the one who took old 999 apart- yes I thought I could make it...
  2. HELP Needed to Identify these Please

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    Hey Everyone. Newbie here and I need some help please. I got a box of very old train stuff and not too sure of age, scale and price.. These are metal.. All in pretty good shape.. Let me know what you all think.. I am getting my son into the hobby but would like to go HO scale since...
  3. Not new, but a little bit different...

    O Scale
    Here's a little something you don't see all the time. Marx 3/16" scale O-gauge tin trains. Made to the same scale as American Flyer S scale, but it runs on regular three rail O-gauge track. The locomotive is a die-cast 999 but everything else is stamped sheetmetal. I've developed quite a liking...
  4. Marx #999 Engine Repair

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    Hi, I have a Marx #999 that only runs in reverse. When I stop the engine it does not reverse the direction. I assume the E unit is the problem but I don't know what I need to do to fix it. I imagine this is a common issue and probably easily fixed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks...
  5. Marx 999

    O Scale
    I cleaned the wheels and added the spring for the copper pickup and it runs. The reverse unit is a little mystery. The last picture is half of one from another junker. I do not have a date for this engine either. The light socket is insulated from the frame. So the sides are hot and the center...
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