I would love to have the original motor but that is probably a pipe dream but I would love to see it on the track running. If I put another motor in it I would not want to do any drilling or altering the car. Any thoughts on mounting would be appreciated.
I think the mounting is different. Looks like it's two brackets on the bottom of the motor frame that attach to the bottom of the body. Probably not difficult to fabricate something to adapt a different motor, but not quite a drop in fit either.
Thanks Jake, I couldn't find a picture of the underside. I think he will have a hard time finding an original motor.
Depending on the curve size it looks like the wheels would scrape the body sometimes with that mounting setup?
It looks like another motor would work if you could fabricate something on the ends so it mounts? Just have to measure the height of the motor to make sure it fits in the compartment.
Here's a Link detailing various Marx motors. Scroll towards the bottom to diesel motors. You'll notice a few with a top mounting plate to allow it to swivel. Seems like a retrofit would be possible. Marx motors are very reliable. Regardless the acquired condition, a little maintenance and they run like new. And many Marx loco's can be had for a song on eBay. You'll have to evaluate the height and width for fit. Perhaps others here have the relevant motors and can provide measurements.