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My second post!

As I said in my first post, I am trying to hunt down a Marx train set from the late 1950's or early 1960's. It was a pretty basic train set that came with a steam locomotive (no light or smoke) and litho'd cars. I remember a yellow hopper, a black tanker, a red caboose and a coal car (black, of course). I can't remember what colour the box car was. Blue? Brown? What was cool about it was that it had working street lamps, telephone poles, pressed paper trestles, and a billboard. I think the billboard had a Coke ad on it.

I don't remember a station, but it's possible that there was one. The set also came with a green sheet of plywood. Was that Dad's doing or did they come complete like that?

I was pretty young and a I may need some help jogging my memory. I'm a GI Joe collector and there have been lots of reprints of catalogs, etc for that hobby. Any reprint Marx train catalogs?

Can anybody recommend a comprehensive book on Marx trains?
 

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I don't think there's any Marx "experts" here.:(
 

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Joe,
Poke around these websites below, and see if anything there rings a bell with what you had. Ebay searching is also an excellent research tool, even if you're not buying.
Cheers,

TJ
Thanks for those links, TJ. I've been searching a bit on eBay but so far all I've found is sets that I'd like to buy... :laugh:

The Canadian Pacific is a nice one.

The Toy Train Guide link proved useful. It jogged loose a memory of the rolling stock having plastic couplers. That means the set was part of the 7 inch line.

I don't think there's any Marx "experts" here.:(
Well, I'll take advice from anyone who has any knowledge of Marx train sets. :)

Were the pressed paper trestles and billboard common Marx accessories?
 

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I'll have to investigate the locomotive lights because I remember as a teenager examining the locomotive, noting that there was a clear lens, and wondering why this particular model didn't have a light. Perhaps it broke early and Dad took out the assembly and lost it?
 
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