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 Post subject: Re: Marx Photo Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:14 am 
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I saw that there were plans to move the collection to a new venue near Elizabethtown. It would be great if it can be preserved in its entirety.

Here's another 6-inch freight I have, this a 553 MSO tank car in almost mint condition. I'm wondering if this is an item reproduced by the Flynns:


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Another example of the 3-D effects produced by Marx lithography, a 20102 caboose:
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This is nearly identical to the caboose that was part of the Marx mechanical set I received as a child in the early 1960s, only that one sported a Union Pacific scheme and had plastic wheels. My understanding is plastic-wheeled rolling stock was the norm for the postwar wind-ups, probably intended to reduce weight and taking some strain off the locomotive.


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Here's a set similar to the Marx outfit I had as a kid:
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This one has a plastic bodied mechanical steamer, but the locomotive in my set had a sheet-metal body. Otherwise similar, featuring Union Pacific livery.


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love the oil tanker!


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 Post subject: Re: Marx Photo Gallery
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The Marx 3/16" O-gauge stuff was very nice. Here's a 174580 New York Central box car in 3/16":
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All metal, this one features opening doors and the Marx automatic "scissors" coupler (couples automatically, but not so sure there was a remote uncoupling capability). Regardless, the 3/16" cars look great behind the 999 with an eight-wheel tender.


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