How to Date Marx Trains

SOME Marx locos do not like switches. Some Marx locos have a gear that comes all the way out to the flange on the drive wheels. These so called “fat wheel” Marx locos do not like switches with guard rails. Marx fat wheel locos work with Marx switches, Prewar American Flyer switches, and any switch that has a swiveling set of rails that look like the slice of an orange. Not a very precise description of the switch, but maybe someone else will chime in with the correct terminology. The green roof in the background is a Marx ” Old Frontier” lithographed log cabin we used as a station. Like most of my Marx engines I buy, this one ran great dispite being almost 80 years old The “Walgreens Army set ” is fabulous, that must have been quite a time ago as Walgreens at least ours in here locally does not carry trains anymore. What was the date on the set? I am glad someone started a thread on Marx, while I guess I am primarily a pre-war tinplater, I just love the Marx stuff and it almost always runs and works and looks great!

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Q — In your vast knowledge of antiques and collectibles, surely you will be able to tell me why Marx electric trains are not held in high esteem. Many price guides cover American Flyer, Lionel and Ives. The only Marx items listed are its windup toys. I have a complete Marx No. The box is taped at the corner. What is its value?

During its production years, Marx made both electric and clockwork trains in multiple sizes, 6 of which operated on ‘O’ or ‘O’ gauge track, and HO gauge trains.

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Coinciding with Toy Train Month, the Railroad Museum will debut a prized cars from companies including Buddy “L,” Ives, American Flyer, Marklin, Marx, and.

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Miller refurbished this train station his wife had as a child. He stays busy repairing trains year-round, often from folks seeking to refurbish sets for children and grandchildren.

Dating marx toys

This train set was given to the donor by her father, who in turn had been given it by a work colleague that had won it in a raffle. Marx toys are highly collectible today, but were designed to be inexpensive, utilising techniques of mass production and reusing old designs as much as possible; one of Louis Marx’s nicknames was ‘the Henry Ford of the toy industry’. During the Great Depression he became a millionaire remodelling the Yo-yo and selling millions.

His popular train sets were produced from in Girard, Pennsylvania, but his company was also known for its plastic figure playsets, produced in the s and s, based on television shows and historical events. The company lost its preeminence from the s onwards, mainly due to not advertising as aggressively as its rivals.

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Please wait for an email from us which confirms your slot and attendance. Thank you. Skip to content. Davy crockett, unique. Jim kluiter runs a. Keep up-to-date valuation. There is the intestine in tin lithographed toys, time when it will feature only those locomotives. Great auction includin american tin lithographed toys; for sale site.

Fun with Original Marx Trains

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The Marx Toy Museum is an enjoyable and affordable activity for large groups. of production and sometimes estimate the production date to within a few years, but references on some of the metal toys, trains, playsets, and action figures.

James Pekarek joked that his hands and wrist would probably need medical attention. Every few minutes, he turned the key and wound vintage locomotives that pulled a handful of cars around a couple of loops of track. When the trains stopped, another quick wind revved them up again. I like to buy them and fix them up. Pekarek, 43, estimates that he has about seven dozen locomotives.

He relished a find at the show, a windup that only needed a new running gear. He paid just a few bucks for it. Marklin and Joy Line were among early makers of windup trains, sometimes called clockwork trains that date to the s. A series of gears and springs turn wheels under tension after being wound like a timepiece. Depending on the mechanism, each wind from the key creates 65 revolutions from the wheels. Marx became a major player in the windup world after purchasing Joy Line in to provide a quality, low-cost alternative to toy trains marketed by Lionel and American Flyer.

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collectible, followed by American Flyer and Marx. other paper items to be identified with the word “Reproduction” with the Date and by Whom. Prewar Trains (Before ) Postwar “0” ( ) Marx Modern ( – present) Postwar.

British Broadcasting Corporation Home. This clockwork train represents an era before the advent of electrical and electronic toys. It comes from a time when trains were considered exciting and small boys collected train numbers and hoped to become engine drivers. Some small girls did too! Comments are closed for this object. Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public.

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