Marx wheels quesion: M10005

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Marx wheels quesion: M10005
Posted by arkady on Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:34 AM

I recently bought a Marx M-10005 streamliner.  I've spent the past week getting it cleaned up and mechanically functional, and it looks and runs well.  I'm pleased.

But the wheels are pretty much of a mess.  Ragged, chipped and beginning to show the early cracks of apparent Zinc Rot.  Clearly, they need replaced.

So my questions are:

1: What wheels (2 geared and 2 non-geared) are the correct ones for the M10005?

2: Can anyone recommend a source for them?  None of my usual suppliers seem to list them.  Yeah, I know about eBay, but I still don't know which wheels would be correct.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:44 AM

You can try (you may have to e-mail and ask)...

www.traindoctor.com  or

www.henningstrains.com 

Too bad about the zinc rot, unfortunately once it starts there's no stopping it.

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Posted by Mononflyer on Monday, April 10, 2017 9:55 AM

Try out http://www.trainpartsformarx.com/

If he doesnt have them, he will know what you need.  Some of these Marx streamlined diesels use the same motor setup as steam, but I am not entirely sure that all the 10005's used it.  I have seen pre war 100005 engines with the usual steam type of motor setup, but some of the later silver ones like the one I have used a small motor with smaller wheels.  Sounds like you have the usual large wheel setup.

 

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Posted by arkady on Monday, April 10, 2017 5:57 PM

Thanks to both of you.  I have contacted one of the suppliers you cited above, and ordered the correct wheels.  I'll post photos when I receive and install them.

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, April 10, 2017 6:08 PM

Great!  Keep us posted will you?  We'd like to hear how the story ends.

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Posted by arkady on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:17 PM

Okay, as requested, here are a couple of shots of my M-10005 (with its new wheels) on my tinplate layout:

Closeup shot
 

Wider view

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