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  •   Just wondering if there was a club or society for Marx Trains?

    Have some Marx fun today.

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  • This is mostly an Lionel and AF group, I think there's a Yahoo Marx group.

    Steve Richards Tulsa
  •   Thank-you for the reply.I will have to check that out.

     

      Yes, I have noticed that the magazine and this site are mostly AF and Lionel.With Marx no longer in business it makes it harder to talk about as there is no new produce to talk about.The new tin Marx is now out of business and there has been no plastic Marx since the 70s

      I like Lionel but I still enjoy the Marx stuff as well.My first O gauge train set from the mid 60s was a Marx.Still have it and it runs great even with the abuse I put it through as a child.Smile

     

    Have some Marx fun today.

  • Even tho there are more AMERICAN FLYER and Lionel posts here, every now and then Marx does come up. My Marx Wells Fargo still runs after 50 years of use (abuse)!

    Ray

    Ray

    Bayville, NJ

     

    Life is what happens to you
    While you're busy making other plans - John Lennon

  • AF53

    Even tho there are more AMERICAN FLYER and Lionel posts here, every now and then Marx does come up. My Marx Wells Fargo still runs after 50 years of use (abuse)!

    Ray

      Yes those old Marx trains were pretty tough costomers,Ray.SmileHow fast did you have to get yours to go before it went off the track on a cornor?How far woud it go after leaving the track, after getting it up to full speed on all your straight track?Ah those were the days.Smile

     

    Have some Marx fun today.

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    There are a few Marx fans here Big Smile

      Have fun with your trains

  • vsmith

     

    There are a few Marx fans here Big Smile

    Count me in. The colorful lithography, their bulletproof elegantly simple mechanisms, their affordability have placed my Williams,MTH, and K Line equipment on the shelves, and has led to the slow replacement of "realistic" structures with the Marx gate crossing, freight house, Girard station etc. There is a charm to Marx , yes, a classic factor that new equipment lacks. I think the learning process is as interesting as the trains themselves, and unfortunately, although this magazine is titled classic trains, you can count the Marx articles on one hand, which is simply the way it is and no criticism intended. Another option is to join the TCA. Look up Marxtin on the web.. a great site...Robert Grossman has many repair parts...

    Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

  • vsmith

     

    There are a few Marx fans here Big Smile

    Count me in. The colorful lithography, their bulletproof elegantly simple mechanisms, their affordability have placed my Williams,MTH, and K Line equipment on the shelves, and has led to the slow replacement of "realistic" structures with the Marx gate crossing, freight house, Girard station etc. There is a charm to Marx , yes, a classic factor that new equipment lacks. I think the learning process is as interesting as the trains themselves, and unfortunately, although this magazine is titled classic trains, you can count the Marx articles on one hand, which is simply the way it is and no criticism intended. Another option is to join the TCA. Look up Marxtin on the web.. a great site...Robert Grossman has many repair parts...even the later production is a lot of fun..to collect, What you cannot see in the photo below is the fun of mixing things up..for example the B unit on the RI diesel has been fitted with a MTH knuckle coupler and is a pulling a long string of K line passenger equipment while the 333 is pulling an equally long string of six inch tin cars..all this has reinvigorated my waning interest n the hobby.The S gauge size of a great deal of Marx equipment that runs on O track is another interesting aspect of this.

    Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

  • Here is a link to the most active Yahoo Group that deals with Marx Trains:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarxTrain/

    Here are other yahoo Groups about Marx Trains:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cv_joint/

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marx_traders/

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarxTrain-neatstuff/

      David from Dearborn  

  • As I remember I never could have the engine run at full speed! You're right they are the fastest next to American Flyer clockwork. Maybe Marx could have adopted the banked track like my clockwork track! Oh well, too late! lol

    Ray

    Ray

    Bayville, NJ

     

    Life is what happens to you
    While you're busy making other plans - John Lennon

  • Count me as a Marx fan, too. I have a few Lionel pieces but no AF (never saw any of it when I was a kid so I never developed an interest in it).

  • Marx fan here! I work in a Litho plant, and I really appreciate the Marx Litho work. Been picking up what I can here and there. The Yahoo Group is good. lots of info, and a buy/sell section.

    I think there was a Marx Collectors grop, but I'm pretty sure it died with the new Marx.

    Dave

    It's a TOY, A child's PLAYTHING!!!

  • I just joined the Marx yahoo group and within a couple of days, my inbox was inundated with about a half a million messages! Those guys are active!

  •   Thanks for all the replys.Nice to see there are some other Marx fans around as well.

    Have some Marx fun today.

  • You may not hear much out of us but we're always around lurking in the shadows of the toy train world.