Banked or stepped 2 rail wind up track??

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Banked or stepped 2 rail wind up track??
Posted by teledoc on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:43 PM

I would like to know who made this track, American Flyer or Marx?  I know it isn’t Lionel, or Hafner.

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Posted by rrswede on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:36 PM

teledoc, based on an examination of the connector pins used on the track seen in the attached link, I'd guess the manufacturer to be Marx.

Is this a test?

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Posted by teledoc on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:37 PM

Not a test.  On one of the forums, it was posted as who made it, but I can’t find that old post.  I have enough for standard loop of 8 curve, and a few straights.

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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:12 PM

The straight sections at Swede's link are about right for Marx O-34.

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Posted by JamesP2 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:08 PM

I would like to see pictures of the actual track in question, since banked track was made by many different companies - I've seen it from Ives, AF, Hafner, and others.  If the ties are stepped instead of slanted, then it is most likely later Flyer track.  The earlier Flyer track was also banked, but the top of the tie was smooth and slanted, not stepped.  Incidentally, I've never seen an original Marx windup set with banked track, although I believe that some Joy Line windups came with banked track.

 - James

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