Post up your NYC motive power

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Post up your NYC motive power
Posted by emdmike on Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:40 PM

Forum is quiet lately, lets see some pics of your NYC motive power.  Here are my newly aquired 2344's.  I am thinking a 6-10 car train of postwar 6464 NYC Pacemaker cars in the two tone grey/red and a semi scale wood caboose repainted to match.  The Lionel F3's lack steam heating details on the roof so they are freight units in my mind.  And common power on the Pacemaker LCL freight trains in the postwar era.  

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:39 PM

Great looking engines,Mike!

I guess I'm getting too lazy in my old age to post pics of my engines, plus you've seen them here before...

My NYC engines:

1. Marx 333,smoking version

2. Flyer 326

3. Marx 4000 E-7 diesels. 2 motored units tethered together through one reverse unit. Yes, it came from the factory that way....


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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:39 PM

That Marx E-7 sounds fascinating, Paul. I never new such a thing existed like that from the factory. If anyone was going to do it though, I'd bet my money on Marx. What sort of knowledge is there on these two-motor sets?

I should really take the time to snap some pictures of what I've got NYC wise. Mostly it's all various frieght cars, I haven't yet gotten lucky enough to own a Lionel postwar F3 set, but it's on the bucket list. Always thought those engines looked gorgeous in the gray 'lightning bolt' scheme.
I have an Ives set, c. 1922-1924 about, headed up by a 3241 and decorated in lettering for the New York Central & Hudson River. That might be the only proper NYC motive power I own currently- I have a tender for a Marx 333, but no 333 yet!
This week's going to be very busy so I may not have any pictures until next week but I'll try to remember.


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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 10:26 AM

This is my engineer buddy's NYC Marx set. I have a loop of O-27, without any switches, that he likes to stretch his tinplate out on.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:52 PM

Well, I did  have one of these  until last weekend when I sold it at the club show.  I've had it for five years or so but hardly ever ran it.  Interesting piece though.

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:54 PM

I spent some time this evening digging around... I didn't feel like pulling out the Ives set and trying to photograph, but I did round up some other equipment.
First off, my American Flyer HO scale 151(?) Hudson. It bears a prototypical number on the cab rather than the product number. The car behind it is a Lionel 0865-250 Michigan Central/NYCS Gondola from 1961.

My locomotive is set up for SIT, dating it to pre-1950. Unfortunately it looks like my engine was likely parted out somewhat, and the SIT unit was one of the many things that went. Ultimate plan is to make her a runner once more, but replacing the SIT unit isn't a priority. Finding an HO unit seems unlikely so I'd probably have to modify an S gauge unit.
Next up are some Marx offerings. Unfortunately I don't currently have a working 999. I own 3- one was a doner loco and got reduced to parts, one is lending its motor to another engine, and the third was given to me, but it had sat in a basement that flooded a few times and smells of mold. I can't really show off any of them!
We have this 490:

I have matching sets, they came from the same owner. The cars are also NYC.
Here's a clockwork Marx loco (riser gear motor), along with a NYC dump car and caboose:

Everything else I could track down with NYC markings is rolling stock, so unfortunately that's it from me. As I already mentioned, I do have a 333 tender, but no 333. I couldn't find one at the place where I bought it, but I looked. My 999s are paired with NYC 'wedge' tenders. I'm not sure Marx ever made the wedge tender in any other road name.


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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:54 PM

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