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Front End Friday
Posted by philo426 on Friday, November 4, 2022 2:45 PM

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, November 4, 2022 4:44 PM

Here's my contribution: I call 'em the mini-Marxes Smile, Wink & Grin

'Cause they're all decorated just like matching Marx E7s in O gauge! Can you believe I still don't own a single Marx E7? Maybe at the next show I attend...

-Ellie

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, November 4, 2022 4:57 PM

Looking good!I like the Rock Island units on the left!

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, November 4, 2022 6:26 PM

philo426
Looking good!I like the Rock Island units on the left


Those RI units are a lot of fun... one of the added thrills of these Marx engines is that like many an O gauge loco, they're growlers! The A is powered, and the B is a dummy- I have two of the Bs, two complete As, and one incomplete A I bought for parts.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, November 4, 2022 7:21 PM

Very cool!did you find them at a train show?

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, November 4, 2022 9:15 PM

philo426
Very cool!did you find them at a train show?

No, but I bet they do crop up at shows. Mine all came from train stores- one AB pair was part of an incomplete set, the other AB and parts A unit were kicking around in a store I always love to visit during a regular summer vacation trip with my family.

The Marx HO units didn't come in every livery the O ones had, but they did Rock Island, Santa Fe, Western Pacific, Union Pacific, and New York Central (two liveries- black/white lettering, yellow-orange/black lettering). I've seen mention somewhere online of Santa Fe units molded in silver instead of gray, but I haven't seen one in pictures or out in the wild yet.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 8:09 AM

Marx stuff is pretty cool and durable!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 8:17 AM

philo426

Marx stuff is pretty cool and durable!

 

Well it's been said the rarest Marx engine is one that doesn't work! 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 8:32 AM

That is what I hear!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 11:23 AM

.   Speaking of Marx..  I had this old Marx light tower base for years and the paint was in very poor condition,so I stripped the paint off and will primer and paint it!   

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 12:27 PM

Decided to paint it black and silver...

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, November 6, 2022 11:43 AM

Re assembled the light tower...had to re-spray the vase because you have to handle it a lot and the paint wasn't quite dry .. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:00 PM

Wow, nice!

Probably BETTER than new!  

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:04 PM

Looks great!  I've left a few paw prints on "not quite dry" paint myself!  Wink

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:50 PM

Yes almost looks like chrome plating!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, November 7, 2022 12:34 PM

I need to find another light fixture for my Marx Light Tower...any ideas?  

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, November 7, 2022 5:21 PM

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, November 7, 2022 6:42 PM

Thanks!

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