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Two versions of the Marx 999 locomotive

The open spoke and closed spoke versions run on the Minneapolis Northern
RELATED TOPICS: MARX

Name:    Todd Hein
Forum User Name:    ToddH
Railroad Name:    Minneapolis Northern
Location:    Crystal Minnesota
Scale:    O scale
Theme:    Collecting Marx
Description:    Marx made several versions of the 999, this video shows two early versions. The open spoke 999 was produced first, then after problems with the pilot breaking off the second version, the closed spoke, was produced. It seems that even the closed spoke may have also broken easily, so they later eliminated the spoked pilot, and made the pilot solid.

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