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The Marc Commodore Vanderbilt and more

Vintage Marx run on a semi-realistic layout
RELATED TOPICS: MARX

Name:    Todd Hein
Forum User Name:    ToddH
Railroad Name:    New York Central and Canadian Pacific
Location:    Crystal, Minnesota
Scale:    O gauge
Theme:    Tinplate trains running on a semi-realistic layout
Description:    1936 Marx Commodore Vanderbilt, this is actually a windup locomotive that I put an electric motor in. The cars on this train have silver litho frames, with tab and slot couplers. These cars, though not scarce, are not real common. I bought this set on Ebay, and added that extra tender and hopper car that I had gotten earlier. The 494 and cars is from about 1938, the cars have the eight wheel trucks and automatic couplers. These were the deluxe Marx cars of the day. I am in the process of building a tinplate layout that had realistic scenery and wanted to show that old Marx tinplate will look good with a layout that is not toy like.

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