this a pre or postwar marx engine?

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  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    MARX MARLINES Tinplate CP Style Electric LOCOMOTIVE

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  2. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    hmm, guess know one knows.....lol
  3. yellowlynn

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    Doesn't it have some kind of number or identification on it other than Marx?

    Lynn
  4. ozzy

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    nope, om the back it just says "made in the united states by marx toys"
  5. Gil Finn

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    Post war, you can tell by the rods and drivers.

    I am pretty sure.

    Google up some marx sites.
  6. Marxed

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    even i, the marxed man ain't 100% sure... theres a lack of good sources on marx trains. i have the same train with different markings. i'm thinking postwar due to the styling and build as compared to my other marxs, i never really stoped to think about that engine... but who knows!
  7. ozzy

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    i guess it dont matter to me what it is, as long as it runs, but i like to know what the history of my trains is. its fun to know what years they was made, and be nice to beable to tell others when they ask.

    i only gave 16.00 for it, i will see how well it will run when it gets here...lol

    i thought about repainting it, what do ya think? new paint or leave it as it is?
  8. Greg Elems

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    My guess is post WWII but no later than the early fifties. I had a late fifties Marx engine and it was die cast with those drivers. Is there a tender with it? If it's in that condition as the picture shows, I'd leave it alone. If you repaint it, any collectors value will be lost. If you want a pristene engine for your railroad the body looks to be in good shape as far as dents go, paint it. It's a personal choice and your railroad. :D

    Cheers,
    Greg Elems
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    marx never die, it will run strong! :D