i just got another marx engine off e-bay

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Marxed, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    ----------------- :rolleyes: -----------------
  2. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    Ive never seen those before, what scale?
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks in good shape.
    Nice find. :thumb:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Sure reminds me of my youth. Most kids I knew had a Marx or a Lionel
  5. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    :eek: you never heard of marx trains? :eek:

    lol, same scale is lionel.... but marx trains are the best trains ever
  6. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    does anyone know of a good place to buy replacement lightbulbs...? i went to radio shack and bought both bulbs that would fit into it, the one just burnt out cause it wasn't ment for the power, and the other one is too dim....
  7. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    I buy mine at a local train store but I'm not sure where he gets them from. If you don't mind ordering over the phone or online, Robert Grossman (www.trainpartsformarx.com) is the best place to get Marx parts. He also has replacement wheels if you need them, and the tools to pull and replace them.

    As far as getting it to reverse well, a few blasts of contact cleaner into the solenoid that handles reversing ought to do the trick. I use zero-residue contact cleaner from an auto parts store. A big can cost me $2 or $3. Works great for getting old gunk out of the motor too--just blast it with contact cleaner, let it all drip out (taking the crud with it), then re-oil the axles and re-grease the gears. Be warned though, after you get it cleaned up, it'll look more like it's jet-powered than steam-powered. :)

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