This is an old Marx 897 tin wind-up locomotive steam engine in "O" gauge. The color appears to be a very deep green that is nearly black in color. The Key is with it and the engine clockwork spring winds ok and turns the wheels, however, the on-off lever does not stop the wheels from turning. **Revised** A great fellow eBayer pointed out that I needed to move the lever up and down and presto, it runs forward, stops or reverses. I do not know if this is a reversing engine or not but moving the start stop lever does not reverse the wheels. The workings need a good cleaning and oiling.It is in played with condition with various scratches, paint rubbed off high spots and scuffs. Nice little engine about 9" long but not in pristine condition. Please note the photos of the various views. The last photo is of UP 3985 a Challenger Series Steam engine while it was in North Platte NE in the fall of 2010. Please check out my other auctions. Who knows what one might find. Several model airplanes kits will be listed later this week. Email us if you have any questions. US Bidders Only Please If you buy something from traerks you get what you pay for. If you are dissatisfied with the purchase, please let us know so we can arrange for the item to be returned. If it was our fault, we even pay for the return shipment. We try to ship the next business day after payment but if bad weather or other conditions delay our rural mail carrier it may be a day or so longer. We pack our items very well and it adds a little weight but it usually gets to you in the same condition it left us. We don't charge a dime for the packing and handling charges, only the shipping cost. We Prefer PayPal but will accept your good check or MO but that will delay shipping your item. We always leave feedback for our customers and hope you will do the same. If you have any issues, please email us as we are in this for the fun of it and not to make a pile of money. Thanks for looking and have a great day. .
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