Marx Trains Postwar Nickel Plate Road Steam Freight Set

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 09, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Marx Postwar Nickel Plate Road Steamer
Electric Train Set
With Box, Track, & Transformer

For your consideration is this set of Marx tinplate trains. A set box, track, and transformer are included. These trains are in excellent condition for their age. They have been gently played with and exhibit very little wear. I will do my best to describe these pieces.
There are 5 pieces of rolling stock: A #994 steam locomotive, a #941 Nickel Plate Road seven-inch tender, a #80982 Wabash seven-inch gondola, a #37956 Pennsylvania Merchandise Service seven-inch boxcar with opening doors, and a #956 Nickel Plate High Speed Service seven-inch caboose.

There are eight pieces of curved track and two pieces of straight track. The track exhibits a fair amount of oxidation, but should clean up reasonably well for operation. A lock-on is included.
The transformer is a #1209 50-watt model, and seems to work just fine.
All pieces are offered in as found condition. They have been examined and deemed to be complete and operative. No warranty of any kind is offered or implied.

The following descriptions are derived from information in the Eighth Edition of Greenberg's Marx Trains Price Guide from 2001.

Steam Locomotive: This is a black #994, the longest tinplate locomotive ever manufactured by Marx. It's motor probably could use a thorough cleaning and lubrication, but it ran well and had no trouble pulling its tender and short consist of seven-inch cars. The headlight shines brightly, and the reverse unit functions as it should. I could find no serious flaws in the locomotive shell. One tab and slot coupler is attached to the rear end. Nothing appears to be broken; it's in really nice shape overall. Price guide value of $20.00-$40.00.

Tender: This is a black #941 Nickel Plate Road 4-wheel seven-inch tender with metal wheels, axles, and riveted tab and slot couplers. 1949-1952. Excellent condition. $10.00-$15.00 per Greenberg.

Gondola: This is a yellow 4-wheel seven-inch #80982 Wabash gondola, manufactured from 1950-1958. It has metal wheels and axles, and riveted tab and slot couplers. Excellent condition. Valued at $10.00-$15.00.

Boxcar: This is a red and gray 4-wheel seven-inch #37956 Pennsylvania Merchandise Service boxcar, made from 1950-1958. It has operating doors. It has metal wheels and axles, riveted tab and slot couplers. Again, very nice. $10.00-$20.00 per price guide.

Caboose: This is a red, gray, black, and white #956 Nickel Plate Road 4-wheel seven-inch caboose, from 1950-1958. It has metal wheels and axles, and one riveted tab and slot coupler. Excellent condition. $10.00-$20.00 valuation.

I am by no means a Marx expert. I have described the items to the best of my ability by referring to the previously identified source. Please study the photos and ask questions.

on this nice group of old trains that displays well. Here is a chance to obtain a nice, complete, vintage Marx train for a bargain price! It would make a fine addition to any collection, or would be a great initial start for the beginning collector. Add a couple more 4-wheel seven-inch tinplate freight cars and you're well on your way to the beginnings of a very colorful Marx Empire!!!

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