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This Web Page Last Updated: April 16, 2014

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This page contains our current inventory of all Marx toys, trains, and accessories. It includes items manufactured and sold throughout all eras.

* * * Click on "Yes" in the Photo column to see a picture.
* * * Click on "Grade" in the 3rd column heading for an explanation of grading.

Marx
Cat #DescriptionGradePhotoPriceDetails
416A Floodlight Tower E+++/OB Yes $ 45 A gorgeous die-cast, twin light accessory with black tower and base and a chrome platform. Measures 11 1/2 inches high. Minimal flaws: it is very, very clean with nice shiny chrome -- one of the nicest ones we have ever had!
Photo of both the front and back of the tower.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing the top flap; creases; scuffs; tears; distorted).
Another view of the box.
The box has an illustration of the item on it as well as the operating instructions.
Photo of the instructions on the back of the box.

Works perfectly; it is a great layout piece!
417 Bell Ringing Crossing Signal
with
Swinging Arms
Good Yes $ 25 A Crossing Caution Sign with Ringing Bell & Swinging Arms from the early 50s: red flat-fluted stepped size-reducing metal pole with T-shaped white sign with red "CAUTION" and black "HIGH SPEED TRAINS" plus a ringing chrome bell and swinging banjo sign with red pointer and black "STOP" sign. Measures 7 1/2 inches high.

Some dirt, tarnishing and scratches but the flaws are not major and serve to make this signal look even more realistic.

Works perfectly; it is a great layout piece!
454 Block Signal VG Yes $ 25
SOLD
A die-cast, 2-light signal from 1952: has a black base, pole and head plus a black body, top and face with a chrome ladder and chrome hoods over the bulbs. Has a manual control lever in the rear of the body.

Some surface rust plus the decal in front is deteriorated from moisture. It is fairly clean overall and this useful layout item works perfectly!

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Louis Marx formed his own corporation (Louis Marx & Company, Inc.) in 1919 and began producing toys. Eventually the company became the largest toy manufacturer in the world. It was not until the early 1930's that Marx became a major player in the model train business. Although Marx competed with Lionel, Marx clearly had the inexpensive share of the market.

Just like Plasticville, many of the Marx accessories were often bought to be used with a layout dominated with Lionel equipment. Hence, many operators grew up knowing the Marx name both for toys and trains. Marx produced many metal accessories that were brightly lithographed. Many were illuminated and many had a simple operation to perform. The signals and light towers usually came in black, red, green, or chrome.

Capture the enjoyment of the 40's and 50's -- add the fascinating Marx signals and accessories that will complement your Lionel layout nicely. Show contrast to your existing collection with an item from a Lionel competitor -- buy a complete Marx set.

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