Monday, November 29, 2010

Marx #1430 Union Station

Today's Marx Monday selection is the venerable #1430 Union Station.  This is quite a diminutive station but packed with plenty of detail.  There's an indentation designed into the base that will accept HO scale track but yet, there are two mainlines side-by-side lithographed on it. Interesting!  It also has a lever-actuated crossing arm and an upright 'STOP' sign.  The station came in several different colors and configurations, and the stampings were used to make bus stations and airports - generally speaking Marx made the most out of its tooling.  My sample is a tad bit play worn but still has that tinplate charm about it.   Enjoy!