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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Marx - Marxville Accessories - Pt 10

Time for another installment of Marx accessories made for their 3-rail O-gauge toy trains. Today we have:

#0465 Water Tower w-Bubbling Tube
#505 Bumper Non-Illuminated
#605 Dead End Bumper Illuminated
#1180 Highway Signs
#1282 Right-O-Way Set

#0465 Water Tower w-Bubbling Tube

One of the biggest problems with toy train accessories is the combination of heat and plastic. It was bad enough when the toys were new 50+ years ago but with age the plastics become more susceptible to the heat generated by the bulbs. Especially when the bulb has heat a fairly liquid enough for it to bubble. My suggestion - never hook the light up UNLESS you use a low voltage setting just enough to light up the tube but not hot enough to cause the liquid to bubble. K-Line made a later day repo that was more suited to the task.






#505 Bumper, Non-illuminated





#605 Dead End Bumper, Illuminated





#1180 Highway Signs




#1282 Right-O-Way Set










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