In this installment we veer away from numbered sets and accessories towards those that have no known numbers - or at least I don't know what the numbers are. If you know them please let us know.
-Marx #C-0221 3PC Automatic Signal Set Canadian Production
-Marx #Unk Log Car Trip Mechanism
-Marx #Unk Milk Platform
-Marx #Unk Valley News Stand
-Marx #Unk Operating Car Platform Loose
Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina
Marx #C-02213PC Automatic Signal Set Canadian Production
If the pieces in this set look familiar that's because they were posted as set #0221 back on January 15, but this is the Canadian version. Some of the hardest Marx pieces to find are those made by Marx's Canadian division and I was fortunate to pick up a couple over the years.
Marx #Unk Log Car Trip Mechanism (aka Track Trip Lever)
This ingenious little device allowed operating cars to unload without having to pull up to a ramp of some sort. All one did was slip it under the track and raise the bar - presto!
Marx #Unk Milk Platform
You can call this a milk platform, or loading dock, either one would be okay. Most often it cam in sets along with three very large milk cans. The dock was available in a silver-gray and brown hard plastic for sure, but there may be other colors.
My example has a broken step which is quite common for this accessory.
Marx #Unk Valley News Stand
The Valley News Stand was a staple of Marx train sets and came in a silver or silver-gray and brown hard plastic.
Marx #Unk Operating Car Platform Loose
I've called this platform 'loose' because another version exists which was integrally molded into Marx's plastic roadbed. This version was simply placed beneath a section of straight track. It was included in train sets and bundled with various operating cars.
Here we see the platform bundled with an operating milk car