You may have had one of these when you were a kid, or maybe you collect Marx trains—or know someone who does. And then you look at the price. How can that be? Marx is the most prolific vintage train company available today. They are available at train shows, in antique store and on the internet. They come as windups or electric.
Yes, you're right. But they don't come in this condition, because this train set, made only from 1951 to 1954 has never been set on a track! That's right! Never played with! You get the opportunity to run this for the first time. This came from a toy shop that closed its doors sometime in the 1960s and has been in storage since then. It was a display model. Size: The windup engine and the dummy engine are 8 inches long. The caboose is 6 inches long.
Condition: While this train has never touched a rail, it is not mint. There are some scratches and scrapes (albeit not many) from years on display and in storage. There is some bare metal rust on the axels. The wheels on the dummy and caboose are plastic, which is what mechanical trains were supplied with.
The windup does run, but we did not test it on any track. We didn't want to spoil that opportunity for the new owner. We believe it will pull the cars, but there is that possibility it might not.
You get the 792 Power Cab, the 735D Dummy Engine and the 3824 Caboose. It has what we believe is the original key in an envelope. What it did not include was the dog bone coupler for attaching the power cab and dummy. We are including a reproduction.
We are also including 8 curved track from the same toy store. These have never been used either.
In addition we are including what we believe was the box for this set. We can't be sure. The box says it is for a #773 Streamline Mechanical Train. The M10005 set fits the bill, so it could have been the box. It is in rough condition. Notice the original price tag on the bottom of the box -- $4.98! What a deal!
We know you will not be disappointed with this set. It is an opportunity that doesn't come along very often.
We don't collect Marx trains, which is why this available. Now, if THIS had been a Hafner.......