Vintage Marx Model Railroad Trains
Unlike Lionel and American Flyer, Marx never set out to make the fanciest toy trains when it acquired the rights to the Joy Line train sets in 1934. Its goal from day one was to make the best toy trains at the lowest price. In the Depression, that proved to be a strategy that earned the company and its founder, Louis Marx, rich rewards. Like the Joy Line trains, the first Marx trains were key wound, made out of inexpensive tin and...