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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I got this on Ebay for about $35.00, this Marx motor is a 12 volt motor,
    but was tested with a big 6 volt battery, this motor runs only forward.
    I'm not sure the exact date of when this was made. Iv'e seen this DC motor in a prewar and postwar version. The one thing I do know is that this Marx motor is extremely rare. This Marx motor has almost no time on the pick up's. Honestly I think it just has wear from testing.
    This is a steam train motor, but I'm not sure to what steam train.
    I don't know much about this motor or was I able to find anything on it.
    I'm posting it so the Marx train collectors know it's out there.
    I just display it as you see, but with tags the say ( do not run this motor: DC electric only)
    if I were to guess a date range of when this post war motor was made I would say 1940's very early 1950's, but that is my best guess.

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    1. cateburz, 4 years ago
      Really awesome collectibles! I work for History Channel and we are premiering a new show this March called Collector's Cafe. We are looking for collectors to feature and I would love to learn more about your collection if you were interested! Feel free to email me I'd love to tell you more about the show as well! Thanks!

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