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Model Cars2070 of 2856Tri-Ang Wind Up Tin Tank. 1920s, Pre Dates Marx version I believe. Structo Pressed Steel Tank 1930s. Electric headlight.
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Posted 6 years ago

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I believe first produced in 1935, these go from newer to older in the first picture.

What can I say, these things are an addiction. Marx made so many verities of this in the early days, even one with sponson guns like the large models. I pick them up when I see one I don't have and the price isn't too bad.

I could use some extra tracks, if you can't tell ;)


  1. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    Nice collection!
  2. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing your collection. As you said Marx made a wide variety of their toys over the years and it's great to be able to see examples as nice as these. I have one that is similar to your oldest with the difference being that it has a black turret and plain wheels. I also have the problem with the tracks since mine have dried and split.
  3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 6 years ago
    Glad you like them! I'd love to see yours sometime.

    The old ones are my favorite since they have the most variety. I have found that these "plasticy" types of Marx tracks hold up much better than the pure rubber of the German tanks I have. Even so, they tend to disappear like any other delicate part of a children's toy.
  4. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 6 years ago
    Will do.
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing this, as well as your other tanks yesterday, I can feel your enthusiasm for this field of collecting in your posts. Welcome aboard!

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