Marx made the locomotive numbered 99

in several variations. The steam locomotive Whyte classification

is 2-4-2. Not common in prototype railroading.


I acquired this Marx 999 at a train show. Most of these toys have the robust Marx Single Reduction motors. The gear teeth are formed all the way to the full diameter of the driver flanges. The result is that most of these locos will not run though brands of switch tracks with guard rails.

There are some illustrative photos below the following discussion.


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Photo courtesy Guy Span

This photo shows all four of the pilot variations on Marx 999. The ones with spokes, whether open or closed, should not be used for kit bashing. They are not easy to find and deserve preservation while we still can.



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