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For trains heading North from Paris: Click for map of Paris showing stations The Gare du Nord is the busiest station in Europe, indeed the busiest station in the world outside Japan, so they say – but to get that accolade, they have to include all the RER suburban trains underground. First opened in by the Chemin de Fer du Nord, the original station building proved too small and was moved to Lille where you can still see it as the Gare de Lille Flandres. You can find a detailed plan of the station and its facilities at www. Platforms are numbered 1 to 36 from left to right, starting with platform 1 on the west side. Passengers arriving on Eurostar can walk straight off the platform onto the concourse. Platforms are RER express metro platforms located underground. Trains are usually posted on the departure boards 20 minutes or so before departure. It is a lot easier to walk than to take the metro one stop!

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It basically functions like Walt’s website, and allows the user to look up cars by type or number. If you are interested in 6″ tin, you will like the CD! As I stated before, I like the windups – or Mechanicals in Marx lingo – and 6″ tin. I prefer items that are perhaps a bit rough; not only are they economical to buy, but it gives me the feeling that I have someone’s treasured toy that gave them many hours of enjoyment. A plus is that I can run them without any fear of damaging a pristine piece in a mishap.

With that in mind, let’s look at a locomotive!

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Oct 12,  · On display are items from three private collections of model trains dating from the early to mids. They include Lionel, American Flyer Standard gauge, and Marx O gauge.

How to Date Marx Trains By Keely Brown ; Updated April 12, Although Louis Marx founded his toy empire in , it was not until 25 years later that he began manufacturing the model trains that would make him an iconic figure among American toy manufacturers. Marx introduced his trademark line of electric and clockwork tinplate trains in Identifying Marx train styles and materials Confirm that Marx is the manufacturer.

Look for the Marx logo on the underside of one of the train’s cars. The Marx logo is a smaller circle within a larger circle. Identify whether the train is made of plated tin or plastic. Although Marx began producing plastic trains in the s, the company did not completely convert its product line to plastic until the s. Likewise, design and construction are key to identification. The earliest Joy Line Marx trains looked more toy-like. By , Marx trains had begun to resemble model trains produced by upscale companies such as Lionel.

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Dates of Toy Production From original Marx Toys factory documents The following is a list of some toys that Marx produced and a sampling of dates of known production. I thought this might prove helpful to some people, as many times it is difficult to date an item, and the actual production years of many Marx Toys are confused. For example, there are some tin toys that were produced on and off for many years, and such toys are commonly thought to have only been produced for a few years or only in an early period, whereas some were produced for many more years after that.

October 24th, Williamsport, IN (click here to view online catalog and bidding) (Click here to download a PDF text only catalog listing) Stout Auctions is proud to present another Friday sale filled with Awesome modern toy lots from Lionel, MTH, K Line, 3rd Rail and others. One of the highlights of this auction is the Rock Island collection of Mike Mottler, recently retired.

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Total weekly, minutes. Or 5 hours and 40 minutes weekly, which multiplied by 50 working weeks in the year allowing two for holidays and occasional stoppages is equal to 27 working-days. The less business there is, the more profit has to be made on the business done. The less time spent in work, the more of that time has to be turned into surplus labour-time.

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There are, however, two existing grand central stations, so perhaps she was right after all. Post Office station next door is also known as Grand Central Station. The name is also sometimes used to refer to the Grand Central — 42nd Street subway station, which serves the terminal. Outside the station, the clock facing 42nd Street is well known for having the world’s largest example of Tiffany glass.

All levels, floors, and platforms within Grand Central can be reached by lifts or ramps. A once secret basement, widely referred to as M42, lies under the Terminal, containing converters used to supply electric currents to run the trains from the Terminal. During the Second World War, German military intelligence reportedly learned of the M42, and sent two spies to sabotage it.

The spies were arrested by the FBI before they could strike. For more than 20 years, the attic of the east wing contained an art school and gallery space called the Grand Central School of Art, which was founded in Among the directors of the school of art was John Singer Sargent, one of the best known portrait painters of his generation. Going Hollywood was the first of many films shot at the terminal. The movie starred Marion Davies and Bing Crosby.

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Book now Historical landmarks amidst green vineyards Trier is a German city on the banks of the Moselle near the Luxembourg border. It is nestled between the hills of an important wine region and may well be Germany’s oldest city, with many famous landmarks dating back to Roman times. The Porta Nigra is a well-preserved Roman city gate, and there are ruins of three Roman baths.

The Constantine Basilica was the throne hall of Roman emperor Constantine, and there is also an amphitheatre. The Roman bridge dates back to the 2nd century AD and is still used by traffic. Even the Trier Cathedral has Roman origins and is also home to the Holy Tunic, a garment said to have been worn by Jesus when he died.

Museums, hiking, boat cruises and much more For more information about Trier in Roman times, you can visit the Rheinisches Landesmuseum. Other museums have exhibitions about, among other things, the history of Trier and the personal life of Karl Marx. Nature lovers can take to the hills surrounding Trier, which provide excellent opportunities for hiking, or take a boat tour on the Moselle River to see the vineyards from a different perspective.

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During the years that toy trains were produced, their design and motive power have changed dramatically. Moreover, toy trains did not initially run on tracks. It was only in that the German firm Marklin produced the first standardized sectional track for toy trains. Handmade live-steam locomotives were introduced in Europe after the mid th century. Steam locomotives and antique toy trains were subsequently mass-produced in the United States by such firms as Garlick, Eugene Beggs, and Weeden well into the s.

Among the many firms that manufactured tinplate clockwork trains were Brown, Schlesinger, Fallows, and the company Althof, Bergmann.

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Getty Images By Stephen Bayley 7: Saatchi was once asked if he ever used public transport. How we categorise our travel is richly revealing of social progress or, if you prefer, the nuances of snobbery. With all the superlative hierarchical art of which the British bureaucrat was capable, the Railway Regulation Act of required three levels of on-board accommodation known as First, Second and Third. With glorious symmetry, this was the same year Marx published his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts.

The very existence of such an expensive illusion is a tragi-comedy about consumer gullibility and the need of the insecure to be defended by illusions of preference.

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A little foreign paint on the back edge of the base providing evidence that it was one used on a layout. That’s about it for flaws; it is very clean with shiny chrome and nice vibrant paint! Works perfectly; it is a great layout piece! Eventually the company became the largest toy manufacturer in the world. It was not until the early ‘s that Marx became a major player in the model train business.

The April auction at Bertoia Auctions reached their predicted high estimates, with the 2, lot auction realizing $ million. The highlight of the show was an early Erzgebirge-style Noah’s ark selling for $36, Other highlights include the Jean Austin du Pont scale model roombox, a.

History[ edit ] The name for O gauge and O scale is derived from “0 [zero] gauge” or “Gauge 0” being smaller than Gauge 1 and the other then-existing standards. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best selling trains were those built in the smaller scales. In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company , American Flyer , and Lionel Corporation used O gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or ‘Wide gauge’ also known as ‘standard gauge’ as their premium trains.

One of the Lionel Corporation’s most popular trains, the Armoured Locomotive, was O gauge and ran on tracks with rails spaced 1. The Great Depression wiped out demand for the expensive larger trains, and by , O gauge was the standard, almost by default. However, many designs were 1: Early Marx Trains and entry-level trains, usually made of lithographed tin plate, were not scaled at all, made to whimsical proportions about the same length of an HO scale “half O” piece, but about the same width and height of an O scale piece.

Yet all of these designs ran on the same track, and, depending on the manufacturer s of the cars, could sometimes be coupled together and run as part of the same train.

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Railroad antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia including toy trains, lanterns, keys, bells, whistles, china, timetables, stocks, signs and railroadiana. dating from the s to present Marxtin – Identification and pictures of rare Marx trains and toys, with over pages and more than pictures.

Was the LMS too big? Frederic Stansfield In his reply to my earlier letter about the size of the LMS September issue , Doug Landau November issue makes many interesting points describing the company’s engineering innovations. But two of Landau’s examples show how engineering developments within the LMS were subordinated to business issues. LMS management’s rejection of electrification proposals, because of insufficient return on capital, is unsurprising when neither the scheme nor the one linked London with a major city such as Birmingham.

Also, the belt repair system to which Landau refers represented the development in Britain of “scientific management” techniques. As he indicates, this system had the business aim of reducing repair times and costs. Letter writer would agree in general with Landau’s observation that the Southern Railway was the most forward looking of the ‘Big Four’.

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