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Thank you for participating in the Marx four inch pressed steel research project. Your submissions will help complete the record of what Marx produced in this series.
This page is for the purpose of identifying the the Moving Van.
Please scroll through the entire page and select one choice from each section by pointing your mouse to the appropriate button () and clicking the left hand button on your mouse. This will cause a black dot to appear within the circle indicating that this is your choice. At the bottom press the SUBMIT QUERY button, then press the reset button to start another vehicle. If your vehicle has been repainted or has a reproduction grille please do not submit the data for it. If you are unsure whether the vehicle has been repainted please note so in the comments text box near the bottom of the page. Reproduction wheels and axles are acceptable.



There are 20 known colors the moving van cab could be painted.

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There are 20 known colors the moving van body could be painted.

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There are 20 known colors the moving van rear door could be painted.

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If this vehicle has any name printed on it please type the name in the text box below.
An example of this would be the word patrol which appears on the red truck from some of the General Alarm Fire Houses.
Some of the Easter series might also be rubber stamped.


There are two cab styles. 1st has the squared windshield. 2nd has the rounded windshield.

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There are two possible moving van body styles. 1st has three domes on the roof. 2nd is flat roofed.

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Some vehicles have embossed details. 1st is the square window cab, embossed. 2nd is the round window cab, embossed. 3rd has no embossing.
The embossing is a detail pressed into the steel sides vehicle to delineate doors, and/or door handles, and window trim.

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There are three legitimate grille styles.
1st has a triangular shaped top with fine teeth. 2nd is squared with 14 fine teeth. 3rd is squared with ten teeth.

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There are possibly three grille finishes. 1st is tin plated. 2nd is copper. 3rd (possible) is painted.

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There are two headlamp styles. 1st is dimpled. 2nd is flat.

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Some vehicles had Chrome Hood Srtips. Most did not.

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There are two front wheel attitudes. 1st is steerable. 2nd is fixed.

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There are two tire types. As viewed from the front or rear. 1st are flat bottomed. 2nd are convex.

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There are three distinct axles. 1st is thin (about 1/16" diameter). 2nd is thick (about 1/8" diameter). 3rd is threaded for bolt-on wheels.

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     There are two power sources. 1st is freewheel. 2nd is clockwork motorized.

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     There are two key types. 1st is a slip-over square shaft key. 2nd is a fixed key, pressed onto the motor shaft.

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There are three possible keyholes. 1st is on drivers side. 2nd is on drivers side.
3rd is no keyhole.

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There are four logo styles. 1st is MADE IN USA logo on door. 2nd is also MADE IN U.S.A.
3rd is MADE IN CUBA logo on door. 4th is no logo.

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The MADE IN CUBA above above is a mock-up. Actual logo will differ in appearance.


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    Thank you for participating in this effort. Hopefully, the information you have submitted will help fill in the gaps of Marx toy and train history.