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Over the last year the picture quality and quantity on this site has been significantly enhanced. While this is great for the visitor, it comes at a price and that price is slower page loading. Now you can have all the content of this web site at your fingertips without regard to download speeds or internet access. MARXTIN has decided to make the entire contents of the web site available on CD! If you have dial-up service you will really appreciate the nearly instantaneous access. Simply insert the CD into your CD drive and the site will load giving you full access to every one of the more than 325 pages and 825 pictures. This site is an encyclopedia of Marx trains and it will not be here forever. Preserve your access to this site today by purchasing your copy on CD. At the low price of $19.95 you pay less than 4 per picture! Order your copy now.
To North America and Hawaii S&H is $3.00 for a total of $22.95.
Outside of North America and Hawaii S&H is $10.00 for a total of $29.95.
To purchase the CD by mail send the correct total amount (including shipping and handling) to:
Toy and Train Publishing Co., 5518 Willys Ave., Halethorpe, MD, 21227

Marxtin is dedicated to the hobby of collecting and operating Marx tin lithographed trains. I believe that Marx lithographed toys and trains represent a high point of tin toy production, available to the working class children of America, in the twentieth century.

The Louis Marx Co. manufactured inexpensive, yet durable, toys and trains from sometime in the 1920's until 1972, when it was purchased by the Quaker Oats Co. Thanks to Louis Marx, for over fifty years millions of American boys and girls, who otherwise would not have been able to afford them, had beautiful and imaginative toys to play with!

The purpose of this site is to showcase some of these toys and trains. On the page links to the right you will find unusual Marx and Joy Line trains. These are trains from my collection (and some others) that don't often show up for sale and might not be pictured in the value guides.
If you have something of Marx or other tinplate that is remarkable or unusual, and you would like to show it to others, contact me at the email link at the bottom of the page. If you have something that you're not sure of, send me a picture and I'll try to help you identify it. If you can attach a .jpeg or .gif file I can download it easily. If you don't have a digital camera or scanner but can send me a photograph, I'll copy it and upload the image. If it is appropriate for my site, I'll post it with your name.
I am also seeking images of train layouts featuring Marx trains.

The images on the following pages that are not attributed to others, belong to me. They may be copied and used for non commercial purposes.
You can reach me by e-mail at: marxtin@comcast.net.

This site is owned and maintained by
Walt Hiteshew
TCA No.95-41328

Begun 2/09/1999

Please email and let me know if there are any broken links.

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