Series: Greenberg's Guides
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company; 9th edition (October 28, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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This is a handy little book to help guide you through many of the available and not so available Marx train pieces and accessories. Use the prices as comparison to other units only as many are lower than current value and others are higher. I use the guide regularly as I search for items I need.
I purchased this book to improve my knowledge of Marx Trains and to help me to estimate the value to my Uncle's pre- and post-war toy trains. Given that this is the guide's 9th edition and that I have found the Lionel version of the Greenberg's pocket guide to be comprehensive, I thought the book would be very useful.Specifically, I wanted to check the value of Marx boxed set 15220 which consists of twin Santa Fe FT metal diesels with 3 metal freight cars (see attached pictures). I quickly discovered that the guide does not provide any value assessments for sets. Moreover, set no 15220 falls in the range of 15000-15999 which the guide describes as "Prewar sets with 6-inch 8-wheels having automatic couplers." The set was offered in the postwar time period, so the description is incorrect. At this point, I fall back to individually pricing the items within the set. I find the Santa Fe FTs and the 1950 Green Box Car priced which is helpful, but the 1951 Red Caboose cannot be found in the guide. Bottom line for me is I found the book to be disappointing.
Nice to see a new edition of this resource finally become available. Although there were some inconsistencies regarding items listed that were never made and items that were made not being listed, I found the book to be good overall and will definitely carry with me for further reference at auctions and train shows. Have made my own corrections already and will continue to update as I suspect it will be years before another edition is printed.
It is a very good price guide since there hasn't been one published for a long time. KP did a good job on this book.Marx Trains Pocket Price Guide, 9th Edition (Greenberg's Pocket Price Guide, Marx Trains)
This guide will pay for itself in the money you will save not paying too much for Marx items at swap meets, hobby shops and online shopping. Helps put a valuation on what you may already have, and gives a list to use to make your collection more complete.The only drawback is there are few illustrations. Before this guide, I had nothing to go by, so it was well worth it for me.
Very useful guide. I use mine all the time. if you are a Marx train collector you should have this.
A good, informative pocket guide to Marx trains. Not very detailed, but gives you the basic info on prices for particuliar train cars
GreAt detail and information. Will help in purchases of future collection.
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