Marx Trains 51170 Erie 8 Wheel Blue Gondola O/O27 Gauge. Metal wheels with metal trucks, plastic hopper, overall in excellent condition, automatic couplers. Box not included. Marx began experimenting with plastic in manufacturing train cars in the late 1940's. Production began in 1952 and continued until 1975. It was during that time that Marx produced three different types of freight cars: they were 4 wheel, 8 wheel and deluxe 8 wheel. If you have any questions:
or call 1-800-786-1888.