Flyer Electric Trains since 1951
I received my first set. It was a 302AC
and choo-choo, a red reefer,
gray hopper and
caboose. I was excited since
the set was uncataloged
Atlantic engine had the smoke feature!
later, my dad and I searched
out the returns
section of a local
severed. We bought
$10. That was my first repair job!
a serious collector soon after my daughter
was born in 1970. I added a 293 Pacific
a 336, 4-8-4 Northern to my
consist. When I sold my
collection, keeping only
and the Sante
I had over 60 steam
25 diesels 70 passenger
cars, and 180 accessories. As with any collecting
some participants treat it purely as an investment activity.
disillusioned by the cutthroat nature of the train
when I decided to sell one engine to
a new video camera.
so I sold the
I have a layout of modest size with
levels. Its modeled
after the picture in the Gilbert
I can run 3 trains at the same
on three different
loops. I kept the oil drum loader, seaboard
log loader, cattle loader and electromagnetic crane accessories.
are the fun things! I
believe that collecting and
trains is a hobby to be shared freely
others who have
While my book is
to those who need
just a word of advice or encouragement.
is the letters
of thanks AF operators send to me for
writing the book and helping
them to get back on the right
have a question on Gilbert American Flyer repair
in the space provided
below. Please provide
so I can answer
you. If you need
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updated September 29, 2012
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