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Old 08-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #11
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Best Wishes to you for your accomplishment. I refer to that website often for the helpful tips. It is saved as one of my Favorites in my Hobby list. Thanks AZ.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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A good source for info/help/ is Despatch Junction, located in East Rochester NY. The owner's name is Stan, and is the ultimate AF guru in these here parts. He has original tools from Gilbert, so your restorations can look factory.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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I don't know if this is listed yet.

I never realized the some of the American flyer Locomotives were so big.
I guess all you old dogs know what they look like, maybe the link will be of help to someone new to Flyers.

http://www.geocities.com/theupstairs...-Northern.html

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I see the site is listed but not this page.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:46 PM   #14
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Despatch Junction, Stan is the owner, good to know.

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Old 06-09-2015, 10:21 AM   #15
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Does anyone make 'S' Scale anymore

When I was a boy my first train set was an American Flyer 3 rail system and that was the Christmas right about the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Do not remember much about it except that if the tinsel from the tree fell on the track it made a short.

The train only came out at Christmas and then I was not allowed to play with it unless my father was there

Some years after the war we moved to florida and a friend had a Lionel set, also 3 rail, and we put my loco on his track and poof it smoked and that was that, have no idea what happened to it after that.

Just Curious, I do HO gauge now in my old age
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:27 AM   #16
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Hmm....I wonder why your AF loco was not OK with a
Lionel transformer. Should have been essentially
the same voltage as the AF transformer.

I see a lot of S scale cars at train shows but I have not
looked closely at them to know whether they are new
or restored.

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:30 AM   #17
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Hmm....I wonder why your AF loco was not OK with a
Lionel transformer. Should have been essentially
the same voltage as the AF transformer.

I see a lot of S scale cars at train shows but I have not
looked closely at them to know whether they are new
or restored.

Don
I remember taking that loco home and breaking out my AF track and trying to run it and nothing, so I put it away and never spoke of it again, did not want to face the wrath of my father.

Every year in the fall we could not wait for the Sears, Montgomery Ward and Penny catalogs to arrive, then we would circle the stuff we wanted, I used to droll over the train pages and circled the one I wanted, it never came tho, not until I was 14 and then I got an HO set for Christmas, you had to assemble everything, including the engine. Engine and tender, it was an 0-4-0, two flat cars and caboose, I used to take a little piece of punk. get it smoking and drop it in the smokestack.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:09 PM   #18
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Hmm....I wonder why your AF loco was not OK with a
Lionel transformer. Should have been essentially
the same voltage as the AF transformer.

I see a lot of S scale cars at train shows but I have not
looked closely at them to know whether they are new
or restored.

Don
It could've been a bigger transformer. I run my O gauge trains (And Standard gauge... barely...) on a Lionel KW. That beast puts out 20 volts, opposed to AF's 14'ish volts.
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I run some of my flyers with a ZW with no problems...
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:19 PM   #20
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It could've been a bigger transformer. I run my O gauge trains (And Standard gauge... barely...) on a Lionel KW. That beast puts out 20 volts, opposed to AF's 14'ish volts.
After we moved back to NY my little cousin got an AF train set for one Christmas, it ran on two rails and had smoke and a choo choo sound, that was around 1953 or 54
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