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Old 08-27-2019, 01:28 AM   #451
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Very nice Cramden. It looks like I am not the only one that has both versions of that Monon piggy back flat car set. I have no boxes though. I bought the 956 off eBay 8 years ago. I got the 23830 and the unloader in a collection I bought. The unloader was never out of the wrapper, plus I got the American Flyer paper work with it.
I have several different piggy back trailer sets. I should have counted them before I posted. I had planned on making a piggy back trailer train with all the ones I have. Haven't gotten around to it yet. On my list of things I planned but never got to.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:48 AM   #452
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One of my 302s. I have a few.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:35 PM   #453
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Very nice Cramden. It looks like I am not the only one that has both versions of that Monon piggy back flat car set. I have no boxes though. I bought the 956 off eBay 8 years ago. I got the 23830 and the unloader in a collection I bought. The unloader was never out of the wrapper, plus I got the American Flyer paper work with it.
I have several different piggy back trailer sets. I should have counted them before I posted. I had planned on making a piggy back trailer train with all the ones I have. Haven't gotten around to it yet. On my list of things I planned but never got to.
AFGP9, there are a couple of variations on the 956 and the 24550, the common one with black trailers and an extremely rare one with silver trailers. The 24550 came with a 2 piece brake wheel or a one piece plastic brake wheel. The there is a very rare 24536 one from 1958. I've never come across a 24536 at any shows.This page shows the 2 rare ones. https://thegilbertgallery.org/Freigh...flatcars3.html
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:37 PM   #454
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Good looking Atlantic mopac. The 302AC I have is the loudest chugger of all of the steamers I have. Don't really know why, but it's loud.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:07 PM   #455
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Thanks cramden. Paint is nice, cab numbers are strong, lettering is good.
I might have 6 302s.
2 plastic body 302s
2 metal body 302ACs
2 1948 metal body 302s - got them both from flyernut - all the rest from ebay

I think 6 is enough. Might have to get a 303 and a 307.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:02 AM   #456
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I have a few of the 300 series engines. While not as many as some, it is a good variety.
2-302
1-302AC
2-303
2-307
I saved the best for last. I bought a 1951 590T Atlantic three car set at an auction. It contains a pristine 300 AC, and like wise pristine 642, American Flyer, red painted over what looks like an orangeish base, a Red not painted American Flyer 641 Gondola, and a 638 not painted red caboose. In the box with the set is a N0. 1 transformer with crisp letters and numbers and a very soft, flexible cord. There are 12 pieces of 702 track, a 690 track clip, and a 704 manual uncoupler. The whole set and track shows very light run time. All wheels show that this set was used but only lightly then put away.
The box the train was in is not the original. However there is an American Flyer A. C. Gilbert set numbered box end along with the operating instruction manual. The engine was wrapped in the original AF wrapper. There are what could pass for boxes for the cars. The only one with a label on the end is the 641 Gondola. Otherwise the boxes are ragged. Considering the condition of the cars and engine I was surprised as to their box condition. For that matter why no original set box? Only the 590T numbered end panel. Everything checks out for sets listed in my handy dandy David Boyle American Flyer Trains catalog. At some point I will take the set out of the box and display it in my glass case. too nice to run. I got plenty of others to run.

Since I am posting on this thread, I suppose I should learn how to post pictures to be fair to the rest of you.

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Old 08-28-2019, 06:54 AM   #457
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Nice array.

don't think I have seen a 300AC. Of coarse there is a lot in AF I have not seen. Only 3 years into
S scale.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:22 AM   #458
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Here's my Pig Palace stock car...
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I always liked the Pig Palace, great example of one.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:58 AM   #460
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Nice one Russell. Looks real clean.
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