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  1. American Flyer 9900

    O Scale
    So I'm putting together an American Flyer 1934 9900 Aluminum set. Piecing it together to get familiar with AF. Disassembly, cleaning, sand blasting, polishing, etc no issues. Figuring out what motors will fit in the power car is challenging. I see many motors that look to be the same size...
  2. Re-railer problem

    S Scale
    I have just finished laying track and cork roadbed for my American Flyer xmas garden. If it is not moving fast enough (reasonable speed; not slow but not too fast to jump on a curve), my #302 locomotive "stalls" when passing over my re-railer. Of course, the "stall" occurs when the tender is on...
  3. HO 1960 American Flyer "Thunderbolt Freight" Orig. In Box

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    I am afraid I'm not a train enthusiast, which is why I can't understand why I was given this set, but it is for sale nonetheless. I am not sure what it's worth, but from what I was told it's between $400-600. I was hoping someone might give me a more exact appraisal? The set is from 1960, all...
  4. user guide for American Flyer 4321

    General Model Train Discussion
    for an 1938 American Flyer 4321 ,O gauge loco can someone guide me on howto : a. get smoke working: do I have to put water or oil some where in loco? b. drive the loco in reverse: I don't see any reverse option on the transformer, do I have to do something on loco? c. get the whistle to...
  5. Got some Friendly info on some old trains I posted on ebay last week...

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    So, I posted some trains I acquired on this forum a week ago. Some older Lionel, Marx, American Flyer trains and a lot of O scale tracks, a transformer, and a DC power pack. I got a friendly message giving some information on them and apparently my starting price was a little too high; I have...
  6. Last chance, 4 hours left Old Lionel, Marx, American-Flyer Train cars and more...

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    Hey everyone, Theres 4 hours left on my ebay auction of various old train models of Lionel, Marx, American-Flyer lot and more... check it out if youre interested. Thanks for looking... http://www.ebay.com/itm/302013661446?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  7. Vintage Toy Train Set Lot- Lionel , Marx , and American-Flyer Lines with Tracks

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    I posted a thread about this listing before, I'm sorry if I'm annoying anyone. Just wanted to make sure that these trains get a good home and reaches every train lover to it's greatest potential. Check it out if anyone is interested. Auction ends in a couple days. Thanks everyone...
  8. Found what I thought was just a vintage Lionel Train set...

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    I found what i thought was a just a Lionel Train set. I myself don't know much about trains but when I acquired this it turned out to be a some Lionel, Marx, and American-Flyer Train sets. As well as various train cars and 2 steam engines also came with a bunch of tracks, transformer, and DC...
  9. WTB American Flyer 332 part

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Looking for a right side crosshead assembly for a 332 steam locomotive. I believe it is called a crosshead. Others online selling similar parts call them valve gear or linkages. I believe the AF part # is XA10699RA thanks
  10. Need a rule of thumb for AF item with original box.

    S Scale
    Gentlemen, I have been asked to make an offer on a train set where most of the items; rolling stock, track, trestle set, switches, plasticville structures, etc have their original boxes. I generally have a pretty good idea of what things are worth w/o boxes, but would like to have some idea of...
  11. Unboxing Lionel A/F ES44AC S-Scale Locomotives

    S Scale
    Made a short video of my new "toys."
  12. Tender needs of a 332

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Just purchased an American Flyer 332, (DC) without a tender. They haven't seemed to have come up very often on ebay. So I am wondering can we use the Market Place Forum to list "want to buys?" or "want to trade?".
  13. American Flyer 4 rail track

    O Scale
    I just bought 100+ pieces of AF O gauge track, most of which is 4 rail. I searched the Internet for information and didn't find much. Does anyone know what the 4th rail is for? Or which trains used it? It may have been for a whistle.
  14. American Flyer????

    HO Scale
    I was told this was an American Flyer 45 degree angle rocket launcher missing the top (and very important) blue plastic housing and modified for some sort of third (middle) rail pickup. The trucks appear to be non-original scale trucks. Any ideas? Anyone have the rest of this car for sale...
  15. S Gauge GILBERT American Flyer Repair Book

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    I have published the 3rd Edition of my Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide. It is available at Amazon.com. Here is a link to a description and a special offer for those who already own a copy of this 3rd Edition...
  16. Huge collection of trains from 1940s - 1970s - American Flyer - Lionel

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    Loads of trains - American Flyer and Lionel as well as sets, track, transformers, etc... This is from all from a 60 year collection. All must go. More information and online bidding at Kiko auctions. There are 56 lots online at Proxi bid. There will be over 300 lots at the event center on July...
  17. Am Flyer Switch Prob

    S Scale
    I just read the results of a search on switch problems. The problems were gauge adjustments, speed, and rail heights in the switch. My problem of derailing seems to be from the frog on a right hand switch swinging too far to the right and my diesel ridding up on it and derailing when coming into...
  18. Get connected, and start an S-Gauge Club in your city or town

    S Scale
    How we stated a model train club in our city of the "Valley of the Sun" I myself belong to TCA organization for the past 6 years. I'm more of a toy train operator then a collector. I do have some trains I keep separate from my train layout. My Classic American Flyer Cabinet-top Train Layout is...
  19. Need wiring diagram for Electromagnetic Crane #583

    S Scale
    I need wiring diagram for American Flyer Electromagnetic Crane #583. I purchase it at a swap meet in town. It was complete except for the wiring, which was a mess. It was headed for the scape yard. I alway like a challenge. It gives me something to do in my spare time! I have cleaned everything...
  20. American Flyer Repair Questions

    O Scale
    Hello lads... ladies, I just purchased this American Flyer Train. I am new to trains as you can tell by my introduction first post. I need to know how to best restore this O scale train. How do I get the oxidation off of the metal and what would you recommend for the Body and other parts...
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