Tom I have searched for that set number many times with no luck. Since I knew it came from the Sears & Roebuck catalog I surmised it was an uncataloged set as Sears, Montgomery Wards, and some Firestone Tire stores had American Flyer sets displayed for sale. I mentioned the Firestone Tire stores because I can remember going with my dad to one where he bought all of his truck, car, and tractor tires from and every year at Christmas time there would be an American Flyer train display. Of course I had no interest in tires but sure would set and look at those trains!Great looking K5 set.
Kenny, I spent some time looking for your set. there is no documented set from 1954 that matches the contents of your set. There is one that is almost identical made in 1955, the 103. The 103 contains the 923 IC reefer, the 931 T&P gondola, a 940 Wabash hopper, a 938 caboose, enough track for a figure 8, a manual uncoupler, a 1 1/2 transformer and the 747 cardboard trestle set. Problem is it is documented with a 307 engine. It is possible a few were made with a 303 but w/o the 4th car.
It's Al?? Thanks, All??What is the best way to clean aluminum and like to remove dome but really dont see how anyone tooke one apart if someone . thanks al