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American flyer train set comes with in : 3/16" scale . From 40s or 50s . Book included says 1949. Everything in all the pictures are included.I was told this is A.F. S gauge or S scale train set. ALL PIECES ARE :C7 EXCELLENT OR C6 VERY GOOD. ' You Will Get: 1 American Flyer engine # 312 ac and tender with smoke unite & choo-choo sound around 1949 or early 50s. engine tested and works, .comes with original book for engine operating & maintaining your choo - choo and smoke unit suggested track layouts, wiring diagram for transformer & rectiformer. & so much more .63 page book dated 1949. 2. Two New Haven passenger cars #650 3/16 scale, two american flyer original boxes, end tabs missing. There are inside lights that do work, when in moving on both passinger cars. 3. One New Haven # 718 railway express agency American flyer no box 4. no.4b 100 watt transformer with circuit breaker American flyer comes with original box works 5 American flyer automatic accessories no. 769 A , revolving aircraft beacon 3/16 scale missing roof for shed, light works,come with original box , one tab missing. Also come with revolving beacon light ( green and red reflector with original box) 6 American flyer # 740 hand car 3/16 scale tested and worked a little than stop just needs cleaning i word think come with box one end tab rip off .there is two red pieces on each end , one is missing 7 two Colber boulevard lamp. one works and the other may need a bulb. come with the original boxes 8 American flyer instructions for assembling and operating 3/16 scale dated 1949. 9 Model train control proportional tracking for most realistic railroad operation tech 11 loco motion 2500 come with origial box and instruction. 10 3/16 scale American flyer track 6 straight 4 small straight 26 turns 11 Rail road girder bridge no. 118 Colber American toy .box only 12 American flyer no. 706 uncoupler with original box. Americn flyer track locks 16 (come in original envelope) ,one American flyer mail pick up controler box , one American flyer uncoupler controler box. one American flyer 3/16 scale track terminal no.690 (come in original envelope).extra wires , two mail bags (one red & one white) and another track coupling thing? Anything over $285.00.will take this Item.last time listing this..i will be selling all parts separately.If i do not get a buyer..Thank you shipping from $40.00 to $50.00 Shipping to the U.S.A is around $39..58 to 45.00. depending where you live ? The engine and tender is all cast metal . ADDED INFO: READ IF NEEDED. INFO ON SCALES Size matters for folks who are just getting started in model railroading -- and for some, medium size is perfect. The first choice for a new railroad hobbyist to make is: “Which gauge?” HO gauge (or, more properly, HO scale), 1/87th as large as real life, has long been the most popular -- and mass production has lowered prices to the point where HO is an unbeatable value. But some people feel that 1:87 is just a bit too small to handle comfortably, or that it fails to simulate the massiveness of real railroad equipment. O scale (or the similar 027), at 1:48, certainly has the realistic size and weight, but the problem then becomes having enough space to build a layout that can accommodate sufficiently broad curves. Alternatively, one chooses the usual solution to build a smaller layout with severely sharp curves that long locomotives and passenger cars can barely negotiate. Might there not be a happy medium between these two sizes? Turns out that there is. S gauge, scaled at 1:64, is 36% larger than HO, and from a distance it can be mistaken for the smaller scale. 3/16 of an inch in an S scale model is equal to one foot in the real world, and in fact “3/16 scale” was its lone designation when it came into existence in England in the early 1930s (the National Model Railroad Association devised the label "S gauge" in 1942). S gauge manufacturing reached America in 1937 when a man from Cleveland named Ed Packard created the Cleveland Model & Supply Company and released the C-D (meaning “Cleveland-Designed”) line of S gauge products. All C-D items were kits that needed to be built, in many cases requiring a significant degree of modeling prowess to complete successfully. A few years later, a man named A.C. Gilbert saw the C-D models on display at the World’s Fair in Chicago, and soon afterward he bought the American Flyer company with the intention of furthering the hobby. Gilbert manufactured a classy line of S gauge trains from 1946-1966, providing strong competition for the O gauge Lionel Trains until other hobbies began to overtake electric trains in the Space Age. AF trains had a visual advantage over most O or 027 equipment: they rode on two rails instead of Lionel’s three. Like Lionel, the American Flyer steam locomotives featured smoke effects and an authentic “chuffing” sound. The great success of American Flyer made for the first popularization of S gauge trains, which is why 3/16 scale is usually (but incorrectly) thought to have been invented by Gilbert. Lionel later began to manufacture a new American Flyer line, but the Gilbert originals remain prized antiques today. Known as “tinplate,” the AF trains represent one of three categories of modern S gauge activity. While tinplate attracts both collectors and people who like to run the trains, its rail height of .220 inches (called “Code 220”) is unrealistically tall -- imagine a real-life rail as high as your knees. Tinplate’s 19-inch-radius curves were far too tight to look real, giving rise to stubby, toylike locomotives and cars. A second and more uncompromising group of 3/16 hobbyists are the “scale” modelers, who insist that their trains resemble the originals in as many details as possible. The Code 100 (.100-inch-tall) rail that scale modelers use is actually a common rail size in the smaller HO scale. 36-inch radius curves, or wider, are considered acceptable in S scale. Locomotives and cars are longer and better detailed, and realistic scenery and buildings are common on layouts. A smaller but enthusiastic branch of detail-oriented S scale includes the “narrow gauge” modelers, who recreate the obsolete three-foot and two-foot trackage and miniature equipment used by some railroads in decades past (rails in America today are universally four feet, 8 ½ inches apart). “Sn3” and “Sn2,” with the “N” meaning “narrow,” are designations for these two separate branches of the hobby. Each requires special track and equipment, but buildings, scenery and human figures are of course interchangeable between all. Finally, the third group in S gauge, “High Rail” (or Hi-rail), represents a bridge of sorts between tinplate and the scale modelers. Code 148 (.148”) rail, which is becoming standard in Hi-rail, will accept both American Flyer and the smaller S scale wheels. Somewhat more realistic Code 125 (.125”), also used by some Hi-railers, can accommodate both types of equipment as well. The 27-inch-radius curves favored in Hi-rail are a happy medium between realism and the space constraints most layout builders face. S gauge has been growing in popularity in the last few decades. It is indeed a comfortable size to handle and observe; a full-length passenger car is about 16 inches, and it roars by with satisfying heft and clatter. Prices are similar to O scale -- in other words, significantly more expensive than HO scale -- but devoted S gaugers gladly pay up. The National Association of S-Gaugers (NASG) determines standards and practices, and also publishes a bi-monthly magazine called “The Dispatch.” Other publications catering to the scale are “S-Gaugian,” also published bimonthly, and “Sn3 Modeler,” dedicated exclusively to three-foot narrow gauge modeling and published twice per year. Please waitImage not available

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