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unknown trains
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 02, 2004 5:52 PM
I have recently aquired a set of O Gauge passenger passenger cars. The brand name on the bottom of the cars is "American model toys". Can anyone give me some info about this company.
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Posted by DSchmitt on Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:14 PM
AMERICAN MODEL TOYS/ AUBURN
Founded in 1948 in Fort Wayne IN by Jack Ferris Jr. They produced a large line of the most realistic passenger cars made during the immediate postwar era until being displaced by Lionel's extruded aluminum cars. AMT also beat Lionel to the boxcar market with a line of highly detailed cars, only to be displaced again, by Lionel's 6464 line. As American Models and Toys the firm brought out starter sets in 1953. The firm continued with production of F-3 Diesels and Budd cars, but by that time the market had shrunk and the company was in financial straits. In 1954 after an unsuccessful reorganization as Auburn Model Trains, the line was sold to Kusan who continued production.

Above was copied from the following link: http://www.silogic.com/faq1.htm

From the Index of Magazines:

The story of American Model Toys
Classic Toy Trains, September/October 1994 page 90
aluminum streamliner that came out before Lionel's
( AMT, "CARP, ROGER", PASSENGER, STREAMLINER, O, CTT )



The story of American Model Toys
Classic Toy Trains, November/December 1994 page 66
innovative cars and locomotives
( AMT, "CARP, ROGER", FREIGHT, LOCOMOTIVE, O, CTT )



Collectible classics: Streamliners from American Model Toys
Classic Toy Trains, December 2000 page 162
aluminum passenger cars from the early 1950s
( AMT, "CARP, ROGER", COLLECTIBLE, STREAMLINER, O, CTT )



I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 03, 2004 12:34 PM
Thank you for the info. If you know of any who still owns any these trains I would appreciate a response from them. Thanks again

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