Prewar-Flyer parts list/diagrams

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Prewar-Flyer parts list/diagrams
Posted by rrlineman on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:58 AM

Have a question. has anyone, including Chicago Flyer or Gilbert ever make a prewar parts list or diagrams using the factory part #'s numbers for AF prewar items made between 1935 to 1942 when train production was shut down for the war effort ??? Thanks

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Posted by Nationwidelines on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:22 PM

Not that I am aware of.  

Not sure that anyone knows all of the factory part numbers, especially considering the 2 differing owners of American Flyer during this period (WO Coleman & AC Gilbert).  

Gilbert probably had better records, but why save the old Chicago stuff, when they transitioned to 3/16th very quickly after buying and then to S guage after the war.  


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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:51 PM

There's a limited number of diagrams with part numbers at Olsen's online library:

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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Posted by rrlineman on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:29 PM
thank you both.

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