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Odd Track - O guage - 4 rail ?

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Odd Track - O guage - 4 rail ?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 3:57 PM
I have a quantity of an odd track and would like help identifing it. It is O but has a small rail between the center and outside rail. It also has a masonite like fiber board backing permanently attached to each section. Curved sections are banked as well.. Can anyone ID?? thanks, Reg
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 4:51 PM
Hi Reg,

From the sound of it, you have American Flyer O gauge track from the mid-1930s. Flyer tried an on-board whistle in the mid-1930s, but to get around Lionel's patent, Flyer used a 4-rail track to activate the whistle. I don't know how well the whistle worked, but the whistle and the 4-rail track disappeared from Flyer catalogs only a year or two after it debuted. Flyer also may have made some banked track to go with its sets during the same period, which is a further clue that you have Flyer track.

Sincerely,
Neil Besougloff
editor, Classic Toy Trains magazine
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 27, 2003 11:54 PM
Neil, Buy banked track,you mean that the inner rail,is lower, then the outer rail, I have seen something like what you are talking about ,but this is a curve section,was ther maybe an artical in "CTT", with a picture of the track????? & thanks

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