1931 O gauge 2-4-2 American Flyer Smoky Mountain Train set # 1353 the 1st year for the famous Type VIII.s with Light in firebox and remote control Locomotive. This set does not include track or transformer. The Locomotive to tender hook up in needs to be replaced, someone made up one. The drive wheel linkage is original, When we purchased it was broken and we repaired using original J.B. Weld and machined so extremely hard to notice. This linkage is brittle and will break if you hold train by linkage or run locomotive with linkage on, highly advised to take off linkage before putting on track to run. The linkage was bad from the starting gate from A.F. so the next year they went to stamped steel linkage. These #3300's have many different parts than other type VIII's. Controls are located in cab, false bell on top, Red firbox weight with red light, smaller boiler/cowcatcher, non came with bell ringer, drive wheel linkage, smaller diameter drive wheels. These are the collectors type VIII's. Below will list what you will be purchasing and of course Loco, tender and cars with boxes. When I purchased this train they told me loco, tender and a few cars were used for many years as a fireplace mantel piece, they also said this was purchased new and never left the family. I have only seen the stamped # 3300 R/C in green color this one is stamped in red.
1 - #3300 Loco. While linkage was being repaired, greased and oiled and ran on bench repair track and ran fast forward and reverse. around 5 years ago. We only used a soft artist brush to clean a ton of dust off this Loco.
1 - #3301 Tender cleaned with artist brush original box in excellent condition. 1- #3211 elect. lighted Caboose, cleaned with brush, has darker red cab roof some bubble wrap stains. Nice original box. 2 - # 3210 green tank cars in near new condition with boxes. one box ripped and tore on one end other box good. 1 - #3207 sand car in good condition with nice box. 1 #3216 log car nice but replaced 1 tie down no box. 1 - #3208 auto car some paint chips a little dirt smuggle but overall good condition with no box. These are original cars that are not like other cars built after 1931. Original #1353 box ends missing rough. True Collectors Train Set.