1956 AMERICAN FLYER 490-491-493 NORTHERN PACIFIC PASSEN

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 02,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
NOTE: I USED A FLASH TO TAKE THESE PHOTOS. SOME OF THE PHOTOS ARE "BURNED OUT."
UP FOR AUCTION IS A 1956 AMERICAN FLYER NORTHERN PACIFIC "NORTH COAST LIMITED" PASSENGER SET.
I WISH TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF SOME COSMETIC DEFECTS. OBVIOUSLY, THE SET IS MISSING ONE 902 VISTA DOME. THE SET SHOULD HAVE TWO 902'S AND NOT JUST ONE. THE 490 POWER UNIT HAS A CRACK IN THE NOSE. I USED TO DISPLAY AND RUN THIS SET WITH THE 493 AS THE LEAD UNIT FOLLOWED BY THE 491 AND FINALLY THE 490. THE FRONT OF THE 900 COMBO CAR WOULD HELP HIDE THE CRACK IN THE 490'S NOSE. WORKED FOR ME. THE 901 COACH HAS A REPAIRED SKIRT. LOOK AT THE PHOTO WITH THE BALL POINT PEN POINTER. FINALLY, SOMEBODY HAS TOUCHED UP THE LIGHT GREEN PAINT IN VARIOUS PLACES, MOST NOTICEABLY ON THE 901'S SKIRT REPAIR. ALSO, BOTH DECORATIVE HORNS HAVE BEEN REPLACED. FINALLY, THERE ARE RUB MARKS ON VARIOUS UNITS OF THE TRAIN SO PLEASE STUDY THE PHOTOS VERY CAREFULLY.
NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS. THE ABA UNITS HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE RUN TIME. (CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF THE WHEEL SETS OF THESE UNITS) THE DUAL PULLMOR MOTORS DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO AND RATHER QUICKLY I MIGHT ADD. THE 491'S HORN AND DIESEL ROAR ACTUALLY WORK. FINALLY, THE DRUM HEAD IS NOT CRACKED. (SEE FOR YOURSELF)
I NOTICED THAT ANOTHER ebayer HAS A NORTHERN PACIFIC 901 COACH FOR SALE. YOU COULD REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE COACH WITH THAT ONE.
I WOULD CONSIDER THIS SET TO BE A HIGH GRADE OPERATOR'S SET. IT SURE LOOKS TERRIFIC BRINGING ITS PASSENGERS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WHILE RUNNING UNDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE. ACTUALLY IT LOOKS DARN GOOD DISPLAYED ON THE SHELF AS WELL.
SHIPPING WITH INSURANCE ANYWHERE TO THE LOWER FORTY-EIGHT WILL COST $30.00. SHIPPING TO CANADA WILL COST $40.00
AND HAPPY MODEL RAILROADING TO ONE AND ALL.
DO NOT MISS OUT ON ONE OF AMERICAN FLYER'S MOST DESIRABLE SETS!

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