American Flyer 4745 Rocket Alco Diesel Engine Set Ex- NR

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 28, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
You are bidding on an American Flyer 4745 Rocket Alco Diesel Engine Set; this is the silver-painted satin-finish version made in 1955 (not the earlier chrome version). The 2012 TM Price Guide lists it at $380 in C-7 (Excellent) condition.
The decals are near perfect and lettering strong. It has some minute scratches and points of playwear paint loss, but no dents or rust. The light and both knuckle couplers work. I replaced the decorative horns on top because they were missing. The power unit has been cleaned and lubricated; it runs well. The reversing unit may need cleaning because it sometimes it fails to move in the forward position; reverse is reliable. I suspect there's a dirty spot on the drum that needs to be cleaned. It is in weak C-7 (Excellent) condition.The horn in the dummy unit works well, and the decorative ones on top are present and in excellent condition. The decals are near perfect; the stamped lettering on one side is somewhat faded, though still easily readable. It has only a few minute scratches and points of playwear paint loss, but no dents or rust. It is in weak C-7 (Excellent) condition.
This item is being sold with no reserve.
To avoid putting California bidders at a disadvantage, I pay sales tax out of the proceeds of all my sales; I consider it part of my overhead expense.
I have hundreds of other American Flyer items for sale - engines, cars, track, switches, etc. - and Plasticville buildings and parts, most of which are listed on my website, . Are there any particular items you need or would like? If I have them, I can list them on ebay first and will combine shipping to minimize your cost. It doesn't matter to me which order I list them in, so I'll let you tell me.
Shipping cost includes insurance and delivery confirmation so you can track it.Please do not pay for this item until you receive an invoice from me. That will enable me to determine the lowest possible shipping cost to your location. Check my other auctions; I will gladly ship multiple purchases together to save you shipping costs. I will send an invoice with combined shipping after you notify me that you will be buying no more items. Please do not send payment until you receive that combined invoice. Items shipped together must all be purchased within a 7-day period. Whenever you find American Flyer items for sale, you can learn what they are, what they should look like, and when they were made by checking my website, . The site lists all S-Scale American Flyer engines, cars, and accessories made by A.C.Gilbert from 1946-1967 and by Lionel from 1979 to present. There are pictures of most items. Hard-to-find and rare items are identified as such. I hope you will visit the site and that you find it useful and enjoyable.