AMERICAN FLYER 9915 AEOLUS PASSENGER SET 1935 ULTRA RARE

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction

~AEOLUS~

INCREDIBLE 1935 AF SET

AMERICAN FLYER O GUAGE 9915 CAST ALUMINUM LOCO WITH IT's CAD PLATED 3178, 3178 3179 PASSENGER CARS.....CATALOGED WITH 4 CARS AND A FEW SETS HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH 3 PASSENGER CARS....THIS IS A DEAD NUTS ALL ORIGINAL MATCHING SET....

AS DESCRIBED IN COLLECTING MODEL TRAINS BY LOUIS HERTZ.....IT COMPAIRS THIS ULTRA RARE AEOLUS TO IVES 1694 LOCO....IVES PRODUCED 2600 1694 SETS, AMERICAN FLYER PRODUCED ABOUT 100 SETS AS TOLD TO ME BY LOU HERTZ BACK IN THE MID 1970's AT THE GLENN ISLAND TRAIN MEET....LOU STATED IT WAS SO RARE HE COULD NOT GET A 9915 TO PHOTOGRAPH FOR HIS BOOK BACK IN 1954!

THIS SET SHOWS LIGHT DISCOLORATION, PLATING WEAR, SOME LIGHT DINGS AND DECAL FLAKE FROM PLAYWEAR......IT STILL SPORTS ITS ORIGINAL BLACK PAINT ON THE SKIRTS AND TRIM.....WHEELS ARE NICE, AND THE MOTOR TURNS FREE, I APPLIED POWER AND IT DID NOT RUN I AM SURE A SIMPLE FIX.....THE SET APPEARS NEVER TO HAVE BEEN SCRUBBED OR HARD POLISHED....IT SHOULD DETAIL UP A BIT.....THE INSIDE OF THE LOCO CAB SHOWS A NUMBER "7" INK STAMPED AS SHOWN.....

THIS SET IS FOR THE ADVANCED COLLECTOR.....VERY FEW SETS EXIST.....I HAVE SEEN LONE LOCO's OFFERED OVER THE YEARS, THE CAD PLATED CARS ARE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND....I BET 100 700E's COME UP FOR SALE BEFORE YOU SEE "THE GOD OF WIND" AEOLUS SET.

E MAIL ANY QUESTIONS..... BUYER TO PAY SECURE UPS GROUND INSURED SHIPPING, GOOD LUCK, PETE SEMETIS TCA 75 7361.

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