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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 08, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

I inherited this collection of American Flyer Trains from my great uncle and they have been packed away since 1972. He lived in Amarillo, Texas, near a switching yard and he re-created the switching yard in his garage. He painted and modified the model trains to look like the real trains he saw in Amarillo or trains he toured in Colorado. Some of the trains have a lot of paint and modifications and some have very little.

I am not a model train collector, therefore, I do not know how to describe the condition of the trains and I have not tried to run them. I have compiled the following inventory for some of the larger items and I will furnish detailed photos to anyone interested. I will answer any questions that I can. I want to sell these trains as an entire lot with no returns, so please buy accordingly.

Inventory: AF Loco 332 (4-8-4) with tender, original shipping box from Sattlers Hobby Shop, Westmont, NJ; AF Loco (2-6-6-2) with tender-Looks homemade; Diesel Loco 470, 471, 473-built by Gilbert-Santa Fe Chief; AF 313 Loco (4-6-2) with plastic tender; AF 313 Loco (4-6-2) with metal tender; AF 313 Loco (4-6-2) with metal tender; AF 290 Loco (4-6-4) with metal tender; AF 300 AC (2-4-2) with plastic tender; AF 302 AC (4-4-2) with plastic tender; AF 300 (4-4-2) with plastic tender; AF2 1115 (4-6-2) with plastic tender; AF Loco 4-4 with plastic tender; AF Loco with plastic tender; AF Loco (4-4) with plastic tender; AF Metal tender; AF Frontiersman Set-20551 with 3 cars; AF Diesel 21813; AF Loco Switcher 21155-has been modified 6-0 modified to 6-4; AF Switcher-possibly 21155; AF Loco 21199 Plastic 4-4 & tender; AF Loco 21199 Plastic 4-4 & tender; Three AF Pullman Cars 951, 952, 954; AF Transformer Model 8B-100 Watts; Two AF Transformers Model 22004-40 Watts; Two AF Pike Master Control Switches in original box, No. 26320 & No. 26321; Four AF Switches; AF Diesel Horn, AF Whitsle Button (2), AF Uncoupler Button, AF Control Button, AF Switch, Hand Speed Control; AF Twin Toy Transformer #22090-350 Watts; AF Transformers (2) Model 22006-AC only; AF Cabooses 20-most have letters painted on them except #638 & #24626 which appear original; AF Service Cars 648 & 645A; AF Industrial Crane 644; AF Milk Car 73 & Switch & Loading Platform; AF Gulf Tank Car 925, AF Whistle Button; AF Steam Whistle Billboards 2, AF Cement Cars (2) 24209; Six Cigar Boxes full of AF parts; 1 AF Light Tower; No. 164 Lionel Lumber Shed; No. 362 Lionel Barrel Loader; AF Washington Passenger Car 24858, AF Santa Fe cars, passenger, dome and caboose; AF-2 Pullman cars-1 pullman baggage.

As I stated, these are the major items included, however, there are numerous other cars, parts, track and miscellaneous items with the collection.

I am providing free shipping and insurance USPS to the continental US only. Alaska or Hawaii buyers contact me to determine additional shipping costs prior to purchase.

4/1 UPDATE; Today I found a S guage Girder Bridge 23581 in the orginal box. The bridge is black and does not look like it has been used. There are also two plastic Trestle sets that are in good condition.

I looked at the Milk car 973 and determined it is dirty but has all original parts and lettering. The man is inside and the white fence pen is there. The operating button is also present.

I also found a B&O boxcar #980 in original condition with some minor wear.

The Brownhoist Industrial Crane car #644 is also in good original condition.

I also found the Gondola car #916 with the five LCL Corp. containers present .The containers are in great shape however some lettering has been changed on the car.