Up for sale today is a one of kind piece. This is the MTH production sample, the very first made, American Flyer Flying Colonel Set. This set is the traditional version, no sound. This sale includes the engine and the three passenger cars. All of which have writing on the floors, confirming they are production samples. All boxes and foams are included, but do show some wear. The foams and the boxes as shown in the pictures also have writing from MTH on them. The engine was bench tested and ran fine, the lights worked, and the bell functioned as it should. The engine and cars are in excellent condition, the only flaw is the engine roof. Two stantions came loose and scratched the roof. Very small scratches, but they are there. Any questions feel free to ask. TCA member 97-44420Tinplate lovers will find this extremely rare version of one of the most stunning Standard Gauge locomotive sets to ever grace a 3-rail pike incredibly appealing. Featuring a twelve-wheel electric locomotive and three matching passenger cars, the original American Flyer Flying Colonel set was handsomely painted in a Military Blue and French Gray paint scheme.
The extremely limited productions of the original Flying Colonel sets are extremely difficult to obtain and if found are incredibly expensive. The appeal of this beautifully recreated reproduction gives Tinplate enthusiasts an attractive alternative means to completing their American Flyer collection.