Std. Gauge American Flyer Presidential Locomotive Passenger Set w/Proto-Sound 2.0 Two-Tone Blue 11-2007-1This set was made by MTH Licensed by Lionel This set is new, never run. Locomotive and all cars have original boxes. Set Includes: Presidential Locomotive w/Ps2, Presidential Passenger Set Product Number: 11-2007-1 M.S.R.P. $ 1799.95 First appeared in: 2009 Lionel Tinplate Volume 1 At the apex of the tinplate era, American Flyer's top-of-the-line set was the President's Special. Introduced in 1926 with lithographed passenger cars and a painted engine, by 1928 the Special had evolved into a totally embossed, painted set with brass window inserts and details. While it lacked the interior furnishings of Lionel's best passenger cars, the Flyer set was nonetheless a magnificent train and, at $75.00, noticeably less expensive than comparable Lionel offerings. American Flyer's advertising department spared no hyperbole in its 1930 catalog description of the train: "America's finest miniature railroad train and the "crack" train of the American Flyer lines, modeled after the 20th Century - America's Finest! Rich and beyond mere words to express its fascinating beauty, the "President's Special," a four-car train, stands out in bold relief, distinctive and individual against all other miniature trains. It is 100" long. Fashioned carefully and skillfully by master craftsmen. It is illuminated with 15 Mazda lamps. In this masterpiece are included all the leading features demanded by young Americans in a De Luxe train, plus the most exclusive and unique fun-making American Flyer features. "Everything you see in this marvelous train is there - it has speed - it has stamina - it has matchless beauty and smartness of lines - it radiates richness in color scheme and boasts an array of solid brass and polished nickel trim found in no other train . Our Lionel Corporation version brings back the glory and the military-themed consist of the President's Special as it was cataloged from 1928-1934, complete with the "Commander" locomotive ("modeled after the latest New York Central 12-wheeler"), club car "West Point," Pullman "Academy," diner "Annapolis," and observation car "Army-Navy." Add this set to your layout and you'll know what it felt like to be the luckiest kid on the block nearly eight decades ago. Features Set Features •All-Metal Presidential Electric Locomotive •4-Car Presidential Series Passenger Consist Locomotive Features: •Bright Enamel Finish •Stamped Metal Body •Die-Cast Chassis •Operating Metal Latch Coupler •Operating Headlight •Metal Wheels and Axles •Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments •Proto-Soundr 2.0 Equipped With Passenger Station Proto-EffectsT •Locomotive Measures: 20 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 6" Passenger Car Features: •Bright Enamel Finish •Metal Latch Couplers •Operating Interior Lights •Metal Wheels & Axles •Cars Measure Approximately: 21" x 3 5/8" x 5 1/4" Terms:
NOTE: THE SHIPPING RATE IN THE AUCTION IS NOT THE ONE THAT WILL BE CHARGED!!! THIS ITEM MUST BE SHIPPED IN 2 PACKAGES AND THE FREIGHT RATE WILL BE CALCULATED ACCORDING TO YOUR LOCATION.Now, At the end of this auction I can get this shipped out in time for Christmas. This all depends on how fast payment is made. I use Fedex ground and the longest shipping time is 5 days for the west coast. I do NOT Guarantee that you will receive the item in time for Christmas. This is the busiest shipping time of the year and delays by fedex are beyond my control. If you are east of Colorado you should see it in 3 days or less. I accept PayPal within 7 days from the end of the auction. All items sold as is as photographed. I am not a dealer so I do not offer a warranty or returns. This is a collection liquidation. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, and check out my other standard gauge items!