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A.C Gilbert's Famous American Flyer Trains: Steam / Diesel Locomotives / Freight / Passenger Cars Accessories Hardcover – 17 Aug 2004

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company (17 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0911581480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0911581485
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1.7 x 28.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,425,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Of all the toys a boy could want, a Gilbert American Flyer train has always been high on the list. Gilbert's American Flyer two-rail trains looked real, featured smoke and choo-choo, horns and whistles, operating lights, realistic-looking couplers and bright paint schemes that matched prototype railroads. Gilbert made complete passenger trains- from baggage cars to observation cars -- to freights with coal hoppers, tank cars, flat cars with loads and colourful box cars, to accessories such as coal loaders, talking stations and revolving aeroplane beacons. Climb aboard as we discover these fascinating trains that were made between 1946 and 1966, and which have provided a long-lasting legacy from The A C Gilbert Company.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Gilbert's Famous American Flyer Trains 30 Sept. 2007
By Dr. Ralph M. Wetzel Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great overview of the A.C. Gilbert period of manufacturing American Flyer toy trains in S Gauge. This is a real "page-turner" for the collector and operator of AF trains. It is bound to be a "classic" in the true sense of the word! Gilbert American Flyer fans, buy this book! Thanks for a collector's well-researched book well-done, Pastor Nelson! (No, I am no relation to the author!!!) (-;
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
history of american flyer trains/a.c. gilbert 8 Mar. 2009
By Robert L. Gourdon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
the book was very informative both on the history of the a.c.gilbert co. and the american flyer line of trains thu out the company's brief history. the various color and black/white pictures were terrific. the author had many sources and used them well. thanks. bob
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Gilbert's Famous American Flyer Trains 11 April 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Reverend Nelson is a thurough and knowledgeable researcher. The history of each special car, accessory or locomotive type is well documented and shows progressive changes year by year and thru catalogue number change (i.e., 600 to 900 to 5-digit for rolling stock).
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A.C. Gilbert's Famous American Flyer Trains 1 Jan. 2009
By Lloyd R. Evans - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I agree with Dr. Ralph. A 'must have' for any American Flyer lover!
I've had mine for a few years now.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Book Review 28 Nov. 2010
By Helen Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My Husband is enjoying the book - about the American Flyer Trains -He has a Train Layout of Lionel Trains from 1940's

Thank you

Helen Taylor
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