A.F. Accessories by Name: Semaphore

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:761
Category:Accessory
Name:Semaphore
Model Introduced:1949
Finishpainted & lettered
The #761 Semaphore was offered from 1949 through 1956, in two variations. The first variation has either a light or dark green base with "American Flyer" imprinted on the base. The second variation, which is shown in the main photo, produced in 1949 has "American Flyer Lines" imprinted on the base. In both cases they came with two #697 Track Trips, two #692 Fiber Pins, one #707 Track Terminal, a packing list, an M2620 Tag (which reads "CAUTION -- Do not allow train to stand on track trip at anytime or coil may become overheated"), and an instruction sheet showing the wiring diagram. How to install and operate this model is covered in the May 2011 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:23761
Category:Accessory
Name:Semaphore
Model Introduced:1957
Finishpainted & lettered
The #23761 Semaphore was offered from 1957 through 1960, in two variations. The first variation has a green base with "American Flyer Lines". The model was basically identical to #761, except that it contained two #670 Track Trips as opposed to the #679 Track Trips. #23761 was also supplied with two #692 Fiber Pins, one 707 Track Terminal, a packing list, an M2620 Tag (which reads "CAUTION -- Do not allow train to stand on track trip at anytime or coil may become overheated"), and an instruction sheet showing the wiring diagram. The second variation, offered later, came with a push button controller as opposed to using the #670 Track Trips.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler

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