Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:321
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:321
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced in 1946 and 1947, and has a diecast boiler and tender. The 1946 model has "New York Central" printed in silver on the tender, while the 1947 model has "American Flyer Lines" in silver as well as the NYC logo printed on the tender. Typically, the unit comes with a headlight with a smoke and choo-choo sound unit that is mounted in the tender. There are three variations; one of the two 1946 units does NOT have a smoke and choo-choo unit. Like #310 and #312, #321 had thin-shank link couplers in 1946, and thick-shank ones in 1947. The video link is to Mike Marmer's model, which has been converted to use the Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 decoder.
photo © Ted Hamler

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