Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:K325
Road Name:fantasy: American Flyer
Road Number:K325
Model Introduced:1952
Finishpainted & lettered
The #K325 New York Central Hudson was only produced in 1952, in three variations. Shown in the main photo are two of the variations. In the foreground is the very rare early 1952 model with a knuckle coupler that is called by many as being riveted coupler. In fact, the coupler is not riveted to the truck assembly but rather the knuckle coupler is bolted to the truck assembly can be seen in Photo #2. The value of this variation is typically 2-3 times that of the other #K325 Hudsons. The second variation shown in the main photo, like the early variation, has "AMERICAN FLYER" printed on the tender along with the NYC System logo. The third variation has "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" and the NYC System logo printed on the side of the tender. Shown in Photo #2 is a close-up of both K325 Hudsons tender truck and coupler assemblies that show both styles of couplers. Tender was made out of diecast zamac.
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler

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