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A.C. Gilbert Train Sets

Manufacturer:

A.C. Gilbert

Manufacturer ID:

5300T

Category:

Train Set

Road Name:

fantasy: American Flyer Lines

Model Introduced:

1953

Finish:

painted & lettered

Notes:

The "Mine Train" was produced in 1953 and 1954, and consisted of a modified #740 handcar that carried the number of #740A because of the modification to the frame to allow for the hook so the tipple cars could be connected to the handcar. The #5300T, as sold in 1953, came with 12 sections of #702 Curved Track and a #1-1/2 45 watt Transformer. In 1954, the #1-1/2 45-watt Transformer was replaced with an upgraded 1-1/2 50-watt Transformer.


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Manufacturer:

A.C. Gilbert

Category:

Train Set

Name:

#1 Car Assortment

Model Introduced:

1955

Finish:

painted & lettered

Notes:

The "#1 Car Assortment" dates back to 1955/56. The item shown in the photo is a box that measures 10.25" x 7" x 5.25" manufactured by Star Manufacturing Company with a box number of BIN-691. The tan box is marked in black with the following inscription "1- NO. 1 CAR, ASSORTMENT, JEE". The box contained four cars with individual boxes for the following: #911 C&O Gondola with pipe load #912 Koppers Tank Car #916 D&H Gondola with canisters #925 Gulf Triple Dome Tank Car


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Manufacturer:

A.C. Gilbert

Manufacturer ID:

20706

Category:

Train Set

Name:

Dealer Counter Top Selling Display Bubble Pack

Road Name:

fantasy: American Flyer Lines

Model Introduced:

1962

Finish:

painted & lettered

Notes:

The #20706 Dealer Counter Top Selling Display Bubble Pack was not to be put into stock but rather put on the counter to draw attention to a new, low-cost Pike-Master train set. While this unit is marked $17.98, this display was not to be sold. It was designed to draw attention to the 1962 #20705 Pioneer Flyer set which was identical in contents. The set and the display contained the following items:
- #21165 4-4-0 Erie locomotive
- #24057 Mounds box car
- #24127 Texas & Pacific gondola
- #24636 American Flyer Lines Caboose
- #26310 eight sections of Pike-Master Curved Track
- #26300 one section of Pike-Master Straight Track
- #26302 one section of Pike-Master Straight Track with Uncoupler and Track Terminal
- #22006 25 Watt Transformer
- a section of black and white hook-up wire. Note that the Greenberg book states that the set came with the 24052 United Fruit Growers Express car instead of the Mounds box car, but that is not correct.


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copyright © Ted Hamler

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