480 B unit Very Rare 1955 American Flyer S gauge, SILVER FLASH & original BOX
This is a very, very RARE American Flyer item, the 480 Silver Flash B unit. It did not come as part of a set. It was a special order item from AC Gilbert.
This B unit also bears the correct date stamp inside the loco shell. One reason that this piece looks so good is that it has been stored in its vintage box (see below for the included sale for the vintage box). In 1953, the original set came with the 477 powered A unit and 478, a dummy B and a set of three passenger cars. The locos and cars were all finished in chrome.In'54 the finish was changed to silver paint partly because some of the chrome was chipping off. In 1955 The numbers were changed from 477 & 478 to 479 & 480. However, the 479 set did not include a dummy A or B unit. The set included a powered A unit and three passenger cars.
I bought the entire train collection. It had a 1953 Silver Flash, A & B diesel units and three passenger cars which were chrome plated. This set in 1954 was changed to being silver painted Catalogs of AF trains inspired many of us to ask for trainsets for XMAS. This particular item was an ad-on in 1955 to a pictured toy train outfit. The point is this: as rare as the contents of this box are, the 480 diesel B unit with roar and horn, the box is much more rare or scarce or absent than its contents.This box is over 63 years old, and considering the use and abuse it has suffered, it is in OK shape because of the end label. The Rubber Stamped label states, 1-480 DIESEL. The photos are part of the description. The B unit is guaranteed to be 100% original and so is the box is 100% original also.
Items are from a smoke-free and pet-free environment. I will advise you if I have an unforeseen delay. The item "480 B unit Very Rare 1955 American Flyer S gauge, SILVER FLASH & original BOX" is in sale since Friday, December 21, 2018.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\S Scale\Other S Scale". The seller is "trainsbuyer7" and is located in Stevens, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: American Flyer
- Power Supply: AC
- Material: Plastic, steel, die cast,, cardboard more
- Color: Silver and brown and orange
- Year: 1955
- Features: Limited Edition