AC Gilbert American Flyer S gauge Diesel Freight Train set 5625T with warranty &OB
S years ago, and reconditioned with great care by 2 professionals right here in the Good Ole U. We proudly introduce our 2020 line-up from B&B Antique Trains. We are one of the most unique offering of completely repaired antique trains in the country.
We have been servicing and reconditioning American Flyer S Gauge trains since 1990, and this is our 30th year in providing a quality train set to people that want a piece of nostalgia, to share with children or grandchildren. All engines have been totally taken apart and serviced, all cars have been cleaned and repaired if needed. All sets have been test run. (See video below) We designed a repro set box very much like Gilbert used to use, engines come with corrugated wrappers like they did years ago, the cars come with repro boxes unless indicated as originals. Every set has a repro instruction book to give you all the information you need to get up and running.
We include track that has been cleaned and tested, a power clip and a wire, and an appropriate transformer to power your train. You could almost believe it is Christmas time in the 50's once again. If you want to share a train with family, or want to replace one you had years ago and your parents gave it away, this is exactly what you are looking for. Kids of all ages will enjoy time spent together creating a layout under the tree, the fun of creating little scenes that add realism. If you have the Dept. 56 ceramic buildings, American Flyer trains are perfect size to add movement and action to your village.
Keep a wonderful tradition alive and give this train a nice home, it has been waiting all these years just for you. SHARE A REAL OLD FASHIONED TOY THAT EMPLOYS IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY. I want to say a few things about the value added nature of our sets.
So you go the cheap route, and you get an engine that won't run properly, couplers that are often stuck(link coupler are notorious for being stuck with age) These engines are 50 to 60 years old, often been neglected, and have things wrong with them. The smoke unit may be fried, or completely hardened with old smoke fluid. B&B has done all that for you. Once properly serviced, they should last for many years with a little maintenance here and there. Another good example is the track we put in our sets.
Track is old like the trains, was subject to bad storage conditions, or abused by someone without knowledge yanking the track off a platform, and ruining it. When the pins have corrosion, the current does not flow as well.
When we get a batch of track, probably 30 to 40 percent of it is bad, unusable. Each piece is tested for straightness, then it goes through a 30 step cleaning process including brightening the pins for better conductivity, finishing off with a large wire wheel on the top rails. For the amount of track in just one of our sets, it takes 60 to 75 minutes to clean, to have a clean power clip, and some wire to attach to transformer. If we gave junk track, the train would not run right and our customers would get frustrated. We provide original or repro boxes, service the transformer, invest in an instruction booklet, sometime repro or original, but a great source for people to read and get a better understanding of their set.
This is one of those rare times we acquire a set that contains a number of original boxes and a set box, although the set box had someone cut off the top flaps for some reason years ago. This is a pretty hard set to find, set 5625T from 1956. This set contains an absolutely gorgeous 372 diesel locomotive with Union Pacific colors. Diesel has pullmore tires, was completely taken apart and serviced, and runs fantastic. The set also contain a unique collection of 5 cars, one more then a similar set made in 1955.
In this transition set, some of the cars had the old yellow and blue boxes, while others had the new red and black boxes. The most unique car is a 970 Walking brakeman car, where "Smitty" walks back and forth across the top of the boxcar, which has it's original marked box and rare insert. This box is in excellent shape, the others have some masking tape internal repairs.
Also included in the set is a 911 C&O pipe carrying car, a 924 Jersey Central covered cement hopper, a 941 Frisco gondola, and a 904 caboose. As mentioned, those cars have boxes with repairs. Also included in the are 12 curve in the original box and 4 straight tracks, power clip, and wire in the original package. Set also includes an the original instruction book, special diesel worm drive paper, list of authorized repair stations from 1956, a 1 1/2 B transformer with original sleeves, box and instructions. Fed Ex has had a stellar reputation with us for getting our products there in a timely and safe manner.
The item "AC Gilbert American Flyer S gauge Diesel Freight Train set 5625T with warranty &OB" is in sale since Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\S Scale\Starter Sets & Packs". The seller is "sb1photo" and is located in York Haven, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Power Supply: AC
- Modified Item: No
- Type: Starter Set
- Year: 1956
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Gauge: Gilbert S Gauge
- Brand: American Flyer
- Grading: C-7 Excellent