AC Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Santa Fe Diesel Freight Train Set withwarranty
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 28th 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 the largest sets we have ever assembled, and contains a beautiful Alco PA Santa Fe ABA with 470 double motor diesel powered unit, a 471 B unit with Air Chime diesel horn, and a unpowered reverse facing dummy 473. The horn speaker and supplied Air Chime Horn control work, the powered unit was totally rebuilt with new bushings and this engine runs great. Set also contains a beautiful 985 Boston and Maine boxcar, a 921 CB&Q hopper car, a 911 Chesapeake & Ohio pipe car, a striking 958 Mobil Gas tank car, a 928 diecast log car, and 935 Bay window lighted caboose. All cars have repro boxes, and this set has our repro set box. Set comes with 8B 100 watt transformer, 12 curve and 6 straight track, power clip, wire and original uncoupler. Set includes an original instruction book. 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 Santa Fe Diesel Freight Train Set withwarranty" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 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.
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Power Supply: AC
- Modified Item: No
- Type: Starter Set
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Gauge: Gilbert S Gauge
- Brand: American Flyer
- Grading: C-6 Very Good