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31.12.2014
Posted in American Flyer, Electric locomotives and tagged 1930, af, american flyer, New Haven, No.3105.
Posted in American Flyer, Passenger cars and tagged 1203, 1928, 1929, 4-wheel, 6.5 inch, af, american flyer, pullman. I also have a wind-up ferris wheel, a Chinese version of the much more expensive German toy.
Constant power is supplied to the track and digital signals are sent which require electronic decoders to be fitted to locomotives and other devices to interpret the commands. Controllers manage operation of locomotives with buttons for additional model features such as lighting and sound. About UsAt Model Trains Online it's our job to help you get the very best from the worlds greatest hobby, serving railway modellers like yourself in over 102 countries worldwide! Whether you're new to the world of railway modelling, or your's a seasoned collector and scratch-builder, we hope you'll find our site useful, informative, fun and educational. CHECK BACK OFTEN, I WILL BE ADDING PICTURES THROUGH OUT THE THREAD AS I ADD PIECES TO MY COLLECTION. This is the 534 the remote directional control version of the 4-8-4 behemoth of the American Flyer line.
Control is achieved by sending a digital signal as well as power down the rails or wirelessly. We regularly tackle a wide range of railway modelling topics, from baseboard construction to landscaping, track laying to wiring. The earliest one had a spur gear motor, which drove the wheels from a small gear on the motor to gear sets on the drive wheels. This has the reverse lever through the boiler casting as found on early production postwar engines. It uses the same casting as the 561 Pennsylvania K-5, however it is not a Pacific wheel layout nor does it use the scale type tender casting.


It has great detail and complicated  valve gear that later disappeared as this engine evolved into the later S gauge. Gilbert changed the pace in model railroading before WWII, then after the war he set the pace!  I have very few pre-war pieces, but do have some. The only problems that have shown so far is the tender floor on my Northern had to be replaced and on my Royal Blue the motor casting is actually swollen lengthwise ever so slightly. This featured an armored car that would automatically roll off a ramp that would swing out when the button was pushed. This should have a special whistle controller which has a small rectifier to convert the AC of the transformer to a DC pulse that would be sent over the AC rails to activate a DC relay. It looks like copper that is insulated inside and designed to slide on top of the rail powering the whistle or something when the car goes by. This is a baggage car with a special track section that has a short pickup rail and a mail bag post. These digital signals can control all aspects of the model trains and accessories, including signals, turnouts, lighting, level crossings, cranes, turntables, etc. If you'd like us to cover a particular topic, just drop us a line and let us know through the contact us page.
The Remote Directional Control allows the reversing unit to be cycled with a special control button that sends a small DC pulse over the AC line to the track. Unfortunately the cast 510 stock car was missing and in it's stead was a sheetmetal 534 box car. This could be used to manually lock the reversing unit in forward, or reverse if you chose to do so. 98 Freight station with Crane (as listed in my 1940 catalog) is a unique piece as you noted with the Chicago building and the Gilbert crane. The whistle in this car was designed to work through a stepper type activator similar to a reversing unit.


The engine can stop and start all day long in forward until the control is activated and the reversing unit is sequenced.
Gilbert continued this engine postwar in the S gauge lineup, but curiously discontinued the blue passenger cars and offered it as a freight only set. On the next trip around you can pickup a different colored mailbag and eject the first one at the same time.
I wanted a smaller layout to display some trains in a game room until I completed my large S layout room. So to activate the whistle you would push the button down once (don't hold it down), to deactivate the whistle you hit the button again.
I started out with a simple 5 by 9 layout and found that I just couldn't squeeze enough Flyer S onto it.
Each button press would cause the DC pulse to pull in the DC relay and activate the stepper unit cycling the whistle either on or off.
This chugger would later be refined to become the first smoke in tender units seen postwar. With practice you can hit the button just right though so the guy in the mail car doesn't toss your mail halfway across the layout. Actually it was the same control with different decal for Whistle Control or Remote Directional Control. To date I have amassed a small but interesting collection of these early Gilbert trains and their operating accessories.



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