Reply to "Gilbert AF #300..."

richs09 posted:

The NASG (Nat'l Assoc. of S gaugers) has a really nice website that has about as complete a listing of everything done in S-gauge as anyone (I suppose one could check it against Greenberg's pocket guide...).  Here's their page for the 300:  http://www.nasg.org/SProductGa...ltype/index4-4-2.php and it appears that what you have is the middle loco shown in the picture - indeed from 1946 or possibly 1947 as Tom said.  David Doyle's book - 'Standard Catalog of American Flyer Trains' sez that with the flat sheet-metal tender sides, its the second of six variations of the #300 - produced in 1946 and into 1947.  The first variant, produced early in 1946, had indentations on the sides of the tender where "Reading" was stamped.

 

I think you're right; guess I got lucky yet again.

Thanks for the link to that website; very informative. Through it I learned that my #310 is a 1946(!) example...and it runs beautifully too. 

Gotta love these old models...

Mark in Oregon

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