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Best liquid smoke for AF engine?

Drummer3 ·
I have a post-war 312 AF engine, and need to know what brand of smoke imitates best the original AF smoke.  I see RFG, Megasteam, etc. on Ebay.   Any experience and input is appreciated.   Thank you.
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AF Pre-1966 Steam Engine FIRE BOX GLOW soon (photo's here now)

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
COMING SOON: Fire Box Flickering Lighting        Very soon you will be able to up grade your pre-1966 American Flyer (and others) with a new LED unit that most all of the newest model steam engines have. That is a "FLICKERING FIRE BOX LIGHT" that simulates the the light from the fire box grate that all real steamers had that was most prevalent at night time.      Just imagine how great your older steam engines will look when you turn the lights out and it...
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AF #355 BALDWIN SWITCHER, 8 wheel pick up & 4 wheel traction Plus LED's

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NOW AT AUCTION 02-23-2016 Being offered at auction now: http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time: 11:30 AM (EST) Date: 02-23-2016 Item Being Auctioned: Up Graded CNW #355 Diesel Switcher with LED's, 8 wheel elect. pick up and 4 wheel traction LBRSRP: $145.00 - $295.00 Opening Bid: $55.00 USD LBR
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AF #372 U.P. Engine & #913 GN Box Car

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NOW AT AUCTION 02-12-2016 Being offered at auction now: http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time: 11:30 AM (EST) Date: 02-12-2016 Item Being Auctioned: Up Graded AFL #372 U.P. GP7 & #913 GN Box Car (all with LED's) LBRSRP: $125.00 - $245.00 Opening Bid: $55.00 USD LBR
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AF 4678 Standard Gauge engine

spankybird ·
American Flyer #4678 Standard Gauge0-4-0 Electric Red, Wheels Good & motor turns, no box. Good to Fair Condition. $750.00 216-470-5780 cleveshow@att.net
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AF Aeolus 9915 decals/stickers

Dan13 ·
I am trying to find the side stickers like the picture below. I have searched some train shops but have came up short. The AF sticker is 3/16" by 2 1/4" long and the wing is roughly 5/16" by 2" (measurements all the way around starting on left curve- 1/16" radii - 1 7/8"(top) - 1/16" radii - 1/4" (back angle) - 1" (across bottom) - 5/8" (up angle back to 1/16" radii). This is the drafter/machinist coming out of me from a former life as per the measurements. I feel as though I need to get...
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Empire Express Request

Elgaucho ·
Hi there, Would anyone know any info or what year these were made? And does anyone have catalog images you could share? Thanks so much!  
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Re: AF Aeolus 9915 decals/stickers

Steamer ·
try this http://www.lbrenterprisesllc.com/
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Dan13 ·
Steamer, BINGO! Thanks a ton.
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Prewar Pappy ·
You might should try Dave at www.lbrenterprisesllc.com . He's a forum sponsor which is a plus. They have a excellent selection of flyer decals on their website. If they do not have what you need they can make it for a very affordable price. Many forum members have used his products without any complaints. I know for a fact that I am very satisfied.
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Dan13 ·
Prewar pappy, That forwarded me to a race car chassis builder site. It didn't have anything else on it.
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Re: Empire Express Request

Elgaucho ·
The pantograph seems like it's been sawed off. Is there a way to replace it with an identical AF pantograph using a similar rivet? OH!! And to Gary... I think you were right! The pilot looks like it might have been painted red. Though, I dont know WHY! It'd look nicer in orange or black.
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overlandflyer ·
boy that is one mangled remnant. ^^^ here is a close-up of the pantograph... i measured it with calipers this morning and the material is 0.05" steel. with the bottom piece slightly curved to match the roof contour, the single rivet really holds it on solidly. not sure if i'm using the right term here, but these small Flyer motors had a very crude pallet-type governor. to adjust the speed, you are better off putting a heavier load behind the loco, not fully winding the spring or the best...
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks Gary! Great info! Come to think of it.... the "base" of the rivet is still in place. I'd just need to take the new pantograph(*without its rivet) and insert it! Then, fold back down the edges, that are pointing up in the air right now. Right!? Regarding the motor.... it IS reeeally light weight! The slightest bump or mis-gauge measurement on the track... and the motor's OFF the rails. I can't see me running this on my "elevated" track.... which is what I really want to do. Seems like...
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Robert S. Butler ·
Elgaucho - no I mean page 48 of the other place where you posted this same question.
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overlandflyer ·
here are a few more photos of my No.7... the roof is a bit more marred than what shows in the pictures, but i might still rate it as a VG+. interesting that i looked up the Greenberg data (actually page 200) and the book claims that for this livery the pilot would be black. as i've said, though, i've seen the orange pilot with this livery before. there is a red/black version that i've only seen once. thought i saved a picture of it, but my photo filing system isn't the most user friendly. a...
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Robert S. Butler ·
They were only listed in the Advanced catalogs and the dealer price sheets.
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Robert S. Butler ·
I'm assuming you use your screen name on other sites. Someone with your handle asked the same question elsewhere. If that wasn't you then here is the information: #7 Wind up Boxcab Electric The little engine was first shown in the American Flyer 1928 Advanced Trade Catalog. It was listed as heading up two sets #722 and #723. Set #722 had two #517 Empire Express cars while set #723 had two slightly larger #515 series passenger cars. Both set descriptions indicated the cars were lithographed...
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overlandflyer ·
Robert, great information! i have noticed both the Empire Express and the New York Express (515) cars paired in sets with this locomotive and now i know they were both valid. cheers...gary
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks Robert. I don't normally check that other site, or get notifications, so this info is great! I also like the higher res scan of the trade catalog. Really informative. And Gary, yes I was also wondering about the 515 & 517 cars. Looks like both our sets are valid. Cheers! Ariel
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Robert S. Butler ·
I ran a quick post/delete test with the image in my post above on a couple of other sites. The issue isn't one of resolution rather it is one of permissible file size. The result is the difference between being able to read the fine print and not being able to quite make out what is there.
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Elgaucho ·
Good call Robert. The image of this catalog page on the other site I just couldn't read(*kinda pixelated) This one, I can! (*even from my phone)
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Elgaucho ·
Does anyone have scanned or photographed images of these catalog or book pages? I rezed the red pilot is a little odd, for an orane body, but im lucky to even find such a nice set.
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Elgaucho ·
I'm testing this neat set on its original two-rail AF tracks... And the darn thing can't seem to stay on tight curves!! I realize the two axels need to be close together, for tight curves, but this windup in particular, seems the axels are TOO close together(throwing engine off balance on curves) Any suggestions? (*Still love my wind ups though... Haha!)
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Also check the gauging of the track. That track bends easily and it may be out of gauge in spots. Steve Originally Posted by Elgaucho: I'm testing this neat set on its original two-rail AF tracks... And the darn thing can't seem to stay on tight curves!! I realize the two axels need to be close together, for tight curves, but this windup in particular, seems the axels are TOO close together(throwing engine off balance on curves) Any suggestions? (*Still love my wind ups though... Haha!)
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Adriatic ·
With a "run what you've got" thought, I see room for fishing sinkers and stainless wire hanging from the motor tabs (a low buck reversible mod ) Wrapped in electrical and foam tape the sinker doesn't "cow bell" or bend over time. I'm envious again . Nice find .
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Elgaucho ·
Robert, I still don't know what page 48 you're talking about(or what other site) Do you have a link?
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Elgaucho ·
Originally Posted by overlandflyer: agree with Steve 100%... this is one tough piece to find in any condition. not sure if your pilot is original paint. i have never seen one (of the 3 or 4 i have seen) with a red pilot. you also might be missing the pantograph. only one of two (the other being the Dorfan #145) tinplate (litho) electric outline, clockwork locomotives that i know of. cheers...gary You mean the cowcatcher?(*pilot?) I'll double check to see if it's been painted over with red. I...
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overlandflyer ·
Originally Posted by Elgaucho: ... Yes, the pantograph is missing... but will replace it with a 1096 AF model. I believe they're identical. Has anyone replaced pantographs by the way?... the pantograph is a single U-shaped piece held in place with a single brass rivet similar to the other two holding the motor mount to the roof. 4-40 hardware would probably work in lieu of a rivet. and yes, the "pilot" which likely got the name from usually being located adjacent to a steam locomotive's...
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Elgaucho ·
Originally Posted by overlandflyer: Originally Posted by Elgaucho: ... Yes, the pantograph is missing... but will replace it with a 1096 AF model. I believe they're identical. Has anyone replaced pantographs by the way?... the pantograph is a single U-shaped piece held in place with a single brass rivet similar to the other two holding the motor mount to the roof. 4-40 hardware would probably work in lieu of a rivet. and yes, the "pilot" which likely got the name from usually being located...
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Elgaucho ·
Robert... by page 48... do you mean the Greenberg Guide Book on AF? I don't actually have that book.. so if anyone has a scanned(*or photographed) image of this loco, I'd greatly appreciate it
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Steamer ·
love the litho on those.
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Robert S. Butler ·
I was going to reference the information at the other place but I see you have already visited page 48 over there so not much more to add.
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Tough little engine to find, 1928 according to the Schuweiler book. Steve
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2railguy ·
1927
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overlandflyer ·
agree with Steve 100%... this is one tough piece to find in any condition. not sure if your pilot is original paint. i have never seen one (of the 3 or 4 i have seen) with a red pilot. you also might be missing the pantograph. only one of two (the other being the Dorfan #145) tinplate (litho) electric outline, clockwork locomotives that i know of. cheers...gary
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Gary Ives made a number of them, but they used the same shells as the electric ones. Usually a 3251 style cab.
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Elgaucho ·
Great to know about the year! Yes, the pantograph is missing... but will replace it with a 1096 AF model. I believe they're identical. Has anyone replaced pantographs by the way?...
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Elgaucho ·
Couldn't resist a nicer photo of this Express Loco (*sorry, new pantograph isn't too noticeable here)
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overlandflyer ·
Originally Posted by Elgaucho: Gary..... Although I'm always on a tight budget.... I can't help but dream about my next clockwork wonder(*haha!) This Dorfan Boxcab loco would certainly fall under a "wishbook" train for my cityscape elevated layout. Do you know of any available somewhere?... BTW..... What's the difference between the two Dorfans?? (The type of coupler on the one end as in your photo?) funny how things go... i was looking for both the EE #7 and the Dorfan #145 for probably...
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Elgaucho ·
Success!!!!! I found a local custom jeweler to switch an AF 1096 pantograph, to my Empire Express loco. Wow... looks like new!!! And coming from what I had before (*my June 22nd post) I'm extremely happy
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overlandflyer ·
nice job on restoring the pantograph. in case you're ready for another challenging piece, i might suggest... Dorfan's similar small boxcab electric outline locomotive. or you can get really crazy and try to find both versions... one of the things i enjoy most about old tinplate is that you can never assume there's nothing more to look for. cheers...gary
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Elgaucho ·
Gary..... Although I'm always on a tight budget.... I can't help but dream about my next clockwork wonder(*haha!) This Dorfan Boxcab loco would certainly fall under a "wishbook" train for my cityscape elevated layout. Do you know of any available somewhere?... BTW..... What's the difference between the two Dorfans?? (The type of coupler on the one end as in your photo?)
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M.E.W. WHEELS UPDATE!

Harry Henning ·
For those interested, here is an update on the M.E.W. wheel production. We have produced the AF 'O' red spoke electric wheels, and AF wide gage electric wheels for immediate shipment. I just finished some sets of the AF 'O' large steam engine wheels. We are also up-dating some of this tooling . We have in stock a few of the lead / trailing trucks. The Lionel std. steam & electric wheels are very close. We have had an ongoing issue w/ re-mounting the 75 year old tooling. The wheel casting...
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Using the O gauge Features with Lionel American Flyer

Rocco ·
So I was tired of seeing Lionel offer new features in O and not in S.  I'm referring to WiFi, accessory remote activation and the Sensor track.  I started to get motivated when my R20 Fastrack Remote/Command Control switches arrived.  The command control was so easy to use with my Legacy control that I wanted to do more.  I have some Fastrack AF  Activation sections so  I purchased the ACS2 and was able to wire those sections in order to remote activate them...
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Up-Graded AF #312 (NOW #5698) K5 E&T

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FIRST AUCTION OF 2016 Being offered at auction now: http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time: 3:30 PM (EST) Date: 01-03-2016 Item To Being Auctioned: UP GRADED American Flyer #312 E&T ( 7 LED'S, DALLEE REVERSE, CAN MOTOR, NEW PAINT, MUCHMORE) LBRSRP: $101.00 - $345.00 USD Opening Bid: $50.00 USD LBR
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Up Graded AF Boiler Face (LED'S)

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ONE (1) DAY AUCTION Being offered at auction now:   http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time:  11:30 AM  (EST) Date: 12-26-2015 Item To Being Auctioned: UP GRADED American Flyer Boiler Face With LED'S Part Number PA30C048 LBRSRP: $25.00 - $45.00 USD Opening Bid: $25.00 USD LBR
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Lionel, AF, Marx?

rrman ·
All things being equal, if you were a kid and taken to a toy store and asked to choose which train vendor you wanted for Christmas (assuming all three were displayed/operating, you had no trains and perhaps not seen any layout previously), what would you have chosen?  Of course being adults, we "swear" by our preference(s) now. For me I might be torn between AF and Lionel.  AF was more scale, but the hassle of two rail reversing loops that limited possibilities.  Lionel 3 rail...
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Restoring AF Pre-War O-Gauge #3310

Bill_C ·
Hello all, I'm trying to restore a Pre-War,  O Gauge, American Flyer #3310 The problem I am having is finding parts for it. I need to get a new main drive gear and trailing pilot wheels. Anyone have a good lead for me to get...
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Re: Best liquid smoke for AF engine?

Aflyer ·
David, There are several smoke fluids available, including the ones you mentioned. I like one called A normal, strange name but claims it is the original A F deal. Proto smoke is also good. Most can be bought on eBay, or at your local hobby shop if you still have one anywhere near you. George


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