I was given an American Flyer #1218 set today, I wasn't aware AF produced O gauge Trains. I tested it out on my O gauge Track and it runs pretty good. With a little TLC I think it will run great. When I got it I thought I might sell it on E-bay but after I ran it on my layout next to my Lionel 259's and 261 I think I will keep it. It looks pretty neat with my Lionel Tin Plate collection and is in very good shape, except for a missing roof on the Seattle car. I think a good cleaning will make my new American Flyer a nice addition to to my collection...Does anyone have a spare roof for sale???? Any suggestions on cleaning???? The graphics are really great, hardly any scratches... I would hate to over clean them with something that is to strong.

 

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I think roofs were reproduced. Someone like Mr. Trickle would know. And Papa Eastman on this forum would certainly know.

Just clean with a damp rag. wipe and rotate the rag often.  The black paint is robust on these generally.  Be careful wiping.... the sheet metal can be sharp from the die cutting.

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