I picked up this O gauge American Flyer set atIMG_3828IMG_3829IMG_3830IMG_3831IMG_3832IMG_3833IMG_3834IMG_3835IMG_3836IMG_3837 the local consignment/ thrift store today.   All of my other prewar is Lionel so I am looking for information about the set,   Especially the engine and tender.  Some interesting things about the engine is the cow catcher is not solid,   The trailing truck has 2 journal boxes but only one set of wheels.    When looking at the inside of the truck I do not see holes for a set of wheels in front of the truck.   The tender is an oil type and has a whistle.  The headlight Bessel is brass or copper.   

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Flyer did the same on the Hiawatha only one axle on the rear truck. Looks like the wheels are in good shape.  I believe this loco has firebox glow too. Nice pickup let us know if it runs okay.

jim sutter posted:

I maybe wrong but I think you have your caboose backwards.

Jim,   good catch,       yes it is backwards for what most people think is normal.  The reason is the other side has more rust and chipped paint.     There are pictures of prototype Railroads running the caboose cupola on the forward side.    http://cs.trains.com/ctr/b/mil...lassic-cabooses.aspxhttp://cs.trains.com/ctr/b/mil...lassic-cabooses.aspxhttp://cs.trains.com/ctr/b/mil...lassic-cabooses.aspxhttp://cs.trains.com/ctr/b/mil...lassic-cabooses.aspxhttp://cs.trains.com/ctr/b/mil...lassic-cabooses.aspx

 

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