|Road Name:||Overhead Foot | Girder Trestle & Tower Bridges|
|#748 was one of four catalog numbers that A.C. Gilbert re-used (the others were #695, #710, and #934).|
In 1951 and 1952 #748 was the Overhead Foot Bridge (shown in the main photo). It was produced by Colber for American Flyer. The model is constructed out of sheet metal and measures 16" long, 13" wide, and 7" high. The #748 came in four different colors that include Gray, Aluminum Bluish-silver, and Black which basically dictates the four of the five variations, although Greenberg lists only four. The first variation is Gray with 12 steps and 12 punched-out squares flanked by triangles. The second variation is Aluminum with 12 steps and 12 punched-out square holes and has a "Colber" sticker. The third variation is Bluish-silver which has 12 steps and 12 punched-out square holes that has an "American Flyer" decal. The fourth variation is painted black over gray paint that has 20 steps and 12 punched-out squares in addition the cross piece has 10 diamond cutouts. The fifth and last variation not listed in Greenberg, shown in the photo, is Bluish-silver with 20 steps, 12 punched-out squares flanked by triangles, a cross piece has 10 diamond cut-outs flanked by triangles, and an American Flyer decal.
In 1958 #748 was an uncataloged item produced that year only (see Photo #2). This #748 was also part of the #24428 Accessory Pack that received its number on August 15, 1960. The pack contains the 107-piece uncataloged #748 Girder, Trestle, and Tower Bridge Set, a M4105 instruction sheet, six sections of #26700 Straight Track and eight section of #26720 Curved Track 26420.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
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