A.F. Product Gallery: Accessories by Year: 1949

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:22
Road Name:Scenery Gravel
Year Introduced:1949
#22 was produced from 1949 through 1956 in two variations. Both variations came in a white paper bag which contained 22 ounces of the scenery gravel. Over time, the bag would turn yellow/tan with age. The difference in the two variation is that one variation has blue lettering on the bag, as shown in the photo, while the second has black lettering.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:23
Road Name:Artificial Coal
Year Introduced:1949
#23 Artificial Coal was produced from 1949 through 1956 in two variations. Both variations contained approximately one-half pound of coal (which were actually chips of Bakelite). The first variation, as shown in the photo, came in a white cloth bag while the second came in a 3-1/2" x 9" plastic bag.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:30
Road Name:Highway Sign Set
Year Introduced:1949
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:32
Road Name:City Street Equipment Set
Year Introduced:1949
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:758
Road Name:Sam the Semaphore Man
Year Introduced:1949
One-button operation. This accessory is covered in the Ted Hamler column of the January 2012 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:760
Road Name:Highway Flasher
Year Introduced:1949
The #760 Flasher was produced from 1949 through 1956 while the #23760 Flasher produced from 1957 through 1960 is essentially identical to #760. The main differences are the boxes they came in, and the type of trips that accompanied the flasher. The #760 came with two #696 Track Trips while the #23760 came with one #696 Track Trip and one #XA16A593 Pike-Master Flasher Trip. The #760 has two variations; the first is identical to the unit in the photo. The second and rarer unit has the wording "RAIL-ROAD/CROS-SING" printed on both side of the cross buck while the #23760 has only one variation.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:762
Road Name:Billboard Whistle
Year Introduced:1949
Produced in 1949 and 1950, the 2-in-1 Billboard Whistle has only one variation. The purpose of this whistle is to give two distant sounds for the model railroader. By pressing one of the two buttons it generates the sound of a distant train. Pressing the second button it gave the sound of a nearby train. This magic was achieved by using a solenoid that diverts the air from the motor through a different chamber in the whistle assembly. In the second photo, which shows the underside of #762, you can see the solenoid and the whistle assembly.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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