A.F. Product Gallery: Accessories by Year: 1956

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:568
Road Name:Whistling Billboard
Year Introduced:1956
The Whistling Billboard was produced in 1956. The low cost unit has a white painted black plastic frame and a cardboard insert that reads "AMERICAN FLYER" and a picture of a 4-8-4 Northern. It has a green plastic base that houses the whistle assembly, but, unlike some of the other billboards, this unit is not lit.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:599
Road Name:Talking Station
Year Introduced:1956
Talking Station Record with Diesel Locomotive Sound. It is similar to #598, except that #599 is the rarest of all records produced by Gilbert and as such is most difficult to find. #599 has a dispatcher giving instructions for train make-up with background sounds (bell, whistle, etc.) on one side, and the other side includes conversation between the yard tower and the conductor about freight hotbox problems.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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