A.F. Product Gallery: #636

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:636
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Road Number:7210
Year Introduced:1952
This is a pressed-wood reel car. Wile this car was produced from 1947-53 only the 1952 model, shown here, is made of pressed wood; all others are die-cast metal. You can tell from where the paint is chipped off; the chassis is a brownish/tan color confirming that the chassis is pressed wood. This variation is somewhat rare than most and as such is higher priced in today's market. Note the tie-down cables are black elastic bands that pass through the car and are butt-spliced under the car. The elastic bands are very fragile and due to age they are typically broken or become broken when handled. On the die-cast units the tie-down cable a thin metal wire that are attached to bracket on each end of the reel.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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