A.F. Product Gallery: #663

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:663
Category:Passenger Cars
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:663
Year Introduced:1950
Factory-error car made from extruded aluminum. The main body was shortened such that when the curved end was added, it would wind up being the same length as car 660. The nameplate is not centered in the side of the car. By measuring the hole locations for the nameplate with and without the added observation end, the holes needed to be shifted to the right to compensate for the length of the added observation casting. In order to get the holes drilled in the correct position Gilbert created a jig to insert the extruded body into for drilling. It appears that wrong end of the car was inserted into the jig shifting the nameplate holes the wrong way. Only 4 of these "error" cars exist.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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