A.F. Product Gallery: 1956 Hoppers

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:801
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:801
Year Introduced:1956
During the Gilbert days of S-gauge trains, there was a basic standard to their numbering system. In 1956-57, Gilbert produced seven freight cars that broke from that standard. Prior to this time, all non-operating cars carried a 900 series catalog number. These seven cars were part of three lower priced catalog sets in 1956-57 and were part of a few uncataloged sets. The 800 series cars were not sold separately. This hopper has two variations. One is like the one in the photo. The second is a factory error unit that is double stamped on one side.
The second photo was taken by Bob Werre of Jack Troxell's model, which he converted to scale, repainted, and applied custom decals to.
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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