A.F. Product Gallery: 1961 Box Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25061
Category:Box Cars
Road Number:25061
Year Introduced:1961
The 25061 boxcar was produced in 1961 in only one variation. Although the car was produced in the Pike-Master era of 1961, the car came with sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. If one were to elect to use the car on a Pike-Master layout, one would have to use a section of #26700 track and four #26342 Adapter Pins as shown in Photo #2 in order to utilize the #712 special rail section to activate the action of the car. The car would "explode" when the control button was depressed while the trip lever on the car was making contact with the #712 Special Rail Section. Photo 3 shows the "mouse trap" type of mechanism that is held open by means of a solenoid. Once the button is pressed, the solenoid would become energized causing the spring loaded trip mechanism to slam against the sheet metal frame causing a shock to the car frame that would cause the five pieces of the box car body to fall apart.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25082
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:New York New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:25082
Year Introduced:1961
The #25082 was produced from 1961 through 1964 and has two major variations. The first variation has an orange painted body mounted on an unmodified type III frame and lacks the Hayjector mechanism. The second major variation has an orange painted body. Within this variation, the lettering is (the most-common) white or (the rare) gray. Both variations are shown in the photo, with the gray lettering model in the foreground. In 1961, the #25082 that was sold separately, came with two track trips; one for new Pike-Master track and a second trip to be used with the older style track (see Photo #2 and #3).
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Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:C1001
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:White's (WSX)
Road Number:C1001
Year Introduced:1961
1961-62 Gilbert once again broke from their standard where all items carried a 5-digit catalog number. They produced three engines and three cars, many of which were uncataloged. This car was part of the uncataloged set 20212. There were only 200 sets made with one car in each set.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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