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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:321
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central
Road Number:321
Year Introduced:1946
This model was produced in 1946 and 1947, and has a diecast boiler and tender. The 1946 model has "New York Central" printed in silver on the tender, while the 1947 model has "American Flyer Lines" in silver as well as the NYC logo printed on the tender. Typically, the unit comes with a headlight with a smoke and choo-choo sound unit that is mounted in the tender. There are three variations; one of the two 1946 units does NOT have a smoke and choo-choo unit. Like #310 and #312, #321 had thin-shank link couplers in 1946, and thick-shank ones in 1947. The video link is to Mike Marmer's model, which has been converted to use the Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 decoder.
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Video
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:322AC
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central
Road Number:322 AC
The tender was lettered for both American Flyer and New York Central.
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Video
model owned by Steve Terni
photo © Steve Terni
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:K325
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:American Flyer
Road Number:K325
Year Introduced:1952
The #K325 New York Central Hudson was only produced in 1952, in three variations. Shown in the main photo are two of the variations. In the foreground is the very rare early 1952 model with a knuckle coupler that is called by many as being riveted coupler. In fact, the coupler is not riveted to the truck assembly but rather the knuckle coupler is bolted to the truck assembly can be seen in Photo #2. The value of this variation is typically 2-3 times that of the other #K325 Hudsons. The second variation shown in the main photo, like the early variation, has "AMERICAN FLYER" printed on the tender along with the NYC System logo. The third variation has "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" and the NYC System logo printed on the side of the tender. Shown in Photo #2 is a close-up of both K325 Hudsons tender truck and coupler assemblies that show both styles of couplers.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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