A.F. Product Gallery: Trucks with Automatic Link Couplers

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:694
Road Name:Trucks with Automatic Link Couplers
Year Introduced:1946
1946 version #694 was produced from 1946 through 1953. In 1946, the link couplers had a thin shank that is approximately 1/8" thick. From a collector's standpoint, the value of this item requires the original packaging.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:694
Road Name:Trucks with Automatic Link Couplers
Year Introduced:1947
1947 version #694 was produced from 1946 through 1953. Due to coupler breakage, in 1947 the coupler shank became 1/4" thick in an effort to eliminate the breakage. From a collector's standpoint, the value of this item requires the original packaging.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:694
Road Name:Trucks with Automatic Link Couplers
Year Introduced:1948
1948 version #694 was produced from 1946 through 1953. Starting in 1948 Gilbert added a brass weight to the coupler with the thick shank. This was done to reduce uncouplings. From a collector's standpoint, the value of this item requires the original packaging.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:694
Road Name:Trucks with Automatic Link Couplers
Year Introduced:1949
1949 version #694 was produced from 1946 through 1953. From 1949 through 1953, the brass weight was replaced with a black steel weight, due to its lower cost. From a collector's standpoint, the value of this item requires the original packaging.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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