A.F. Product Gallery: Remote Uncoupler

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:705
Road Name:Remote Uncoupler
Year Introduced:1946
The #705 was produced in 1946 and 1947. It came in a tan heavy cardboard box, and with a control button. It has only one variation. It has a black Bakelite housing with an integral square box which is permanently mounted to a 10" section of track with blackened rails that was typical of 1946 and some early 1947 track.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:706
Road Name:Remote Uncoupler
Year Introduced:1948
The #706 Remote Control Uncoupler produced from 1948 through 1956 has six variations. The variations have to do with the color of the housing and the type of electrical connections. The first variation with the standard packaging of the period has a yellow housing and binding post that was typical of early units produced in 1948 (see right-hand side of photo). The second also has a yellow housing with a wire pigtail for the electrical connection. The third, fourth and fifth variations all have green housings (see center in the photo). One has a wire pigtail for the electrical connection. The second has binding posts for the electrical connection. The fifth has two pins for the electrical connections. The sixth variation produced around 1948 has a black housing cover with two binding posts (see left-hand side in photo). In 1954, Gilbert packaged the #706 in a yellow and blue box with a freight yard scene printed on the top that measure 11-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/2". The large box contained an uncoupler with green housing and a two-wire pigtail. In addition, the box contained a control button and one section of #700 Straight Track (see center of photo).
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26752
Road Name:Remote Uncoupler
Year Introduced:1957
The #26752 Remote Uncoupler was produced in 1957 and 1958 and again in 1960 and 1961 in one variation. Shown in the photo are two different examples of the #26752. Some of the #26752 Remote Uncouplers along with a control button came in a small red and white box that is stamped on the ends #706. Other #26752 Remote Uncouplers came in a larger red and white box that measures 11-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" that includes the control button along with one section of #26700 Straight Track.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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