A.F. Product Gallery: Track by Year: 1947

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:712
Road Name:Special Rail Section
Year Introduced:1947
The #712 Special Rail Section, was used to activate action cars. It was produced from 1947 through 1956 in four variations. In the photo you will see five variations. The first variation (bottom, left in the photo) has a black fiber base with a binding post. The second (bottom, right in the photo) is like the first, except that it has the Fahnstock clip. The fourth and fifth (top, left and top, center, respectively, in the photo) are later models made around 1956 and even later for the Standard S-gauge Track. The one on the top, right in the photo was designed for use with the new Pike-Master line of track however, it does not carry the #712 number and simply has the Gilbert part number XA12A038 called a "Contact Rail".
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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