A.F. Product Gallery: Track by Year: 1957

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:692
Road Name:Track Pins
Year Introduced:1957
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model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:747
Road Name:Figure-8 Trestle Set
Year Introduced:1957
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This is a set of cardboard trestles to aid in building a figure-8 layout. The set was not cataloged, so the exact date of introduction is unknown, but reference material seems to indicate 1957. Other dates were from 1958 and 1962.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26670
Road Name:Electric Track Trip
Year Introduced:1957
The #26670 Electric Track Trip produced in 1957 and 1958 has only one variation. In reality the #26670 was not new in 1957. The trip was actually produced in 1955 and 1956 as #670. When Gilbert changed to their new computerized 5-digit intelligent catalog numbering system in 1957, #670 became #26670. In early 1957 Gilbert still had old #670 trips and envelops to aid in the conversion. Gilbert stamped the old "670" envelops with the new catalog number "26670", as can be seen in the photo.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26692
Road Name:Fiber Track Pins
Year Introduced:1957
These were produced from 1957 through 1960, and again in 1964 in only one variation. The four fiber pins came in a white envelope (yellowed due to age in the photo). The pins were used with standard American Flyer track to isolate a section of track in order to operate certain accessories. While the pins are listed as "fiber", they are in fact plastic.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26745
Road Name:Crossing
Year Introduced:1957
90-degree crossing.
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model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
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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