A.F. Product Gallery: Track by Year: 1961

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26300
Road Name:Straight Track
Year Introduced:1961
This 10-inch straight track was produced from 1961 through 1964. It has 24 ties.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26301
Road Name:Pike-Master Short Track
Year Introduced:1961
The #26301 was produced from 1961 through 1964 in only one variation. The sort section is 4-1/2" long with nine ties as compared to the standard #26300 straight section (shown in Photo #2) which is 10" long with 24 ties.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26302
Road Name:Pike-Master Manual Uncoupler
Year Introduced:1961
The "Pike-Master Manual Uncoupler & Track Terminal" was produced from 1961 through 1964, in only one variation.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26310
Road Name:Curved Track
Year Introduced:1961
This 12-inch long section of curved track was produced from 1961 through 1964, and contained 26 ties.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26320
Road Name:Pike-Master Right Hand Switch
Year Introduced:1961
The Pike-Master Right Hand Switch with Remote Control was produced from 1961 through 1964. It came with the controller.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26321
Road Name:Pike-Master Left Hand Switch
Year Introduced:1961
The Pike-Master Left Hand Switch with Remote Control was produced from 1961 through 1964. It came with the controller.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26322
Road Name:90-degree Crossing
Year Introduced:1961
The crossing was produced from 1961 through 1964.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26342
Road Name:Pike-Master Adapter Pins
Year Introduced:1961
The #26342 Pike-Master Adapter Pins were produced from 1961 through 1964 (only one variation).
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26343
Road Name:Pike-Master Track Locks
Year Introduced:1961
#26343 was produced from 1961 through 1964, in only one variation. The track locks typically came in a small white envelope, as shown in the photo, which contained 12 silver-colored track locks. The track locks were also packaged in a larger plain envelope which simply has "36343" and the words "Pike-Master Track Locks" rubber stamped in black ink on the front. That package typically had 26 track locks in the envelope. Shown in the photo are two sections of Pike-Master Track with a #26343 Track Lock shown holding the two sections together.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26673
Road Name:Track Trip
Year Introduced:1961
The #26673 Electric Track Trip was produced from 1961 through 1964 in only one variation. The basic #26673 trip is identical to #26672, except it was packaged under the new catalog number because it contained parts to allow the relay utilized on either Standard S-gauge Track or the new Pike-Master Track. This trip utilized the #26672 Relay. The relay still had "26672" embossed on the base. The relay comes packaged in a grayish-tan cardboard box that measures 2-1/2" x 2" x 2-3/4". The box is plain except for having "26673 Track Trip" printed in black ink on a white label one end. The box contains the following, as shown in the photo: #26672 Relay, #26690 Track Terminal, two #26692 Fiber Pins, two #26810 Pow-R-Clips, two #26341 Pike-Master Insulating Pins, two #26344 Pike-Master Terminals, and the M5408 Instruction Sheet.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26756
Road Name:Bumpers
Year Introduced:1961
The #26756 was produced from 1961 through 1964 in only one variation. At first, the #26756 appears to be identical to the #730 that was packaged differently and given a new number. After a careful examination of both the #730 and the #26756 (see Photo #2), you will note that the copper color clamp-on spring tabs that connect to the track rails have a different shape. In 1961, Gilbert began producing their Pike-Master line of track that needed a bumper. By changing the design/shape of the copper clamp-on spring tabs that connect to the rails in order to pick up power for the bumper light, the new #26756 was now able to be used on both the standard "T" track as well as the new Pike-Master line of track.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26790
Road Name:Trestle Set
Year Introduced:1961
The #26790 Trestle Set was produced from 1961 through 1964, in just one variation. There are 26 black piers which range in height of 1/2" to 5". What makes these different from the others produced by Gilbert is that they were designed in such a way that they could be used for both standard track and Pike-Master track. Shown in the photos, the two posts on top of the trestle pier fits between the ties of the Pike-Master Track. These two post are short enough to allow the standard track's metal tie to fit over the post as well, and to snap onto the pier. Photos #3 and #4 show the piers compared with a #780 trestle pier.
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Photo #2
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Photo #4
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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