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:26340
Road Name:Pike-Master Steel Track Pins
Year Introduced:1961
The #26340 Pike-Master Steel Track Pins were produced from 1961 through 1964. It came in packages of 12, 24, and 36. There are four variations which is mainly a function of the packaging. The first variation came in a white envelop that measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" labeled "26340 P-1581-340" with paper number M5356. The second packaging variation consists of a tan envelop that measures 5-1/2" x 3-1/8" with red lettering that contains 12 pins with a paper number of M5679. The third packaging variation is like the second in size by the printing is in black and this package contains 24 pins. The paper number on this package is M5684. The last packaging variation is also the same size, but it has 36 track pins with the paper number of M5684.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:26341
Road Name:Pike-Master Insulating Track Pins
Year Introduced:1961
The #26341 Pike-Master Insulating Track Pins were produced from 1961 through 1964. They came in a white envelope containing 12 pins. There is only one variation of these pins.
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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:26344
Road Name:Pike-Master Track Terminal
Year Introduced:1961
The #26344 Pike-Master Track Terminal was produced from 1961 through 1964, in only one variation. It came in an envelop with two terminals per package. The one-piece metal strip has a Fahnstock clip on one end for the electrical connection that clips to the rail and to the ties on the other.
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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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