A.F. Product Gallery: Track: #706

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).
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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