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AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS EBAY

Updated on September 24, 2012

AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS PARTS & SUPPLIES

RFG Professionally Manufactures Parts, Supplies & Collectables for AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS, the way THE A.C. GILBERT CO. did.
It takes more time, using traditional manufacturing methods. Methods and products developed at the Gilbert Hall Of Science. The details and faithfulness, is worth the extra time
and effort.

Parts that work, after all, is the most important factor.

You deserve the extra time it takes to produce the best.

And given the wide variations in Gilbert production runs, to make parts look as close to the original as possible.

But even more important , RFG makes parts, so you can continue to enjoy American Flyer Trains, as they were meant to be.

We use only the original materials and production methods used by GILBERT.

All other part retailers purchase parts from other sources, who make small numbers of parts, by various means.

For many years RFG sold the majority of our parts through other parts resellers. In 1999 we began to phase out all resellers and sell direct to our customers.

RFG also manufacturer Model Train Parts, Electronics and other Model Train Supplies.

RFG maintains complete metal working, metal casting, plastic injection molding and silk screening equipment.

When a product is added to our catalog, you know it's the best.

We are constantly expanding our product line and adding new items.

Visit us at: RFGCO.com

American Flyer Trains History

American Flyer Trains, first manufactured by the American Flyer Manufacturing Co. in Chicago, IL. They manufactured Clock Work trains and later Wide Gauge and "O" Gauge Electric Trains. In the late 1930's the American Flyer line was bought by The A.C. Gilbert, Co. of New Haven Connecticut, headed by A.C. Gilbert the inventor of GILBERT ERECTOR SETSand many other toys. Gilbert had already begun the manufacture of an HO line of trains. At the end of World War 2, Gilbert resumed train and toy production, but introduced a new gauge, "S" Gauge. Scaled to 3/16 to the inch and running on two rail track.

Gilbert also producedGILBERT AUTO-RAMA Racing setsin the 1960's and was the first to introduce the AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS ALL ABOARD Complete Railroading System.

The A.C. Gilbert, Co., acquired by The Wrather, Corp., in the early 60's, was closed in 1966. The American Flyer name, along with all the tools and dies, were sold to the Lionel Corp.

Gilbert also made the famousGILBERT ERECTOR SETS and many other GILBERT TOYS. They made science, chemistry, physics and microscope sets. Some of the first items Gilbert made were their Mysto Magic Sets,MYSTO MANUFACTURING CO. Gilbert Polar Cub small electrical appliances were years ahead of their time.

Many of these items are pictured in our AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS S Gauge GILBERT AMERICAN FLYER HO TRAINS PHOTO GALLERYand ourAMERICAN FLYER TRAINS S GILBERT and HO COMPLETE CATALOG SCANS

There was also a vast amount of literature produced by the company, this included books, instruction manuals, catalogs and magazine ads, much of which is included here or in our Literature Section.

The book, "The Man Who Lives in Paradise", is A.C. Gilberts' autobiography.

View of Gilbert Factory, New Haven, CT, in Google Maps

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