My Library - Magazine Articles By Robert J. Tufts

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
40
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the A.C. Gilbert Export Division, which was responsible for sales outside of the U.S.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
38
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the creeds by which A.C. Gilbert ran the company.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
32
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This column answers a number of reader's questions on a wide variety of topics.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
40
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
The A.C. Gilbert company starts to deal with the sales slump of of late 1954, in early 1955.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-07/08
Page:
34
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the use of proper A.F. screws.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
40
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column answers a number of AF-related questions from subscribers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-11/12
Page:
40
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author starts a series of columns covering 1956 through 1958, Gilbert's heyday.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
37
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes why A.C. Gilbert switched to the 5-digit numbering system in 1957 (use of computers).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
38
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes what 1957 was like for the A.C. Gilbert company, and the start of their decline.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
38
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author answers a number of questions he has received about previous columns.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
44
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers A.C. Gilbert's offerings of 1958, the last of the "Golden Years" of the company, in which they still offered a full line of products.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
43
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This columns covers how one can identify American Flyer prototypes and pre-production models from common repaints and home-made items.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
43
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
Continuing with the A.C. Gilbert story, this column concentrates on the actions in 1967 leading up to the auctions of the Gilbert plant equipment and the Gilbert archives.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
37
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column the author covers the various AF displays available to retailers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
38
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This column answers a number of questions, covering the A.F. #20340, Billboard Whistles, ATSF freight set, #21115, and more.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
40
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the Flyerama displays, and A.C. Gilbert factory plant additions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
40
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues the discussion of the history of American Flyer trains with a look at 1959, Gilbert's 50th Anniversary year.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
38
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author dives deep into the Talking Station accessory.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
32
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment is a question-and-answering column covering various topics.

American Flyer Features

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
13
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
The author travels for his job, so he has been able to get a glimpse of AF collecting from all of the country, which he shares in this article.