My Library - Magazine Articles By Tom Jarcho

How to Make End Railings for Flyer Baldwin Diesel Switchers

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
43
Category:
Locomotives - DS4-4-1000
Scale:
S
Description:
Diagrams and a description on how to create your own end railings for this Lionel engine to detail it a bit more.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
34
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to repair the American Flyer Baldwin diesel, which tends to burn out its motor quickly.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
44
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers how to deal with A.F. engines that run great in reverse but poorly going forward.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
42
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the basics, such as how to lubricate an A.F. locomotive, and oil animated cars and accessories.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
35
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes his experience using different types of glues.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
18
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers using Track Trips to control automation of trains, and how to deal with AF switches overheating due to repeated use.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
40
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers A.F. transformers, laying A.F. track, dealing with turnouts, lubricating engines, working steam and diesel locomotives, using reverse units, trucks, couplers, and accessories.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
14
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers some of the newer techniques, tools, and materials he is using to repair American Flyer items.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
44
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers replacing A.F. tender truck rivet bushings.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-07/08
Page:
36
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
The A.F. smoke unit and its choo-choo sound, and how to maintain and repair them.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
44
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
Using inexpensive digital recording devices to add sound to our layout. Several examples are detailed.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
40
Category:
Operations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author likes to put on his operator's hat sometimes to run the many trains on his layout. This requires planning.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
40
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the American Flyer #695 reverse loop relay, which is an accessory device that Gilbert produced to make reverse loops easier with Flyer's two-rail AC system. Includes many hook-up diagrams.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
40
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first part of two where the author will discuss the A.C. Gilbert AF turret transformer design.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
41
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author continues the discussion of the A.F. Turret transformers. Includes an exploded-view diagram of the 18B and 30B transformers, as well as an electrical wiring diagram of the internals.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
40
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the A.C. Gilbert circuit breakers, and includes wiring diagrams.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
40
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
The author bought an AF #343 on eBay and describes how he restored it to operating condition.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
40
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the various trestles available from A.C. Gilbert's A.F. product line. Includes some drawings of track plans where trestles can be used.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
41
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column only lists an index of all the A.F. topics covered in this column over the years.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
42
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers two automatic circuits for use with DC track power, namely the one that will reverse a handcar or trolley when it strikes a small switch, and one for automatically handling reverse-loop-to-reverse-loop track plans.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
Continues the repair article from the September/October issue.

The Roundhouse Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
42
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first installment covering two-motor A.F. diesels.

The Roundhouse Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
42
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues two-motor diesels, and how to detect and fix problems.