My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: American Flyer

"87 for 87"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
18
Author:
Don Woods
Scale:
S
Description:
A reprint of an article about trying to come with 87 new AF-based products for 1987.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 4, August 1990
Page:
5
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
A summary of the 1990 A.F. Commemorative Car made by Lionel, and the improvements Lionel has made to their products starting this product year. Also the article introduces the 1991 A.F. Commemorative Car.

AF Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 5, October 1993
Page:
26
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
A report on the status of the current and upcoming A.F. Commemorative Cars.

American Flyer Circus Train Mania

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 2, April 1991
Page:
12
Author:
Chuck Wingate
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his observations about trying to build and improve upon his collection of American Flyer circus trains. Includes several photos of cars.

American Flyer Service Committee October 1989 Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
5
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
Two previous committees were merged into this new one, and the purpose is to produce an annual NASG A.F. Commemorative Car. The car significantly increased the NASG's membership.

American Flyer Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 1, February 1992
Page:
22
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
Status update on the 1991 NASG AF Commemorative Car, introduction to the 1992 one, and some info on the 1993 one.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
Page:
20
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
Dick describes his transition from A.F. to scale. His request is for more A.F.-related materials to be published in the Dispatch.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
The author gives the top-ten reasons why you're having trouble keeping your engines on the track.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the past number of years of NASG Dispatch articles seems to indicate that the focus has been on "scale" modeling with little coverage for the A.F. enthusiast. To change that, Tom Nimelli has been appointed the Chairman of the American Flyer Enthusiast Committee.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 6, December 1993
Page:
5
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Scale:
S
Description:
Modifying the AF #283 Pacific to allow for coupling on the front, for double-heading.

The 1988 AF Car Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author provides a behind-the-scenes look on how the NASG's A.F. Commemorative Car project was started, and working with Lionel to make it a reality.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
12
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
An introduction of this new column in the Dispatch.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
11
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the new products that Lionel is making available under the "American Flyer" brand name. He also covers American Models' new products, and the restart of the Rex product line.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
Page:
19
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to trouble-shoot a locomotive smoke unit.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
13
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
The author expresses his frustration with his GP-20 not running on the club layout for more than 20 minutes. He describes how he fixed it.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
A tip on using Bondo's "Plastic Metal" to repair AF shells.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the NASG American Flyer Commemorative cars from 1997 through 1999, including photos of each of them.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VI

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
16
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers the years 2000 and 2001, which were very popular tank cars.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
17
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the 2002 and 2003 NASG American Flyer Commemorative Cars, both tank cars (includes their photos).

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VIII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
14
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the 2004 through 2008 NASG A.F. Commemorative Car projects, because they represented an entire GE work train, culminating into the 2008 Baldwin switcher engine (the only locomotive ever produced in this project). Includes photos of each piece.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
44
Author:
Tom Jarcho
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 2001-11/12
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
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 2010-01/02
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes over this column, introduces himself, and covers the AF diesel roar.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
This articles covers how to rebuild the smoke-in-boiler unit. Although previously covered in the S Gaugian magazine, this includes updates.

The Union Pacific "Pony Express" of A.C. Gilbert

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 3, June 1990
Page:
21
Author:
Carl Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
The history behind the production of this train.