My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: American Flyer

"87 for 87"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
18
Author:
Don Woods
Scale:
S
Description:
A reprint of an article about trying to come up with 87 new ideas using AF-based products (only 8 are listed).

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #4 August
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.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
2
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
Update on the 1995, 1994, and 1993 A.F. Commemorative Cars projects.

AF Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
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 1991 #2 April
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 Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the ATSF Warbonnet engines produced by A.C. Gilbert. It also includes the billboards showing those engines.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The installment covers the second diesel locomotive A.C. Gilbert introduced in 1950, the EMD GP7. Includes a bit of prototype history as well.

American Flyer Service Committee October 1989 Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
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 1992 #1 February
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 1988 #5 December
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.

Famous AF Passenger Cars

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
16
Author:
Carl Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief introduction to the Osgood Bradley coaches (85-foot long, lightweight design), the author describes the A.C. Gilbert AF models of same (which were only 53 scale feet in length).

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first of the author's columns about running and fixing American Flyer trains. In this column he introduces himself and his history of model railroading. He shares a tip for how to remove the AF floors from the cars' body, including the action caboose.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This column focuses on trucks and their wheels.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues to deal with improving A.F. trucks.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the Christmas train set up he builds and uses every year, which includes elevated sections.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column, the author covers how to deal with loose A.F. steam wheels as they age. It also deals with gauging the wheels as well as quartering them.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers repairing motors in A.F. steam locomotives.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This column focuses on the A.C. Gilbert track, and how to get good performance out of it.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
Continuing with the track theme from the previous issue, this column makes suggestions for improved running around the Christmas tree. Includes several Christmas set-up photos by Mike Wright.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the various A.F. steam locomotives that were produced.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
How to identify smoke-in-tender models and how to fix them.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
New books and reference material to help anyone wanting to repair A.F. products.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This column starts a series on A.F. turnouts. It covers A.F. #720.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues the series on A.F. turnouts.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
What tools are required to be able to fix A.F. items?

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Scale:
S
Description:
How to prepare your AF trains for the Christmas display layout around the Christmas tree.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
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.

Hudson Pilot Coupler Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Scale:
S
Description:
By converting the pilot coupler of the A.F. Hudson, double-heading of trains becomes possible. This photo-essay article shows how to do that with American Models couplers.

Linkage for 316 & 326 Locomotives for Front Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jack Bebinger
Scale:
S
Description:
Design drawings for how to construct the linkage.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #4 Fall
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 1993 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Scale:
S
Description:
Modifying the AF #283 Pacific to allow for coupling on the front, for double-heading.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers what it would take to convert the American Flyer #740 handcar to be a reversing one, using electronic components.

The 1988 AF Car Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
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 EMD F-9

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
19
Author:
Carl Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the history of the F9, FP9, and F19 locomotives. At the end of the article is a brief overview of the A.C. Gilbert F9 locomotive produced in 1961.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

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

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #1 Winter
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 1988 #5 December
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 1989 #1 February
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 1989 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
A tip on using Bondo's "Plastic Metal" to repair AF shells.

The American Flyer Whistling Billboard

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
20
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the history of the whistling billboard (and why it was created), covering several of the models made by A.F. and A.C. Gilbert. Several photos are included.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
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 2010 #5 October
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 2011 #3 June
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 2012 #6 December
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 2001-05/06
Page:
42
Author:
Tom Jarcho
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 2001-11/12
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 2004-03/04
Page:
41
Author:
Tom Jarcho
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 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 2010-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers repairing the A.C. Gilbert two-step E unit.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-05/06
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author answers questions about the whistle 314AW.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
First, the author encourages modelers to learn how to do their own repairs on their A.F. products. He then continues by discussing the A.F. 4-step reversing unit.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers how he repaired a #355 Baldwin CNW locomotive. It is continued in the next issue.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Scale:
S
Description:
Continues the repair article from the September/October issue.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
Information about fixing smoke units in some A.F. steam engines.

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 Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author gets an A.F. K-5 Pacific steam locomotive #21115 running again.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the A.F. #752 and 752A Seaboard Coal Loader.

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

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