My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Collecting

A.C. Gilbert's Colorful Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
27
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
Many photos and descriptions of rare A.F. items.

AF Price Valuation Guides: Analyzing and Explaining the Differences

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
George E. Hoffner
Scale:
S
Description:
With the arrival of the Bubeck-Garrigues book on American Flyer S gauge, the Greenberg AF Guide has some competition. This article explains how to evaluate A.F. pieces.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
10
Author:
Robert Giardina
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the purpose behind this column, and continues by suggesting ways that new collectors can get into the hobby.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
36
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column, the author discusses A.C. Gilbert A.F. advertising, including providing a complete listing of all known advertisements in magazines.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
27
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the A.C. Gilbert advertisements in newspapers, covering the various sets that were available.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues the discussion of A.C. Gilbert's AF diesel locomotives. Includes several model photos.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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 2001-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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 2001-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
This month's column answers readers' questions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
44
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the A.C. Gilbert train sets of 1953 (25 in all).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
This month's column covers what A.C. Gilbert did in 1954.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
37
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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 2004-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment is a question-and-answering column covering various topics.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
36
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column, the author covers the CB&Q cars made by A. C. Gilbert.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author starts a two-part column on A.F. items with the number 625. This installment covers the Shell/Gulf tank cars and the Shell and Gulf Oil Terminal depots.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
34
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the #480 orange Shell tank car.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
34
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author answers some questions he has received via postal mail and e-mail (covers Franklin sets).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author starts a two-part series on three-digit numbered American Flyer reefers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment the author covers the 5-digit AF reefers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the A.C. Gilbert A.F. non-operating knuckle couplers and the cars and locomotives that utilized them. Includes photos of some of the cars mentioned.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers a number of different answers to questions posted by readers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column the author answers a number of readers' questions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-05/06
Page:
16
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first of two columns on the topic of American Flyer catalogs.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the various A.C. Gilbert A.F. catalogs from 1950 to 1967.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers the question about the wattage rating of the #22034 transformer, the validity of #24127, how the load was fastened to a #24578, and the author asks for help from his readers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
With this article, the author intends to start covering figures and action figures in AF equipment. This installment covers their introduction, and competition with Lionel's inclusion of figures. Includes a photo of large number of AF figures, as well as a listing of figures.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the AF #740 and #742 handcars, and the various rolling stock that came with figures inside.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column continues to cover various A.F. action cars.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
In this column, the author answers a number of questions he has received.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author continues his series on American Flyer accessories kits.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
This column starts covering A.F. accessories that include figures, including #584, #758, #770, and #766.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author discusses the AF F9 diesel locomotives.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the Sharon Bolt & Screw Company which makes items for use with AF trains and Erector sets. Also covered is a follow-up on the A.C. Gilbert sunglasses.

American Flyer Features

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
13
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
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.

Be Safe, Be Organized - Inventory Your Equipment!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Russ Mobley
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his system for keeping track of his model railroading inventory.

Beware of Alleged American Flyer Mail Scam

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Scale:
S
Description:
A warning about a "Linda Benson" of Henderson, Nevada selling cheap products as valued American Flyer products via mail order.

Collecting 'S' Scale Brass

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
34
Author:
John Craft
Scale:
S
Description:
People who collect brass model may not be model railroaders. The article also covers why brass is sought after, what to collect, how to purchase and protect the collection.

Collecting AF Via Train Lists

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Ron Kolb
Scale:
S
Description:
This article describes the author's recommended approach to starting to collect American Flyer items.

Meet Your Fellow Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
Several collectors are profiled in this article.

President's Message

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #1 2016
Page:
3
Author:
Steve Barkley
Description:
This column covers the upcoming LSR convention, the local elections, and the author's thoughts on why he keeps buying kits that he'll never get around to building.

Standard Gauge S Scale Brass List

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn Berg
Scale:
S
Description:
All the known S-scale cars and engines produced up to that time in brass.

The Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
31
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his believes that the A.F. collector is the one who has kept S-scale alive over the years.

The Market for Brass

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #1 2016
Page:
46
Author:
Matthew Hardey
Description:
The author expects brass prices to fall as lots of older people pass away, flooding the market.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
25
Author:
Tom Barker
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes things to do to fix an AF whistling billboard accessory, the revolving aircraft beacon, and provides some hints for other accessories that need simple repairs.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Tom Barker
Scale:
S
Description:
The author answers a few reader questions.

Things That I Collect

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:
How we as humans tend to collect things, even things that don't have anything to do with trains.

Uncataloged Flyer Sets

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
35
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes two uncataloged sets he purchased.