You are looking at an interesting American Flyer COMPLETE set from 1946-47. This is a set with a clean 312 K-5 Pacific Pennsylvania steam engine with three clean freight cars ready to go. It was known as the Pennsylvania Freight Train in 1946-47.
This is ALOT of vintage train for the money, and an item you will be proud of. Or perhaps you have an American Flyer collector on your gift list.
Here is a detailed breakdown of each item for your consideration:
THE 312 K-5 4-6-2 Pacific Steam Engine, S-I-T
This steam engine and tender are super clean--wow.
The 312 K-5 is in full excellent cosmetic shape--my goodness! Nice paint, crisp lettering. I really like the herald on the front of the engine with the prototypcial engine number in it 5698--really nice touch that is often overlooked on these. Serviced and running and smoking great. Nice lettering. Some paint rub around the smokestack probably from smoke fluid back in the day. It came with
- White American Flyer Lines lettering on tender
- Link coupler
- Three position Reverse unit
- 4-6-2 Pacific
- Die Cast
- Marker jewels
- Smoke in tender unit
The 312 comes in a neat multi part jacket. All pieces are in great shape, structurally strong. It even has the inner liner with holes in the right places to hold everything still. Then it has the inner wrap and then the outer box that folds over it. Pretty cool.
All of the freight cars have link couplers.
THE 625 Black Shell Tank Car
This is not the usual Shell Tank car you see--this one is black.
While it is not as scarce as the orange one (in our other listings right now), it is still a tougher car than the silver. It does have some scratches here and there, but it is complete, and the printing is good.
Box has good printing. All here.
The 632 LNE Hopper
Looks good and clean. Deep color, hardly a scratch. The printing on the car is good. This is the plastic version.
Box has good printing. Looks like it is all here.
The 630 Caboose
While it is clean and nice printing, the car suffers from the usual 46-47 plastic warping. The printing on the car is good. If you really need a nicer one, I can sub it out for a cleaner caboose without a warp, but I like to leave those decisions to you.
Good box, nice printing.
THE SET BOX
Is complete. It shows light wear, but it is in quite nice shape for a set box from the 40s. The label has some wear, but the set number is still visible. It is all here and structurally very good. There is some mior corner separations visible in the pictures.
The set box was originally sold in Lexington, Kentucy according to the price sticker, which is still on it.
- Box of curved track BLACKENED version
- 1 section of straight track, BLACKENED
- 1 Remote control track section in box with button, BLACKENED
- 693 Track lock in envelope
- Inspection Slip
- Wood Screws envelope
There is no transformer for this set. However, we do have them available for separate purchase.
Really this is a set you can run or that any collector would be proud to put on the shelf. Remember: condition, condition, condition. You don't know when you'll see this set again, much less this compelte and CLEAN.