You are looking at an interesting American Flyer COMPLETE set from 1959. This one was the LAST Flyer set to have a Northern (or any steam engine I believe) that still had sound.
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.
Please take the time to read the whole description below before bidding. We took time in writing it for you. We look forward to any questions--we answer all emails.
Here is a detailed breakdown of each item for your consideration:
THE SET BOX #20545:
The set box has the top and bottom. It is original. As you can see, one side has had the outer paper ripped off for some reason. There is a little bit of softness to some of the bottom edges of the cover. The set number printing on the box is actually a factory printed label that looks like the factory put it on over another on the box. This not an uncommon occurance, especially in this time frame.
THE 4-8-4 UP NORTHERN 21139
The 4-8-4 Northern steam engine carries the famous Union Pacific markings (even the outline of the iconic UP Shield on the front). There is NO original wrapper or cardboard wrap for this locomotive; it is in a reproduction red and white box. The engine is cosmetically beautiful. The numbering and lettering is still strong. Overall, the paint looks great, as you can see. The only flaw is that one of the numberboards has come off and will need to be reattached by the next owner. This die cast steam engine really looks great.
We tested it, and it runs, cycles, smokes, choochoos and lights.
This engine came in a few variations.
- Uses a two prong PLUG-IN connection between the loco and tender
- Has ALUMINUM wheels (versus white-walled)
- Has choochoo sound
- Has smoke
- Red glow of smoke in the smokestack
- Steam whistle electronics in the tender
Is very clean. Box is repro.
ALL OF THE ROLLING STOCK HAVE DIE CAST TRUCKS AND OPERATING KNUCKLE COUPLERS. All have repro boxes.
THE 24029 BANGOR AND AROOSTOOK STATE OF MAINE BOXCAR
The car shows light wear but is still excellent. One of the little door nibs is still present; one is not.
THE 24048 M&StL Boxcar
This car is CLEAN. The printing is crisp. The paper Peoria decals are here and great. Both sides have the door nibs.
24076 UNION PACIFIC STOCK CAR
The cattle car looks great, strong printing. One side has the little door nob; one side does not. It is more usually the case that these door nibs are gone (the little tiny protrusion that the latch is supposed to hang on). The fact that any nibs are still here is a bonus.
24209 CRP JERSEY CENTRAL CEMENT HOPPER WITH REMOVABLE TOP
A very clean example of this car.
24324 HOOKER TANK CAR
The car is the painted version. It is beautiful. Has al four steps of the plastic frame--a rarity.
24557 US NAVY FLAT WITH TWO METAL JEEPS
The gray flat with the black printing is SHARP. All four steps are present. The two Tootsietoy Jeeps are original and show lots of paint rubs. The are the same shade.
THE 24633 CABOOSE
Silver caboose with red lettering. If you look closely, you can see light eveidence of handling, but it does really look great. There is a very light scratch in the roof, hard to see but there. If you want to clean, it is up to you, but it sure looks nice.
The box is nice.
- One box of CURVED TRACK in a repro white box