Here is a vintage 758A American Flyer Sam the Semaphore Man.
This is the accessory where Sam comes out of the crossing shanty when the train comes by, and then retires inside after it passes.
The earlier version had one button, and posed some operator issues. You had to press the button a lot, and unless you locked the locomotive in forward, pressing the button would cause it to go in neutral and reverse.
THIS ONE, the 758A, solved some of those problems. First, the control was updated to the red and green button control. Second, a Fahrenstock clip was added behind the tool box so you could hook up a 707 terminal to keep the engine from cycling during operation.
The way it operates is this: When you push the red button, Sam comes out and the semaphore drops down as the locomotive stops if it is on the track section powered by ther 758a. When you push the green button, the locomotive resumes, Sam goes back into his shack, and the door closes as the semaphore arm raises.
As you can see, it is clean, and it comes with
- the two button controller
a COPY of the original instructions
CONDITION: C-7. Tested and works. Clean all around. With a COPY of instructions. We have provided many pictures--take advantage of them and look at every detail before bidding.