The American Flyer 712 accessory activator is used to activate some of your accessories and cars such as the 717 dump car. It is used with many cars, but these come to mind: 714, 717 log dumps; 716 and 717 coal dump as well as the 715 army unloading car, 732 and 734 operating cars and other operating and unloading cars.
The 712 came in a few versions. This is the later version. The earlier version has the square base. This one has no base and clips to the track. If you prefer the earlier, check out our other listings.
The picture is a stock photo. Yours may look like that or it may have a little bit of oxidation.
CONDITION: Ready to use. Does have a little oxidation and may have scratches or a rust spot or two.