Gilbert American Flyer HO Index

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A Guide to A.C. Gilbert HO Trains and
Catalogs from 1938 to 1963

Rolling Stock by Number

Accessories by Number

Track & Power by Number

Rolling Stock by Type

Accessories by Type

Track & Power by Type
Cataloged Sets by Number & Year Cataloged Sets by Year Uncataloged Sets
by Number & Year
Unusual Items HO Displays Gilbert Imitators

1956 Catalog Cover 1957 Catalog Cover 1958 Catalog Cover
Other Catalog Art

A Brief Introduction More About the Index What's New
How it all began Why No Gilbert HO
 From 1951-1954?
Gilbert HO Repair Diagrams
Klein Guide
Gilbert American Flyer HO Trains

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  • Links to specific HO items in catalogs at
  • Photos of selected items from the collections of Daryl Olszeski, Gary Klein, Paul Beno, Frank Castiglione, Dom San Giovanni, and Rick Tonet
  • Notes on the production of various items including variations and unusual items

Includes all items offered for separate sale and uncataloged items included in cataloged sets.  Set contents are based on what is shown in the catalogs.   Where the catalog numbers of set contents items were not listed or were unreadable, and were not identifiable as separate sale items, those catalog numbers were confirmed by reference to Gilbert American Flyer HO - 1938-1963, by Gary Klein or The Standard Catalog of American Flyer Trains by David Doyle.  (References to these books in this index are abbreviated "Klein" or "Doyle") 

Other uncataloged items are included based on the best information available.

Photographs of all items were provided by individual collectors and we cannot guaranty the authenticity of the items illustrated.

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