Uncataloged Sets

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The following list is based on information from the IBM number list that was maintained by Maury Romer, Gilbert's Chief of Production.  It covers sets that were assigned 5 digit inventory numbers in the 30000 series which covered the Gilbert HO line.  5 digit numbering of stock items began in 1957 and continued through the end of production, with a few exceptions in both the HO and S gauge lines.  Items on Romer's IBM number list marked as cancelled have not been included.   A reprint of this list is available at www.olsonhobbies.com and is a valuable resource for any Gilbert HO collector.

Some of the listed sets may have not have been produced even though they were not marked as cancelled.  Links to photos or further information are provided for sets whenever that is available.

I have been unable to find any documentation of earlier uncataloged sets from the Pre-War, Early Post War, and 3 digit eras.

Special thanks to Bill Cucchi for the information and the many photos he provided for this section.  Also thanks to Bob Bretch and Jay Stelzenmuller for some photos of some very rare sets.

 

Set Number Year Set Name

30051

  Grant's HO Switcher Steam - Figure 8

30052

  Grant's HO Double Diesel - Figure 8

30053

  Sears HO Double A - Figure 8

30054

  Sears HO Alco w/ bell - Oval

30055

  Sears HO 2 Loop Train System

30056

  Grant's HO 8 Unit Switcher - Oval

30057

1961 Sears HO 14 Unit Double A - Figure 8

30058

1961

Sears HO 2 train-2 Switch Layout

30059

 

Spiegel's #1

30060

1961

Goodyear Train Set

30061

  Spiegel AA on Oval

30062

  Spiegel Set (30059 +3 cars)

30063

  Special Set (Mercury Model)

30064

1961

Hecht Co. Train Set

30065

1961

Spiegel Special Train Set

30066

1962

Supervisor's Train Set (Canada)

30067

1962

Goodyear Special Train Set (E. Allen)

30109

1959

TBA Special Train Set

30110

1959

TBA Special Train Set (Cities Service)

30111

1959

Special Train Set (Surplus) (1958 Packing)

30115

1959

TBA Sohio Special

30116

1959

Special Train Set (Surplus) (1958 Packing)

30120

1959

TBA Pure Special

30121

1959

Special Train Set (Surplus) (1958 Packing)

30122

1960

Sears Train Set - Alco

30123

1960

Bronco Train Set

30128

1960

Sears Train Set - Hudson

30150

1960

Special Train (Hong Kong)

30316

1958

Special 1958 Train Set w/ S. P. Loco - Freight

30340

 

Beginners Set - Lackawanna

30416

1959

Southern Pacific Passenger Train w/Power Pack

30507

1960

Special Train (30505 + 1 Car)

30537

1960

Gimbel Special Train Set

30538

1960

S. P. Freight - 3 Cars, Caboose, Track & Power

30605

1960

Train Set

30610

1960

Train Set

30615

1960

Train Set

30620

1960

Train Set

30625

1960

Train Set

30706

1962

Train Set

30732

1962

Train Set

30735

1961

Train Set

30739

1963

30740 Bubble Packed