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Entries from May 2009

Putting The Gilbert Catalogs Online

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

When I got back into American Flyer in 1998, I had already been involved heavily with computers for 20 years. I thought about how I could make a contribution to the Flyer hobby, and came up with the idea of scanning the Gilbert Catalogs and putting them online so that everyone could access them. In [...]

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Gilbert 1946 Catalog Updated!

May 17th, 2009 · No Comments

I have completed updating the 1946 Gilbert Catalog which introduced the Amercian Flyer S Gauge Trains. The scans have been updated to HR (higher resolution). To access the HR scans, you simply click on the thumbnail for the page you want. If you want the old lower resolution scans, you click on the Text Link [...]

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly!

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

First the ugly, the webmaster of a commercial website, has copied many of the A. C. Gilbert Catalog scans from to his own website, and posted his own copyright notice on them. These photographs are the property of, and of the people who submitted their scans for publication here. Anyone can photograph the [...]

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Gilbert Painting Surfaces at Flyernut Meeting

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

On April 23rd more than one hundred A. C. Gilbert enthusiasts met at the Reliance Fire Hall in York, Pennsylvania. Many interesting Gilbert items were displayed, but the real treat of the evening was the unexpected exhibition of a painting that once hung over the Fireplace in the office of A. C. Gilbert! This artwork [...]

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