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Merry Christmas From!

December 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

As we celebrate this Christmas season there is nothing like an Erector Set or American Flyer Train to bring back our childhood memories. This set builds the Ferris Wheel, and many other models. The one that I opened Christmas morning 1955 was like this, but only built the airplane ride. This set has never been played with, and was an eBay purchase. The lady I bought it from said she got it from a man who said that as a child he had been intimidated by the large number of parts, so never took them loose. When I was a kid in the 1950s, you could go in a hobby shop, mine was called “The Hobby Hub” in Lansing Michigan. There while you were looking over the American Flyer Trains, you would see all these Erector Sets, sitting in a glass display cabinet, parts all in order. My set was ravaged a hour or so after I got up Christmas morning, and probably all the inserts hit the trash along with the wrapping paper. The next year I got my first AF freight set, but this year the Erector Set was my first Gilbert toy. Great Memories!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Chuck Harrington

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