Gilbert American Flyer Tru Model Train Set
28 June 2022

Approximately 70-100 year old train set. It is likely in working condition, but we don't know for sure. It hasn't been used in at least 60-70 years. It hasn't gotten much use, so it could last a very long time after just a little fixing up, sprucing up.


Not sure exactly. The track and all the cars, caboose, engine, etc, are all in a box so it could be, maybe 7 feet by 4 feet, maybe when the tracks are all set up? Just a wild guess.


Always had just the one owner: My Dad.

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By Delia
Jun 28, 14:52 UTC
Fair Market Value
$75 - $100 USD
Suggested Asking Price $125 USD
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Hi Adrian,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This was originally an 8-car set, of which you only have three of the original cars (engine, coal car and red caboose). One of the coal cars and the Shell tanker were not part of this set, originally; I can't see maker but have increased the value of the existing Flyer parts to include them. Please be aware that you can buy on eBay several larger / more complete versions of this set, in better condition - from $150-250 currently. The value of this
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A partial vintage American Flyer train set
S-scale, 3/16-inch, circa 1950s, comprising:
- American Flyer engine #203
- American Flyer coal car
- red Reading caboose by American Flyer
- unattributed coal car
- unattributed Shell tanker
- four controls (one by Lionel)
- approximately 20 pieces of straight and curved tracks
- assorted wiring
CONDITION: in worn, used condition. Working condition not determined
PROVENANCE: inherited from original owner
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Adrian frank Jun 30, 23:19 UTC

Hi Delia, to answer your question, do you see the picture recently added? Is there anything else you need for your appraisal at this time?

Delia Jul 04, 13:05 UTC

Thanks, Adrian, you're all set.

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