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Group: allaboardsets Message: 1 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/10/2001
Subject: All Aboard Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 2 From: frilen2 Date: 5/10/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 3 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: test message
Group: allaboardsets Message: 4 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: Re: test message
Group: allaboardsets Message: 5 From: judgeatkck Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panels for 1965
Group: allaboardsets Message: 6 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: web site
Group: allaboardsets Message: 7 From: belairchevy Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: My All Aboard Website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 8 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: My All Aboard Website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 9 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: My All Aboard Website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 10 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Welcome to All That have joined!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 11 From: joestrainrepair Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: Dave Garber' Pioneer Set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 12 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: All Aboard eBay auctions!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 13 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: Dave Garber' Pioneer Set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 14 From: belairchevy Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: All Aboard Consist Variations
Group: allaboardsets Message: 15 From: portlines Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panel parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 16 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interesting
Group: allaboardsets Message: 17 From: belairchevy Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
Group: allaboardsets Message: 18 From: frilen2 Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: Re: Welcome to All That have joined!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 19 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
Group: allaboardsets Message: 20 From: belairchevy Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
Group: allaboardsets Message: 21 From: belairchevy Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 22 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 23 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 24 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 25 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 26 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 27 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Gargraves on AB Panels - Photos uploaded
Group: allaboardsets Message: 28 From: belairchevy Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Gargraves and Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 29 From: belairchevy Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Large Trees (The big ugly ones)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 30 From: belairchevy Date: 5/18/2001
Subject: Snow Panel Pics
Group: allaboardsets Message: 31 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel Pics
Group: allaboardsets Message: 32 From: portlines Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Panel parts, etc.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 33 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: New - All Aboard Panels & Houses on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 34 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Panel parts, etc.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 35 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Houses & Barn in eBay auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 36 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: House and barn eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 37 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: house and barn in eBay auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 38 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set Auction on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 39 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Posting directly from email
Group: allaboardsets Message: 40 From: frilen2 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Houses & Barn in eBay auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 41 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Yahoo Clubs Problems!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 42 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Re: Yahoo Clubs Problems!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 43 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: ALL CLUB MEMBERS - PLEASE READ
Group: allaboardsets Message: 44 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Another 6 panel set for sale on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 45 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Champion 8 Panel set on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 46 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Plasticville #1701 House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 47 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: 600 Set on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 48 From: frilen2 Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville #1701 House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 49 From: frilen2 Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 50 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 51 From: frilen2 Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 52 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 53 From: frilen2 Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 54 From: belairchevy Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 55 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: In Search of the Holy Grail of AB houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 56 From: frilen2 Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 57 From: belairchevy Date: 5/27/2001
Subject: Snow Panel pictures added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 58 From: frilen2 Date: 5/28/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 59 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/29/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 60 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/29/2001
Subject: Plasticville 1912-200 house vs 1701...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 61 From: belairchevy Date: 5/30/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 62 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 5/30/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Consist Variations
Group: allaboardsets Message: 63 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 64 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 65 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 66 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 67 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: PV 1701More Information
Group: allaboardsets Message: 68 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 69 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Kitbashing the 1701
Group: allaboardsets Message: 70 From: belairchevy Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV 1701 More Information
Group: allaboardsets Message: 71 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV 1701 More Information
Group: allaboardsets Message: 72 From: belairchevy Date: 6/2/2001
Subject: A New Champion 800 set!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 73 From: belairchevy Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Pufferbellys
Group: allaboardsets Message: 74 From: belairchevy Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Snow Panel Pictures Preview
Group: allaboardsets Message: 75 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel Pictures Preview
Group: allaboardsets Message: 76 From: frilen2 Date: 6/7/2001
Subject: Still on the trail of the
Group: allaboardsets Message: 77 From: gilbertflyer2000 Date: 6/8/2001
Subject: Scenery for the mods'
Group: allaboardsets Message: 78 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/8/2001
Subject: A 4th Type of All Aboard house???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 79 From: portlines Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: BALINT
Group: allaboardsets Message: 80 From: belairchevy Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: 4th All Aboard House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 81 From: frilen2 Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: A 4th Type of All Aboard house???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 82 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Thoughts on L house construction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 83 From: frilen2 Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: Thoughts on L house construction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 84 From: frilen2 Date: 6/10/2001
Subject: Snow panel Mountain Pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 85 From: frilen2 Date: 6/11/2001
Subject: Chuck...It's One Month Old
Group: allaboardsets Message: 86 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/11/2001
Subject: Re: Chuck...It's One Month Old
Group: allaboardsets Message: 87 From: belairchevy Date: 6/12/2001
Subject: Champion 800 has arrived!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 88 From: belairchevy Date: 6/12/2001
Subject: Snow Mountains
Group: allaboardsets Message: 89 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800 has arrived!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 90 From: frilen2 Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Mountains
Group: allaboardsets Message: 91 From: frilen2 Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800 has arrived!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 92 From: belairchevy Date: 6/14/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800/Commercial pics
Group: allaboardsets Message: 93 From: belairchevy Date: 6/16/2001
Subject: Whistle panel house
Group: allaboardsets Message: 94 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 6/18/2001
Subject: My New Champion 800 ? (I hope...)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 95 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/18/2001
Subject: Re: My New Champion 800 ? (I hope...)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 96 From: d...garb2000 Date: 6/19/2001
Subject: unopened 800
Group: allaboardsets Message: 97 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: Re: unopened 800
Group: allaboardsets Message: 98 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: Re: unopened 800
Group: allaboardsets Message: 99 From: belairchevy Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 100 From: frilen2 Date: 6/21/2001
Subject: Re: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 101 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/22/2001
Subject: All Aboard Humor - eBay / Hobby Surplus
Group: allaboardsets Message: 102 From: belairchevy Date: 6/22/2001
Subject: Re: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 103 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/23/2001
Subject: Westerner Set!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 104 From: frilen2 Date: 6/30/2001
Subject: Message Drought
Group: allaboardsets Message: 105 From: belairchevy Date: 6/30/2001
Subject: Plasticville Cape Cod Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 106 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/1/2001
Subject: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 107 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/1/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 108 From: frilen2 Date: 7/4/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 109 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/5/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 110 From: belairchevy Date: 7/5/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 111 From: portlines Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 112 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 113 From: belairchevy Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 114 From: portlines Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 115 From: frilen2 Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: Doug's Survey
Group: allaboardsets Message: 116 From: belairchevy Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories survey
Group: allaboardsets Message: 117 From: belairchevy Date: 7/10/2001
Subject: I posted this on s-list
Group: allaboardsets Message: 118 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/11/2001
Subject: Regarding
Group: allaboardsets Message: 119 From: frilen2 Date: 7/12/2001
Subject: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Group: allaboardsets Message: 120 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/12/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Group: allaboardsets Message: 121 From: belairchevy Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Group: allaboardsets Message: 122 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: The EXCITMENT of All Aboard Railroading.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 123 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Just an Idea...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 124 From: portlines Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Re: Just an Idea...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 125 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Complete 600 set accessories on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 126 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Re: Just an Idea...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 127 From: belairchevy Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Plastic Village Gazette
Group: allaboardsets Message: 128 From: belairchevy Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Website additions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 129 From: frilen2 Date: 7/15/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Group: allaboardsets Message: 130 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/17/2001
Subject: New Member
Group: allaboardsets Message: 131 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/17/2001
Subject: Re: New Member
Group: allaboardsets Message: 132 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: FAMOUS AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS & L House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 133 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Welcome trwalton1 to the club...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 134 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 135 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Re: New Member
Group: allaboardsets Message: 136 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/20/2001
Subject: You gota look at this eBay auction!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 137 From: belairchevy Date: 7/20/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look at this eBay auction!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 138 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/21/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look at this eBay auction!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 139 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/24/2001
Subject: Champion 800 Panels on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 140 From: belairchevy Date: 7/26/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look--and the winner is----
Group: allaboardsets Message: 141 From: belairchevy Date: 7/27/2001
Subject: Pikemaster Auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 142 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/27/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 143 From: svea1_2000 Date: 8/1/2001
Subject: Found the Trees
Group: allaboardsets Message: 144 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/2/2001
Subject: Re: Found the Trees
Group: allaboardsets Message: 145 From: svea1_2000 Date: 8/3/2001
Subject: Re: Found the Trees
Group: allaboardsets Message: 146 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/6/2001
Subject: eBay Auctions 600, 800 & 1200 panel sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 147 From: frilen2 Date: 8/6/2001
Subject: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 148 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/7/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 149 From: belairchevy Date: 8/7/2001
Subject: Reproduction billboard stickers
Group: allaboardsets Message: 150 From: frilen2 Date: 8/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard on Ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 151 From: frilen2 Date: 8/13/2001
Subject: More All Aboard on Ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 152 From: jfred436 Date: 8/14/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 153 From: frilen2 Date: 8/14/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 154 From: jfred436 Date: 8/15/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 155 From: frilen2 Date: 8/15/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 156 From: jfred436 Date: 8/16/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 157 From: frilen2 Date: 8/16/2001
Subject: Plastic Village Gazette Article
Group: allaboardsets Message: 158 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/19/2001
Subject: Re: Plastic Village Gazette Article
Group: allaboardsets Message: 159 From: frilen2 Date: 8/19/2001
Subject: Re: Plastic Village Gazette Article
Group: allaboardsets Message: 160 From: rep928 Date: 8/20/2001
Subject: Tree bases
Group: allaboardsets Message: 161 From: frilen2 Date: 8/20/2001
Subject: Re: Tree bases
Group: allaboardsets Message: 162 From: firex43 Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: All Aboard 2 Story House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 163 From: belairchevy Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard 2 Story House
Group: allaboardsets Message: 164 From: firex43 Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: 2 Story House Variations
Group: allaboardsets Message: 165 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 166 From: frilen2 Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 167 From: frilen2 Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 168 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/28/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 169 From: frilen2 Date: 9/3/2001
Subject: All Aboard on Ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 170 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/3/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard on Ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 171 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/20/2001
Subject: All Aboard - YORK?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 172 From: belairchevy Date: 9/24/2001
Subject: Pictures Added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 173 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/27/2001
Subject: Re: Pictures Added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 174 From: belairchevy Date: 9/27/2001
Subject: Re: Pictures Added
Group: allaboardsets Message: 175 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: 12 Panel Set w/crossover & whistle!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 176 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: FLASH - NEW WINTER WONDERLAND SET!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 177 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: New Photo - S-Helper Flex Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 178 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/1/2001
Subject: Winter Wonderland Set - Bid Retracted!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 179 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/2/2001
Subject: Winter Wonderland Set - $810!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 180 From: belairchevy Date: 10/5/2001
Subject: Question for group on AB set prices.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 181 From: belairchevy Date: 10/5/2001
Subject: Re: Winter Wonderland Set - $810!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 182 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/6/2001
Subject: Re: Question for group on AB set prices.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 183 From: belairchevy Date: 10/6/2001
Subject: Re: Question for group on AB set prices.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 184 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 Boxed Set Hidden on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 185 From: cricket1164 Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Casey Jones
Group: allaboardsets Message: 186 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Re: Casey Jones
Group: allaboardsets Message: 187 From: cricket1164 Date: 10/14/2001
Subject: Re: Casey Jones
Group: allaboardsets Message: 188 From: firex43 Date: 10/14/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 ebay # 1649661374
Group: allaboardsets Message: 189 From: belairchevy Date: 10/15/2001
Subject: Game Train
Group: allaboardsets Message: 190 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: All Aboard - Report #1 From York
Group: allaboardsets Message: 191 From: belairchevy Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panels on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 192 From: belairchevy Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard - Report #1 From York
Group: allaboardsets Message: 193 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/18/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panels on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 194 From: belairchevy Date: 10/18/2001
Subject: It's the scenic panel gods again!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 195 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/31/2001
Subject: Sealed Westerner Boxed Accessories!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 196 From: kaufu2001 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Just found my old Pioneer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 197 From: firex43 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Panel Parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 198 From: frilen2 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Re: Just found my old Pioneer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 199 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard at York - Part 1
Group: allaboardsets Message: 200 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard at York - Part 2
Group: allaboardsets Message: 201 From: firex43 Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 202 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: Just found my old Pioneer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 203 From: belairchevy Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 204 From: firex43 Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 205 From: belairchevy Date: 11/8/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 206 From: kaufu2001 Date: 11/10/2001
Subject: Thank you
Group: allaboardsets Message: 207 From: belairchevy Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Thank you
Group: allaboardsets Message: 208 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 209 From: firex43 Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 210 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 211 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Pioneer set with orginal packing? eBay!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 212 From: belairchevy Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 213 From: belairchevy Date: 11/12/2001
Subject: Panel Restoration
Group: allaboardsets Message: 214 From: judgeatkck Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Whistle Panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 215 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: Again, eBay Hidden All Aboard Auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 216 From: firex43 Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Whistle Panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 217 From: belairchevy Date: 11/15/2001
Subject: All Aboard Items For Sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 218 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/19/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 219 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 11/29/2001
Subject: WINTER WONDERLAND RH SWITCH PANNEL
Group: allaboardsets Message: 220 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/2/2001
Subject: Sealed Box of Westerner Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 221 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/3/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 222 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/11/2001
Subject: Champion 800 8 panel set on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 223 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Book $27.00! Please read...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 224 From: dsimon55 Date: 12/25/2001
Subject: WTB All Aboard Stuff
Group: allaboardsets Message: 225 From: belairchevy Date: 12/25/2001
Subject: Re: WTB All Aboard Stuff
Group: allaboardsets Message: 226 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/30/2001
Subject: You Are Invited to MyFlyerTrains.com
Group: allaboardsets Message: 227 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: All Aboard Club Newsletter #1
Group: allaboardsets Message: 228 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: Nice All Aboard Set on eBay!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 229 From: kaufu2001 Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: Re: Nice All Aboard Set on eBay!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 230 From: firex43 Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: 6 Panel Set at NETTE
Group: allaboardsets Message: 231 From: firex43 Date: 1/11/2002
Subject: Pioneer 600 Set on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 232 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/12/2002
Subject: Re: Pioneer 600 Set on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 233 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/16/2002
Subject: WINTER WONDERLAND SET FOR SALE
Group: allaboardsets Message: 234 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/17/2002
Subject: lionel 2002 items
Group: allaboardsets Message: 235 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/24/2002
Subject: lionel gabe review
Group: allaboardsets Message: 236 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/24/2002
Subject: Lionel coal tower review
Group: allaboardsets Message: 237 From: dave63126 Date: 1/29/2002
Subject: Re: Using curve panels for switch panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 238 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/30/2002
Subject: Re: Using curve panels for switch panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 239 From: belairchevy Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: New page added to All Aboard Site
Group: allaboardsets Message: 240 From: belairchevy Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: Need an opinion
Group: allaboardsets Message: 241 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Group: allaboardsets Message: 242 From: belairchevy Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Group: allaboardsets Message: 243 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Group: allaboardsets Message: 244 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: This eBay Auction is really something!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 245 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/11/2002
Subject: Yahoo Strikes the Club!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 246 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/11/2002
Subject: Yahoo Strikes - It is worse than I thought!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 247 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: Possible move of the ALL Aboard Sets Club
Group: allaboardsets Message: 248 From: dave63126 Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: VEHICLES FOR USE ON THE PANELS
Group: allaboardsets Message: 249 From: frilen2 Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: New Site
Group: allaboardsets Message: 250 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/13/2002
Subject: Re: All Aboard Sets New Site
Group: allaboardsets Message: 253 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/22/2002
Subject: The NEW All Aboard Sets Club
Group: allaboardsets Message: 254 From: twobeerjohn Date: 2/23/2002
Subject: Train #4644
Group: allaboardsets Message: 255 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/12/2002
Subject: The All Aboard Sets Club has its own domain! AllAboardSetsClub.Org !
Group: allaboardsets Message: 256 From: americanflyertrains Date: 3/13/2002
Subject: Re: The All Aboard Sets Club has its own domain! AllAboardSetsClub.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 257 From: myflyertrains Date: 4/28/2002
Subject: See The Panel Gilbert Never Made!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 258 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/22/2002
Subject: You Are Invited!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 259 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/8/2002
Subject: All Aboard Sets Club
Group: allaboardsets Message: 260 From: frilen2 Date: 11/12/2002
Subject: All Aboard Club website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 261 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/21/2002
Subject: Website Outage
Group: allaboardsets Message: 262 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/25/2002
Subject: Website Outage Over / PHOTOS NEEDED!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 263 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/14/2003
Subject: A New All Aboard House Discovered?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 264 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/23/2003
Subject: The All Aboard Sets Club is Moving to MyFlyerTrains.org!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 265 From: stanley Date: 2/24/2003
Subject: all aboard sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 266 From: stan9432 Date: 3/15/2003
Subject: 12 set pannel box
Group: allaboardsets Message: 267 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/16/2003
Subject: Re: all aboard sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 268 From: Debbie & Ben Date: 6/28/2003
Subject: S/sn3 Modeling Guide *NEW* WEB SITE IS UP .... ALMOST!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 269 From: stanley Date: 7/5/2003
Subject: chats
Group: allaboardsets Message: 270 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/6/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] chats
Group: allaboardsets Message: 271 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/25/2003
Subject: Announcing changes in the All Aboard Sets Club!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 272 From: pissyrat2003 Date: 10/29/2003
Subject: Help cleaning AF
Group: allaboardsets Message: 273 From: jaytewilli Date: 11/3/2003
Subject: Re: Help cleaning AF
Group: allaboardsets Message: 274 From: pmcelroy Date: 11/3/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Help cleaning AF
Group: allaboardsets Message: 275 From: firex43 Date: 11/5/2003
Subject: Cleaning Newsprint Ink from AF Items
Group: allaboardsets Message: 276 From: jaytewilli Date: 11/11/2003
Subject: Kughn Auction Nov. 21- 23rd
Group: allaboardsets Message: 277 From: jfred436 Date: 11/12/2003
Subject: Re: Kughn Auction Nov. 21- 23rd
Group: allaboardsets Message: 278 From: rebendever Date: 11/17/2003
Subject: Heads Up! -Blatant Reminder Advertisement …
Group: allaboardsets Message: 279 From: traincity1 Date: 11/23/2003
Subject: American Flyer on choochooauctions.com
Group: allaboardsets Message: 280 From: Al Date: 11/26/2003
Subject: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 281 From: jfred436 Date: 11/27/2003
Subject: Re: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 284 From: Al Date: 12/8/2003
Subject: Re: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 285 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 12/15/2003
Subject: Hi--Quick Questions on All Aboard set parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 286 From: doug Date: 12/16/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Panel pins and clips.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 287 From: whutton@prodigy.net Date: 12/16/2003
Subject: all aboard set rolling stock
Group: allaboardsets Message: 288 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 12/22/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Panel pins and clips.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 290 From: r054529 Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Questions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 291 From: f.....kop Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Questions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 292 From: r054529 Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Questions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 293 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 1/28/2004
Subject: All Aboard parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 294 From: jfred436 Date: 1/28/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 295 From: prince71443 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 296 From: prince71443 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: ORIGINAL pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 297 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 298 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/1/2004
Subject: all aboard original pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 299 From: jdetreville Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 300 From: jfred436 Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 301 From: jdetreville Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 302 From: f.....kop Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 303 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 304 From: F.L. Keys Date: 2/11/2004
Subject: Trade or liquidate...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 305 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: ORIGINAL pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 306 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: Trade or liquidate...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 307 From: tom....w Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: ORIGINAL pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 308 From: tom....w Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Trade or liquidate...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 309 From: firex43 Date: 2/29/2004
Subject: Wanted: AF PM Trucks With Couplers
Group: allaboardsets Message: 310 From: jfred436 Date: 3/18/2004
Subject: Baldwin from big "L"
Group: allaboardsets Message: 311 From: golfishunts Date: 3/20/2004
Subject: new to group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 312 From: Doug Peck Date: 3/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 315 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam please!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 316 From: s....fish Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
Group: allaboardsets Message: 317 From: s....fish Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] my bills are gone!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 318 From: stanley Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
Group: allaboardsets Message: 319 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
Group: allaboardsets Message: 320 From: firex43 Date: 5/22/2004
Subject: Rivets for 24222 Domino Sugar Hopper
Group: allaboardsets Message: 321 From: stanley Date: 5/23/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Rivets for 24222 Domino Sugar Hopper
Group: allaboardsets Message: 322 From: firex43 Date: 7/13/2004
Subject: AF PA Shell
Group: allaboardsets Message: 323 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2004
Subject: Used 600 Set on eBay up to $281!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 324 From: pmcelroy Date: 7/18/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Used 600 Set on eBay up to $281!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 325 From: firex43 Date: 7/30/2004
Subject: 21140 Tender Steps
Group: allaboardsets Message: 326 From: stanley Date: 7/31/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] 21140 Tender Steps
Group: allaboardsets Message: 327 From: Kielek Family Date: 8/1/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 52
Group: allaboardsets Message: 328 From: jdetreville Date: 8/3/2004
Subject: New Lionel Catalog out
Group: allaboardsets Message: 329 From: John Keating Date: 9/1/2004
Subject: Steel Rivets for late 5 digit hoppers
Group: allaboardsets Message: 330 From: stanley Date: 9/2/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Steel Rivets for late 5 digit hoppers
Group: allaboardsets Message: 331 From: jdetreville Date: 9/13/2004
Subject: K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 332 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/14/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 333 From: jdetreville Date: 9/16/2004
Subject: Re: K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
Group: allaboardsets Message: 334 From: Chris Date: 10/8/2004
Subject: a few general setup questions................
Group: allaboardsets Message: 335 From: fp....kop Date: 10/8/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] a few general setup questions................
Group: allaboardsets Message: 336 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/29/2004
Subject: Polar Express Wallpaper
Group: allaboardsets Message: 337 From: Jerry Matsick Date: 12/18/2004
Subject: York - April 2005 - Motel/Hotel rooms
Group: allaboardsets Message: 338 From: Al Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Buying a few sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 339 From: e....eck Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 340 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: All Aboard Layout Photos Wanted!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 341 From: klaatu1944 Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Need help repairing panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 342 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Need help repairing panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 343 From: e....eck Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] All Aboard Layout Photos Wanted!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 344 From: r....jio Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 345 From: e....eck Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 346 From: klaatu1944 Date: 12/23/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Need help repairing panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 347 From: Bradley Date: 12/27/2004
Subject: 2004 All Aboard Christmas Layout
Group: allaboardsets Message: 348 From: klaatu1944 Date: 1/2/2005
Subject: Happy New Year
Group: allaboardsets Message: 349 From: klaatu1944 Date: 1/4/2005
Subject: Just Curious
Group: allaboardsets Message: 350 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/9/2005
Subject: Mikado on All Aboard
Group: allaboardsets Message: 351 From: Karl Raab Date: 1/18/2005
Subject: Re: Just Curious
Group: allaboardsets Message: 352 From: jdetreville Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: K-Line locos
Group: allaboardsets Message: 353 From: F.L. Keys Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
Group: allaboardsets Message: 354 From: r....jio Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
Group: allaboardsets Message: 355 From: tom....w Date: 2/14/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
Group: allaboardsets Message: 356 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/4/2005
Subject: Ebay Auction Barn & Houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 357 From: Joe Date: 3/7/2005
Subject: Re: All Aboard Cross Over Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 358 From: fp....kop Date: 3/25/2005
Subject: Question on link coupler short New Haven 650 series passenger cars.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 359 From: d....wynne Date: 3/27/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Question on link coupler short New Haven 650
Group: allaboardsets Message: 360 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/21/2005
Subject: Photo Albums Available!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 361 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: All Aboard set parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 362 From: r...sieg Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: FOR SALE--All Aboard Set--6 PANEL with trains, box, accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 363 From: r....jio Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] All Aboard set parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 364 From: j....reill Date: 10/23/2005
Subject: original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 set in Exec. Cond
Group: allaboardsets Message: 365 From: josephstau@aol.com Date: 10/24/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 se
Group: allaboardsets Message: 366 From: j....reill Date: 10/24/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 se
Group: allaboardsets Message: 367 From: rebendever Date: 11/21/2005
Subject: 2006 1:64 Modeling Guide Calendars are Ready--before Christmas!!! (
Group: allaboardsets Message: 368 From: ja...mcdann Date: 12/15/2005
Subject: (no subject)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 369 From: FEZANDPAZ@aol.com Date: 12/15/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] (unknown)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 370 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 371 From: Ed Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 372 From: John Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Telephone Poles
Group: allaboardsets Message: 373 From: Ed Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Telephone Poles
Group: allaboardsets Message: 374 From: t.....rony Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 375 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: All aboard sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 376 From: jdetreville Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 377 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Repairs and parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 378 From: a....paoloz Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 379 From: red rocket Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 83
Group: allaboardsets Message: 380 From: jfred436 Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 381 From: r....jio Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 382 From: r....jio Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Repairs and parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 383 From: t.....rony Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 384 From: John Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 385 From: jdetreville Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 386 From: d....wynne Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 387 From: t.....rony Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 388 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
Group: allaboardsets Message: 389 From: t.....rony Date: 2/2/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
Group: allaboardsets Message: 390 From: jfred436 Date: 2/4/2006
Subject: Re: Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
Group: allaboardsets Message: 391 From: t.....rony Date: 2/5/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] How I Got Here
Group: allaboardsets Message: 392 From: jfred436 Date: 2/5/2006
Subject: Re: How I Got Here
Group: allaboardsets Message: 393 From: jdetreville Date: 2/6/2006
Subject: Stopping Stalls at the Switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 394 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/7/2006
Subject: Answer to Tony's question
Group: allaboardsets Message: 395 From: t.....rony Date: 2/7/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Answer to Tony's Question
Group: allaboardsets Message: 396 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/8/2006
Subject: Tony, take a look at the photo section
Group: allaboardsets Message: 397 From: t.....rony Date: 2/9/2006
Subject: Flexible Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 398 From: t.....rony Date: 2/9/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Flexible Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 399 From: Al Date: 2/15/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 400 From: jdetreville Date: 2/21/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 401 From: Al Date: 3/13/2006
Subject: Clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 402 From: Stan Date: 3/13/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 403 From: David Date: 3/14/2006
Subject: All*Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 404 From: firex43 Date: 3/14/2006
Subject: Re: Clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 405 From: firex43 Date: 3/14/2006
Subject: Colonial House Paint Variation
Group: allaboardsets Message: 406 From: red rocket Date: 3/14/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 93
Group: allaboardsets Message: 407 From: e....eck Date: 3/24/2006
Subject: Crossover Winter Panel for Sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 408 From: e....eck Date: 3/26/2006
Subject: 7th Annual Flyer Fest West
Group: allaboardsets Message: 409 From: Al Date: 4/13/2006
Subject: Need left hand and straight panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 410 From: myflyertrains Date: 4/15/2006
Subject: 12 Panel Set on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 411 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 5/3/2006
Subject: Re: Crossover Winter Panel for Sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 412 From: e....eck Date: 5/6/2006
Subject: Update for Flyer Fest West
Group: allaboardsets Message: 413 From: r....jio Date: 5/7/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Update for Flyer Fest West
Group: allaboardsets Message: 417 From: lember2004 Date: 6/27/2006
Subject: barn dimensions?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 418 From: Bradley Date: 6/28/2006
Subject: All Aboard Barn
Group: allaboardsets Message: 419 From: lember2004 Date: 6/28/2006
Subject: Re: All Aboard Barn
Group: allaboardsets Message: 420 From: lember2004 Date: 6/29/2006
Subject: 1965 house & billboards actually produced?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 421 From: Stan Date: 6/29/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] 1965 house & billboards actually produced?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 422 From: lember2004 Date: 6/30/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] 1965 house & billboards actually produced?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 423 From: Bradley Date: 7/3/2006
Subject: Snow Panels Wanted
Group: allaboardsets Message: 424 From: fordnut1969 Date: 8/19/2006
Subject: repairing switch panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 425 From: Fred Date: 8/20/2006
Subject: Re: repairing switch panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 426 From: lember2004 Date: 9/10/2006
Subject: wanted: to buy: All*Aboard accessories & parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 427 From: megrumpyalso Date: 9/15/2006
Subject: Smoke coming from wires
Group: allaboardsets Message: 428 From: Bradley Date: 9/16/2006
Subject: Smoke From Wires
Group: allaboardsets Message: 429 From: lember2004 Date: 9/18/2006
Subject: Winter Wonderland bridges unfrosted?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 430 From: t.....rony Date: 9/18/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Smoke From Wires
Group: allaboardsets Message: 431 From: americanflyermike Date: 9/19/2006
Subject: Re: Winter Wonderland bridges unfrosted?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 432 From: lember2004 Date: 9/19/2006
Subject: Re: Winter Wonderland bridges unfrosted?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 433 From: Ed Date: 9/19/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Winter Wonderland bridges unfrosted?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 434 From: Bradley Date: 9/19/2006
Subject: "Snow " Switch Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 435 From: Bradley Date: 9/30/2006
Subject: Scenic Panel Road Race Set Help????
Group: allaboardsets Message: 436 From: megrumpyalso Date: 10/17/2006
Subject: Re: Smoke From Wires
Group: allaboardsets Message: 437 From: Bradley Date: 10/18/2006
Subject: Smoke from wires
Group: allaboardsets Message: 438 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 11/6/2006
Subject: Re: "Snow " Switch Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 439 From: lember2004 Date: 11/22/2006
Subject: which house in whistle section?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 440 From: Fred Date: 11/23/2006
Subject: Re: which house in whistle section?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 441 From: Pat Date: 11/27/2006
Subject: Will the Flyer or Lionel Flyer ALCO's negotiate the All Aboard Curv
Group: allaboardsets Message: 442 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/28/2006
Subject: Re: Will the Flyer or Lionel Flyer ALCO's negotiate the All Aboard
Group: allaboardsets Message: 443 From: Bradley Date: 11/29/2006
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel House & Running Alcos & Scenic Panel Road Race
Group: allaboardsets Message: 444 From: Al Date: 12/21/2006
Subject: spring metal clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 445 From: bill.....vas Date: 12/22/2006
Subject: The snow panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 446 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 12/24/2006
Subject: 600 set and snow panel sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 447 From: Chris Date: 12/28/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] spring metal clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 448 From: firex43 Date: 12/29/2006
Subject: Re: spring metal clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 449 From: Al Date: 1/4/2007
Subject: Re: spring metal clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 450 From: ja...mcdann Date: 1/4/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: spring metal clips
Group: allaboardsets Message: 451 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 1/9/2007
Subject: bare all aboard panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 452 From: Bradley Date: 1/15/2007
Subject: All Aboard Sets Website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 453 From: Bradley Date: 1/15/2007
Subject: All Aboard Website Up And Running Again
Group: allaboardsets Message: 454 From: lember2004 Date: 1/22/2007
Subject: colors of All*Aboard houses?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 455 From: John Date: 1/27/2007
Subject: colors of All*Aboard houses?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 456 From: lember2004 Date: 1/27/2007
Subject: colors of All*Aboard houses?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 457 From: Bradley Date: 3/4/2007
Subject: All Aboard Website
Group: allaboardsets Message: 458 From: kwh111 Date: 3/25/2007
Subject: Hello and a 20811 "The Pioneer 600" 1966 set FS on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 459 From: kwh111 Date: 3/25/2007
Subject: OOPS (red face) and the auction number is...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 460 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 4/4/2007
Subject: 800 All Aboard Set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 461 From: v....manjon Date: 4/7/2007
Subject: 800 set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 462 From: mrpie7 Date: 4/27/2007
Subject: American Flyer Train set 4 sale.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 463 From: myflyertrains Date: 4/30/2007
Subject: Re: American Flyer Trains for Sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 464 From: t...gervas Date: 7/2/2007
Subject: Two All Aboard sets for sale 600 Pioneer & 800 Champion
Group: allaboardsets Message: 465 From: jior Date: 7/15/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Two All Aboard sets for sale 600 Pioneer &
Group: allaboardsets Message: 466 From: t...gervas Date: 7/20/2007
Subject: List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 467 From: whtrainman Date: 7/20/2007
Subject: Re: List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 468 From: jior Date: 7/20/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 469 From: John Date: 7/21/2007
Subject: List
Group: allaboardsets Message: 470 From: Stan Date: 7/22/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 471 From: t...gervas Date: 7/26/2007
Subject: Re: List
Group: allaboardsets Message: 472 From: t...gervas Date: 7/28/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 473 From: Stan Date: 7/28/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 474 From: t...gervas Date: 7/28/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] List of Pikemaster freight cars for sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 475 From: t...gervas Date: 7/30/2007
Subject: Revised list...they are going quick!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 476 From: a....paoloz Date: 7/31/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Revised list...they are going quick!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 477 From: t...gervas Date: 7/31/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Revised list...they are going quick!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 478 From: t...gervas Date: 8/9/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Revised list...they are going quick!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 479 From: a....paoloz Date: 8/11/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Revised list...they are going quick!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 480 From: gd....mccull Date: 8/15/2007
Subject: For Sale?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 481 From: ja...mcdann Date: 8/15/2007
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] For Sale?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 482 From: gd....mccull Date: 8/21/2007
Subject: All Aboard set Sold
Group: allaboardsets Message: 483 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 9/11/2007
Subject: Good train meet this weekend
Group: allaboardsets Message: 484 From: Al Date: 9/18/2007
Subject: 600 Pioneer set for sale.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 485 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 9/24/2007
Subject: 600 All Aboard Set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 486 From: joe....wieck Date: 12/9/2007
Subject: membership
Group: allaboardsets Message: 487 From: joe....wieck Date: 12/9/2007
Subject: All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 488 From: tom....w Date: 12/9/2007
Subject: Winter Wonderland 8 panel set on eBay starting @ 10 PM
Group: allaboardsets Message: 489 From: jior Date: 12/11/2007
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 490 From: joe....wieck Date: 12/12/2007
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 491 From: jfophd Date: 12/22/2007
Subject: Noise
Group: allaboardsets Message: 492 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/23/2007
Subject: Re: Noise
Group: allaboardsets Message: 493 From: red rocket Date: 12/24/2007
Subject: Re: Noise
Group: allaboardsets Message: 494 From: parksbuddy Date: 1/4/2008
Subject: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 495 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/4/2008
Subject: Re: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 496 From: t...gervas Date: 1/6/2008
Subject: Re: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 497 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/6/2008
Subject: Re: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 498 From: parksbuddy Date: 1/6/2008
Subject: Re: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 499 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/7/2008
Subject: Re: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 500 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 1/16/2008
Subject: Nice Train meet this weekend
Group: allaboardsets Message: 501 From: fireladdie2003 Date: 1/19/2008
Subject: 8 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 502 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 1/21/2008
Subject: wiring panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 503 From: Bradley Date: 1/23/2008
Subject: Panel Wiring
Group: allaboardsets Message: 504 From: fireladdie2003 Date: 1/25/2008
Subject: Re: Panel Wiring
Group: allaboardsets Message: 505 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 1/27/2008
Subject: all aboard straight panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 506 From: joe....wieck Date: 2/1/2008
Subject: Getting out of the AF business...Make an offer offline
Group: allaboardsets Message: 507 From: j....oliv Date: 3/22/2008
Subject: Re: Noise
Group: allaboardsets Message: 508 From: j....oliv Date: 4/4/2008
Subject: Panel Ideals
Group: allaboardsets Message: 509 From: myflyertrains Date: 4/4/2008
Subject: Re: Panel Ideals
Group: allaboardsets Message: 510 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 4/23/2008
Subject: Train meet 5/17 -5/18 allentown Pa
Group: allaboardsets Message: 511 From: Al Date: 4/27/2008
Subject: Re: all aboard straight panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 512 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 5/12/2008
Subject: Nice Train meet this weekend Off I-78
Group: allaboardsets Message: 513 From: e....eck Date: 5/14/2008
Subject: FFW this Saturday
Group: allaboardsets Message: 514 From: j....oliv Date: 6/10/2008
Subject: Some Short Vids on YouTube
Group: allaboardsets Message: 516 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/21/2008
Subject: Re: Some Short Vids on YouTube
Group: allaboardsets Message: 517 From: j....oliv Date: 6/21/2008
Subject: Re: Some Short Vids on YouTube
Group: allaboardsets Message: 518 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/21/2008
Subject: Re: Some Short Vids on YouTube - Corrected utube Link!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 519 From: j....oliv Date: 6/21/2008
Subject: Re: Some Short Vids on YouTube - Corrected utube Link!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 520 From: memlogan Date: 7/6/2008
Subject: 12 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 521 From: ja...mcdann Date: 7/6/2008
Subject: Re: 12 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 522 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/6/2008
Subject: Re: 12 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 523 From: t...gervas Date: 7/7/2008
Subject: Re: 12 panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 524 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 7/10/2008
Subject: Westerner Set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 525 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 9/8/2008
Subject: Train Meet this weekend in Allentown Pa
Group: allaboardsets Message: 526 From: Al Date: 10/4/2008
Subject: 6 Panel Set for sale.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 527 From: bob....mar Date: 1/5/2009
Subject: Hello
Group: allaboardsets Message: 528 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/7/2009
Subject: Re: Hello
Group: allaboardsets Message: 529 From: j....oliv Date: 1/11/2009
Subject: Re: Hello
Group: allaboardsets Message: 530 From: Al Date: 1/16/2009
Subject: All Aboard 6-Panel Set for Sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 531 From: pdpfpd Date: 1/18/2009
Subject: Panel Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 532 From: Tony Date: 1/18/2009
Subject: Re: Panel Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 533 From: t...gervas Date: 1/19/2009
Subject: Re: Panel Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 534 From: Al Date: 1/30/2009
Subject: My 2nd All Aboard 6-Panel Set is still for Sale with a Bonus Prize
Group: allaboardsets Message: 535 From: lember2004 Date: 2/26/2009
Subject: panel house illumination?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 536 From: Al Date: 2/26/2009
Subject: Re: panel house illumination?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 537 From: lember2004 Date: 2/28/2009
Subject: house illumination ? follow-up
Group: allaboardsets Message: 538 From: Al Date: 2/28/2009
Subject: Re: house illumination ? follow-up
Group: allaboardsets Message: 539 From: k.....kli Date: 5/8/2009
Subject: Gilbert Train E Unit Cleaning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 540 From: Fred Date: 5/9/2009
Subject: Re: Gilbert Train E Unit Cleaning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 541 From: Doug Peck Date: 5/9/2009
Subject: Re: Gilbert Train E Unit Cleaning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 542 From: Fred Date: 5/10/2009
Subject: Re: Gilbert Train E Unit Cleaning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 543 From: k.....kli Date: 5/15/2009
Subject: Original All Aboard Transformer Wanted
Group: allaboardsets Message: 544 From: lvtrainmeet Date: 5/15/2009
Subject: Train Meet May 16th and 17th Allentown Pa
Group: allaboardsets Message: 545 From: Al Date: 5/15/2009
Subject: Re: Original All Aboard Transformer Wanted
Group: allaboardsets Message: 551 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/27/2009
Subject: Group is now moderated!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 552 From: Tony Date: 8/8/2009
Subject: For All Us Train Lovers
Group: allaboardsets Message: 553 From: Barry Date: 11/9/2009
Subject: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 554 From: Barry Date: 11/9/2009
Subject: Flyonel switcher
Group: allaboardsets Message: 555 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Flyonel switcher
Group: allaboardsets Message: 556 From: Ed Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 557 From: w...lee Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 558 From: Tony Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Original Set Owner Returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 559 From: Barry Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 560 From: Barry Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: New Ballast for Roadbeds
Group: allaboardsets Message: 561 From: Barry Date: 11/10/2009
Subject: Re: Flyonel Switcher
Group: allaboardsets Message: 562 From: Bradley Date: 11/11/2009
Subject: Original Owner Also
Group: allaboardsets Message: 563 From: Barry Date: 11/11/2009
Subject: Re: Original Owner Also
Group: allaboardsets Message: 564 From: p....edg Date: 11/11/2009
Subject: Re: Original Owner Also
Group: allaboardsets Message: 565 From: Jim Date: 11/14/2009
Subject: Happy
Group: allaboardsets Message: 566 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 567 From: w...lee Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: Original set owner returns to the Group
Group: allaboardsets Message: 568 From: ja...mcdann Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: All aboard panel switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 569 From: tonyny77 Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: All aboard panel switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 570 From: ja...mcdann Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: All aboard panel switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 571 From: tonyny77 Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: All aboard panel switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 572 From: ja...mcdann Date: 11/15/2009
Subject: Re: All aboard panel switches
Group: allaboardsets Message: 573 From: Barry Date: 11/20/2009
Subject: Re: Flyonel 0-6-0 switcher
Group: allaboardsets Message: 574 From: williamlee111 Date: 11/20/2009
Subject: 4-6-2 Pacific
Group: allaboardsets Message: 575 From: Barry Date: 11/21/2009
Subject: Illuminating panel houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 576 From: w...lee Date: 11/21/2009
Subject: Illuminating panel houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 577 From: FEZANDPAZ@aol.com Date: 11/22/2009
Subject: Illuminating panel houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 578 From: jf....rob Date: 11/22/2009
Subject: Re: Illuminating panel houses
Group: allaboardsets Message: 579 From: roger8918 Date: 11/24/2009
Subject: Hello all & question about re-tracking panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 580 From: Doug Peck Date: 11/24/2009
Subject: Hello all
Group: allaboardsets Message: 581 From: Doug Peck Date: 11/24/2009
Subject: Hello all
Group: allaboardsets Message: 582 From: Jim Date: 11/25/2009
Subject: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 583 From: lember2004 Date: 11/25/2009
Subject: Re: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 584 From: Barry Date: 11/29/2009
Subject: LED light questions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 585 From: __A_YAHOO_USER__ Date: 11/30/2009
Subject: Re: LED light questions
Group: allaboardsets Message: 586 From: Bradley Date: 11/30/2009
Subject: All Aboard Display At RMDTCA Show in Denver-New Photo Album
Group: allaboardsets Message: 587 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 12/1/2009
Subject: All Aboard Panels at Denver Train Show
Group: allaboardsets Message: 588 From: AlR Date: 12/29/2009
Subject: Diffrerent corners for the mountain tunnel ???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 589 From: w...lee Date: 12/29/2009
Subject: Re: Diffrerent corners for the mountain tunnel ???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 590 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/31/2009
Subject: New Years Eve Chat
Group: allaboardsets Message: 591 From: e...eck Date: 12/31/2009
Subject: Re: Diffrerent corners for the mountain tunnel ???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 592 From: b....vince Date: 2/10/2010
Subject: An Honest Train Forum,Upholding Membership Respect and Integrity Sin
Group: allaboardsets Message: 593 From: gigeastman Date: 2/18/2010
Subject: All Aboard Video
Group: allaboardsets Message: 594 From: gigeastman Date: 2/18/2010
Subject: What will/ will not run on the All Aboard Layouts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 595 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 2/19/2010
Subject: what will run on all aboard panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 596 From: Jim Date: 2/19/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard Video
Group: allaboardsets Message: 597 From: AlR Date: 2/22/2010
Subject: Repairing track on All Aboard Panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 598 From: w...schutt Date: 3/11/2010
Subject: AF Train accessory
Group: allaboardsets Message: 599 From: Doug Peck Date: 3/13/2010
Subject: AF Train accessory
Group: allaboardsets Message: 600 From: hallms47 Date: 3/17/2010
Subject: Re: Repairing track on All Aboard Panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 601 From: trainz90 Date: 3/28/2010
Subject: all aboard panel parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 602 From: tom....w Date: 3/29/2010
Subject: Re: all aboard panel parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 603 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/29/2010
Subject: All Aboard Sets Press Kit Posted
Group: allaboardsets Message: 604 From: h...knap Date: 3/29/2010
Subject: Re: all aboard panel parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 605 From: h...knap Date: 5/3/2010
Subject: rolling stock
Group: allaboardsets Message: 606 From: b...drak Date: 5/3/2010
Subject: Re: rolling stock
Group: allaboardsets Message: 607 From: Barry Date: 10/16/2010
Subject: Pikemaster track straight sections
Group: allaboardsets Message: 608 From: William Date: 10/26/2010
Subject: All Aboard set pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 609 From: stan....so Date: 10/26/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard set pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 610 From: w...lee Date: 10/26/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard set pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 611 From: Doug Peck Date: 10/26/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard set pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 612 From: h...knap Date: 10/28/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard set pieces
Group: allaboardsets Message: 613 From: William Date: 10/31/2010
Subject: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 614 From: DarylO Date: 11/22/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 615 From: w...lee Date: 11/23/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 616 From: d....smi Date: 11/23/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 617 From: w...lee Date: 11/23/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 618 From: Barry Date: 11/29/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 619 From: w...lee Date: 11/29/2010
Subject: Re: All Aboard questions on a Champion 800 set.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 620 From: m....dunna Date: 11/30/2010
Subject: My "All Aboard" Holiday Story
Group: allaboardsets Message: 621 From: peakxv09 Date: 12/9/2010
Subject: Champion 800 Panel Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 622 From: Doug Peck Date: 12/9/2010
Subject: Re: Champion 800 Panel Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 623 From: stan....so Date: 12/9/2010
Subject: Re: Champion 800 Panel Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 624 From: jaytewilli Date: 12/9/2010
Subject: Re: Champion 800 Panel Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 625 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/10/2010
Subject: Re: Champion 800 Panel Accessories
Group: allaboardsets Message: 626 From: m....dunna Date: 1/4/2011
Subject: Thanks!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 627 From: jaytewilli Date: 1/4/2011
Subject: Re: Thanks!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 628 From: Barry Date: 1/4/2011
Subject: Re: My "All Aboard" Holiday Story
Group: allaboardsets Message: 629 From: lember2004 Date: 1/10/2011
Subject: snow whistle panel??
Group: allaboardsets Message: 630 From: Kevin Date: 1/15/2011
Subject: Re: snow whistle panel??
Group: allaboardsets Message: 631 From: Kevin Date: 1/15/2011
Subject: Transformer repairs???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 632 From: Kevin Date: 1/15/2011
Subject: Re: all aboard panel parts
Group: allaboardsets Message: 633 From: Kevin Date: 2/4/2011
Subject: Wanted in Good Condition; Casey Jones 21168 and Atlantic 21107 Locom
Group: allaboardsets Message: 634 From: alsflyer Date: 3/3/2011
Subject: All*Aboard curved track Tunnel panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 635 From: imposter_ace Date: 11/18/2011
Subject: Snow Panels
Group: allaboardsets Message: 636 From: Doug Peck Date: 2/24/2012
Subject: Status of Fred Jester's business
Group: allaboardsets Message: 637 From: tonyny77 Date: 11/10/2012
Subject: American Flyer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 638 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/10/2012
Subject: Re: American Flyer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 639 From: tonyny77 Date: 11/11/2012
Subject: Re: American Flyer
Group: allaboardsets Message: 640 From: gigeastman Date: 12/12/2012
Subject: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 641 From: Doug Peck Date: 12/13/2012
Subject: Re: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 642 From: gigeastman Date: 12/13/2012
Subject: Re: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 643 From: Doug Peck Date: 12/14/2012
Subject: Re: Track
Group: allaboardsets Message: 644 From: alsflyer Date: 12/31/2012
Subject: FIRE !! A Safety Warning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 645 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/31/2012
Subject: Re: FIRE !! A Safety Warning
Group: allaboardsets Message: 646 From: tonyny77 Date: 5/8/2013
Subject: An All Aboard Commercial -- Just Amazing!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 647 From: brendans66 Date: 5/15/2013
Subject: Re: An All Aboard Commercial -- Just Amazing!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 648 From: tonyny77 Date: 6/6/2013
Subject: Great, Great Layout
Group: allaboardsets Message: 649 From: stones4ever65 Date: 7/17/2013
Subject: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 650 From: m....dunna Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 651 From: d....smi Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 652 From: Doug Peck Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 653 From: stan....so Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 654 From: hc...tay Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 655 From: Al Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 656 From: hc...tay Date: 7/18/2013
Subject: Re: looking for list of items included in a 6-panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 657 From: d....smi Date: 11/6/2013
Subject: Fwd: All Aboard Patent and some Gilbert History (Not HO, but Gilbert
Group: allaboardsets Message: 658 From: wfttrains Date: 11/7/2013
Subject: Re: Fwd: All Aboard Patent and some Gilbert History (Not HO, but Gil
Group: allaboardsets Message: 659 From: Jim Date: 11/7/2013
Subject: Corner track Dereailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 660 From: d....smi Date: 11/7/2013
Subject: Re: Fwd: All Aboard Patent and some Gilbert History (Not HO, but Gil
Group: allaboardsets Message: 661 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/7/2013
Subject: Re: Corner track Dereailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 662 From: jimsjunk Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: FW: Re: Corner track Derailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 663 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: Re: FW: Re: Corner track Derailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 664 From: jimsjunk Date: 11/9/2013
Subject: FW: Re: FW: Re: Corner track Derailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 665 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/9/2013
Subject: Re: FW: Re: FW: Re: Corner track Derailing
Group: allaboardsets Message: 666 From: jims.junk@sbcglobal.net Date: 4/17/2014
Subject: NEEDED Streight Track plastic pannels will trade 3 to 2 for curves
Group: allaboardsets Message: 667 From: jims.junk@sbcglobal.net Date: 4/17/2014
Subject: Looking for Gene "My flyer trains"
Group: allaboardsets Message: 668 From: Bill Date: 4/17/2014
Subject: Re: NEEDED Streight Track plastic pannels will trade 3 to 2 for curv
Group: allaboardsets Message: 669 From: trainboy59 Date: 9/22/2014
Subject: CTT Classic Toy Trains is interested in doing an article of the All
Group: allaboardsets Message: 670 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 5/1/2015
Subject: "Mountain" Find at york
Group: allaboardsets Message: 671 From: whutton Date: 5/1/2015
Subject: Re: "Mountain" Find at york
Group: allaboardsets Message: 672 From: af4mark Date: 7/15/2017
Subject: drilling a hole in a panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 673 From: af4mark Date: 7/17/2017
Subject: Whistle Panel sound
Group: allaboardsets Message: 674 From: d....smi Date: 7/18/2017
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel sound
Group: allaboardsets Message: 675 From: af4mark Date: 7/18/2017
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel sound
Group: allaboardsets Message: 676 From: af4mark Date: 7/19/2017
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel sound
Group: allaboardsets Message: 677 From: af4mark Date: 7/19/2017
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel sound
Group: allaboardsets Message: 678 From: h...knap Date: 7/24/2017
Subject: Re: drilling a hole in a panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 679 From: k.....kli Date: 7/24/2017
Subject: Re: drilling a hole in a panel
Group: allaboardsets Message: 680 From: jims.junk Date: 1/11/2018
Subject: For sale
Group: allaboardsets Message: 681 From: jior Date: 1/11/2018
Subject: Re: For sale



Group: allaboardsets Message: 1 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/10/2001
Subject: All Aboard Sets
Welcome to the Yahoo! Message Board for All Aboard Sets
Group: allaboardsets Message: 2 From: frilen2 Date: 5/10/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Sets
Hi Chuck <br>This is a great idea. I'm sure that
there are a quite a few Americn Flyer Train collectors
that are fans of the All Aboard sets manufactured from
1964 thru 1966.<br>Thanx for the invitation...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 3 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: test message
This is only a test.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 4 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: Re: test message
Great idea .The numbers may not be large but the group may be very interesting and close.I just picked up the Champion set last week
Group: allaboardsets Message: 5 From: judgeatkck Date: 5/11/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panels for 1965
Forwarded on this information to my brother in
Colorado Springs. He was born in 1962 and his first memory
of trains, was an expanded set of all aboard panels
on our parents dining room table. He now collects
pikemaster era rolling stock as well as panels.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 6 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: web site
chech this out it may have some interesting
information depending on your background.It is at least a
good reference.It would be good if down the road we
could get a chat time set up .have a good weekend. ck.
out www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html if a
problem my other email is d.garber@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 7 From: belairchevy Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: My All Aboard Website
Please check out my All Aboard website at
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.htmlIt target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.htmlIt</a> was started a couple of years ago with the help
of Paul Yorke as there was nothing available about
All Aboard on the web. My interest in All Aboard goes
back to 1965 when my brother and I got a Pioneer 600
for Christmas. Several years ago I set out to replace
the set we had as kids. That search eventually turned
into about 75 panels and a website! If anyone has
pictures or information or corrections on the material
already on the website please email me at
belairchevy@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 8 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: My All Aboard Website
Let me say that this,
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html</a> is THE Web Site for All Aboard fans. I have been
using it as the open page for my Internet browser for
the last couple of months. It is really good to have
you in here with us Brad. <br><br>Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 9 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: My All Aboard Website
Let me say that this,
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html</a> is THE Web Site for All Aboard fans. I have been
using it as the open page for my Internet browser for
the last couple of months. It is really good to have
you in here with us Brad. <br><br>Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 10 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Welcome to All That have joined!
Hello everyone. I started this Yahoo club a
couple of days ago, after exchanging email with KARL,
whose messages about All Aboard houses I found in the
Plasticville club. I realized that there are a hand full of us
that are quite interested in All Aboard sets, and
whose discussions while enjoyable for us, would bore
the majority of the S-List folks to tears.<br><br>I
want to talk about All Aboard sets. I want to share
information about where to purchase All Aboard related stuff,
and how to get more enjoyment out of it. As long as
it is somewhat relevant and very friendly, I think
we can share it with each other. I plan to let you
know when I see All Aboard stuff for sale on eBay and
elsewhere, and if I miss something, I hope you will post the
links for everyone to find the stuff. Even when I am
not buying, I like to see who is buying, and what it
is going for. Now that I have purchased 39 panels in
the last several months, I am less interested in
panels, but sure would like to find the elusive original
house that goes with the whistle panel, etc. WANTED,
CHEAP CROSSOVER PANEL :-)<br><br>I have plans to do an
All Aboard kitbashing web site in the near future,
and I think you will be amazed at some of the ideas I
am eager to try. If it is All Aboard, or Pike Master
related (that is what your supposed to be running on your
All Aboard set, right?), lets discuss it. Anyway,
welcome again, and lets get some discussion
going!<br><br>myflyertrains
Group: allaboardsets Message: 11 From: joestrainrepair Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: Dave Garber' Pioneer Set
Dave, I just picked up a Champion 800 at York. It
is box (although the box is deteriorating), in like
new condition, with almost everthing there. The only
missing pieces are 2 of the put-together trees, the
colonial house (I got only the roof and chimney and porch
roof, but I purchased several extras several years ago
from Hobby Surplus), 12 of the track pins, 4 of the
track locks, 1 small tree, 3 stop signs, annd the 2
billboards and 2 foot bridges (I think I have all of the
missing pieces). I think I got mine for a good price, as
I only paid $170 for it.<br><br>While we are at it,
has anyone tried to catalog the variations in the
train in this set. Mine has pieces from both 1965 and
1966, plus 2 other pieces. Mine came with:<br><br>
21107 PRR AFL 4-4-2 Atlantic with smoke and choo choo
(1966)<br> 24316 Mobilgas tank car (1966)<br> 24225 SF
hopper car (1965)<br> 24569 Industrial Brownhoist crane
car<br> 24631 AFL Radio Equipped yellow unlighted
caboose.<br><br>Joe
Group: allaboardsets Message: 12 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: All Aboard eBay auctions!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 13 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: Re: Dave Garber' Pioneer Set
Joe, I am definately envious of this purchase! It certainly came with a good collection of rolling stock, not to mention the 21107, which beats the heck out of the 21085!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 14 From: belairchevy Date: 5/12/2001
Subject: All Aboard Consist Variations
From what I have been able to determine trying to
collect All Aboard, the cars that went into a set were
determined by what they had made up at the factory. I have
seen numerous sets that did not have what is shown in
the various collectors guides or the AF catalogs. The
variation of the Pioneer 600 in my collection has the 24076
UP Stock Car and the Monon gondola. Exact set I had
as a kid complete with all the scenery and even the
brown wrapping paper!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 15 From: portlines Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panel parts
Early notice--- We have just TENTATIVELY arranged
to have some of the elusive panel parts reproduced.
I say "tentatively" because the final decision
waits on seeing the first samples. We are planning to
do strretlights, stop signs, and the long picket
fence initially.<br>Stay tuned!<br><br>Doug
Peck<br>Port Lines Hobby Supplies<br>6 Storeybrooke
Drive<br>Newburyport, MA 01950-3408<br>Shop hours: Weekday evenings: 7
PM - 9:30 PM EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782
(Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 16 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interesting
No trains or panels, but all the accessories sealed in a brown box. Is this the correct packaging? Did they come this way?<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1143354947 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1143354947</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 17 From: belairchevy Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
I purchased three of these last summer. One was
opened, two are still sealed. The boxes are all marked
set #3. The box also has the AF coding on it. These
were included with the Westerner 1200 sets and contain
all the scenic items for 12 panels including the barn
and the bumper for the siding. My set had 12 of the
put together trees and all of the houses are
different colors. I suspect they probably came from Hobby
Surplus who purchased much of the Flyer parts when
Gilbert folded.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 18 From: frilen2 Date: 5/13/2001
Subject: Re: Welcome to All That have joined!
First, Hi to all. I'm an American Flyer collector
(have been since the ripe old age of 3 months) I
started collecting the All Aboard sets about 4 years ago
when my interest in AF was rekindled. I have 3 sets (2
Pioneer, 1 Westerner needing help). One of the Pioneer
sets was wholesaled out thru Lionel in 1968 after
Gilberts demise.<br>As Chuck mentioned in his Welcome
message, he started this Yahoo Club after we had exchanged
Emails regarding a posted that I had left on the
Plasticville Group page. I was seeking information on a
Plasticville New England Ranch House #1701 that looked to me
to be extremely similar to the elusive whistle panel
house shown on the box cover of a 26122 panel or in
Gilbert's various catalogs. I had just picked up one of the
Plasticville houses on ebay See auction #5879533397. My
posting was asking if the PV house could be built without
a room addition just behind the chimney. (It can't
without kitbashing) Mike Cedro of the Plastic village
Gazette initially replyed to my original posting that the
AF houses were smaller than Plasticville. However he
was only familiar wth the two other AF houses, the
Ranch and Colonial. After sending him a couple of JPEG
photos of the Whistle Panel House he did feel that it
could very well be a kitbashed plasticville item, that
Gilbert used for the photos, Pre production. <br>OK,
bottom line, has anyone seen or better yet owned one of
these Whistle Panel Houses, The one on the box photo/in
the catalogs, 1 1/2 story, L shaped floor plan,
etc.... I've been looking for more years than I'd care to
admit to. Have I been looking in the wrong spot? Does
the Plasticville theory hold water? <br>Thanx in
advance for any info, advice, etc...<br>If nothing else
it should generate some discussion....sorry if I
rambled a bit.<br>Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 19 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
Brad,<br><br>Is this box of Westerner Accessories, the accessories that are pictured on you web site, with the houses with the unusal colors?<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 20 From: belairchevy Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: eBay Westerner Set Auction - Interes
Chuck,Yes, this is the opened set that is pictured. Have not opened the others.One thing to note here is all of the pine trees are the same size.Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 21 From: belairchevy Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
The "L" shaped house that was on the whistle
panel is a hard one to find. From what I have been able
to determine it was included in some of the early
1965 Pioneer 600 sets and some of the whistle panels.
I know of one that was included in a set sold on
ebay last year. For some interesting reading on All
Aboard Parts and Hobby Surplus go
to:<a href=http://www.hobbysurplus.com/aboutus.htmIn target=new>http://www.hobbysurplus.com/aboutus.htmIn</a> the article Vincent Amato talks about using the
original molds to make roofs for the surplus All Aboard
Houses. From that I gather that Gilbert may have molded
the houses themselves. Another possibility would be
the Marvin Glass Co. who designed and molded the
panels. There is a Marvin Glass Co. website but makes no
mention of All Aboard or the James Bond Scenic Panel Road
Race Sets.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 22 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
Hi Brad<br>Thanx for the posting the link to
Hobby Surplus Sales and Vince Amato's story, This link
and the link to your own website probably should be
made part of this clubs website. Mr Amato's story
originally appeared in in either SGaugian Magazine or The
Collector magazine of the AFCC. It really is a great story
of someone being in the right spot at the right time
and having the insight to recognize it. Too bad that
he wasn't able to buy all of American Flyer, ...Hi
Rail History would be considerably different. <br>I
had not heard of any connection of the elusive "L"
shaped house and the early '65 Pioneer 600 sets before,
that sounds like a route to explore further.
<br>Thanx...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 23 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Houses
Brad & Karl,<br><br>My understanding is that at
least the larger trees in the AB sets were made by
Plasticville, and in fact are still available today. So what if
Gilbert, having already a relationship with the
Plasticville folks, had them make some houses for the whistle
panel, and later substituted their own house.<br><br>I
have spent a lot of time looking at the house that
Karl bought in eBay pictures. A better view of the
house can be seen in the eBay auction
<a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=587842699 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=587842699</a><br>It seems to me that if you take out the little
extension at the right side, the houses are too similiar to
be just an accident. Either Gilbert copied the
Plasticville design, or had Plasticville make the house in
question. Or maybe when they made the house, the
Plasticville people objected that the house looked too much
like their house, and Gilbert dropped the house in
favor of the other.<br><br>It also seems to me that a
guy could but 2 of these houses. You need the larger
end panel to cover the spot where the room addition
was. It would take a little splicing / kit bashing,
but after your done, you are going to repaint it in
the AF colors anyway. The auction above has the
pieces all layed out in the photo where you can see
them. What do you think...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 24 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
OK, I blew up the picture from the whistle panel
house on Brad's web site, and put a picture of the
plasticville 1701 house next to it. They are not exactly
facing the same direction, but you have to admit the
similarity is somewhat
convincing!<br><br><a href=http://www.myflyertrains.com/houses.jpg target=new>http://www.myflyertrains.com/houses.jpg</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 25 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
Hi Chuck<br>Neat Work...The picture looks
great<br>The AF House if kitbashed also has the columns
removed and (if you look carefully) there is a trellis
like panel at the end of the porch. I have a '65
Catalog (X165-12 Rev)that has shows this house from
different angles on 2 pages. There appears to be a 3rd
window placed in the 2nd story of the full end wall.
I'll try to scan these in as jpeg files. <br>Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 26 From: frilen2 Date: 5/14/2001
Subject: Re: Whistle Panel House vs Plasticville!
OK Chuck<br>If you check the PHOTOS page there
are additional shots of the Whistle Panel "L" shaped
house blown up from the '65 Catalog pictures. You can
see the added window and "trellis". In the last photo
you will also see a ranch house with a shallow
pitched gabled roof not the hip roof design that's so
familiar. Food for thought... <br> Sorry for the grainy
photos, scanning and enlarging loses some resolution.
<br> Enjoy...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 27 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Gargraves on AB Panels - Photos uploaded
Discover the Photos section of the club, at the
left of your browser window under Our Pages, click on
Photos. I have uploaded a few pictures of my All Aboard
layout that uses Gargraves Track and
Switches.<br><br>Note: Gargraves switches do NOT work with AF engines
that have hot shoes!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 28 From: belairchevy Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Gargraves and Houses
Great pictures guys! The application of the
Gargraves and Plasticville to the scenic panels is a neat
idea. I was looking at the picture of the ranch style
house and with that kind of a roof the bottom part of
the house would have to be different than the ranch
houses you usually see. They must have used some mock
ups or some kind of preproduction models for those
pictures. We know the "L" house exists but how about the
different ranch style and the house with the upper story
window? Notice in the picture also that some of the
billboard stickers are ads other than Erector, Auto-Rama,
or All Aboard. These are available through Joes
Train Repair. Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 29 From: belairchevy Date: 5/15/2001
Subject: Large Trees (The big ugly ones)
I posted a couple of pictures of what I call the
"Big Ugly" trees that you had to assemble for use on
the panels. These are Plasticville current
production. Same as what came with All Aboard except the
green trees have a brown trunk. For variety or even on
the snow panels you could try the Autumn trees. You
will have to add a piece to the bottom of the trunk if
you want it to mount in the scenery hole. The
Plasticville numbers are 49001 and 49002, they come three
trees to a box.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 30 From: belairchevy Date: 5/18/2001
Subject: Snow Panel Pics
Group, Just posted a couple of pictures of snow
panels. Got these recently from Doug at Portlines. Gave
them a good cleaning, added regular scenery and an MTH
"Gabe The Lamplighter"and we are ready to railroad!If
you have not seen a snow panel they are the regular
panels painted white with a sparkle in the paint to
simulate snow. The roads are a flat black with patchs of
snow on them. The correct scenery will have snow on
the house roofs and trees. This is a nice set for
under the Christmas Tree. Links to the
pictures:<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/sp2.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/sp3.jpgBrad target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/sp2.jpghttp://www.geocities.com/belairch
evy/ab/sp3.jpgBrad</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 31 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel Pics
Wow! This is the first time I have seen any
pictures with the snow panels set up. Pretty neat. Gabe
looks great. I am still waiting for mine to come. These
snow panels are of course hard to find. I saw some go
on eBay for very high $ a while back. Does Portlines
have very much All Aboard stuff? <br><br>It would be
nice here to find a place in the club to list All
Aboard stuff that is a available for purchase, with
prices, and where to go to get it. This stuff is so hard
to come by at times!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 32 From: portlines Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Panel parts, etc.
Well--<br>We've finally got around to getting our
Equipment Sales List posted on our<br>website!!!!<br>A long
time coming, but it's there.........and it gets
updated and expanded<br>several times each week.<br>We
have a TON (probably literally!) of equipment to be
added to the list as<br>we process it....just need the
time to do so....... so that's why it expands<br>and
changes every 3-4 nights, along with deleting sold
items.<br>So we encourage you to check it out with
regularity.<br>If you have trouble accessing it, let us know. We
tried several different<br>methods which didn't work
for everyone. So far, this one seems OK.<br>Next
project, this summer, is our Parts Catalog
on-line!!!!<br><br>We ALSO have the new AF Conversion Can Motors added
to the website,<br>including photos.<br>They are
slick units, require no drilling, and no permanent
modification to<br>your engines.<br>They're installed in
minutes!<br>These units are available through S-n-S (the
manufacturer), or through us,<br>at the same price.<br>Any
dealer inquiries about these units should be directed to
Port Lines.<br><br>Doug Peck<br>Port Lines Hobby
Supplies<br>6 Storeybrooke Drive<br>Newburyport, MA
01950-3408<br>Shop hours: Weekday evenings: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 33 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: New - All Aboard Panels & Houses on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 34 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Panel parts, etc.
In searching Doug's used equipment list at his
web site, I found the following item:<br><br>20811
ALL ABOARD 6-PANEL SET; Complete!; With
21107-24329-24225-24127-24636; PM; VG+ to EX $175.00<br><br>There is a link to
Portlines under "Our Pages | Links" to the left of your
browser window.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 35 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Houses & Barn in eBay auction
I found the following auction while looking for
the L shaped house. They say original packaging, but
did Gilbert use BAR CODES like on the picture of the
barn<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1146360561 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1146360561</a><br><br>Enjoy...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 36 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: House and barn eBay
The items are probably orginal AF. Look at the
tag and it looks like these are repackaged items sold
by Amatos in new Britain, CT. AKA hobby suplus
sales. They still have some original items listed in
their catalogue. I think Paul Yorke has the web site in
his links and/or parts supply list. Chuck,what
address do I use to post a message to this site from my
mail box without logging onto the Yahoo club site?
<br><br> Talk to you Sunday night, Dave Gaber
Group: allaboardsets Message: 37 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: house and barn in eBay auction
The items are probaly original AF. If you look at
the tag it looks like these are repackaged items sold
by Amatos, New Britain, CT AKA hobby surplus sales.
They still have some original items listed in their
catalogue. I think Paul Yorke has the web site in hislinks
and/or parts supply list. Chuck, what address can
Someone use to post in this club directly from their mail
server without going into Yahoos clubs and posting
directly. Thanks, talk to you Sunday on s-trains.<br><br>
Always, Dave Garber
Group: allaboardsets Message: 38 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set Auction on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 39 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Posting directly from email
Dave,<br><br>I have not figured out any way to do it. I have tried a lot! Anyone know how?<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 40 From: frilen2 Date: 5/19/2001
Subject: Re: Houses & Barn in eBay auction
Hi Chuck<br>These look to me like repackaged
houses from Hobby Surplus Sales. I've added their link
to the All Aboard Clubs website..it's the story
behind Vince Amato buying up American Flyer parts and
plastic at AF's demise. Neat reading, I thought that
other Club members would be interested if they hadn't
seen this before. By the way you can still buy NOS
Ranch Houses from Hobby Surplus Sales...I think that
they were still $9.95 in their last
catalog.<br>Enjoy...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 41 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Yahoo Clubs Problems!!!
If you are getting these All Aboard Club messages
by email, not that it appears there may be a 24 hour
delay (or longer) before a posted message actually gets
forwarded to you! I am not very happy about the Yahoo Clubs
is working. Also, note that the most recent messages
do not show on the Home Page. At the moment, you
have to click on the ALL messages button by the upper
right hand corner to see 5 messages, 4 of them from
yesterday, that do not show on the Club's opening page at
the time I write this, and also have not been
forwarded to me by email yet. This may be why Paul Yorke
uses a combination of Yahoo Clubs and Yahoo Groups for
S-Trains. We may have to look at this
further!<br><br>Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 42 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Re: Yahoo Clubs Problems!!!
chuck: you are 100% correct about the time delay with the posting. this is why I posted twice about the same subject with the same information.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 43 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: ALL CLUB MEMBERS - PLEASE READ
Because of problems club members are having with
slow message forwarding, I have created a companion
Yahoo Group, All-Aboard-Sets. This is a similar method
that Paul Yorke uses on the S-Trains list, and I did
not realize when I set up the All Aboard Sets Club,
that I would need both a YAHOO CLUB and a YAHOO GROUP
in order to get things running smoothly.<br><br>With
the group, you simply subscribe and then email the
list. The addresses needed are below...<br><br>Group
Email Addresses <br><br>Post
message:<br>All-aboard-sets@yahoogroups.com<br><br>Subscribe:
<br>All-aboard-sets-subscribe@yahoogroups.com<br><br>Unsubscribe:
<br>All-aboard-sets-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com<br><br>Simply email to one of the above addresses to accomplish
the proper task. The first thing to do is
subscribe!<br><br>If you are a little confused, you are not
alone!<br><br>Thanks for your patience!<br><br>myflyertrains
Group: allaboardsets Message: 44 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/20/2001
Subject: Another 6 panel set for sale on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 45 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Champion 8 Panel set on eBay
8 panel set for bid, 4 curves, 2 straight, 2 switch panels. Includes worn box...<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1600479877 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1600479877</a><br><br>enjoy, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 46 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Plasticville #1701 House
Well I finally won my first eBay auction for a
Plasticville 1701 house. I hope to purchase a second and will
use the two houses to hopefully kitbash a L shaped
whistle panel house reproduction.<br><br>Karl, did you
ever get the house you won?<br><br>Chuck<br><br>PS:
The last message I posted here actually got emailed
to everyone within a couple of minutes of the time I
posted it. Amazing, considering email was taking up to
24 hours last week!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 47 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: 600 Set on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 48 From: frilen2 Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville #1701 House
Hi Chuck<br>Yes I received my Plasticville #1701
at the end of last week. It only strengthens my
theory about the "L" house having a Plasticville orgin.
As you reminded us A.C.Gilbert had a relationship
with Bachmann Bros. Not only the large trees, but
don't forget the #590 Control Tower from '55-'56.
<br>Do you have access to a 1965 catalog (x165-12 rev)?
The photos that I posted were scans from this book.
The scan resolution unfortunately fails to show two
interesting details. When you receive your #1701, you will
see a round louvered vent on the wall panels just
below the peaks of each roof gable (front and left
side). The catalog photo's of the AF "L" house clearly
show this small round vents in the same location. With
the PV #1701 there is a molded front porche floor,
which bring the floor level right up to the height of
the front door threshold. the AF house looks like
this floor panel was left off, giving you a very high
step up into the door. Take a look, see if you
agree... I'm going to try to re-shoot these pix for better
resolution. Also..the catalog gives views of the front, left
and right sides...Does anyone know of a picture of
the back wall of the "L" house. You'll find that
there are insert windows on those three sides of the PV
house, but molded windows on the back side. What does
that side of the AF house look like? You'll need that
for a kitbash project...<br>Best of luck...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 49 From: frilen2 Date: 5/23/2001
Subject: PV #1701
Hi All <br>New pix are posted of the Plasticville
#1701 details...please check them out. Comments,
speculations, theories, are all welcome. Any more pictures of
an actual American Flyer "L" floor plan/Whistle
panel house would really be
appreciated.<br>Thanx...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 50 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Karl,<br><br>I had noticed the round vent before.
You can see it in the composite picture I made that
shows both houses in the same photo. But, even more
important, your pictures confirm something I thought I had
seen before. Look at the downspout next to the porch.
It is there because of the rain gutter that runs
across the eves of the porch. The downspout exists on
the L shaped houses, even though the eve rain gutter
across the porch is gone!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 51 From: frilen2 Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Hi Chuck<br>Your right...now we need the picture
of the back side of the "L" house. Then your
kitbashed project will be relatively simple....and we can
stop playing Sherlock Holmes or should that be
spelled..."S"herlock Homes...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 52 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/24/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Well, the first problem with me kitbashing a
Plasticville house, is I have to get the house. I can not get
the person who I won the 1701 house from on eBay to
answer my emails. It has been 3 days
now.<br><br>Regarding a picture of the back side of the L house, how do
you propose we get that. I am really starting to
wonder if the L house was ever actually in production,
or just something that was done up for the catalog
photos. No one can produce one, or even a photo of one,
other than the scans of the 65 catalog. I know Brad
said he saw one in an eBay auction last year, but that
could have been a Plasticville one as well. I would
just like to hear from someone who has actually seen
this piece with their own eyes, and hopefully get a
recent photo of the piece.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 53 From: frilen2 Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Hi Chuck<br>First of all good luck with your ebay
seller, hope it's just a temporary problem... Second a
pix of the real thing would be great. I think a post
to S-Trains is in order, as well as a plug for this
club-site...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 54 From: belairchevy Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Chuck,I really believe the "L" house does exist
but it's even harder to find than the snow panels.
The guy that sold the Pioneer 600 on ebay last summer
that had one went by the name of RISHELAM. Purchased
several items from him and talked to him on the phone. I
have no doubt that was what was in this set although I
did not see it. You know it took me a little over 5
years to get a set of snow panels with no accessories.
The "L" house will turn up eventually. By the way I'm
working on adapting snow covered trees from Dept. 56to my
snow panels. Will post some pictures when I get it
done.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 55 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: In Search of the Holy Grail of AB houses
Karl,<br><br>I hope someone responds with another
picture. I keep looking all over eBay at plastic houses. I
have long believed that if you can't buy it on eBay,
that it doesn't exist! And as I have said, in this
case, I am not sure it does exist.
<br><br>Later,<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 56 From: frilen2 Date: 5/25/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Hi Brad<br>There is a Dick Rishelam from Greenbay
Wisconsin that is into American Flyer. I bought some really
great set boxes from him thru Ebay...I've sent him an
email regarding the Whistle Panel house. Let's see if
that lead turns up something new. Thank you...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 57 From: belairchevy Date: 5/27/2001
Subject: Snow Panel pictures added
Hi all! Just added two pictures of Department 56
snow covered trees and hedgemodified for use on my
Winter Wonderland Set. These trees are a little larger
than the originals but look much better. All I did to
modify them was remove the ceramic base, put masking
tape around the wire at the bottom to form a trunk
that would fit the holes in the panels, and then paint
the trunk brown. Pretty easy project.Let me know what
you think..(be nice)..Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 58 From: frilen2 Date: 5/28/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Hi Brad<br>The new snow panel pictures are
great...the Christmas trees are a neat addition and really
showcase what can be done to update All Aboard sets with
more modern materials without changing the original
panels. I really like the look of the modified street
lights. They add to the overall effect. They appear
closer to an earlier steam era than the original light
poles represent. Neat Work...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 59 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/29/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Brad,<br><br>Pretty neat! What are the hedges that you have in place of the picket fences? They look really good!<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 60 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/29/2001
Subject: Plasticville 1912-200 house vs 1701...
Take a look at this auction I won today. It is
another version of the Plasticville house, this one a
1912-200. It looks about the same s the 1701, except it has
a garage molded into the back wall at about the
spot of the wall that would not exist in L shaped All
Aboard
house.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1600498027&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=991187353&indexURL=0&rd=1 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1600498027&r=0&t=0&showTu
torial=0&ed=991187353&indexURL=0&rd=1</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 61 From: belairchevy Date: 5/30/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel pictures added
Chuck......The hedges are Dept. 56
VillageFlexible Sisal Hedge (Set of 3). I cut them to desired
length with diagonal cutters as they come in approx. one
foot lengths. The "Christmas Store" I got the stuff
from had other items that looked like they would work
with the panels. Lots of pine trees and things from
autumn to use with the Dept 56 Halloween series. There
is also a set of small pine trees that light up that
are just the right size but have wires running
between them. Have not figured that one out yet. I found
some Noch and Woodland Scenic trees at the hobby shop
that would adapt nicely to the regular
panels......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 62 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 5/30/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Consist Variations
I have seen some interesting variations,
too.<br><br>I currently have a Pioneer 600 set that came with
the Erie CJ engine, Shell tank car, Bethlehem Steel
gondola, and red common AFL caboose.<br><br>As a child I
had a Champion 800 set that came almost exactly as
pictured on the 800 set box. It had the PRR 21107
Atlantic, the Hooker chemical tank, Monon gondola, Santa Fe
hopper, and yellow and silver "Radio Equipped" AFL
caboose. I am hoping to buy as set like that this summer,
preferably in the box. <br><br>Regards, and hope this helps
in cataloguing AA set variations,<br><br>F. P.
Kopetz
Group: allaboardsets Message: 63 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Karl,<br><br>If you look closely at the my
composite picture, you will see the holes below the windows
on the porch of the L shaped house where I assume
the porch floor plugs in. This is apparent in both
the your Plasticville 1701 house and the Gilbert L
house photos.<br><br>Does anyone here still doubt that
the mysterous L shaped house was in fact
Plasticville?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 64 From: d...garb2000 Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
I posted a message about the 1701 9:30 edt today
,it must have gotten lost. I will re list if it is
lost. In reply to this message. I do not doubt that the
picture of the L house and pv house that we have are the
same family. It is just that the 1701 that I have will
not properly fit on the Whistle Panel but the
colonial house will.I question if the 26122 came as is
pictured or came with the colonial as described in the
write up. Dave Garber
Group: allaboardsets Message: 65 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/31/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Could someone possibly post a picture of the 1701 house sitting on the All Aboard panel? I have no idea when I going to be able to get the one I bought on eBay.<br><br>Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 66 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
OK Chuck<br>The pictures you requested are
posted. That's the PV 1701 I purchased. It's not
kitbashed only partially assembled for the photos. I taped
in the one small end wall piece to fill out the
right hand wall. As pointed out in a previous message
there is a fit problem at the right rear corner. Once
the front columns are removed this may allow the
building to shift forward a bit. Hope that
helps...Comments? Also the back wall of the 1701 is the same as you
had pictured for the other Ranch House you bought. We
need to figure out the best spot to cut to kitbash.
Enjoy...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 67 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: PV 1701More Information
Just for the record Plasticville marketed the PV
1701 New England Ranch House at various times with
different item numbers. (And we thought AF's numbering
system could be confusing) <br><br>Mike Cedro's Plastic
Village Gazette priceguide (page 12) lists this house as
MH-2, 1701, 1808, 1912, 1986 (Scenic Classic?), and
5701 (bagged?)<br>Wall colors are either White or Tan.
Roof colors are Red, Gray, Turquoise, Brown, Black, or
Dark Gray. Window trim is Brown, Turquoise, Red, green
Blue, Yellow or Cream. The price range (depending on
condition and colors) goes from $12 to as high as $95 for a
mint boxed Tan Walls Brown roof Brown trim model.
<br>Happy hunting...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 68 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV #1701
Karl,<br><br>Now I am more sure than ever, that
the pictures in the Gilbert catalog were a kitbashed
version of this house. Look at picture #2 of the All
Aboard house pictures. This is the view that shows the
end of the house with the 3rd window near the peak.
Look closely, and notice that the window partially
overlaps the vent, the same vent that I see in the 1701
house!<br><br>And yes, the new pictures show why the porch posts
went away. So that the house could slide forward so
that the back end worked. Then, they added the
trellis, but it does not come as far forward to the front
of the house. I notice another problem, that could
be the reason Gilbert did not stick with this house
long in production. The front mounting hole of the
whistle comes too close to the front wall of the house on
the porch. In fact on the new pictures, the whistle
would be partially on the porch, without sliding the
house way forward.<br><br>These latest pictures have me
excited! Seeing the window overlaping the roof vent at the
end of the house seals it for me! What do you
think?<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 69 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Kitbashing the 1701
I think that Gilbert probably kitbashed 2 and
perhaps 3 houses in order to make the L shaped house. The
problem is the chimney! The simple way to make a repro of
this house, will be to buy a second house, and take
the complete end panel from it, and cut it up and
install at the end of the house where the chimney is.
Then, on the outside of it, add a new chimney that is
completely formed. Note that the chimney on the 1701 house
is incomplete. Also, the chimney on the 1701 is too
straight, and too short. The chimney in the catalog photos
is wider at the bottom and tapers. I suggest we need
to look at other Plasticville houses, and see if we
can figure out where Gilbert, and where we can steal
a chimney!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 70 From: belairchevy Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV 1701 More Information
Karl....Does your Plasticville information list the standard Ranch or Colonial houses for All Aboard?.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 71 From: frilen2 Date: 6/1/2001
Subject: Re: PV 1701 More Information
Hi Brad<br>Mike Cedro's Guide shows the AF houses
on pages 94 & 95. He has them listed as Connecticut
Hobbies/American Flyer. Two Story House. Walls are medium Tan with
either Turquoise or Blue roof and windows. Prices range
from $20 to $55. Under Small Ranch House he lists that
all walls are white then indicates variations between
combinations of Red Green and Blue Roof and Trim. Prices are
again $20 to $55. In Emails to Mike he was not aware of
the Barn or "L" house. I sent him my info and he sees
the kitbashed PV theory resemblance. There is a
Plastiville Yahoo Group that he posts to on a regular basis.
He also publishes a Quarterly Magazine..."Plastic
Village Gazette" He has been looking for more info on the
American Flyer House for an upcoming article. I pointed
him to the Vince Amato Story at the Hobby Surplus
Sales Website, and to your All Aboard Website. Hope
that helps...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 72 From: belairchevy Date: 6/2/2001
Subject: A New Champion 800 set!
Just purchased a new Champion 800 set. It's never
been run but box was opened to verify contents. Has
the ranch house and colonial (sorry no "L") hooker
tank and yellow caboose. It should arrive next week.
Looking forward to this one!...Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 73 From: belairchevy Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Pufferbellys
Pufferbellys has All Aboard items listed at:<a href=http://www.pufferbellys.com/cgibin/orders.cgi/inv/pbafcol.txtor target=new>http://www.pufferbellys.com/cgibin/orders.cgi/inv/pbafcol.txtor</a> you can call Bill at 1-254-756-1518
Group: allaboardsets Message: 74 From: belairchevy Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Snow Panel Pictures Preview
A preview of My Snow Panel Pictures Page is linked below. This will be added to my website. Includes pictures posted in the club any many others:<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/ww.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/ww.html</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 75 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/4/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Panel Pictures Preview
It felt a lot cooler down here in Florida tonight while I was looking at your snow pictures! Very nice! Too bad snow panels are so rare. They would be great for use at Christmas, etc...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 76 From: frilen2 Date: 6/7/2001
Subject: Still on the trail of the
Hi All<br>In the Greenbergs Guide to American
Flyer Vol II, Under their #26122 Whistle panel
description, there is an intesting reference on page 102 to
the collection of a W. Balint. Does anyone know a
W.Balint? If I'm reading this reference right, they may be
able to shed further info on the elusive "L" shaped
house. Ive gone thru members lists for NASG, AFCC, and
an old NMRA directory with no results. I Know that
Doug Peck had been extremely helpful in providing
info, and AF Trains to Joe Deger in writing this book.
Hey Doug, any info on a W. Balint? Thanx as
always...Karl<br>P.S. I am now the proud owner of a set of Winter
wonderland panels...They are in sad shape, but are originals
Group: allaboardsets Message: 77 From: gilbertflyer2000 Date: 6/8/2001
Subject: Scenery for the mods'
I'll leave just a quick note. If anybody is
looking for the original, grey bridge,street
signs,fence,white billboards,or the original ranch house,they can
be found at hobby surplus. I order some of them and
they are the originals.If you want to contact them the
adddress is 187 main st. P.O. box 2170, New Britain, CT.
06050-2170. Also 1-800-233-0872, or www.Hobbysurplus.com. I
didn't Know if anybody else knew about this place,so I'm
just passing this information along if it will help
anybody.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 78 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/8/2001
Subject: A 4th Type of All Aboard house???
I just uploaded a new photo to the All Aboard
Houses section. It is a blowup from the 1965 catalog
cover from Brad's site. I always thought this house was
the L shaped house. But it has a garage, and if it is
the L shaped house, it is the side of the house we
have not seen, furthermore, it is nothing like the
Plasticville 1701 house on this side. Note the garage door,
etc. Am I going crazy or what?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 79 From: portlines Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: BALINT
I know nothing of him.....only the references in
Greenberg.<br>Doug Peck<br>Port Lines Hobby Supplies<br>6
Storeybrooke Drive<br>Newburyport, MA 01950-3408<br>Shop
hours: Weekday evenings: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 80 From: belairchevy Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: 4th All Aboard House
If you go to the TV Commercial section of my
website, one of the pictures shows part of the garage on
the "L" house. Seems to me like the "L" is a
combination of the colonial and the 1701. Maybe we should
have a contest to see who can come up with an "L"
first! Don't they have an A.C. Gilbert day once a year
at the old factory in New Haven? Any of you guys
ever go there? Is it possible some of the old Gilbert
employees could shed some light on our questions. Just a
thought. Off to work on the real trains now.......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 81 From: frilen2 Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: A 4th Type of All Aboard house???
Chuck & Brad<br>I think you both have found the photos that we need. Great!!!!!!!!!...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 82 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Thoughts on L house construction
It looks to me like the PV 1701 rear house wall
was cut somewhere in the area of the big rectangler
window, leaving a portion of the window 2 squares wide
and four squares high to replace the original 4 high
by 6 wide larger window.<br><br>We have also been
looking at the trellis at the side of the porch. My wife
thinks it may have been made by using one of these large
4 by 6 square windows.<br><br>She had an even
better idea though, which is to cut up a couple of All
Aboard billboards, salvaging the lattice looking stuff
from them in order to make a trellis. I like this idea
a lot, it would make a nice looking one... The
billboards are cheap from Hobby surplus, so cutting them up
does not seem to distasteful.<br><br>I still don't
know how to recreate the chimney. Again, the one on he
1701 is wrong...<br><br>Brad's picture of the TV
commercial confirms to me, where to get the garage door
though! These are being sold by Hobby Surplus as well.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 83 From: frilen2 Date: 6/9/2001
Subject: Re: Thoughts on L house construction
I went back thru a copy of the All Aboard promo
video. In one of the closing scenes just before they cut
to the set boxes is another shot of the "L" house's
back wall. Brad, your estimate of how they kitbashed
that wall makes perfect sense. I posted a copy, in the
all aboard house album, shot from the TV screen using
a digital camera. The quality's not too sharp but
you clearly can see how this wall is arranged. The
trellis being a billboard portion or the large window as
lattice would work very well.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 84 From: frilen2 Date: 6/10/2001
Subject: Snow panel Mountain Pieces
Hi Brad<br>The photos of the Snow panel mountain pieces are posted...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 85 From: frilen2 Date: 6/11/2001
Subject: Chuck...It's One Month Old
Hey Chuck<br>Congratulations, The All Aboard Sets Club is 1 month old and 25 members strong....<br>A great start for a small but loyal group...<br>Thanx again for starting this Club site...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 86 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/11/2001
Subject: Re: Chuck...It's One Month Old
Karl,<br><br>It seems like it has been longer
than a month, it has been great fun. <br><br>A special
welcome to the 25th member, traincity1. Thanks to
everyone who has joined. Please post to the group and tell
us about your All Aboard activities, whether you are
pesonally in to it, or dealing in All Aboard related
products. We are interested! I know I would be real
interested in purchasing the L shaped house that legend says
came with the early whistle panels! :-)<br><br>I would
settle for a crossover panel though. Just recently
missed getting two of them. A day late!
Darn!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 87 From: belairchevy Date: 6/12/2001
Subject: Champion 800 has arrived!
Group....My new Champion 800 arrived yesterday. This thing has truly never been run. So what do you guys think...should I run it?......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 88 From: belairchevy Date: 6/12/2001
Subject: Snow Mountains
Karl...Thanks for the great pictures. Guess I will try and paint some regular mountains to look like snow. By the way, where did you get the color version of the All Aboard film?....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 89 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800 has arrived!
Karl,<br><br>Enjoy your new set!<br><br>If you
did not run it, who would you be saving it for? The
next generation does not care anything about toy
trains, and I have often told my wife that the last
boomer that dies is going to have a heck of a train
collection! Because of this, the prices of our trains will
probably plummet at some point as well. So there is
probably never going to be anyone that will enjoy that
Champion 800 set any more then you will. Go for
it!<br><br>And anyway, I don't think the ALL ABOARD 600 and 800
sets are all that rare new in the box. I saw some at
York last fall, and there are two posted right now on
eBay, in the
boxes!<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606723798 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606723798</a><br><br>and<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606710245 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606710245</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 90 From: frilen2 Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Snow Mountains
Hi Brad<br>The video is "Classic TV Train
Commercials of the 50's and 60's" by Alpha Video
Distributors, Most is B&W but a portion on the All Aboard Sets
and Game train is in color. ...and I got it on
Ebay...where else? Now you have to share how you clipped the
video images for your website...they look great in B&W
too. ...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 91 From: frilen2 Date: 6/13/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800 has arrived!
By the way I vote with Chuck ...RUN IT Or, better
yet, Wrap it up, put away until December 25th., and
then be REALLY SURPRISED at what Santa left for
you.....mainly have as much fun with it as possible, how often
will an opportunity like that come along
again...ENJOY!!!!!! Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 92 From: belairchevy Date: 6/14/2001
Subject: Re: Champion 800/Commercial pics
O.K. looks like I will run the Champion 800. I
really liked the save it until December 25th idea
though. Christmas day in 1965 was when my brother and I
got a Pioneer 600 and an Aurora HO slot car set.Hit
the jackpot that year! About the TV Commercial
pictures...I use Webtv which has a feature called video
capture. I hook up my video camera to the Webtv and play
the tape "freezing" the picture at the desired spot.
The picture is then transfered over to file manager
at Geocities. You can also do the same thing with
short audio clips (wav). That is how I did the All
Aboard wav on my webpage.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 93 From: belairchevy Date: 6/16/2001
Subject: Whistle panel house
Group....had an interesting call from Bill at
Pufferbellys last night. He has a mint in the box whistle
panel (not for sale) and was inquiring about the "L"
house. While we were talking he opened the box and
unwrapped the house and it was the regular colonial house
not the "L". The outside of the box shows the "L" and
the wording on the box says colonial which the "L"
house is also known as, but inside, the regular
colonial! AHHHHHHHHHH! Thought sure we had found one but
the search goes on......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 94 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 6/18/2001
Subject: My New Champion 800 ? (I hope...)
I posted a while back that I was hoping to get a
Champion 800 set like my boyhood AF set. Have bid on one
of the ones on eBay...just a few hours to go...I
hope I win it....<br><br>It would be so cool if I won
it and when it arrived, I opened it and took a trip
in time back to Christmas 1965 when my parents
opened my set and put it together and let me help (being
just three then) If this works out...can do it myself
this time...if I win this set, it WILL be run! No
doubts.<br><br>Hoping to smell more Flyer smoke soon...<br><br>Fred K.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 95 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/18/2001
Subject: Re: My New Champion 800 ? (I hope...)
So you are the one! I have been watching this
auction as well, but have pretty much decided not to bid.
You have been in quite a bidding war today with
another fellow!<br><br>I was a little concerned about the
seller. A zero with glasses who has been an eBay member
since something like June 6. But I wish you good luck!
May another virgin Champion 800 set find a home with
a fellow clubmember!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 96 From: d...garb2000 Date: 6/19/2001
Subject: unopened 800
wowwwww 567+++++ how much is it worth after you open it???
Group: allaboardsets Message: 97 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: Re: unopened 800
This high bid surprised me, but a similar set
sold on eBay on April 2nd for $450.00, and it was
used, though "used very
little".<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1126639723 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1126639723</a><br><br>If you care to look at the auction before eBay drops
it from the database...<br><br>I had no problem with
the 567 price, but will the winner ever see his set?
The seller was a zero feedback with glasses, whose ID
goes all the way back to June 5th of this year! This
seller was a total unknown quanity, and after being a
eBay user for over 2 years, I was afraid of this, and
this was the reason I did not bid on either of his
auctions.<br><br>The seller also wanted only a cashiers check or money
order as payment. I felt it was too risky for me...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 98 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: Re: unopened 800
Well....<br><br>Maybe it's better, given the
seller's record, that I didn't get that set.<br><br>I used
some of the money and got something else instead...we
shall see what comes up some other
time.<br><br>Regards....<br><br>fp....kop
Group: allaboardsets Message: 99 From: belairchevy Date: 6/20/2001
Subject: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Just received a nice AF 1966 dealer catalog.
Shows all three regular All Aboard sets and the rear
cover shows the Winter Wonderland Set all in color!
It's interesting to note that the 1965 dealer catalog
photos show the "L" house in the six and eight panel
sets. All photos in the 1966 catalog show the regular
colonial house. Another interesting feature is the James
Bond Scenic Panel Race sets shown in three different
versions. A very interesting catalog.......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 100 From: frilen2 Date: 6/21/2001
Subject: Re: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Hi Brad<br>Any chance of adding some of these pictures to the Club Photo section?...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 101 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/22/2001
Subject: All Aboard Humor - eBay / Hobby Surplus
Ok guys, you have to look at this one! I think
the value of All Aboard stuff is increasing.
:-)<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606486309 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1606486309</a><br><br>In case any club members need one of these rare
manuals, you can purchase them from Hobby Surplus for
$8.00 in mint condition. You will find the link in the
Links section under OUR PAGES.<br><br>Hobby Surplus
also has many other All Aboard items, such as RR
crossing signs, ranch houses, billboards, and other
original parts for All Aboard.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 102 From: belairchevy Date: 6/22/2001
Subject: Re: 1966 T-166-6 catalog
Karl...I will have to have a friend scan them for me. Then I will post them....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 103 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/23/2001
Subject: Westerner Set!
I won a Westerner set (panels only) on eBay
Saturday. My wife found this auction almost hidden in the
Trains->General group, as it did not say anything about American
Flyer, All Aboard or anything else likely in its
title.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1607985841&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=993314125&indexURL=0&rd=1 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1607985841&r=0
&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=993314125&indexURL=0&rd=1</a><br><br>Hurray, I finally got a crossover panel!!! That has been
hard to come by, and my layout needs it. But now I am
up to 51 panels. Is this getting a little out of
hand? Do I need professional help perhaps?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 104 From: frilen2 Date: 6/30/2001
Subject: Message Drought
OK!....1 week and no new messages???? Every body
can't be on vacation at the same time.<br>Thank you
Brad for the info on the Plasticville Trees reissue,
that one got past me somehow. I finally tracked down a
couple of sets at a suburban Chicago train shop. They
look great..<br>I also picked up a split level house
kit. I suspect that may be the source of the tapered
chimney on the "L" house...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 105 From: belairchevy Date: 6/30/2001
Subject: Plasticville Cape Cod Houses
Just for the heck of it I purchased a couple of
Plasticville Cape Cod Houses to see how they would fit on the
straight panels. They measure about 4x5 inches and sit
perfectly in the mounting area. A little careful
positioning covers the holes in the panels. The roof height
is about the same as the colonial house. I guess if
there is a drawback it's that the Cape Cod has no
garage. I purchased four older Cape Cods off ebay,
however I believe they are still available new. There was
also a Plasticville Bungalow that looked like it might
fit. My knowledge of Plasticville is pretty limited
but looks to me like many of the smaller
accessories...wishing well, footbridge, gazebo, etc. could be used on
the panels......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 106 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/1/2001
Subject: All Aboard accessories on eBay
OK, here is another auction on eBay. This one is
for just about a complete set of accessories for a
600 set, except no
houses...<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/awcgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1611481320 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/awcgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1611481320</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 107 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/1/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 108 From: frilen2 Date: 7/4/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
It ended at $113.00. Quite a race at the end to get in the final bid.... I guess the value of these items is increasing.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 109 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/5/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
It does seem like the price of All Aboard stuff
on eBay is holding up quite well this summer. The
price of this auction surprised me.<br><br>Here is
another auction to
watch:<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1613763685&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=994823827&indexURL=0&rd=1 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1613763685&r=0&t=0&showTu
torial=0&ed=994823827&indexURL=0&rd=1</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 110 From: belairchevy Date: 7/5/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
It surprised me too. I went up to $60 and dropped
out. Too bad someone doesn't reproduce the scenic
items for All Aboard.Last week I won a bid on a
Plasticville Church and an All Aboard colonial house.Turns out
the seller had an extra colonial which he sent along
for free. Got it all for $17. Sometimes you get lucky
I guess.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 111 From: portlines Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
I acually went a little higher than that, but the
$113 (+sh !) was a bit of a surprise.<br>I AM working
on reproducing four of the panel
items----streetlights, stop signs, long picket fence, and RR Xngs. The
problem is that injection is out of sight, although
overseas is still in the realm of possibility.<br>More
likely to be resin castings which would then have to be
painted (by the user, not by me!)<br>Reaction to
that???????<br><br>Doug Peck<br>Port Lines Hobby Supplies<br>6
Storeybrooke Drive<br>Newburyport, MA 01950-3408<br>Shop
hours: Weekday evenings: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 112 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Doug,<br><br>Doesn't Hobby Surplus still sell the RR Xngs, and quite cheap at that?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 113 From: belairchevy Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
Doug....Anything you can reproduce for All Aboard
is great. There is a real need for the streetlights,
stop signs and long pickett fence pieces. At one time
I checked with an injection mold outfit here in
Denver to see about having streetlights reproduced.
Would have required a second mortgage on my house! The
expense is in the actual creation of the mold. Is it
possible that the original molds still survive at Lionel
or Plasticville and could be used for a special
production run of the parts? I honestly believe there is
more of a market for this stuff than you would think.
Lots of panels out there with no scenery to go on them
and to a certain extent that's what inhibits the
growth of All Aboard as collectable....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 114 From: portlines Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories on eBay
You are correct about the RR Xngs at HSS,
although who knows how much longer they will have them in
stock. They've run out of most all the other parts they
used to have.<br><br>I AM still looking into the 3
parts you mentioned; I'll move this project back onto
the front burner. My first choice is injection
production overseas, and I've already (today) made another
inquiry about this. Hopefully I'll have an answer before
too long.<br>You're right about injection costs in
US....totally out-of-sight unless you want about 100,000 of
something!<br><br>SURVEY: As a point of interest, assuming these 3 parts
(streetlight, long picket fence, and stop sign) could be made
available in injected white plastic form (probably with the
appropriate silver or red paint applied.....BUT for now,
let's assume NOT.....Assume you would have to do that
yourself), for no more than $2.00 per item..... is that
reasonable and marketable ??????<br><br>Will keep everyone
informed.<br><br><br>(BTW...this isn't All ABoard related, but we have just
announced exclusive production of a very colorful Brookside
Milk wood-sided reefer, for delivery this fall. Info
available on our website.)<br><br>Doug Peck<br>Port Lines
Hobby Supplies<br>6 Storeybrooke Drive<br>Newburyport,
MA 01950-3408<br>Shop hours: Weekday evenings: 7 PM
- 9:30 PM EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782
(Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 115 From: frilen2 Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: Doug's Survey
Doug...<br>You have my vote.<br>$2 a piece would
be reasonable price, for those items...How about the
small trees? Those always appeared to be good
candidates for resin reproductions...Please keep us
posted.<br>Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 116 From: belairchevy Date: 7/6/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard accessories survey
Streetlights, stop signs, and long picket fence sections for $2.00 each sounds good to me. Where do I order? Seems very reasonable. Could S Helper Service make them for you?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 117 From: belairchevy Date: 7/10/2001
Subject: I posted this on s-list
In response a post on s-list that called the last
of the AF line "junk" I sent the following: From:
belairchevy@... Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2001, 8:48pm To:
S-Trains@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: 60's Flyer...was it junk?
����������I was 10 years old in 1965 and the first train set
I got was an All Aboard set. Over the next few
years that poor old set got quite a workout, had a
couple of switch panels added to it, and an upgraded
21168 smoke and choo choo locomotive. Was it
junk?...Not to me or my brother. In fact several kids in the
old neighborhood had them. The train set was around
until the early 1980's when my mom cleaned out the
basement and sent the trains, slotcars, G.I.Joes, baseball
cards etc. to the Goodwill! About 1995 I decided to try
and replace the old All Aboard set and ended up with
all kinds of All Aboard stuff. Is it junk? Maybe to
you but not to me. Lots of neat memories are
associated with it. Pikemaster and All Aboard may not be the
most popular of the AF line to collect, but they have
their place. There is a nice Pikemaster/All Aboard
group on Yahoo at:
<a href=http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/allaboardsets target=new>http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/allaboardsets</a> Bradley D. EggemanDenver, Colorado
Group: allaboardsets Message: 118 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/11/2001
Subject: Regarding
When All Aboard stuff was brought out by Gilbert,
I was in High School and my interests had turned to
HAM Radio and other things...<br><br>So, I never had
All Aboard as a kid, or even remember seeing any.
When I got back into the hobby 2+ years ago, I was not
very impressed with Pike Master trucks, particularily
the fact that they were all plastic, and the design
of the couplers.<br><br>Today, Pike Master rolling
stock is nearly all I buy! I have found out that I was
wrong. Cars with these truck roll real easy, and you can
have a longer train than you can with stock 900 series
trucks. Also, pikemaster cars stay coupled together when
you run the train, which is a real plus! They are
great if you are not into automatic uncoupling
operations.<br><br>Regarding the panels, I had one objection to them; pike
master track. For me, I have solved that by switching
them to Gargraves, and the result I love. Lets see,
the guys who look down their nose at All Aboard
layouts are running their trains on green painted
plywood, right?<br><br>To each his own!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 119 From: frilen2 Date: 7/12/2001
Subject: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
There are new photos posted in the PV1701 Album...<br>First attempt at an L shaped house wannabe.<br>Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 120 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/12/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
REALLY NEAT!!! How did you fill in the missing
portions of the Chimney. How about another picture of the
back side of the house where the garage door is? This
is really neat. I am going to have to get going on
completing my own house!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 121 From: belairchevy Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Karl....That house is excellent! How did you do
the chimney end? Did you try it on the whistle panel
to see if it will fit over the whistle motor?
Finally we have the "L" house.....really nice job
Karl....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 122 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: The EXCITMENT of All Aboard Railroading.
I wonder if other AF train folks feel the
excitment I do over this All Aboard stuff? I got home from
work last night at nearly midnight local time, and
found Karl's pictures of his kitbashed Plasticville All
Aboard house. It made my day for sure and brought a big
smile to my face! <br><br>The replication of the ultra
rare L shaped house has been a major topic here in the
All Aboard Club, and in fact Karl's interest in the
subject was the actual spark that led to the forming of
the club. Where this is all going to lead I have no
idea, but I for one am having a lot of fun getting
there, and after all that is the whole purpose of Toy
Trains anyway. <br><br>I have changed the club picture
to one of Karl's photos. I am going to start
changing this picture frequently. Partly, so we can all
look at something different, and partly to show
non-members a photo that better represents the activities of
club members. (non members can not view the PHOTOs
areas).<br><br>I would like to also take this opportunity to
welcome our 27th member to the club, emily_lacque. I hope
you enjoy the club!<br><br>Thanks
everyone!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 123 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Just an Idea...
I recently purchased another copy of a reprint of
some of the A.C. Gilbert company newsletters. It gave
me an idea...<br><br>Since A.C. Gilbert company went
out of business in 1967, that would be about 34 years
ago. If you were say a worker there and 30 years old,
you would only be 64 years old right now! Where are
these people? Maybe we could start a search for former
employees of Gilbert, and find someone that perhaps could
give us the real story of the L shaped house, first
hand...<br><br>Unfortunately the reprint of the newsletters is from 1954 or
there abouts, so that won't be of much help, but I
would think the Internet could be used as a resource to
track some of these people down. What do you
think?<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 124 From: portlines Date: 7/13/2001
Subject: Re: Just an Idea...
Several of these former ACG employees are present
each year at the "Train Collectors Train Show" in New
Haven. This show is run by John and Robin Vanacore, and
they do an outstanding job. The show is on Sunday
(August 19th this year), but Saturday always includes a
tour of the old factory, a show-&-tell, visits with
former employees, etc.<br>It's a great take, for anyone
who can make it.<br>Some of the well-known names in S
come every year, including Andy Jugle, Bob Bubeck,
etc.<br><br>Doug Peck<br>Port Lines Hobby Supplies<br>6
Storeybrooke Drive<br>Newburyport, MA 01950-3408<br>Shop
hours: Weekday evenings: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
EST<br>978-465-8798<br>1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only,
please).<br><a href=http://www.portlines.com target=new>http://www.portlines.com</a><br>portlines@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 125 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Complete 600 set accessories on eBay...
This auction I found today has a complete set of
accessories for a 600 set. The only thing I see missing is
the log fencing and part of the plasticville
trees...<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1616481290 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1616481290</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 126 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Re: Just an Idea...
Going to the Train Collectors Train Show" in
New<br>Haven and the ACG factory visit is a great idea and has
been mentioned before. Unfortunately we have not been
able to find anyone to volunteer to do it. I am in
Florida, and would like to attend, but my wife has her
high school reunion the same weekend in Detroit, so I
will be unable to attend this year.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 127 From: belairchevy Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Plastic Village Gazette
In the next issue of the Plastic Village Gazette will be an article on the All Aboard houses. You can check it out at: <a href=http://www.plasticvillagegazette.com/custom.html target=new>http://www.plasticvillagegazette.com/custom.html</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 128 From: belairchevy Date: 7/14/2001
Subject: Website additions
I have added scans of the AF 1965 and 1966
catalogs to my All Aboard website. The rear cover of the
66 catalog shows the Winter Wonderland set. Please
go
to:<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/catalog.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/catalog.html</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 129 From: frilen2 Date: 7/15/2001
Subject: Re: New photos in PV1701 on panel Album
Hi all<br>Thank's to all of you for your kind
remarks. <br>As I had said this was just a first attempt
at an "L" house wannabe. I wanted to use as much of
the original New England ranch as possible, the
missing portion of the chimney is a resin casting of the
complete front edge of the chimney, then flipped upside
down and trimmed to fit the missing area. The trellis
is a portion of an all aboard billboard as Chuck had
proposed. I've posted a picture of the back wall of the
house. Overall I'm satified with the front, left, and
back of this house. The results on the right(chimney
side) are not close enough to the original. I believe
that I have a better solution, that would also provide
a properly tapered chimney, although the proper
trellis is still a mystery. I'll keep you updated as
version 2 takes shape. <br>Thanx again...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 130 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/17/2001
Subject: New Member
Hi, New member as of today. <br><br>Have one set
of the scenic panels. Now trying to match up all the
parts that went with it. Have quite an extensive
collection of trains and train memorabelia. <br><br>Look
forward to talking with you.<br><br>Svea
Group: allaboardsets Message: 131 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/17/2001
Subject: Re: New Member
Welcome Svea to the All Aboard Sets
club!<br><br>If you need information regarding what items
originally came with your set, may I recommend the web site
which belongs to one of our members
(Brad)...<br><br><a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/home.html</a><br><br>You will find this site to have a wealth of
information about All Aboard railroading.<br><br>Once Again,
WELCOME!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 132 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: FAMOUS AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS & L House
The still "in print" book FAMOUS AMERICAN FLYER
TRAINS by Paul C. Nelson has extensive coverage of All
Aboard sets in it. Some of the best coverage I have seen
in a book actually.<br><br>There is an interesting
statement on page 121 and I quote: " The #26122 scenic
straight panel with the whistle has the modern house, with
the attached rear garage rather than the colonial
house referred to in the catalogs and pictured on the
box."<br><br>Interesting, no? The book has two complete pages on All Aboard
Sets, with a black and white picture of a Winter
Wonderland set, and a 2nd picture of the Winter Wonderland
set's box. The author also talks about large All Aboard
layouts he has seen, the largest being 11 x 20 feet and
having over 100 panels!<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 133 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Welcome trwalton1 to the club...
Let me be the first to welcome another new member
who joined yesterday, trwalton1. <br><br>Make your
self at home, and do look around at the links and
photos, as well as the messages posted to the club over
the past couple months. You have joined in time to
still be considered a "charter member"! You are part of
the elite group of American Flyer enthusists that see
the potential and fun of All Aboard Sets, and the
club is growing. <br><br>30 members! Who would have
believed it. When we started this club I thought we might
get a half a dozen or so!<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 134 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set on eBay...
Some stuff missing, and includes a couple Plasticville pieces...<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1618056731 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1618056731</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 135 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/18/2001
Subject: Re: New Member
Thanks Chuck for the welcome. Yes I took a look
at Brad's web page and got a picture of what was
supposed to go with the set. My train room is 20x30 and is
jammed full of everything. So it will take me awhile to
go thru the boxes to find what goes with what.
<br><br>Thanks for your help.<br><br>Svea
Group: allaboardsets Message: 136 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/20/2001
Subject: You gota look at this eBay auction!
BIG LOT OF ALL ABOARD ITEMS, PANELS, +,
LOOK<br>Item #1618719335<br><br>Would you believe 29 panels
and accessories. If only I didn't already have 50
panels!<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1618719335 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1618719335</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 137 From: belairchevy Date: 7/20/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look at this eBay auction!
Thats one heck of a layout. Looks like someone
really expanded a Westerner set. Notice the brown
colonial in the second picture? The car carrier also is an
interesting piece. Might be a good "fixer upper".
Group: allaboardsets Message: 138 From: svea1_2000 Date: 7/21/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look at this eBay auction!
I would love to have it. But my train room is overflowing now.<br><br>Svea
Group: allaboardsets Message: 139 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/24/2001
Subject: Champion 800 Panels on eBay...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 140 From: belairchevy Date: 7/26/2001
Subject: Re: You gota look--and the winner is----
Looks like the winner is stefengineer of our club! Congrats! Hope you will give us a report when you receive your panels. What a set!!!!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 141 From: belairchevy Date: 7/27/2001
Subject: Pikemaster Auction
This is not an All Aboard set but an interesting collection of Pikemaster equipment containing a couple of the harder to find cars.<a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1620711286 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1620711286</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 142 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/27/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 set auction
Group: allaboardsets Message: 143 From: svea1_2000 Date: 8/1/2001
Subject: Found the Trees
Well I found the trees to my set. I also counted
the panels. I have a total of 9. 4 curved and 5
straight. So I either have one too many or one too few. I
am posting a pic of the trees and will continue my
treasure hunt in the train room for the rest of the
set.<br><br>Svea
Group: allaboardsets Message: 144 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/2/2001
Subject: Re: Found the Trees
Well, it sounds like you have an extra straight panel, but that is a good thing. If you can chase down one more straight panel, you can make a bigger layout!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 145 From: svea1_2000 Date: 8/3/2001
Subject: Re: Found the Trees
Well I wasn't sure if I ended up extra pieces or
was actually missing one. But I am still searching
for the rest of the pieces to the set and maybe I can
figure out which model I am supoosed to
have.<br><br>Svea
Group: allaboardsets Message: 146 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/6/2001
Subject: eBay Auctions 600, 800 & 1200 panel sets
Marty's Trains has eBay auctions running with
each of the summer panel sets.<br><br>Pioneer
600:<br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624322174 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624322174</a><br><br>Champion
800:<br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624321126 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624321126</a><br><br>Westerner
1200:<br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624323478 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1624323478</a><br><br>Note that though he has the set number correct in the
auction titles, he pretty much has the names mixed up.
Like "Westerner 600", rather than the correct Pioneer
600. <br><br>The stated shipping charges are pretty
low. I recently paid a small fortune to have a
Westerner set shipped from Oregon to Florida. ($96.00!) I
have had many All Aboard panel sets shipped to me and
arrive in broken condition. The set from Oregon was
shipped with each panel individually wrapped in the large
bubble wrap, and then put in two boxes (12 panels of
course). UPS ground on each box was $28.00, and the
remainder was what I paid for all the shipping materials.
It was worth it though, as the panels arrived damage
free!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 147 From: frilen2 Date: 8/6/2001
Subject: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Greenberg's Volume II lists four different
billboards with the early 1965 sets. They are as pictured in
the catalog. One with people, one with a rowboat, one
with an orange slice and one with a "Sprite" can.
There is also a billboard shown just inside the cover
of the x165-12 rev catalog that advertises a New
Packard "Clipper" Has anyone been lucky enough to have
come across any of these? I've only found the Auto
Rama, Erector and All Aboard billboards. Dear
Doug...Are repro's available from Portlines? Any information
appreciated as always...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 148 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/7/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
I think someone said a while back that Joe's
Train Repair had the reproduction billboard stickers.
But it was also my understanding, that though these
other billboards were pictured in advertising, that
they were never actually sold to the public by
Gilbert.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 149 From: belairchevy Date: 8/7/2001
Subject: Reproduction billboard stickers
Joes Train Repair has seven different stickers
for the All Aboard billboards...Nash..Baby
Ruth..Dupont Zerex..Kool-Aid..Silver Springs..General Tire and
Fox Mart. I purchased several of each. Makes a nice
variety on a larger layout. You can contact them at
www.joestrainrepair.com
Group: allaboardsets Message: 150 From: frilen2 Date: 8/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard on Ebay
There are three sets of All Aboard panels
currently listed on ebay. <br>Auction #1626389436 AF All
Aboard 8 Panel Electric Train Layout $99.99 - Aug-18
16:53, This looks like a Pioneer 600 with two extra
straights, but it does have a ranch house, two colonials and
a barn, Train consist is a bit odd for a match to
this set. <br><br>The #1626784387 Westerner 600
Pikemaster Panels $30.00 - Aug-19 17:16 and auction
#1626784629 Westerner 800 Pikemaster Panels $39.99 - Aug-19
17:17 are the same sets as previously listed last
week---no winning bids.<br>It looks like Marty & Larry
Cohen relisted at a lower starting bid, but didn't
bother to correct the set names...<br>FYI...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 151 From: frilen2 Date: 8/13/2001
Subject: More All Aboard on Ebay
Sorry...Just found a couple more items posted on
Ebay. Auction #1626380392 AF All Aboard 26141 RH Switch
Panel $18.49 3 Aug-18 16:17 <br>...and Auction
#1626382696 AF All Aboard 26141 Right Switch Panel - OB
$25.49 4 Aug-18 16:26 <br>Enjoy...Karl<br>P.S....Has
anyone had any success with other auction sites besides
Ebay?? Just wondering if there are other sites to
recommend.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 152 From: jfred436 Date: 8/14/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
A billboard for the "New Packard Clipper" would be very interisting. Didn't Packard merge with Studibaker in 1955? At least by 1965 they were gone.<br><br>jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 153 From: frilen2 Date: 8/14/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Hi jfred<br>Packard did merge with Studebaker in
the mid-50's and ended production in 1958. The last
couple of years they were pretty much Stude's in
diguise. ...but I agree a Packard billboard face even
repro would be neat...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 154 From: jfred436 Date: 8/15/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
It's neet that Joe's has stickers for a "Nash"
billboard for that matter. Nash and Hudson formed American
Motors in the mid 50's and by '57 were only selling
Ramblers. So, by the time All Aboard came out, Nash was
history too.<br>jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 155 From: frilen2 Date: 8/15/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Do you think that there was some what of a hidden
message in the choice of bill board art ....or were the
Gilbert designers caught in a moment of nostalgia for
days...and cars gone by? <br> <br>....or were they just
surrounded by a stack of old magazines? Hmmmmm...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 156 From: jfred436 Date: 8/16/2001
Subject: Re: Another Obscure All Aboard Item?
Or,,,did Gilbert sell ad space on billboards like
the 12 inches = 1 foot scale? If a store could get
sets with their name on a boxcar, why not a billboard?
Gilbert, and the people who ran the company at the end
were looking to make money on selling the
trains.<br>jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 157 From: frilen2 Date: 8/16/2001
Subject: Plastic Village Gazette Article
I just received the July-Sept copy of Plastic
Village Gazette published by Mike Cedro. Very nice 2 page
article about the American Flyer All Aboard houses. Lots
of pictures...neat way to get part of the American
Flyer story out to people that may not be very familiar
with the orgin of these sharp little houses. He ends
the article with "...These fellows do turn up on eBay
occasionally and (until now) don't usually sell for too high
of a bid, especially if the seller has not properly
identified them." Mike goes on to say that he thinks
"...that this is a real sleeper of a collectible, so get
them while you can find them!"<br>For those of you not
familiar with Mike or his fine New magazine check out his
website at www.plasticvillagegazette.com He also is the
moving force and publisher of a Plasticville 2001 Price
Guide, that covers info not only on PV but also Marx,
Littletown, Skyline, K Line, Ideal and Conneticut Hobbies -
American Flyer. <br>Nice guy, very helpful, great
information...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 158 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/19/2001
Subject: Re: Plastic Village Gazette Article
Does the article mention the L shaped house? Still wondering if we are chasing a unicorn!<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 159 From: frilen2 Date: 8/19/2001
Subject: Re: Plastic Village Gazette Article
Hi Chuck<br>I had been in contact with Mike Cedro
shortly after my original inquiry posting on the
Plasticsville Group website. He provided me with additional
information on the New England Rancher. I had sent him pix of
the "L" house and he agreed that it sure looked like
a kitbashed New England Rancher. The article
re-states that theory. ...and speculates that the "L" house
may not exist, except for prototypes.<br>Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 160 From: rep928 Date: 8/20/2001
Subject: Tree bases
I have some of the multipart large trees that are missing their bases. Any sources for just the trunks? Ate they exactly the same as the PV autumn tree bases (I have some of these) Thanks! -Roy
Group: allaboardsets Message: 161 From: frilen2 Date: 8/20/2001
Subject: Re: Tree bases
Hi Roy<br>In checking Autumn Tree bases vs
original large green tree bases, the only two differences
are color (Brown plastic on the new releases, Green
on the originals) and there is a short plastic pin
sticking out from the base of the originals. I'm not aware
of any source for these trunks, maybe some one will
resin cast them. That probably wouldn't be too
difficult. I was very happy that Bachmann re-released these
even if not quite like the originals used by Gilbert.
Here in the Chicago area one dealer at the GATS show
was asking $60 for a set of 3 original Bachmann
trees. The originals sold under the Bachmann name in the
'60s appearred to be identical to the Gilbert ones
(Green trunk but no locating pin) only that they were
cast in a different (stiffer less rubbery) grade of
plastic. Hope that helps...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 162 From: firex43 Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: All Aboard 2 Story House
Hello, I am curious to find out the various
colors this house came in. I recently aquired a version
with light tan/cream walls with brown roof and trim.
This is a variant from the light brown with blue roof
and trim that I have. Did this color come on the
Whistle Panel?<br>Thank you, John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 163 From: belairchevy Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard 2 Story House
John.....I have a light brown and blue roof, a
light yellow and brown roof, a light brown and darker
brown roof, and a cream and brown roof version of the
colonial houses. The light brown and blue seems to be the
most common. The other colors I aquired in 12 panel
sets and 12 panel scenery kits. The whistle panel is
supposed to have the "L" shaped New England Rancher but
this has not been confirmed. All of the whistle panels
I have encountered had the light brown and blue
Colonial house with them. Again, this would be the most
common but it is entirely possible that there may be
exceptions......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 164 From: firex43 Date: 8/21/2001
Subject: 2 Story House Variations
Thanks for the info, Brad.<br>John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 165 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Ok, I bid on and won the first auction on eBay in
the new S gauge catagory. I thought this corner store
would look great on my ALL ABOARD layout, but the piece
seems to be counterfit or something. It was made by
KING DISTRIBUTING instead of Bachman. So what did I
buy?<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1625268253&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=997895619&indexURL=0&rd=1 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1625268253&r=0&t=0&showTu
torial=0&ed=997895619&indexURL=0&rd=1</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 166 From: frilen2 Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Hi Chuck<br>It' real Plasticville but with a bit
of history all it's own. The way I understand it,
there was a time in the 80's that Plasticville was out
of production by Bachmann. However Bachmann produced
Plasticville items under contact to a company called King
Distributing. King had these items produced as the "New
Plasticville Collectors series", with your corner store being
one of their first offerings. Later as King became
successful, Bachmann rethought their deal and once again
resumed Plasticville production under their own name.
Lionel produced AF rolling stock for I believe Kris
Models and Downs under a similar contract arangement
prior to producing their own American Flyer Products in
1979. Hope that helps...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 167 From: frilen2 Date: 8/25/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Hi again<br>In looking further into your King
#300 Newstand Mike Cedro's Collectors guide shows that
only 1800 were ever made. It's actally based on a
Littletown Structure and a mint in box one (such as yours)
has a value of $100. I'd say you did pretty good in
the "S" Ebay catagory...<br>Did you also notice that
"S" finally had more listings than
"TT"<br>Enjoy...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 168 From: myflyertrains Date: 8/28/2001
Subject: Re: Plasticville USA???? What did I buy?
Karl,<br><br>Thanks for the info on the Plastcville House. Very interesting!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 169 From: frilen2 Date: 9/3/2001
Subject: All Aboard on Ebay
This one may have gotten past us; Six panels, switches etc...One panel is a whistle..but alas no scenery items <a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1632396064 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1632396064</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 170 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/3/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard on Ebay
Yes I have been watching this one, but didn't get around to posting the link here. I have 50 panels at present, and I am trying to behave myself and save a couple of bucks for October York.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 171 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/20/2001
Subject: All Aboard - YORK?
Hello members. I was just wondering how many All Aboard Club members are planning on attending the York Train Show next month. I expect to be there!<br><br>Best Wishes to All!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 172 From: belairchevy Date: 9/24/2001
Subject: Pictures Added
Hello all...I added some photos of the carton of 26121 straight panels I aquired earlier this summer. All panels are new in the box with ranch houses and the blue lake.......Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 173 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/27/2001
Subject: Re: Pictures Added
Brad,<br><br>This is really neat. How do you
manage to keep coming up with these kind of finds? Are
you going to just leave these in the box, or are you
planning on using them?<br><br>Later,<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 174 From: belairchevy Date: 9/27/2001
Subject: Re: Pictures Added
Chuck....The scenic panel gods have been smiling
on me lately I guess. At some point they will get
set up in a layout but right now I don't have near
enough room for all of it. On top of that I stumbled
onto a Lionel D-164 factory display layout that ended
up in the dining room because it won't fit up the
stairs in my townhouse. Good thing I'm single or it
would be divorce court for sure.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 175 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: 12 Panel Set w/crossover & whistle!
Here is a 12 panel set on eBay with just over a day to go!<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642370606 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642370606</a><br><br>Good luck!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 176 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: FLASH - NEW WINTER WONDERLAND SET!
A very unusal set, especially in this condition is currently selling on eBay. It is worth a look, but already fairly pricey!<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642730172 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642730172</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 177 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/30/2001
Subject: New Photo - S-Helper Flex Track
Many thanks to Paul Yorke who has put a picture
in the Photos section of his miniture S layout. A
picture of the new S-Helper Flex track bent to a 6 inch
radius, which means that it could easily be used on All
Aboard panels. This is an outstanding
development!<br><br>It was suggested tonight in the S-Chat, that this
track could also be used to make a turntable, perhaps
even one small enough for an All Aboard layout! I am
dreaming of a turntable centered on 4 kitbashed curved
panels! Any thoughts about this?<br><br>Thanks again
Paul...<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 178 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/1/2001
Subject: Winter Wonderland Set - Bid Retracted!!!
In looking at eBay tonight I see that the auction
of the Winter Wonderland set that was over $500 is
below $300, with less than 24 hours to go. I have
listed the URL again below for anyone who might be
interested.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642730172 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1642730172</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 179 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/2/2001
Subject: Winter Wonderland Set - $810!
Wow, even after losing over $200 of bid the day before, this auction still brought in over $800!<br><br>P.S. Is anyone out there?<br><br>Later, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 180 From: belairchevy Date: 10/5/2001
Subject: Question for group on AB set prices.
Does anyone in the group know what price the
Champion 800 and Westerner 1200 sold for at Sears, Wards
etc. I have a book that shows the Pioneer 600 and
Winter Wonderland Sets but not the 8 and 12 panel sets.
The prices listed in the Greenberg (Sets) guide seem
a little high. Any information is much
appreciated.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 181 From: belairchevy Date: 10/5/2001
Subject: Re: Winter Wonderland Set - $810!
A Winter Wonderland for $810 and a Westerner 1200 with no scenery or train for $255!!!! And who says All Aboard isn't collectable?........Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 182 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/6/2001
Subject: Re: Question for group on AB set prices.
Brad,<br><br>According to the Greenberg Vol III.
Set book, the prices were as follows:<br><br>Pioneer
600 - $50<br>Champion 900 - $85<br>Westerner 1200 -
$125<br><br>I don't know of another source for these prices,
but they seem reasonable to me. I am sure that these
"list" prices were discounted at times, in that trains
were not very popular at the time, some retailers
probably had to drop the price to move them out.<br><br>My
Frontiersman Washington set I recently boought had an original
price of $34.99, but had been marked down on the box to
$14.95!<br><br>Later, <br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 183 From: belairchevy Date: 10/6/2001
Subject: Re: Question for group on AB set prices.
Chuck....I have two books called The Toy Train
Department vols.1 & 2. Basically it's the toy train pages
from the old Sears and Wards catalogs. The 1965 Wards
Christmas Book shows the Pioneer 600 selling for 34.99 and
the 1966 Sears Christmas Catalog has the Winter
Wonderland for 29.99 with individual snow panels selling
from 4.97 to 6.99. Wards has a picture of the Champion
800 but lists only the price for the Pioneer
600.There is no mention of the 12 panel set in either one.
I can remember going to the main Wards store on
South Broadway in Denver and seeing the All Aboard sets
in an operating display. Pretty impressive when you
are 10 years old. Looking through my books here you
can see how the trains were being replaced by the
slot car sets especially after 1963. Now some of those
are collectors items too!....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 184 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 Boxed Set Hidden on eBay
Here is one my wife found, hidden in the OO scale area?<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1649661374 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1649661374</a><br><br>Enjoy...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 185 From: cricket1164 Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Casey Jones
I recently bought some Flyer items, and received
an engine that I don't know about. I have just
recently gotten into Flyer, and know nothing about it. The
engine looks like a 21165 style, but has L2001 on it,
and Casey Jones on the tender. It is in pretty good
shape, and I assumed it was from some type of set, so I
thought someone in this club would know what it is. Does
it have any value beyond the regular type of engine,
it does look like a cheaper style?<br>
Thanks,<br>cricket1164
Group: allaboardsets Message: 186 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/13/2001
Subject: Re: Casey Jones
Hello, and welcome to the All Aboard
Club!<br><br>The L2001 Casey Jones according to the TM price guide
(the one that I trust) has a book value of $40 in
excellent condition. It is a little less common than the
21165, which would have a book value of $25 in E
condition.<br><br>The book also says if it is VG (very good) condition,
subtract 30%, and if it is G (good) condtion, subtract
60%.<br><br>I believe the engine you have came with something
that was know as the "GAME TRAIN SET".<br><br>I hope
this helps you...<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 187 From: cricket1164 Date: 10/14/2001
Subject: Re: Casey Jones
Thank you, I now have a little more insight into
it. The person I got it from did say somethng about a
"game" engine, but I did not understand them at the
time. I paid an extra $15.00 dollars and they added the
engine, so I guess it was a good deal.<br> Thanks
again,<br> cricket1164
Group: allaboardsets Message: 188 From: firex43 Date: 10/14/2001
Subject: Pioneer 600 ebay # 1649661374
This item was listed recently under AF "S" and I don't believe the reserve was met.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 189 From: belairchevy Date: 10/15/2001
Subject: Game Train
Came across this on ebay. This is the set that
included the L2001 Casey Jones engine that cricket1164
has. According to the TM price guide a complete #20800
Game Train Set has a value of
$250.00........Brad<a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1019100716 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1019100716</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 190 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: All Aboard - Report #1 From York
Perhaps some of you club members would be
interested in the All Aboard Sets at York. I attended two of
the pre-meets today. The "Billy Bud" and the
"Holidome" are two Holiday Inns which have toy trains shows
during the week of York.<br><br>Today is Wednesday, and
I spent most of the day at these two meets. One
observation I and many others have had, is that attendance by
both buyers and sellers is considerably down from the
past. I have attended the previous two FALL Yorks, and
the attendance this meet is the smallest. I expected
that the condition of the economy might yield many
bargains to be had, but that does not seem to be the case.
If anything, asking prices are up.<br><br>I spotted
several All Aboard pieces at the the Billy Bud. First, a
Champion 800 8 panel set, with no trains. Panels only,
some accessories, and a beat up box lid. Asking price
$100. Pricey I thought. Later, I found a box of curved
panels, about 10 I would say for $5 each, with no
accessories. I have a lot of curved panels so I passed on this
as well.<br><br>I searched for the L-shaped house. I
did see some Plasticville New England Ranchers, but
the fabled All Aboard L-Shaped house was not seen. I
did see one Red & white ranch house, roof and walls,
but no windows or doors. Asking price, 4 bucks. I
passed on this too.<br><br>Bob Tufts, the author of the
new AF set book, was present, and had a nice table of
American Flyer trains. I did pick up a nice Peabody Hopper
(with pikemaster trucks of course) from his partner,
and then on to the Holidome.<br><br>The Holidome also
had a reduced attendance, and people were already
packing up and leaving by 2 pm or so. I saw a nice
crossover panel in an original box, $85 asking price.
Another seller had a Pioneer 600 set with original box,
in used condition. Asking price $350. My All Aboard
purchase of the day was a yellow and silver "radio
equiped" caboose 24631. It should have been an E+ piece,
but has a corner broken off the roof, a real shame. I
picked it up anyway. We may try and fix it or use it as
is, but I wanted one of these cabooses and it was the
nicest one I saw all day, even with its flaws. I looked
all day for a Hooker pikemaster tank car for my All
Aboard layout. I never found worthy of
purchase.<br><br>All in all, the day was a lot of fun, but many items
I have been looking for and seen on eBay were not
around. The big York show is Friday, and I will report on
that later in the week. The pre-shows will continue
Thursday, but I am going to take the day off from trains
and enjoy the PA dutch country with my wife and rest
up for the big day. Will report
later...<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 191 From: belairchevy Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panels on ebay
This looks like it would be a nice addition to someones collection....Brad<a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1650925284 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1650925284</a>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 192 From: belairchevy Date: 10/17/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard - Report #1 From York
Chuck......Thanks for the report. I've always heard that York was a good place to find All Aboard. Hope you bring back an "L" house............Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 193 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/18/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panels on ebay
Brad,<br><br>And if you noticed, this set of panels includes 3 crossover panels! That should get somebody interested!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 194 From: belairchevy Date: 10/18/2001
Subject: It's the scenic panel gods again!
Group.....I went to the model train store after
work last night to pick up some Lionel items I was
having repaired. Just happened to look through some of
the "sale" items at the front of the store and back
where you almost couldn't see it was a complete boxed
Westerner 1200 set! To make a long story short I ended up
buying the darn thing. It's in excellent shape with most
of the original packing material. The set has been
run but well cared for. Even has the auto carrier
with all its cars. The store owner said it had been
there for quite a while and was happy to find a good
home for it. The first thing I checked was the houses
hoping to find the "L" but no such luck, ranches and
colonials only. The search continues.............Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 195 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/31/2001
Subject: Sealed Westerner Boxed Accessories!
On eBay for your enjoyment, a sealed box of
accessories for a Westerner
set!<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1656864216 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1656864216</a><br><br>Enjoy, and let the games begin!<br><br>PS: My post
report of All Aboard at the York train show will be
coming. We just got back this weekend and I am still
trying to get caught up.<br><br>Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 196 From: kaufu2001 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Just found my old Pioneer
After my mother mistakenly told me my trains had
been given away, it recently resurfaced during a clean
out session. It is the 6 panel Pioneer set, missing
some accessories. Where can I find the bungalow, the
ranch house(?) and some of the signs, lamp posts and
telephone poles? I also need some track connectors. Now I
have some loose Pikemaster ( same track that is on the
All Aboard set ), and I am unwilling to make the
track connectors the way I did to get the All Aboard
set going. I also have some Greave track, and need
some more to complete a set up. Any body know where to
complete this stuff? Both trains run after a few repairs,
and it is just as much fun as when I was a kid.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 197 From: firex43 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Panel Parts
An excellent source for some panel parts is Hobby Surplus Sales in New Britain, CT, they advertise in hobby magazines and they put out a Flyer & Lionel parts catalog. It's worth looking at.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 198 From: frilen2 Date: 11/5/2001
Subject: Re: Just found my old Pioneer
Check the "Links" button<br>There is a Link on
this club page to Hobby Surplus Sales Web site, and
Vince Amato's story. I just received their latest
catalog on Saturday, there are still new All aboard items
available...Ranch House still listed at $9.95...They sell online
also..<br>Also another invaluable link is to Doug Peck's
Portlines Hobby. Doug carries an extensive line of American
Flyer and scarce All Aboard items. Including track and
panel connectors...Doug is always great to deal with...
You won't be disapointed.<br>Enjoy...Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 199 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard at York - Part 1
I went to the York train meet looking for All
Aboard stuff. The pre-meets at the hotels had been
somewhat disappointing. Prices had been way to high on
most items. <br><br>On Thursday night, I attended the
"Gilbert Get-together" that was held at the Four Points
hotel. The night started, with a meeting with our own
David Garber, a charter member of our club. We had a
good time chatting AF for an hour or so, and then it
was time to go across the street to the other hotel
for the Gilbert meeting. I would say that there was
around 50 people there. There was a table up front with
quite a few AF items that people had brought for the
"show and tell" session. Bob Tufts, the author the the
new AF set book and writer of the column in S Guagian
magazine, explained the significance of some of the items.
There were also comments from several of the other
people in the room who attended, and I came to realize
that many hundreds of years of AF knowledge was in
that room with me. Listening to some of these people
was an interesting and humbling experience.
Unfortunately, I couldn't really get any more All Aboard
information here. It was a great couple of hours anyway, and
I would highly recommend it to any AF fan that
makes it to a future York meet.<br><br>Friday, at the
actual meet, things where quite a bit better. I was
looking for All Aboard sets, accessories, Pikemaster
rolling stock, and most important of all, the mysterious
L-shaped house.<br><br>In the Silver hall I heard a seller
complaining. "I offered him the entire layout for $60 and he
still didn't buy it." I looked at his table only to see
a Pioneer set piled on the table with a selling
price of $125.00, but the whole table marked
half-price. <br><br>In the White hall I stopped at a table
where a fellow was holding out an All Aboard street
lamp. He seemed to have several dozen of them, and
crossing signs too. $1.00 each, I thought that sounded
good. Kind of wish I had bought the street lamps! Oh
well... <br><br>At another table I saw a single
Cross-Over panel mint in its orginal box, though slightly
shelf worn. $125.00 asking price, I passed
by.<br><br>Back in the Blue hall I happened upon a 12 panel set
being lifted off the table by its happy new owner. I
congratulated him and invited him to join our group. At another
table a man saw the All Aboard billboard I had in a
lanyard I was wearing around my neck. He stated that he
owned over 150 panels, and showed me photos of a layout
with a large portion of them set up. I would have
loved to been able to get a copy of those pictures for
this group. When I invited him to join us, I got kind
of a lecture about how he didn't own a computer, and
never would because of the large number of people who
had lost their jobs because of them. He was nice
about it, in fact most people at York are nice, and one
of the best things about the show are the people you
meet there.<br><br><br>End of Part 1
Group: allaboardsets Message: 200 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard at York - Part 2
One of the things I really wanted, was a nice
HOOKER Pikemaster tank car. I wasn't seeing them at all.
Finally I found one, but it had broken steps, and a
missing marker. I closed the deal anyway. The tank part
was nearly perfect, though the wire railings at the
top of the platform were missing. Suddenly, I
realized that if I found the Hobby Surplus booth, that I
could purchase one of those Yellow Shell Tankers, and
by removing one screw, have a whole new frame on my
Hooker!<br><br>I stopped at the Hobby Surplus table and chatted
with Steve Amatto while purchasing a couple of Yellow
Shell Tankers. I asked if he had ever seen in their AF
stuff this other L-shaped house. He told me that the
only house they had, or had ever seen where the two
common ones we all have. He continued that those two
houses did come in a variety of colors, but that he had
never seen a third house. He further speculated that
they may have never actually been sold.<br><br>Here
and there around the meet, I would see a complete All
Aboard set. Most were not cheap, and none of the
complete sets were mint or in unopened boxes. I never saw
a Westerner set with accessories, or did I see the
box of Westerner accessories that has been showing up
on eBay lately. You would see an All Aboard mountain
or house here and there on tables. I looked for the
L-shaped house, but never saw one... I looked everywhere
for the L-shaped house. I never saw a sign of it. I
did talk to some people that could be considered
experts in AF though, a the opinion that it had never
actually been produced prevailed.<br><br>My best All
Aboard related purchase strangely enough, was not at the
train meet at all. Prior to the meet, I had stopped at
Strasberg (as usual) to visit the TCA heardquarters and
train museum. We always stop at the the CHOO-CHOO barn
down the street, and a little antique mall a block or
so away from that, that sometimes has a little train
stuff upstairs. On the Tuesday before the meet, we
stopped at the antique mall, and there in a glass case
was a train with a 21165 and 6 Pikemaster cars. The
cars looked nice, and included a Bordens car, track
cleaner, crane car, GN reefer, spotlight car and the
common red caboose. Most of the pieces looked good. The
asking price was $95. Because it was before the meet, I
passed on it. Later, at the meet, I was seeing the
Bordens car alone for $55 or more.<br><br>During the week
that followed the York meet, we drove around rural PA
enjoying the fall colors. (PA is beautiful in the fall!) I
kept thinking about the train I didn't buy. On the day
that we were going start heading in the general
direction of home, I decided that we would "swing by"
Strasburg, and see if the train set was still there. When we
got to Stasburg, I decided to make a pit stop at the
Choo-Choo barn before going to the antique store. They have
some used trains upstairs, and always have some AF, so
I went to take another look. To my horror, there
was what looked like part of the set from down the
street. I thought, they must have bought the train for
resale! The Bordens car was priced at $85!<br><br>When
finally I got to the antique store, I nervously climbed
the stairs to the second floor, and approached the
glass case where the train had been. It was still
there! The engine and all 6 cars. My wife had learned on
a TV channel at our motel one night, that antique
stores expect you to bargain with them; we hadn't know
that! The price for the set was brought down to $85.
The deal was closed, and the cars wrapped and boxed
and added to "the haul" in the back of our car. Most
of the pieces were really nice. Some oxidation of
some of the rolling stock axles, but we can deal with
that! The engine, ran perfectly the first time I put it
on the track.<br><br>The L-shaped house was not
found, but then again, the mere seach for it has been a
lot of fun. It was in fact the original reason that
this club was formed, so what can I say. The fun goes
on!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 201 From: firex43 Date: 11/6/2001
Subject: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
Hobby Surplus in New Britain, CT, has original
eyelets to reattach track to the panels. The part number
is 6152. They can be secured with various types of
tools for small eyelets and using a backing post.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 202 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: Just found my old Pioneer
The house that Hobby Surplus does not sell, is
listed now on eBay in the following
auction.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1658766389 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1658766389</a><br><br>This is the 1 1/2 story brown house with blue
roof.<br><br>Later, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 203 From: belairchevy Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
firex43.....Thanks for the info....I had been
getting them in various lengths from a source in New
York. Do you know if they have the original ring
terminals that went on the yellow wire underneath the
panels also?........Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 204 From: firex43 Date: 11/7/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
As far as I can find out, Hobby Surplus does not
have the brass eyelets for replacement. They do,
however, sell eyelet terminals for use on late AF steam
and diesel locomotives, the part number is PA 6173.
These are a good replacement and save trying to
replicate the eyelets from brass sheet stock.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 205 From: belairchevy Date: 11/8/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
firex...thanks again for the info. I've not been
able to find an exact duplicate of the brass terminals
from any of the electronic supply stores here. What I
have been using is a small copper terminal from the
company where I got the eyelets. Since you are into panel
restoration, have you been able to find a paint color that
matches the gray used on the roadways? Model Master has a
Light Sea Gray (FS 36307) that I used on a switch
panel. It's very usable but just a shade lighter than
the original. Perhaps we could discuss restoring
panels further. If you like you can email me at
belairchevy@... I would be very interested in any methods or tips
you have for fixing up the panels........Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 206 From: kaufu2001 Date: 11/10/2001
Subject: Thank you
Just a great big Thank You to every one trying to
help me finish my train set. I really appreciate all
your help, and with any luck, I will soon have all the
pieces to finish my set. <br>Now, what would happen if I
bought an unopened box of accessories? I want to play
with my trains, not sit and admire them? Would it be
more econical to seek out bits and pieces?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 207 From: belairchevy Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Thank you
An unopened box of All Aboard accessories is an
excellent and somewhat rare find and a nice addition to an
AB collection. I think you pretty much answered your
own question. Get that box of accessories, open it
and save the box and packing. Put the accessories on
the panels and go run your trains. Have fun!!!!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 208 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Panel Eyelets
I have a source for eyelets that is quite
inexpensive. I am not exactly sure what an uninstalled All
Aboard panel eyelet would look like, but we could look
into it. I suspect I can get something pretty darn
close at a price that would be about $.30 per
dozen!<br><br>Regarding restoring panels, I would love to see this
discussed openly here in the club, as many of us are
interested in it. My wife has done some remarkable paint
restoration using acrylic paints that are sold in craft
stores, and even the craft department of Walmart. She
mixes paints together to get the exact shade she wants,
and has managed to exactly match the greens and the
white-gray of the road bed. We have not tried to match the
gray color of the streets yet. This type of paint has
a flat finish, and you really can't see where the
paint was touched up, even if you look
closely........Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 209 From: firex43 Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Panel Eyelets
Chuck- If you would like to compare an eyelet I
will send you one if you contact me. Perhaps in
comparison we can find a better length eyelet to compensate
for panel thickness variations. John [firex43]
Group: allaboardsets Message: 210 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
John,<br><br>I would be happy to check for the
eyelet, if you can supply a sample(s) and tell me exactly
what we are looking for. I can then send you several
samples to find out which one you like the best. I
supplied one train parts dealer with thousands of eyelets
to be used as truck bushings. A surplus house here
in Orlando has all kinds of eyelets. The only ones I
have not found yet, are the ones to mount Pikemaster
trucks. They don't have anything quite that large so I am
having to buy my eyelets elsewhere for 25 cents each!
Ouch....<br><br>I do have All Aboard panels that still have eyelets
in them, but have no idea what length we are looking
for to have an accurate match for restoration
purposes. Of course, I commit the ultimate heresy, and
remove the pikemaster track from my panels and use
gargraves attached with screws that are the same color as
the wooden ties.<br><br>My snail addess
is:<br><br>myflyertrains<br>1565 Brazilian Lane<br>Winter Park,
FL 32792<br><br>....Chuck<br>email:
myflyertrains@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 211 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Pioneer set with orginal packing? eBay!
Here is a neat Pioneer set hidden in the O scale
group of eBay. This one seems to have some of the
original packing! Trees still not broken off there
holders, origina craft paper,
etc....<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1662587483 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1662587483</a><br><br>Enjoy......Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 212 From: belairchevy Date: 11/11/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
Here is what I have been using taken directly
from the Stimpson catalog. The eyelet that works for
most applications is a GS4-8 outside diameter .121
length under flange .250 In some cases on the switch
panels I have used a longer GS4-9 ouitside diameter .121
.281 length under flange or a GS4-10 .121 outside
diameter .312 length under flange. For the ring terminals
that attach the yellow wires under the panels I used a
copper D1269 ring terminal. Not exactly like the
original but works very well. The length of the eyelets is
ample to allow use of the ring terminal. My experience
is not to set the eyelets too tight. Just snug
enough to hold the track in place without bending the
ties. A "Brakeman" rivit tool has an attachment for
this using a backing plate. I set mine with a pop
rivit tool using a modified nail for a one hand
operation. Stimpson is located on 900 Sylvan Ave. Bayport,
NY 11705-1097 (516) 472-2425. I got samples from
them for free otherwise you have to order thousands of
them...........Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 213 From: belairchevy Date: 11/12/2001
Subject: Panel Restoration
Here are some things I have used or done when
working on my panels. Model Master makes a spray paint
color called Light Sea Gray (FS36307) that is a little
lighter than the original road color but will work. I did
a switch panel with it and was satisfied. A trick
on the switch and crossover panels if the track is
removed is to solder the fold over tabs that make the
electrical connections on the switches and 90 degree
crossing. If your train is slowing down on the curved
section of a switch or one side of the crossover this
should solve the problem. If you remove the track always
drill the eyelets from the bottom. Hold the yellow wire
so it doesn't wrap around the drill bit if it grabs
the ring terminal. What does the yellow wire do? It
conducts the stationary voltage (hot side) to the switch
motors and the whistle on the whistle panel. The spring
wire connectors that hold the panels together make the
electrical connection for the yellow wire between the
panels. Keep your spring wire connectors tight and you
should have no problems throwing the switches.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 214 From: judgeatkck Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Whistle Panel
Group I hope you can help me. I recently acquired
a whistle panel, it appears complete, all the wires
appear correct, but I am unable to get it to operate. I
have two switch panels on the same layout and they
both work flawlessly so I don't believe the problem is
with the transformer or the layout itself. Any
suggestions? I will be in South Beloit for the S-Fest this
weekend with a group from KC. So if you are there and
have any ideas look me up. Otherwise I will plan on
responding to e-mails Sunday night or
Monday.<br>Thanks,<br>Bill Hutton(JudgeatKCK)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 215 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: Again, eBay Hidden All Aboard Auction
A lot of All Aboard sets are being hidden on eBay
these days in the "O Scale: American Flyer" catagory.
Here is another
one....<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1662754264 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1662754264</a><br><br>Enjoy............Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 216 From: firex43 Date: 11/13/2001
Subject: Re: All Aboard Whistle Panel
Hello Bill, Regarding the whistle panel, I
suggest that you test the panel by itself with a
transformer, connecting the outside rail of the panel to the
base post and the constant voltage from the
transformer to the center (yellow) wire of the panel and try
the whistle button. If this works, you will have to
track down a loose or missing connection in your panel
set up. Has the whistle worked at all?<br>Good
luck,<br>John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 217 From: belairchevy Date: 11/15/2001
Subject: All Aboard Items For Sale
I received this in an email. He prefers to sell
these items as a lot. Please contact Ralphiej@...
for price and other details.E-mail message From:
Ralphiej@... Date: Thu, Nov 15, � Gilbert American Flyer
All*Aboard LandScaped Scenic Panel Train Sets 20811/20812
Panels in Excellent Condition w/original Cartons
(Cartons are beat up and taped but intact) Complete
Inventory As Follows: Panels( All exc to like new) 8 26101
Curve Panels 4 26121 Straight Panels 1 26141 Rt Switch
1 26142 Lt Switch � 1 26151 Scenic Crossover Panel
� 38 Track Pins 19 Track lockons Trains (Good to
VG, minor rust but should clean up) 1 21107PRR 4-4-2
Loco and Tender w/smoke 1 21165 Erie Casey Jones 4-4-0
Loco and Tender 1 24076 UP Reefer Yellow/Gold
w/working doors (1 coupler broken ) 1 24054 ATSF Box Red
Super Shock Control 1 24127 Monon Gondola 1 24569 AF
Industrial Brownhoist Crane Car 1 24549 Erie Spotlight Car
(Spot Light inner lamp missing) 1 24636 AF Lines
Caboose Yellow w/silver roof 1 24636 AF Lines Red Caboose
Accessories 2 Tunnels Complete 2 colonial 1 1/2 story houses
complete 1 ranch house complete 3 foot bridges 3 large put
together trees 3 �1 1/2 inch, 2 inch small trees 4 �3 1/2
inch �poplar trees 10 Stop Signs 4 split rail fence 3
picket fence 1 long, 2 short 5 railroad crossing signs
in tact 5 railroad crossing signs (panel insert
piece broken) 6 street lamps in tact 3 street lamps
(panel insert piece broken) 1 22034 Transformer (don't
think it works, but hums) 1M6788 All Aboard Booklet w
track plan diagrams(wrinkled but clean)
Group: allaboardsets Message: 218 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/19/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
John,<br><br>I got the eyelet sample. I will take
it by the store that has them later this week. It
looks like a size they would have, and I will also look
to see if they have it slightly longer. We are
talking 30 cents per dozen here!<br><br>Will keep
everyone posted.....Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 219 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 11/29/2001
Subject: WINTER WONDERLAND RH SWITCH PANNEL
A few years ago I ran across seperate sale boxes
of rh & crossover WW pannels. they were in a plain
brown box with the part number stamped on end flap.
They were left over store stock and are new, however
the boxes were badly damaged but the pannels were
mint. Looking to trade a rh ww panel for any other ww
pannel in E cond or better.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 220 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/2/2001
Subject: Sealed Box of Westerner Accessories
Another sealed box of accessories on eBay, with a little more than two days to go.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1670235553 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1670235553</a><br><br>Enjoy....Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 221 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/3/2001
Subject: Re: Panel Eyelets
John,<br><br>I got over to the store today and
looked at the eyelets. They have one eyelet exactly like
the sample you sent me, and another eyelet just a
little longer. They have shorter ones, but assume you
don't need shorter. The cost of these eyelets are 30
cents per dozen, plus cost of postage. Anyone that
wants them, email me off list and we will work it
out.<br><br>Later....Chuck<br>myflyertrains@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 222 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/11/2001
Subject: Champion 800 8 panel set on eBay
Here is an 8 panel set which includes two switch panels.<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1675693004 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1675693004</a><br><br>Enjoy.....Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 223 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/13/2001
Subject: All Aboard Book $27.00! Please read...
Ok folks,<br><br>I hope that the people that have
bid this All Aboard Manual up to $27.00, are not club
members. Hobby Surplus sells these brand new for $7.99, so
Cavet Emptor! The auction is below for your inspection,
I am NOT recommending you get involved in this
bidding
frenzy!<br><br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1674646496 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1674646496</a><br><br>Enjoy.............Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 224 From: dsimon55 Date: 12/25/2001
Subject: WTB All Aboard Stuff
My son just got into American flyer. I am tring
to revive my old All Aboard set. if anyone has any
extra panels, or parts please let me know. I am looking
for the switch panels as well as whistel<br>Have been
looking at ebay with no luck. please let me know ehat you
have for sale and how much<br><br>thanks<br><br>Dave
Group: allaboardsets Message: 225 From: belairchevy Date: 12/25/2001
Subject: Re: WTB All Aboard Stuff
You might check with the guy listed in message 217. He had several panels for sale including switches. Also try Doug Peck at Port Lines Hobby Supplies..........Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 226 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/30/2001
Subject: You Are Invited to MyFlyerTrains.com
Hello everyone. I would like to invite everyone
to visit my new website at
<a href=http://www.myflyertrains.com target=new>http://www.myflyertrains.com</a> which is dedicated to American Flyer Trains, but
in particular All Aboard Sets and Kris Model S Gauge
trains. The site is being improved every week, and there
is much more to come. Many articles will be posted
there in the future regarding the restoration and
kitbashing of All Aboard, so stay tuned!<br><br>Happy New
Year Everyone!<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 227 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: All Aboard Club Newsletter #1
Happy New Year to all!<br><br>It is time to get
things going again in the club. Surely, everyone does
not have their trains parked!?<br><br>I see people
visiting the club, but nobody has anything to say. How
about some layout pictures from you guys? Pictures are
easy to upload to our club's photo area! Its a new
year, lets post post post! <br><br>Does anyone have
pictures of the All Aboard houses with unusual colors they
could post? A ranch house with windows colored other
than red, or a colonial house windows colored other
than blue? I know they exist, and have been wondering
what other colors Gilbert made?<br><br>I have a new
Micromark model saw, and am getting ready to start cutting
on Plasticville parts to make my first L shaped
house.<br><br>During the Winter months, my layout shrinks to 14 panels
and more pictures of it can be seen at
<a href=http://www.myflyertrains.com target=new>http://www.myflyertrains.com</a><br><br>I have been working on repairing a junker 336 that
I have owned a couple of years. If anyone wonders,
I can confirm that a 336 Northern will NOT run on
All Aboard Track radius! (yea, I really tried it) I
have also noticed that my S-Helper SD-9 runs on the
panels, but the gears make a grinding noise on the
curves, so I don't run it either. Happily, most every
other trains I have tried run fine, even Alcos. I have
to wonder though how the crane was packaged for All
Aboard use, as it is not real compatable with the
layout's mountain tunnel piece!<br><br>I am currenly
running a train with 14 cars on my All Aboard layout,
pulled by a 21085. I have had to lock the reverse unit
in forward, because sudden direction changes on a
long train make for a catastrophe. Lately I have been
agnoring my wife's objections, and filling up the smoker
and letting her puff. (The engine puffs a little too
:-) I really love that smoke!<br><br>If you didn't
order eyelets to attach your track to All Aboard panels
I still have some left. This was a special All
Aboard Club member price of 30 cents per dozen! The same
price you would get if you walked through the door of
the Surplus house here in Orlando to purchase
them!<br><br>You will see a notice at the top of the All Aboard
Club's home page from Yahoo that they are merging Yahoo
Clubs, and Yahoo Groups into one. I am not sure what
this is really going to mean for our club meeting
place, but there will probably be some small changes at
the least. You may wish to click on the "Special
Announcement" at the top of the club page and read
this...<br><br>There has been a real shortage of All Aboard stuff
lately on eBay. Have club members bought it all
up?<br><br>Well thats it for Newsletter #1. Hopefully I have
generated some kind reaction that will result in message
postings. If not, hopefully it is because you are all too
busy with your All Aboard Sets to play on the
computer!<br><br>Later.....Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 228 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: Nice All Aboard Set on eBay!
This a a 6 panel set with 5 extra panels,
including switch panels and accessories. This one is
tempting, but I currently have 50
panels...<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1685841044 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1685841044</a><br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 229 From: kaufu2001 Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: Re: Nice All Aboard Set on eBay!
It looks great, but unfortunately the seller does not ship to Canada, and with the exchange rate, it makes it tough to afford. But, I can still dream.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 230 From: firex43 Date: 1/6/2002
Subject: 6 Panel Set at NETTE
A 6 panel set is advertised as auction lot # 288
at New England Toy Train Exchange and can be viewed
at www.newenglandtoytrainexchange.com. Aproximately
40 lots of other AF trains are on the site.<br>John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 231 From: firex43 Date: 1/11/2002
Subject: Pioneer 600 Set on ebay
Pioneer 600 set on ebay at item# 1688910526.<br>Six panel set
Group: allaboardsets Message: 232 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/12/2002
Subject: Re: Pioneer 600 Set on ebay
Group: allaboardsets Message: 233 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/16/2002
Subject: WINTER WONDERLAND SET FOR SALE
SET LISTED IN TCA NEWS FOR $800.00
Group: allaboardsets Message: 234 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/17/2002
Subject: lionel 2002 items
Nyc Pa-Pa 4 car pass set- gray lighting stripe<br>Gp-9 RI red & black, red deluxe caboose<br>6 colorfull freight cars<br>bulbing checker board tower
Group: allaboardsets Message: 235 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/24/2002
Subject: lionel gabe review
They are out and here is some of the differences
compaired to the origionals: Gabe has only two buttions.
the lights go on automaticly when he reaches the top
and will only go off when he climbes up again to turn
them off. they will go off when the power is turned
off (if they were on, they will not come back on when
the power is turned on. Lionel warns that to not
climb Gabe too fast the coil will get too hot. they
also warn not to turn the unit off when the lights are
on becaues the switch for the lights will be out of
sequence. How many of us will turn off the main layout
power when Gabe is on? Packaging is poor! overall
apperance is good. big wire going up the one corner is
readly seen. the red roof does not come off the house.
Green is a little light in color.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 236 From: ssolderitch18014 Date: 1/24/2002
Subject: Lionel coal tower review
It is a 752A with door. The coil for the door was
moved up and had a metal cover added. was it added to
keep coal from jamming? heat from the coil from
melting the plastic coal or a saftey consern? the frames
around the windows are a seperate piece of metal so they
can paint them a different color. Origional's were
embossed and stamped printed. the window material is held
in place with metal tabs, not glue. the door was
closed on the house, so you don't see the motor, but you
see a door frame with no door punched out. wires are
attached with four binding posts on the end of the base. I
think some of changes are good, however some are bad.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 237 From: dave63126 Date: 1/29/2002
Subject: Re: Using curve panels for switch panels
By:dave63126<br>Date: 1/29/02 10:02pm<br>Hi
everyone. New to club so bear with me.<br>I read all the
messages but no one seemed to have tried what I did so I
thought I would share.<br>I ended up with an excess of
curved panels so I made several of them into switch
panels which worked quite well.<br>I bought several
pikemaster rh & lh switches from Hobby Surplus sales, some
extra track and a number of the red railroad
bridges.<br>I removed some of the curved track off of the panel
and put in a switch depending on which panel it was.
I then glued two of the railroad bridges together
and laid straight track on top of them to the next
panel. There is some test fitting and trimming to get it
right. When completed it looks like the bridge is
crossing over a dry creek bed. The curve of the switch
just follows the curve on the panel.<br>Another thing
I did was take thin piano wire and cut and bend it
to fit into the rivet holes between panels to hold
the panels together.<br>Thanks for letting me share
this with you.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 238 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/30/2002
Subject: Re: Using curve panels for switch panels
Hello Dave,<br><br>And welcome to the club! In
the photos section, you will find some pictures where
I made switch panels out of curves, but I am using
Gargraves track. Your conversion is different, and I would
request that you continue to share with the club and
upload photos of your converted panels!
:-)<br><br>Thanks much, and once again welcome to the
club.<br><br>myflyertrains
Group: allaboardsets Message: 239 From: belairchevy Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: New page added to All Aboard Site
A new page about the patent for All Aboard Scenic
Panels is available at
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/patent.html target=new>http://www.geocities.com/belairchevy/ab/patent.html</a> Many thanks to John DeTreville of the club for
providing the information.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 240 From: belairchevy Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: Need an opinion
I have a pretty much complete boxed Winter
Wonderland set. The panels are in excellent shape except for
the track. Three panels have broken track ends and
one has the track broken away from the eyelet. From a
collectors standpoint it's still original but from an
operators standpoint it would be almost impossible to run
it. It's a really nice set other than the track. My
question is do I replace the track with original type and
paint the snow back on the tie strips or should I just
leave it alone. It would grade TCA Excellent if the
track was replaced but would not be original. Your
opinions would be appreciated...thanks...Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 241 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/9/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Brad,<br><br>I would think that would have a lot
to do with what you intend to do with it. If you
want to use it, than repairs are needed. If you are
planning on selling it, than leave it alone. If you are
just "collecting it", and are not going to run or sell
it, than again leave it alone.<br><br>If you are
going to keep it, do what ever pleases you! Seems like
we had this discussion once before when you had a
mint set :-) and were trying to decide whether to run
it. As I said then, who are you saving it for? Sad to
say that the next generation does not care much for
trains. The last train collecting old guy to die from our
generation is going to have one heck of a collection for
little money. That is my guess..<br><br>I will say this.
It is a wonderful problem you have! I almost started
my snow panel collection with a switch panel, but I
think that particular deal fell through... I am keeping
my eyes open for a set, and we have been kicking
around the idea of repainting some regular panels to
look like snow panels. I am overstocked on curved
panels, and I may try that on a couple of those. It is a
shame that snow panels are so rare, because they would
be great under the Christmas tree with some of that
Snow Villiage stuff that is so popular now. Oh
well..<br><br>Chuck....
Group: allaboardsets Message: 242 From: belairchevy Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Chuck...yes it is a wonderful problem that didn't
have to be. I bought this set sight unseen from a guy
in the TCA with the idea of running it. There was
not supposed to be anything damaged on the panels. My
choices are to return the set and get a fairly
substantial amount of money back or keep the set and deal
with it. Because it is a very nice set otherwise I
will probably keep it and fix the track. I'm more of
an operator than a collector although I try to
strike a balance between the two.....Brad
Group: allaboardsets Message: 243 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: Re: Need an opinion
Brad,<br><br>In similar problems on eBay, I was
able to negotiate a partial refund and keep the goods,
when they were not properly represented. Generally,
sellers say they did not realize there was a problem with
the item, and offer some money back. This has worked
for me two or three times. Like the time the seller
just put All Aboard panels in a box without any
packing, and one of the panels was completely broken in
half when received. (The straight panel, wouldn't you
know it!). I had another "AF Expert" that sold me a
360 Santa Fe with only one motor in it. Said he
forgot that it was supposed to have two, and refunded
$25 or so. I felt a lot better about the transaction
at that point. Sellers usually do not want to take
an item back, because then they have to deal with
selling the item and its shortcomings, what ever they may
be, all over again. Of course sellers on eBay fear
bad feedback, and TCA sellers fear complaints to
headquarters, so you have a little leverage
anyway...<br><br>Just a thought...<br><br>Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 244 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/10/2002
Subject: This eBay Auction is really something!
Ok, since I am saving my money for York, I will
share this one with the club. It is incredible! If you
win this auction, I hope you are prepared to lay down
some money for shipping!<br><br>"Trains: these are
Pikemaster trains. 2 # 21165 engines and tenders. Both run
well in forward and reverse but one has to be manually
switched. Both in good condition. 1 #24533 service car w/
die-cast frame. Excellent condition. 1 # 24422 box car, in
very good condition. 1 #24569 crane car, in very good
condition. 1 #24549 spotlight car, spotlight works, near
excellent condition, a small burn mark on bottom edge of
frame. 1 #24125 sand car, car is excellent on one side
and with melted plastic in spots on the other side. 1
#24325 Gulf tank car, good condition minus the wire
rail. 1 #930 caboose, this is lit caboose that works in
very good condition this is not pikemaster. 1 100 watt
#22030 transformer. We have six boxes. All are in very
good condition with shelf wear no missing flaps or
major rips. One left switch box, one right switch box,
two straight panel boxes, one switch panel box and
one main set box. One nice booklet with track layout
and trains. Panels: one left switch panel new, one
right hand switch panel new, two crossover panels used
very good condition, 9 curved panels and 4 straight
panels all new. 15 or 20 more used curved panels (some
damaged) I will send if top bidder wants them. We have two
large bags of trees signs telephone poles fences etc.
that have never been used, another large box of same
item that have been used. 20small gray bridges, 5 good
houses a small box of 4 more houses with some damage for
extra parts. We have five tunnels and 18 mountains.
"<br><br><a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1703386356 target=new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1703386356</a><br><br>I counted a total of 37 panels!?<br>Enjoy thinking
about this one!<br><br>Chuck...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 245 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/11/2002
Subject: Yahoo Strikes the Club!
Well, they warned us it was going to happen, and it has. We have new
features on the club, like those nagging camera ads, and I have already
been offered many opportunities to purchase a valentine!

I have to say, I am a little disappointed that our club is now a group!

Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 246 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/11/2002
Subject: Yahoo Strikes - It is worse than I thought!
It appears that in "Migrating" us to Yahoo Groups, that all of our
uploaded photos have been lost! I can't find any photos at all!

Later, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 247 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: Possible move of the ALL Aboard Sets Club
Hello all,

Please go to http://www.myflyertrains.com and click on THE NEW ALL
ABOARD CLUB. This is an experiment!

Post a message there, and tell me what you think!

Thanks... Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 248 From: dave63126 Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: VEHICLES FOR USE ON THE PANELS
I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS TO USE, BUT MOST OF
THEM HAVE THOSE AWFULL TAMPOS ESPECIALLY ON THE NORMAL VEHICLES.
I WAS GIVEN THIS SUGGESTION FROM A WRITER AT TOY CAR & VEHICLE
MAGAZINE ON HOW TO REMOVE THOSE TAMPOS WITHOUT REMOVING THE PAINT TOO.
I JUST COMPLETED ABOUT TEN VEHICLES AND THEY CAME OUT LOOKING REAL
GOOD.
THE PRODUCT I USE IS A "NON-ACETONE" NAIL POLISH REMOVER PAD BY
CALICO LABS. ITEM NO. 5075. THREE PADS TO A BOX. FOUND AT WAL-MART
IN THE HEALTH & BEAUTY DEPT. IN THE BINS THAT HAVE THE SMALL TRAVEL
ITEMS. IT'S A WHITE BOX WITH FUSHA PRINT. COST IS $0.78 / BOX.
THE ONLY INGREDIENTS ARE: ETHYL ACETATE, IPA, CDP CONDITIONER,
FRAGRANCE.
I HAVEN'T TRIED ANY OF THE LIQUIDS, BUT THEY HAD A LOT MORE
INGREDIENTS THAN THIS.
ONE PAD DOES ABOUT 2 - 3 CARS DEPENDING ON HOW LARGE THE TAMPOS ARE
BEFORE IT EVAPORATES.
TAKE THE PAD A RUB GENTLY OVER THE TAMPO UNTIL THE TAMPO DISAPPEARS
AND THEN WIPE WITH A SOFT CLOTH. WASH IN SOAPY WATER, DRY AND THEN I
POLISH WITH NEUTRAL SHOE POLISH TO BRING OUT THE SHINE.
PRACTICE ON SOME CARS THAT ARE REPLACEABLE UNTIL YOU GET THE HANG OF
IT. WATCH OUT FOR THE PLASTIC WINDOWS, IT FOGS THEM UP.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 249 From: frilen2 Date: 2/12/2002
Subject: New Site
From: Karl Raab, Frilen@...
Remote Name: 152.163.213.77
Date: February 13, 2002
Time: 12:03 AM


Comments
Hi Chuck I received your email, your site really looks great, Ive
visited before. The information on both All Aboard Sets and Kris
Models is outstanding. Both of these areas in American Flyer Lore
have been overlooked for too long. If you would like copies of the
photo's that I had posted on our old club site just let me know.
Maybe an independent site would be better than all the popup adds,
but does it require a lot of maintenance to keep updated? Let me know
if I can be of help. The main thing is that the Club stays together
no matter which site is utilized. Fifty people with a common interest
in All Aboard American Flyer Sets and information may not be very
large but we are a dedicated group. So here's to the future no matter
where it takes us... Karl Raab, Frilen@..., Chicago
Group: allaboardsets Message: 250 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/13/2002
Subject: Re: All Aboard Sets New Site
Hello Karl,

Thanks for the kind words! I spent a pretty long day yesterday putting
the new All Aboard site together. Not much work left to maintain,
except I have to keep the site backed up in case the server goes down,
and I will be adding pictures manually.

Please email me any pictures you from the old site, the L shaped house,
etc, and any pictures of your layout if you would like that posted.
There will be a place on the site to register, in time, but it may
remain uncessary to register to do everything the club has. I am
impressed with the fact that two or three people just stopped by last
night, who are new, and one of them not even an All Aboarder. I know a
friend of mine kept having trouble with Yahoo not remembering who he it,
and he has already used the site without problems.

Thanks,

Chuck

frilen2 wrote:

> From: Karl Raab, Frilen@...
> Remote Name: 152.163.213.77
> Date: February 13, 2002
> Time: 12:03 AM
>
>
> Comments
> Hi Chuck I received your email, your site really looks great, Ive
> visited before. The information on both All Aboard Sets and Kris
> Models is outstanding. Both of these areas in American Flyer Lore
> have been overlooked for too long. If you would like copies of the
> photo's that I had posted on our old club site just let me know.
> Maybe an independent site would be better than all the popup adds,
> but does it require a lot of maintenance to keep updated? Let me know
> if I can be of help. The main thing is that the Club stays together
> no matter which site is utilized. Fifty people with a common interest
> in All Aboard American Flyer Sets and information may not be very
> large but we are a dedicated group. So here's to the future no matter
> where it takes us... Karl Raab, Frilen@..., Chicago
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 253 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/22/2002
Subject: The NEW All Aboard Sets Club
The migration of the All Aboard Sets Club at Yahoo to Yahoo Groups,
has left the club a mere shell of its former self. All of the photo
library is gone, and we are deluged with advertising, but all is not
lost!

YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER of THE NEW ALL ABOARD SETS CLUB! Please visit
your club at http://www.myflyertrains.com/allaboard

For those of you who are in the habit of receiving club messages by
email, this feature will not be available at the new site. BUT, the
new site is faster than Yahoo, and is free of advertising and popups!
When you are a club member, is it too much to ask you to show up at
the clubhouse once and a while? I hope not! I have worked very hard on
this new clubhouse and its development is an ongoing project.

So give it a try, visit http://www.myflyertrains.com today!

Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 254 From: twobeerjohn Date: 2/23/2002
Subject: Train #4644
Hey guys, I have an American Flyer train #4644. I stripped it down
to refinish it years ago, and never finished the job. It had been
painted red with a brush by the previous owner. I just brought it
from my ma's house to mine and think it would now be a nice project
to finish for me and my son. Where can I get the American
Flyer "green" paint, and also the decals that go on the cars? Hate
to tell you guys, but I found this train in the alley 32 years ago. I
was 10 at the time. It had been thrown out. AND, I have all the
track, and it runs. Yahoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! I think it would
look great around the Christmas tree. Any help you can offer would
be appreciated. Thanks!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 255 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/12/2002
Subject: The All Aboard Sets Club has its own domain! AllAboardSetsClub.Org !
Hello everyone....

In continuing to turn the yahoo problems into an opportunity, I have
registered the domain name / url http://www.allaboardsetsclub.org !
The address http://allaboardsetsclub.org will also work. This is your
shortcut to the All Aboard Sets Club's new location!

I am in the process of posting photos there, but I really need your
help. Please email me photos of your layouts and All Aboard related
items. I will create a folder there with your name on it, and place
your photos in it. Also include any text that you would like included
with your photos, as we can do this too! There will be a thumbnail
there for each photo you submit, as long as a larger version with any
text you care to include.

Commerical dealers may also submit photos of catalog pages, price
lists, etc, as long as the content is All Aboard Set related! Non
American Flyer related photos will absolutely not be accepted! If you
have a page of All Aboard items you are selling, submit a scan of it
(jpeg preferred) and I will put it up there.

I suppose if there is interest, we could even create an area for
trading and selling All Aboard items to each other! The sky is the
limit. Lets take the club to new levels we never dreamed of at the
Yahoo site!

Like I said, the best is yet to come!

Thanks.......Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 256 From: americanflyertrains Date: 3/13/2002
Subject: Re: The All Aboard Sets Club has its own domain! AllAboardSetsClub.
Great job, Chuck. Keep up the good work. Mark
http://www.americanflyertrains.com
-- In allaboardsets@y..., "myflyertrains" <myflyertrains@c...> wrote:
> Hello everyone....
>
> In continuing to turn the yahoo problems into an opportunity, I
have
> registered the domain name / url http://www.allaboardsetsclub.org !
> The address http://allaboardsetsclub.org will also work. This is
your
> shortcut to the All Aboard Sets Club's new location!
>
> I am in the process of posting photos there, but I really need your
> help. Please email me photos of your layouts and All Aboard related
> items. I will create a folder there with your name on it, and place
> your photos in it. Also include any text that you would like
included
> with your photos, as we can do this too! There will be a thumbnail
> there for each photo you submit, as long as a larger version with
any
> text you care to include.
>
> Commerical dealers may also submit photos of catalog pages, price
> lists, etc, as long as the content is All Aboard Set related! Non
> American Flyer related photos will absolutely not be accepted! If
you
> have a page of All Aboard items you are selling, submit a scan of
it
> (jpeg preferred) and I will put it up there.
>
> I suppose if there is interest, we could even create an area for
> trading and selling All Aboard items to each other! The sky is the
> limit. Lets take the club to new levels we never dreamed of at the
> Yahoo site!
>
> Like I said, the best is yet to come!
>
> Thanks.......Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 257 From: myflyertrains Date: 4/28/2002
Subject: See The Panel Gilbert Never Made!
At http://www.allaboardsetsclub.org see the panel Gilbert never made. A
double switch panel, crossover panel and curved panel, all in one!

--

eBay myflyertrains@... - TCA# 99-50024

Personal Web Site - http://myflyertrains.com
Kris Model Trains Home - http://krismodeltrains.org
The All Aboard Sets Club - http://allaboardsetsclub.org
Group: allaboardsets Message: 258 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/22/2002
Subject: You Are Invited!
You are invited to join us at The New All Aboard Sets Club!

http://www.allaboardsetsclub.org

See You There!

Chuck

--

myflyertrains

eBay myflyertrains@... - TCA# 99-50024

Personal Web Site - http://myflyertrains.com
Kris Model Trains Home - http://krismodeltrains.org
The All Aboard Sets Club - http://allaboardsetsclub.org
Group: allaboardsets Message: 259 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/8/2002
Subject: All Aboard Sets Club
The All Aboard Sets club is available for you at
http://www.allaboardsetsclub.org

In addition, the Belaire Chevy All Aboard site has a new URL...

http://www.allaboardsets.com

Why not visit one of these sites now!

Chuck

--

eBay Id: myflyertrains

TCA# 99-50024

Personal Web Site - http://myflyertrains.com
Kris Model Trains Home - http://krismodeltrains.org
The All Aboard Sets Club - http://allaboardsetsclub.org
Group: allaboardsets Message: 260 From: frilen2 Date: 11/12/2002
Subject: All Aboard Club website
Hi Chuck
The All Aboard Sets Club isn't dying a slow death......
...But there doesn't seem to be the same level of participation as
the old sight...maybe with "Train season" upon us...
We need some excitement... I was lucky enough to be at S-Fest
here in the Chicago area last month...
How many of you were able to see the All Aboard layout set up by Andy
Jugle and Art Doty. It was approx some 15 to 20 panels some regular
some Winter Wonderland...all with original scenery items... inter-
connected with 2 crossover panels back to back. I don't have a
track plan and I wish that I had my camera, but hopefully there will
be pictures in S-Gaugian or the Dispatch. It sure looked great
and drew quite a bit of attention.
Karl
Group: allaboardsets Message: 261 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/21/2002
Subject: Website Outage
Hello All!

I am in a billing dispute with my current Web Hosting Company, and as a
result I am having to change the registry of myflyertrains.com domain
and my web hosting for the three web sites I manage, which includes the
All Aboard Sets Club. I regret any inconvience to users, but the sites
could be down as much as two or three days while I transfer to a new
host. All current content is backed up, so rest assured, that the sites
will be back better than ever once the move is complete.

Again, I appoligize for any inconvience...

Thanks, Chuck

--

eBay Id: myflyertrains

TCA# 99-50024

Personal Web Site - http://myflyertrains.com
Kris Model Trains Home - http://krismodeltrains.org
The All Aboard Sets Club - http://allaboardsetsclub.org
Group: allaboardsets Message: 262 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/25/2002
Subject: Website Outage Over / PHOTOS NEEDED!
Everything has been moved and is back online. Please let me know if
you have any problems. I have a lot of space at the new host, and I
will be trying to add more content. If you would like to send me
photos of your All Aboard layouts that would be great. If you would
care to upload them to the Yahoo site, by clicking on "Photos" on the
left page, I will move them to the perminent folders at the main
clubhouse. We could sort of use the Photos folders at Yahoo as
an "Incoming" box. I NEED YOU PICTURES! Thanks, chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 263 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/14/2003
Subject: A New All Aboard House Discovered?
This group was started nearly two years ago, in part because of a
discussion regarding the mysterious L-shaped house. The commentary of
this can be found in the digest. Now, after posting the Gilbert 1965
Catalog at http://myflyertrains.org, I believe I have found still
another house that Gilbert used in advertising, that may not have been
produced! From Page 5 of the 1965 catalog, which is a photo of the 1200
set, is a brown house with a blue roof that appears to be neither of the
usual houses, nor the L-shaped house. How about it? Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 264 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/23/2003
Subject: The All Aboard Sets Club is Moving to MyFlyerTrains.org!
The All Aboard Sets Club has moved to http://www.myflyertrains.org

Once there, just click on the menu [All Aboard] and you will be right
back at the club.

The link AllAboardSetsClub.org will not work after March 1st.

Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 265 From: stanley Date: 2/24/2003
Subject: all aboard sets
I just found your group on the internet and I am an american flyer collector of both the sets and the all aboard sets. One question that i have is who made the cowboys and indians for the all aboard set. Recently on ebay i saw a set of cowboy and indians with a few teepees, and from the research tha i have done they look like the same to me
thanks stan


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 266 From: stan9432 Date: 3/15/2003
Subject: 12 set pannel box
can anyone tell me if the 12 set pannel box had a smaller box inside
of it tha was made by eastern corrugated container corp of clifton
new jersey and had train set # 3 b 4n877 in it . The lettering on
the box is blue please let me know i have this box and would like to
know what went in it thanks
stan....so americanflyer@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 267 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/16/2003
Subject: Re: all aboard sets
Stan,

The bulk of the clubs activity and new messages are at
http://myflyertrains.com/allaboard/

We had too many problems with Yahoo. They lost dozens of pictures that
used to be in the Yahoo Photo gallery, gone forever...

Welcome aboard. I did move your message about the 12 panel box over to
the other message base.

Later...Chuck


--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "stanley" <americanflyer@c...>
wrote:
> I just found your group on the internet and I am an american flyer
collector of both the sets and the all aboard sets. One question that
i have is who made the cowboys and indians for the all aboard set.
Recently on ebay i saw a set of cowboy and indians with a few teepees,
and from the research tha i have done they look like the same to me
> thanks stan
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 268 From: Debbie & Ben Date: 6/28/2003
Subject: S/sn3 Modeling Guide *NEW* WEB SITE IS UP .... ALMOST!!!
Hello Everyone,

Good News! The new web site is up ... bad news is that the email
ModelingGuide.com is NOT yet configured. I will have this done probably
this Sunday (Debbie ahs some honey-doos for me today :-( )

More good news! We have our very first article for the very first issue!
This article is from someone that I believe everyone knows & respects. HINT:
His caboose was on the cover of the last 1999 Issue.

Please quench the rumors that I am having trouble with email. Not true.
Debbie & I have been receiving tons of email ... every day!

Finally, Please note our P O Box below for your Subscriptions, Articles &
Product Reviews! I was just there today and not one piece of mail <GBG>

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Group: allaboardsets Message: 269 From: stanley Date: 7/5/2003
Subject: chats
Hi i have yet to receive any news or chats or questions from the allaboard group, is it that you just don't send any or am i not on the e mail list thanks stan sobieski


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 270 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/6/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] chats
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 271 From: myflyertrains Date: 10/25/2003
Subject: Announcing changes in the All Aboard Sets Club!
After some "hosting problems" earlier this month, it became necessary
to find a new company to provide the server for the All Aboard Sets
Club and MyFlyerTrains.Org. The good news is, that I have secured
enough space to meet all of our needs.

I have decided to end the old message board format, that required
Microsoft Front Page extensions, that I no longer want to use on the
site. I have returned the message board to Yahoo. You will have to be
a member of the group to post, as before. Unlike before, you can get
to the group from MyFlyerTrains.Org as always, by clicking the on
Allaboard on the menu. All the other web site features are still
there, you just have more ways to enjoy the message base. Post by
emailing to allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, or by clicking on the Post
link at the club home page. Read the messages at Yahoo Groups, at the
Allaboard site inside MyFlyerTrains.org, or get the messages emailed
to you individually or in digest form. You have more choices.

You may also now upload files and photos to the the Yahoo sight, by
again clicking on the appropriate item at the left of the page. I will
be archiving the photos and message from time to time, and placing
them in the digest at the MyFlyerTrains.Org Allaboard home.

Please forward your comments. It may take some time for me to get the
Yahoo page fully integrated into the club home page at MyFlyerTrains,
so let me know how it works for you.

Thanks, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 272 From: pissyrat2003 Date: 10/29/2003
Subject: Help cleaning AF
I have a fairly nice collection of American Flyer that has been
packed away for the last 20 years. I just had a chance to get back
into the hobby and started unpacking all the cars, engines, etc.. I
need some guidance on how to clean the white residue that has formed
on the wheels and trucks of some of these cars. Additionally many of
these cars were wrapped in newspaper and they appear to be smudged
with print. What is the best way to clean these without damaging the
paint. Thanks Pat
Group: allaboardsets Message: 273 From: jaytewilli Date: 11/3/2003
Subject: Re: Help cleaning AF
Hi Pat,

That white residue that you find on the plastic parts of your Flyer
is actually "mold release agent" that was used in the manufacturing
process. It is really a "wax" that was used to coat the mold so the
part would come out of the mold easily. After all these years, the
mold release agent leaches out of the plastic and forms the white
residue on the plastic parts. To clean your parts, get a hair dryer
and set it on the lowest heat setting. You DO NOT want to put too
much heat on the parts, just enough to melt the wax so you can wipe
it with a clean, soft cloth. You will be amazed how quick and easy
the plastic cleans up. Remember, not too much heat. You don't want
to damage A.C.'s best!!!! Hope this helps you out.

Daryl



--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "pissyrat2003" <pmcelroy@c...>
wrote:
> I have a fairly nice collection of American Flyer that has been
> packed away for the last 20 years. I just had a chance to get back
> into the hobby and started unpacking all the cars, engines, etc.. I
> need some guidance on how to clean the white residue that has
formed
> on the wheels and trucks of some of these cars. Additionally many
of
> these cars were wrapped in newspaper and they appear to be smudged
> with print. What is the best way to clean these without damaging
the
> paint. Thanks Pat
Group: allaboardsets Message: 274 From: pmcelroy Date: 11/3/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Help cleaning AF
Thanks I will give this a try. Additionally any ideas on how to get newpaper
ink off cars? Some of these cars have been wrapped in newspaper for 30
years.


----- Original Message -----
From: "jaytewilli" <jaytewilli@...>
To: <allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 7:56 PM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Help cleaning AF


> Hi Pat,
>
> That white residue that you find on the plastic parts of your Flyer
> is actually "mold release agent" that was used in the manufacturing
> process. It is really a "wax" that was used to coat the mold so the
> part would come out of the mold easily. After all these years, the
> mold release agent leaches out of the plastic and forms the white
> residue on the plastic parts. To clean your parts, get a hair dryer
> and set it on the lowest heat setting. You DO NOT want to put too
> much heat on the parts, just enough to melt the wax so you can wipe
> it with a clean, soft cloth. You will be amazed how quick and easy
> the plastic cleans up. Remember, not too much heat. You don't want
> to damage A.C.'s best!!!! Hope this helps you out.
>
> Daryl
>
>
>
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "pissyrat2003" <pmcelroy@c...>
> wrote:
> > I have a fairly nice collection of American Flyer that has been
> > packed away for the last 20 years. I just had a chance to get back
> > into the hobby and started unpacking all the cars, engines, etc.. I
> > need some guidance on how to clean the white residue that has
> formed
> > on the wheels and trucks of some of these cars. Additionally many
> of
> > these cars were wrapped in newspaper and they appear to be smudged
> > with print. What is the best way to clean these without damaging
> the
> > paint. Thanks Pat
>
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 275 From: firex43 Date: 11/5/2003
Subject: Cleaning Newsprint Ink from AF Items
A product that I have used with good results is Antique Train & Toy
Cleaner sold by Hampton Hobby Products at 1-800-654-3568. This liquid
cleaner is quite mild and when used with a soft sponge rubber as
found in shipping model locomotives, etc., the cleaner does a good
job. Stay away from any stickers and dry as per directions. Polish
your dry results with a mild product such as Pledge, etc. Test areas
of the surface with small amounts of cleaner or polish before going
to clean and or polish the entire unit at one time.
John Keating
Group: allaboardsets Message: 276 From: jaytewilli Date: 11/11/2003
Subject: Kughn Auction Nov. 21- 23rd
For those of you with bags full of money, here is a link you should
check out: http://www.rmauctions.com/events/catalog_nonauto.cfm?
scode=M203&StartRow=801&PageNum=33

Richard Kughn is disposing of more of his collection. The link will
take you to a page that has two PALLETS of All Aboard panels, sets,
etc. that are going to be auctioned off along with hundereds of other
items. Some are sale samples of Snow Panels according to the
description.

I looked at the auction results from the auction Mr. Kughn had
earlier in the year. Just my opinion, but there sure was a lot of
high dollar amounts spent on items of questionable quality. This
auction will probably rake in a bunch of $$$ too! It's $50 just to
register to bid! If any of you go, give us a report out please!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 277 From: jfred436 Date: 11/12/2003
Subject: Re: Kughn Auction Nov. 21- 23rd
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "jaytewilli" <jaytewilli@p...>
wrote:
> For those of you with bags full of money, here is a link you
should
> check out: http://www.rmauctions.com/events/catalog_nonauto.cfm?
> scode=M203&StartRow=801&PageNum=33
>
> Richard Kughn is disposing of more of his collection. The link
will
> take you to a page that has two PALLETS of All Aboard panels,
sets,
> etc. that are going to be auctioned off along with hundereds of
other
> items. Some are sale samples of Snow Panels according to the
> description.
>
> I looked at the auction results from the auction Mr. Kughn had
> earlier in the year. Just my opinion, but there sure was a lot of
> high dollar amounts spent on items of questionable quality. This
> auction will probably rake in a bunch of $$$ too! It's $50 just
to
> register to bid! If any of you go, give us a report out please!

Wow!!! buy a whole pallet full. Now all I need is a winning
PowerBall ticket, and I could bid.

jfred
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 279 From: traincity1 Date: 11/23/2003
Subject: American Flyer on choochooauctions.com
I've just purchased a nice sized American Flyer collection which will
appear on choochooauctions. It won't start appearing until a week or
so as we have another collection to process. There are some hard to
find items in this collection. Please check it out!

http://www.choochooauctions.com
Group: allaboardsets Message: 280 From: Al Date: 11/26/2003
Subject: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
Hi, I'm new here. At a recent train show I acquired for $2.00, 4
hills and one tunnel used on the All Aboard panels. 4 of the hills
are exactly the same and are all damaged with cracks that need to be
glued and pieces missing from them and they are dusty. The tunnel
appears to be in very good condition. I don't have any sets since my
dad made me sell them when I was 16 but I recognized these hills as
being from the panels.

I would like to give these 5 items a new home. The first person who E-
mails me that they want them for the total cost of $2.00 plus
shipping/packing expense, gets them.

Al
Group: allaboardsets Message: 281 From: jfred436 Date: 11/27/2003
Subject: Re: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "Al" <alsflyer@y...> wrote:
> Hi, I'm new here. At a recent train show I acquired for $2.00, 4
> hills and one tunnel used on the All Aboard panels. 4 of the
hills
> are exactly the same and are all damaged with cracks that need to
be
> glued and pieces missing from them and they are dusty. The tunnel
> appears to be in very good condition. I don't have any sets since
my
> dad made me sell them when I was 16 but I recognized these hills
as
> being from the panels.
>
> I would like to give these 5 items a new home. The first person
who E-
> mails me that they want them for the total cost of $2.00 plus
> shipping/packing expense, gets them.
>
> Al

Al, I could use them, if someone else hasn'tr got there first.
jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 284 From: Al Date: 12/8/2003
Subject: Re: Plastic Hills on All Aboard Panels
jfred - Sorry for getting back to you so late. I have had the flue
and it was really bad this year. The Plastic Hills are yours - I
will e-mail you and give you details.

Al

> Al, I could use them, if someone else hasn'tr got there first.
> jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 285 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 12/15/2003
Subject: Hi--Quick Questions on All Aboard set parts
Hi:

I was on the old list in one of its prior incarnations. I am
expecting a nice holiday present to arrive shortly...a Champion 800
All-Aboard set that I just won on eBay which finally means I have my
old childhood set back after a two and a half year search.

I have two quick questions:

1) I have been told the set is missing the Pikemaster track pins and
the panel clipsthat hold together the panels. Can anyone name a good
source from which I may obtain original or reproduction Pikemaster
track pins and panel clips so I can properly put together my set when
it arrives?

2) It looks as if the set is a 1966 version of this set. It includes
an interesting lineup of rolling stock:

--The usual 21107 Atlantic with a PRR tender, but with white "tires"
on the drivers like the 1964 version of the 21107 that came with the
Burlington tender.

--an Erie 24549 Floodlight car

--a 24569 Industrial Brownhoist crane car

--a 24054 ATSF box car

--a 24634 red illuminated caboose

How common is this slightly odd lineup for a 1966 set? Or was this
just another instance of Gilbert filling up sets with whatever
equipment they had on hand?

Regards,

F.P. Kopetz
Group: allaboardsets Message: 286 From: doug Date: 12/16/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Panel pins and clips.
We have the pins, and the clips (which we had specially made).

<<<I have been told the set is missing the Pikemaster track pins and
the panel clipsthat hold together the panels. Can anyone name a good
source from which I may obtain original or reproduction Pikemaster
track pins and panel clips so I can properly put together my set when
it arrives?>>>

Doug Peck
Port Lines Hobby Supply
6 Storeybrooke Drive
Newburyport, MA 01950-3408
Shop Hours - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: 2-5 PM (EST), Also
available for telephone orders or drop-in by appointment:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7-9 PM.
978-465-8798
1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only, please.)
Website: http://www.portlines.com
E-mail: doug@...
VISA-MASTERCARD-DISCOVER-AMEX-PAYPAL Accepted.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 287 From: whutton@prodigy.net Date: 12/16/2003
Subject: all aboard set rolling stock
The question was raised as to whether the Atlantic with white walls
and the rest of the rolling stock was typical in 1966. I can only
answer as to the rolling stock, I have purchased sets at shows
including the Santa Fe box car as well as the other rolling stock
described, the only thing one can be sure of is that all of the
rolling stock will be pikemaster. Some sets were sold by a warehouse
in New York in 1967 and included all of the rolling stock shown in
the all aboard catalog as well as some earlier pikemaster rolling
stock.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 288 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 12/22/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Panel pins and clips.
This concerns the following:

Doug Peck of Portline Hobbies recently stated:

--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "doug" <doug@p...> wrote:
> We have the pins, and the clips (which we had specially made)...

Sure enough, I called Doug, and he was able to take my order over the
phone and supply me with my needs. Payment was quick and easy via
PayPal, as well.

I would recommend Doug's shop to anyone who needs All Aboard
parts...he has other scenic parts available such as the trees,
fences, etc.,...look on his website for listings.

Best Regards,


fp....kop
Group: allaboardsets Message: 290 From: r054529 Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Questions
Hi,
I recently gave in to nostalgia and bought a straight panel for myself
for Xmas. What I don't remember is how the panels attached to each
other and why was there is a wire from one eyelet to the other.

Thanks
Group: allaboardsets Message: 291 From: f.....kop Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Questions
Hi:

The panels attach to each other with special clips that go into the eyelets
at
each edge. The clips can be ordered from Doug Peck if you don't have them.

The reason there is a wire from one eyelet to the other is to provide a
14-volt
fixed voltage connection for such accessories as the remote-control switch
panels
and the whistle panel. This connects to the yellow wire at a transformer
panel.
That wire would normally connect to the fixed accessory post of a Flyer
transformer...
however, since my current All-Aboard layout is part of an O gauge layout, I
use
one of the accesory posts (post C) of a new ZW for my fixed voltage. The
Flyer
train runs off post D of my ZW, (the left handle) and the "base" post is
connected
to the "U" (common Ground) of my ZW.

Hope this helps...

F.P. Kopetz
Group: allaboardsets Message: 292 From: r054529 Date: 12/27/2003
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Questions
Thanks. That's the info I was looking for.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 293 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 1/28/2004
Subject: All Aboard parts
I have recently decided to resurrect my first train (Pioneer set
brought by Santa in 1967. Yes'67!). I always wanted to expand that
set as a kid, nut never new about larger sets or add on panels.
Anyway, Flyer was gone right after I got this set, so that ended
that. (I thought) While I have been playing with all makes of prewar
O gauge for 20 years, I never lost my love for the All Aboard set.
There's no law saying I can't play with BOTH, right? I just
can't "mix and Match"! A true sign of a train collector!
I was also just found another reasonably priced Pioneer set. While
it is in pretty good condition, it is missing a few odds-n-ends, like
a couple of house windows, the blue chimey from the tan house, a few
telephone poles, etc. I have copied the list of accessories from the
All Aboard home page as a check list. I know a lot of parts are
reproduced for various trains, and sometimes old stock is gathered
for resale. Is there a source for All Aboard replacement parts? While
I'm asking, eventually I'm sure I'll have the need for them, so,is
there a source for replacemnt Pikemaster type trucks with couplers?
Thank you for your time. Barry G. Milstead
Group: allaboardsets Message: 294 From: jfred436 Date: 1/28/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
I think Hobby Surplus Sales, may still have some of that.

jfred

--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "bgmilstead1260"
<bgmilstead1260@y...> wrote:
> I have recently decided to resurrect my first train (Pioneer set
> brought by Santa in 1967. Yes'67!). I always wanted to expand that
> set as a kid, nut never new about larger sets or add on panels.
> Anyway, Flyer was gone right after I got this set, so that ended
> that.

> can't "mix and Match"! A true sign of a train collector!
> I was also just found another reasonably priced Pioneer set.
While it is in pretty good condition, it is missing a few odds-n-
ends, like a couple of house windows, the blue chimey from the tan
house, a few telephone poles, etc. I have copied the list of
accessories from the All Aboard home page as a check list. I know a
lot of parts are reproduced for various trains, and sometimes old
stock is gathered for resale. Is there a source for All Aboard
replacement parts? While I'm asking, eventually I'm sure I'll have
the need for them, so,is there a source for replacemnt Pikemaster
type trucks with couplers?
> Thank you for your time. Barry G. Milstead

Perhaps others will know of other places to look.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 295 From: prince71443 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, jfred436 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I think Hobby Surplus Sales, may still have some of that.
>
> jfred
> hi BARRY, try HOBBY SURPLUS in Conn. THEY are pleasent service.
also I have a few ALL ABOARD panels left @ 2/$25.00 call JAY 781 662-
6450 SAT> 8-9pm {JETS}
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "bgmilstead1260"
> <bgmilstead1260@y...> wrote:
> > I have recently decided to resurrect my first train (Pioneer set
> > brought by Santa in 1967. Yes'67!). I always wanted to expand
that
> > set as a kid, nut never new about larger sets or add on panels.
> > Anyway, Flyer was gone right after I got this set, so that ended
> > that.
>
> > can't "mix and Match"! A true sign of a train collector!
> > I was also just found another reasonably priced Pioneer set.
> While it is in pretty good condition, it is missing a few odds-n-
> ends, like a couple of house windows, the blue chimey from the tan
> house, a few telephone poles, etc. I have copied the list of
> accessories from the All Aboard home page as a check list. I know a
> lot of parts are reproduced for various trains, and sometimes old
> stock is gathered for resale. Is there a source for All Aboard
> replacement parts? While I'm asking, eventually I'm sure I'll have
> the need for them, so,is there a source for replacemnt Pikemaster
> type trucks with couplers?
> > Thank you for your time. Barry G. Milstead
>
> Perhaps others will know of other places to look.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 296 From: prince71443 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: ORIGINAL pieces
for sale; ALL ABOARD ORIGINALS; PANEL BOX;NEXT A FEW PANELS;AND NEXT
SOME TELEPOLES; FENCES; BRIDGE ; RANCH HOUSE; TRAFFIC SIGNALS===$50.--
Group: allaboardsets Message: 297 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 1/29/2004
Subject: Re: All Aboard parts
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, jfred436 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I think Hobby Surplus Sales, may still have some of that.
>
> jfred
>
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "bgmilstead1260"
> <bgmilstead1260@y...> wrote:
> > I have recently decided to resurrect my first train (Pioneer set
> > brought by Santa in 1967. Yes'67!). I always wanted to expand
that
> > set as a kid, nut never new about larger sets or add on panels.
> > Anyway, Flyer was gone right after I got this set, so that ended
> > that.
>
> > can't "mix and Match"! A true sign of a train collector!
> > I was also just found another reasonably priced Pioneer set.
> While it is in pretty good condition, it is missing a few odds-n-
> ends, like a couple of house windows, the blue chimey from the tan
> house, a few telephone poles, etc. I have copied the list of
> accessories from the All Aboard home page as a check list. I know a
> lot of parts are reproduced for various trains, and sometimes old
> stock is gathered for resale. Is there a source for All Aboard
> replacement parts? While I'm asking, eventually I'm sure I'll have
> the need for them, so,is there a source for replacemnt Pikemaster
> type trucks with couplers?
> > Thank you for your time. Barry G. Milstead
>
> Perhaps others will know of other places to look.

Hi,
Thank you for the info! I certainly appreciate it. Barry
Group: allaboardsets Message: 298 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/1/2004
Subject: all aboard original pieces
For prince 7144,
I tried to respond once before, but it evidently did not go through.
I am definitely interested in your items for sale! Please email me at
bgmilstead1260@..., so we can work out the details. Thank you,
Barry G. Milstead
Group: allaboardsets Message: 299 From: jdetreville Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Lionel's new catalog is posted on their website
(http://www.lionel.com/#). Includes a boxed freight set (but no
track, so could run on All Aboard panels?). Also Piggyback flat and
unloader.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 300 From: jfred436 Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
The Baldwin should run OK on the panels. The only question is would
the crane car make it through the tunnel. The other cars should have
no problems.


--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, jdetreville <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
> Lionel's new catalog is posted on their website
> (http://www.lionel.com/#). Includes a boxed freight set (but no
> track, so could run on All Aboard panels?). Also Piggyback flat
and
> unloader.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 301 From: jdetreville Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Lionel's new catalog is posted on their website
(http://www.lionel.com/#). Includes a boxed freight set (but no
track, so could run on All Aboard panels?). Also Piggyback flat and
unloader.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 302 From: f.....kop Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
> Lionel's new catalog is posted on their website
> (http://www.lionel.com/#). Includes a boxed freight set (but no
> track, so could run on All Aboard panels?). Also Piggyback flat and
> unloader.

Yes, it looks like that new boxed freight set would run fine on All Aboard
panels. Luckily, it has a Baldwin switcher for motive power, which can
easily take
the Pikemaster curves that go with the panels, and do so with little
overhang.

The biggest motive power I've been able to run on my panels has been a 293
Pacific and
a Union Pacific Geep. Anything bigger, like a PA, is able to go around the
curves but bangs
into the artificial mesas molded into the curve panels due to the overhang,
causing a derailment.

--F. P. Kopetz
Group: allaboardsets Message: 303 From: myflyertrains Date: 2/5/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Lionel S-Gauge in new catalog
Hmmm,

I have been able to run my Alcos on my All Aboard Layout without
problem. Perhaps the fact that replaced the track with Gargraves had
something to do with that...

Later...Chuck

f.....kop wrote:

>>Lionel's new catalog is posted on their website
>>(http://www.lionel.com/#). Includes a boxed freight set (but no
>>track, so could run on All Aboard panels?). Also Piggyback flat and
>>unloader.
>>
>>
>
>Yes, it looks like that new boxed freight set would run fine on All Aboard
>panels. Luckily, it has a Baldwin switcher for motive power, which can
>easily take
>the Pikemaster curves that go with the panels, and do so with little
>overhang.
>
>The biggest motive power I've been able to run on my panels has been a 293
>Pacific and
>a Union Pacific Geep. Anything bigger, like a PA, is able to go around the
>curves but bangs
>into the artificial mesas molded into the curve panels due to the overhang,
>causing a derailment.
>
>--F. P. Kopetz
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 304 From: F.L. Keys Date: 2/11/2004
Subject: Trade or liquidate...
Hi...

I'm new to this board. After being out of collecting AF for a number
of years, I've renewed my interest and have shifted my efforts to
acquiring Circus sets/parts. I currently have 2 or 3 600 sets which
I am considering selling/trading. In addition, I have a
complete "Winter Wonderland", in the original box, which I am
considering selling or trading. I would appreciate hearing from
anyone who might have original AF Circus parts/sets which they are
willing to sell or trade.

Thanks is advance,
Tom
Group: allaboardsets Message: 305 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: ORIGINAL pieces
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, prince71443 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
> for sale; ALL ABOARD ORIGINALS; PANEL BOX;NEXT A FEW PANELS;AND
NEXT
> SOME TELEPOLES; FENCES; BRIDGE ; RANCH HOUSE; TRAFFIC
SIGNALS===$50.--

Hi, I've tried to respond a couple times. Maybe this time's the
charm. PLEASE contact me if these items are still available. Thank
you, Barry G. Milstead
Group: allaboardsets Message: 306 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: Trade or liquidate...
-FL Keys,
It is my suggestion that you sell your Winter Wonderland set
separately, either at auction or on ebay rather than try to trade it
for Circus Flyer rolling stock. The Winter Wonderland set is
dramatically undervalued by all of the Price Guides and is bringing
great prices when sold.
If you want more information don't hesitate to contact some of the
members on this list, we can provide more information if needed.
-- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "F.L. Keys" <flkeysdude@y...>
wrote:
> Hi...
>
> I'm new to this board. After being out of collecting AF for a
number
> of years, I've renewed my interest and have shifted my efforts to
> acquiring Circus sets/parts. I currently have 2 or 3 600 sets
which
> I am considering selling/trading. In addition, I have a
> complete "Winter Wonderland", in the original box, which I am
> considering selling or trading. I would appreciate hearing from
> anyone who might have original AF Circus parts/sets which they are
> willing to sell or trade.
>
> Thanks is advance,
> Tom
Group: allaboardsets Message: 307 From: tom....w Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: ORIGINAL pieces
Good evening...and thank you for the response.

Yes...they are still available. I'm just "dipping my
toe into the water..." to determine the interest in
these sets. I simply have too much "inventory" and am
looking to focus and concentrate on a smaller segment
of the available AF collectibles. I would be more
than happy to reply to your questions regarding any of
these items.

Sincerely,
Tom

--- bgmilstead1260 <bgmilstead1260@...> wrote:
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, prince71443
> <no_reply@y...>
> wrote:
> > for sale; ALL ABOARD ORIGINALS; PANEL BOX;NEXT A
> FEW PANELS;AND
> NEXT
> > SOME TELEPOLES; FENCES; BRIDGE ; RANCH HOUSE;
> TRAFFIC
> SIGNALS===$50.--
>
> Hi, I've tried to respond a couple times. Maybe this
> time's the
> charm. PLEASE contact me if these items are still
> available. Thank
> you, Barry G. Milstead
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 308 From: tom....w Date: 2/13/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Trade or liquidate...
Thank you for your courteous and sincere response.
Your advice is deeply appreciated and will be handled
accordingly. I DO know that the WW set is desirable
and sought after by SERIOUS collectors. I am not
compelled to sell any of these items and money is not
an issue. If I should offer any of these sets for
sale, I would only expect a "fair and reasonable"
price and not to be treated as if I "just fell off the
turnip truck...". Again...your interest and response
is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your input and
concern.

Respectfully,
Tom

judgeatkck2002 <whutton@...> wrote:
> -FL Keys,
> It is my suggestion that you sell your Winter
> Wonderland set
> separately, either at auction or on ebay rather than
> try to trade it
> for Circus Flyer rolling stock. The Winter
> Wonderland set is
> dramatically undervalued by all of the Price Guides
> and is bringing
> great prices when sold.
> If you want more information don't hesitate to
> contact some of the
> members on this list, we can provide more
> information if needed.
> -- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "F.L. Keys"
> <flkeysdude@y...>
> wrote:
> > Hi...
> >
> > I'm new to this board. After being out of
> collecting AF for a
> number
> > of years, I've renewed my interest and have
> shifted my efforts to
> > acquiring Circus sets/parts. I currently have 2
> or 3 600 sets
> which
> > I am considering selling/trading. In addition, I
> have a
> > complete "Winter Wonderland", in the original box,
> which I am
> > considering selling or trading. I would
> appreciate hearing from
> > anyone who might have original AF Circus
> parts/sets which they are
> > willing to sell or trade.
> >
> > Thanks is advance,
> > Tom
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 309 From: firex43 Date: 2/29/2004
Subject: Wanted: AF PM Trucks With Couplers
Hello,
I'm searching for several (minimum 2 maximum 6) original AF PM trucks
with couplers for restoration work. Please contact me off-list.
Thanks in advance,
John Keating
Group: allaboardsets Message: 310 From: jfred436 Date: 3/18/2004
Subject: Baldwin from big "L"
In case anyone is thinking of getting the new China made Baldwin
from the "L" catalog, don't get it if you want to run on the
PikeMaster track that the ACG company put on the AllAboard panels.
The new Baldwin can not turn sharper than standard "S" Flyer track.
The power truck can not swing far enough to get through the turns of
PikeMaster track. The ACG built Baldwin was made so it would run on
the Pikemaster track, but not the new version

jfred
Group: allaboardsets Message: 311 From: golfishunts Date: 3/20/2004
Subject: new to group
hi all
i just found this group listed while searching the net for allaboard
stuff. i have a fair amount of track as well as 3 locomotives and
about 18 pieces of rolling stock. what i seem to have lost over the
years is most of the accesories (fences, telephone poles, trees, and
crossing signs. i've had this stuff since it was new in 1965 when my
father worked as a toy dept mgr for federals dept store. my own son
is turning 13 and is bugging me to get it up and running again. if
anyone has any ideas where i can get some of this stuff at reasonable
prices i would greatly appreciate any info. i've seen some rediculous
prices for individual pieces on e-bay. trying to avoid that.

have a great day everyone

thanxs,
golfishunts@...
Group: allaboardsets Message: 312 From: Doug Peck Date: 3/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Parts
You'll find some of the parts listed in our AF Parts Catalog, accessible
(and downloadable) through our website.
We have original small trees, RR Xngs, short picket fences, gray bridges,
log fences, track pins, billboards (original boards, but with repro signs on
them).
We have repro oak trees, tel. poles, and spring-clips to lock the panels
together.
We have repro streetlights in the works right now.

Doug Peck
Port Lines Hobby Supplies
6 Storeybrooke Drive
Newburyport, MA 01950-3408
Normal Shop Hours - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 2-5 PM
(EST).
Telephone orders also accepted 7-9 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
only.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays.
978-465-8798
1-888-708-0782 (Toll-Free; orders only, please)
<<http://www.portlines.com/>>
doug@...
VISA--MASTERCARD--AMEX--DISCOVER--PAYPAL Accepted.



-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 44



There is 1 message in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. new to group
From: "golfishunts" <golfishunts@...>


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 05:01:45 -0000
From: "golfishunts" <golfishunts@...>
Subject: new to group

hi all
i just found this group listed while searching the net for allaboard
stuff. i have a fair amount of track as well as 3 locomotives and
about 18 pieces of rolling stock. what i seem to have lost over the
years is most of the accesories (fences, telephone poles, trees, and
crossing signs. i've had this stuff since it was new in 1965 when my
father worked as a toy dept mgr for federals dept store. my own son
is turning 13 and is bugging me to get it up and running again. if
anyone has any ideas where i can get some of this stuff at reasonable
prices i would greatly appreciate any info. i've seen some rediculous
prices for individual pieces on e-bay. trying to avoid that.

have a great day everyone

thanxs,
golfishunts@...



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Group: allaboardsets Message: 315 From: myflyertrains Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam please!
I will not permit off topic posts (otherwise known as spam) to be take
over this group. Messages about Viagra and debt consolidation and other
off topic commercial messages are not appropriate, and anyone posting
such messages will have their membership promptly removed by me.

To further enforce this policy it will now be now necessary for new
members to be approved when they request membership, just as the S-List
already does.

Commercial posts that relate directly to All Aboard Sets, American
Flyer, S Gauge railroading, etc are fine.

I appologize to the vast 99% of the membership who are good citizens of
the group, but I get 100 spam emails a day, and I am not going to see
spams in my mailbox that say "All Aboard Sets Club" on them!

Thanks for your understanding.

Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 316 From: s....fish Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
i think that is a great idea! boot the spammers!!

love my trains



--- myflyertrains <myflyertrains@...> wrote:
> I will not permit off topic posts (otherwise known
> as spam) to be take
> over this group. Messages about Viagra and debt
> consolidation and other
> off topic commercial messages are not appropriate,
> and anyone posting
> such messages will have their membership promptly
> removed by me.
>
> To further enforce this policy it will now be now
> necessary for new
> members to be approved when they request membership,
> just as the S-List
> already does.
>
> Commercial posts that relate directly to All Aboard
> Sets, American
> Flyer, S Gauge railroading, etc are fine.
>
> I appologize to the vast 99% of the membership who
> are good citizens of
> the group, but I get 100 spam emails a day, and I am
> not going to see
> spams in my mailbox that say "All Aboard Sets Club"
> on them!
>
> Thanks for your understanding.
>
> Chuck
>
>
>





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Group: allaboardsets Message: 317 From: s....fish Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] my bills are gone!
keep your damn adds to yourself!
this site is for train info not your advertising
venue!


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 318 From: stanley Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
i think it's about time get rid of the spamers stan sobieski
----- Original Message -----
From: s....fish
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam please!


i think that is a great idea! boot the spammers!!

love my trains



--- myflyertrains <myflyertrains@...> wrote:
> I will not permit off topic posts (otherwise known
> as spam) to be take
> over this group. Messages about Viagra and debt
> consolidation and other
> off topic commercial messages are not appropriate,
> and anyone posting
> such messages will have their membership promptly
> removed by me.
>
> To further enforce this policy it will now be now
> necessary for new
> members to be approved when they request membership,
> just as the S-List
> already does.
>
> Commercial posts that relate directly to All Aboard
> Sets, American
> Flyer, S Gauge railroading, etc are fine.
>
> I appologize to the vast 99% of the membership who
> are good citizens of
> the group, but I get 100 spam emails a day, and I am
> not going to see
> spams in my mailbox that say "All Aboard Sets Club"
> on them!
>
> Thanks for your understanding.
>
> Chuck
>
>
>





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Group: allaboardsets Message: 319 From: fkopetz2000 Date: 5/15/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Membership Now Restricted. No More Spam pleas
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "stanley" <americanflyer@c...>
wrote:
> I think it's about time get rid of the spammers...

Agreed! I hate spammers and their spam garbage (usually for
questionable products and services) taking up the bandwidth we need
to discuss trains. Send all the spammers to the delete bin!

--Freddo
Group: allaboardsets Message: 320 From: firex43 Date: 5/22/2004
Subject: Rivets for 24222 Domino Sugar Hopper
Need help, I am in need of steel rivets to repair a 24222 Domino
Sugar covered hopper and repro rivets are too short to flare/peen to
hold the PM truck to the car. These steel rivets were used on late 5
digit hoppers. Please contact me off list if you have info on same.
Thank you,
John Keating
Group: allaboardsets Message: 321 From: stanley Date: 5/23/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Rivets for 24222 Domino Sugar Hopper
HI john
you might want to try hobby surplus they have a large slection of a f parts most are still original, or newer prats.

www.hobbysurplus.com or you can call them at 1-800-233-0872 they are located in new britain conn you may want to ask for steve amato he is one of the owners sons good luck let me know how you make out
stan sobieski
----- Original Message -----
From: firex43
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Rivets for 24222 Domino Sugar Hopper


Need help, I am in need of steel rivets to repair a 24222 Domino
Sugar covered hopper and repro rivets are too short to flare/peen to
hold the PM truck to the car. These steel rivets were used on late 5
digit hoppers. Please contact me off list if you have info on same.
Thank you,
John Keating


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 322 From: firex43 Date: 7/13/2004
Subject: AF PA Shell
Hello,

I am in need of AF PA shell(s) to make repairs to other AF PA shells;
donor shell(s) must have the left front skirt intact as on an open
pilot version; I am also in need of a left rear plastic step from a
later model. As these shells are not on a dealer's shelves, I will be
happy to get what parts that I can. Please contact me offlist.
Thanks in advance,

John Keating
Group: allaboardsets Message: 323 From: myflyertrains Date: 7/18/2004
Subject: Used 600 Set on eBay up to $281!
On ebay, an auction ending in less than an hour. What am I missing?
Why is this going for so much? No, it is not mint in a sealed box.

It is item #5909249135 in case Yahoo chopes the url below...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.
dllViewItem&category=480&item=5909249135

Enjoy, Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 324 From: pmcelroy Date: 7/18/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Used 600 Set on eBay up to $281!
The caboose is rare.

----- Original Message -----
From: "myflyertrains" <myflyertrains@...>
To: <allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 5:04 PM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Used 600 Set on eBay up to $281!


> On ebay, an auction ending in less than an hour. What am I missing?
> Why is this going for so much? No, it is not mint in a sealed box.
>
> It is item #5909249135 in case Yahoo chopes the url below...
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.
> dllViewItem&category=480&item=5909249135
>
> Enjoy, Chuck
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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>
>
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 325 From: firex43 Date: 7/30/2004
Subject: 21140 Tender Steps
Hello,
I am in need of a right rear tender step for a 21140 locomotive.
Anyone with info regarding original or repro parts please contact me
off-list.
Thanks in advance.
John Keating
Group: allaboardsets Message: 326 From: stanley Date: 7/31/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] 21140 Tender Steps
Hi you might want to try either doug peck at portlines doug@... or ron leventon at leventon hobby supply leventon@... they might have repalcement steps good luck stan sobieski
----- Original Message -----
From: firex43
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 12:28 PM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] 21140 Tender Steps


Hello,
I am in need of a right rear tender step for a 21140 locomotive.
Anyone with info regarding original or repro parts please contact me
off-list.
Thanks in advance.
John Keating


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 327 From: Kielek Family Date: 8/1/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 52
Hello John! I guess you finally must have picked up a 21140.
Congratulations! Where did you end up finding one from? I was in York in
April, and I only saw a couple of 21139's for sale. As for your tender
steps, they should be the same as an other Northern tender step, if I'm not
mistaken. Al Kielek
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Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:19 AM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 52


>
> There is 1 message in this issue.
>
> Topics in this digest:
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> 1. 21140 Tender Steps
> From: "firex43" <john_keating@...>
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________________
> ________________________________________________________________________
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 16:28:51 -0000
> From: "firex43" <john_keating@...>
> Subject: 21140 Tender Steps
>
> Hello,
> I am in need of a right rear tender step for a 21140 locomotive.
> Anyone with info regarding original or repro parts please contact me
> off-list.
> Thanks in advance.
> John Keating
>
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 328 From: jdetreville Date: 8/3/2004
Subject: New Lionel Catalog out
The new Lionel catalog is posted at
http://www.lionel.com/Products/Catalogs/Catalog.cfm?
CatalogID=4&PageID=270

Has two docksiders (B&O and Santa Fe) at a list price of $99. NOw we
just need an industrial or dock panel!
Group: allaboardsets Message: 329 From: John Keating Date: 9/1/2004
Subject: Steel Rivets for late 5 digit hoppers
Hello Chuck,

Just checking with you as you have provided various length brass eyelets for All Aboard panel repair; by any chance would the supplier have steel rivets for replacement on late 5 digit hoppers? The rivets need to be non-shouldered variety and I can send a line drawing with dimensions if it will help.
Thanks Again,
John Keating

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Group: allaboardsets Message: 330 From: stanley Date: 9/2/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Steel Rivets for late 5 digit hoppers
HI john
you might want to try Hobby surplus in new britain conn they have a lot of parts some of which are the originals from the gilbert factory www.hobbysurplus.com or call them at 1-800-233-0872 good luck stan
----- Original Message -----
From: John Keating
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 8:16 PM
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Steel Rivets for late 5 digit hoppers


Hello Chuck,

Just checking with you as you have provided various length brass eyelets for All Aboard panel repair; by any chance would the supplier have steel rivets for replacement on late 5 digit hoppers? The rivets need to be non-shouldered variety and I can send a line drawing with dimensions if it will help.
Thanks Again,
John Keating

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Group: allaboardsets Message: 331 From: jdetreville Date: 9/13/2004
Subject: K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
K-line's fall catalog is out. Only two pages of S-gauge. Here is
the url, it has both 1st and 2nd catalog listings.
http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/browse_new_sub.cfm?prdsubtype=S%
20Gauge%20Freight&prdtype=2004%201st%20and%202nd%
20Editions&secID=B17A068D-6D44-11D4-ADA90060B0576B82&fldID=A55D2D2C-
89A8-11D4-ADAE0060B0576B82
Group: allaboardsets Message: 332 From: myflyertrains Date: 9/14/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
Unfortunately Yahoo left half of the address out of your link, but I cut
and pasted the rest and got there.

I also notice that K-line has crept up the price of some of the cars to
$25.00, though still a good deal for cars that have better trucks than
Lionel S gauge.

For those who have wanted starter sets...

Lionel Docksider $100 (list)
K-line Boxcar $20
K-line Tanker $20
K-Line Caboose $20
________________________
$160.00 (list)

Street / advance order prices are considerably less...

I noticed an advertisement on TV for an upcoming moving at Thanksgiving
time called "Polar Express". This should generate some interest in
trains among children... Of course the Docksider will not be here for
this Christmas; not due until spring.

I have to say, I continue to wish for K-line to add an engine or two to
their S lineup.

Chuck

jdetreville wrote:

> K-line's fall catalog is out. Only two pages of S-gauge. Here is
> the url, it has both 1st and 2nd catalog listings.
> http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/
> <http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/browse_new_sub.cfm?prdsubtype=S%>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 333 From: jdetreville Date: 9/16/2004
Subject: Re: K-Line S-gauge in Fall 2004 catalog
It would be nice if K-line issued their 1:64 O-Gauge articulated
locomotive in S (I forget which it was -- big boy or ? -- the others
have been 1:58 or 1:59). I saw one of the o-gauge one's being
remaindered in OGR or CTT the other day for $225! But, if you wanted
to convert it yourself, it would probably cost as much again, given
the price of spare parts. The chassie's would probably have to
machined (narrowed) down to fit S and wheels would have to be
insulated. Don't know if the side motion/valve gear would be an
issue, also.

--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, myflyertrains
<myflyertrains@c...> wrote:
> Unfortunately Yahoo left half of the address out of your link, but
I cut
> and pasted the rest and got there.
>
> I also notice that K-line has crept up the price of some of the
cars to
> $25.00, though still a good deal for cars that have better trucks
than
> Lionel S gauge.
>
> For those who have wanted starter sets...
>
> Lionel Docksider $100 (list)
> K-line Boxcar $20
> K-line Tanker $20
> K-Line Caboose $20
> ________________________
> $160.00 (list)
>
> Street / advance order prices are considerably less...
>
> I noticed an advertisement on TV for an upcoming moving at
Thanksgiving
> time called "Polar Express". This should generate some interest in
> trains among children... Of course the Docksider will not be here
for
> this Christmas; not due until spring.
>
> I have to say, I continue to wish for K-line to add an engine or
two to
> their S lineup.
>
> Chuck
>
> jdetreville wrote:
>
> > K-line's fall catalog is out. Only two pages of S-gauge. Here is
> > the url, it has both 1st and 2nd catalog listings.
> > http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/
> > <http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/browse_new_sub.cfm?
prdsubtype=S%>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 334 From: Chris Date: 10/8/2004
Subject: a few general setup questions................
Can anyone tell me if there is anything special to setting up an "all
aboard set" ?? My Father gave my son an entire set including the
switch panels and the winter scenes. The only thing is it is all in
a large box and hasnt been assembled in years. The two engines for
the set(s) run beautifully and the cars are all in great shape. Are
there any tricks to connecting the panels or any quirks to watch out
for? Any input would be most appreciated!!! Thank You All!!! Chris
Group: allaboardsets Message: 335 From: fp....kop Date: 10/8/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] a few general setup questions................
Hi, Chris:



Set-up is pretty basic...you just have to be sure you have all of the
Pikemaster track pins that hold the track sections together, and you also
have to have the metal spring clips that go into the eyelets at the edges of
the panels. Those hold the panels together. If you don't have either of
those, they can be obtained from Doug Peck's on-line store at reasonable
prices.



When connecting the transformer, the black wire goes to the base post on the
transformer; the white wire connects to the variable voltage post, and the
yellow one (which powers the switches and whistle panel if you have one)
goes to the fixed voltage post. Then, just set up the scenic features and
trees, and run your trains. Assembly is pretty easy once you have all of the
parts.



F.Kopetz



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Group: allaboardsets Message: 336 From: myflyertrains Date: 11/29/2004
Subject: Polar Express Wallpaper
Sorry if I am a little off topic folks, but this is way too good to not
share with train lovers. I am looking at my computer desktop with
wonderful wallpaper of a steam engine and a boy in a snowstorm, and it
is free. :)

Here is the link!

http://polarexpressmovie.warnerbros.com/downloads_wallpapers.html
Group: allaboardsets Message: 337 From: Jerry Matsick Date: 12/18/2004
Subject: York - April 2005 - Motel/Hotel rooms
Any one able to give insight on getting rooms for the York April meet, this deep southern boy
along with a few Others, like Erney Alewine, Bob Conner, etc. please advise, looking
forward to meeting a bunch of S guys! & gals!

Jerry Matsick
Jacksonville - "Where Florida begins!"


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 338 From: Al Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Buying a few sets
Hi Guys,

I am looking for some complete sets of the All Aboard Panels -
prefereably different sets - but have no aversion to have 2 sets the
same.

At age 15, my dad said I was too old to play with trains and made me
sell them. I had two complete panel sets that were different from
each other but cannot remember which ones I owned. So now that I am
back into the train hobby, I am hunting for items I had as a kid and
hope you guys can help me.

E-mail me if you have some sets for sale. Thanks much and everyone
have a Merry Christmas.

Al
Group: allaboardsets Message: 339 From: e....eck Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Hi Al:



I definitely have one complete set of 20811, 6 panel with rolling stock and
with a grade 5 box. I have over 100 total panels

e....eck

-----Original Message-----
From: Al [mailto:alsflyer@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:28 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets




Hi Guys,

I am looking for some complete sets of the All Aboard Panels -
prefereably different sets - but have no aversion to have 2 sets the
same.

At age 15, my dad said I was too old to play with trains and made me
sell them. I had two complete panel sets that were different from
each other but cannot remember which ones I owned. So now that I am
back into the train hobby, I am hunting for items I had as a kid and
hope you guys can help me.

E-mail me if you have some sets for sale. Thanks much and everyone
have a Merry Christmas.

Al








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Group: allaboardsets Message: 340 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: All Aboard Layout Photos Wanted!
Hello Everyone,

Seems like a good time to get some new photos up on the website showing
All Aboard Sets layouts.

If you have an interesting layout, email me for a username and password.
I will create an Album for you in the main Albums section of
http://myflyertrains.org

Later....Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 341 From: klaatu1944 Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Need help repairing panels
I know that I saw this in an earlier posting, but can't find it now. I have some panels that
need repair (new track). I have the track along with a few questions:

1. What is the best way to remove the rivet(s) holding the track in place?
2. Are replacment rivets available?
3. What tool(s) are needed to install the new rivets?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer

Eric
Group: allaboardsets Message: 342 From: myflyertrains Date: 12/21/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Need help repairing panels
Eric,

The rivets are bet removed by grinding of the head on the track side
with a dremil tool. If you try and drill them out, they just spin and
the green plastic of the panel melts a larger hole...

Replacement rivets (actually they are eyelets) are available at AF parts
suppliers. (You might try Portline Hobbies, a sponsor of this website.)

I would use the Brakeman Riveter to install, which does a great job. You
could probably also do the job with a center punch.

Are you going to use regular Pikemaster track? I am planning on redoing
a set of panels with S-helper Flex track...

Later...Chuck


klaatu1944 wrote:

>
> I know that I saw this in an earlier posting, but can't find it now. I
> have some panels that
> need repair (new track). I have the track along with a few questions:
>
> 1. What is the best way to remove the rivet(s) holding the track in place?
> 2. Are replacment rivets available?
> 3. What tool(s) are needed to install the new rivets?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help you can offer
>
> Eric
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 343 From: e....eck Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] All Aboard Layout Photos Wanted!
Hi Chuck:



Even thou I have over a hundred panels, I have only been a purist in putting
up the sets vs. my own layout. Presently all I have operating is the Winter
set with some Xmas cars in the middle of the main layout. You can see a
picture in Barb Rudnicki's album from the July 2004 BBQ when she was here.



Merry Christmas

e....eck



-----Original Message-----
From: myflyertrains [mailto:myflyertrains@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:38 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] All Aboard Layout Photos Wanted!



Hello Everyone,

Seems like a good time to get some new photos up on the website showing
All Aboard Sets layouts.

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I will create an Album for you in the main Albums section of
http://myflyertrains.org

Later....Chuck







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Group: allaboardsets Message: 344 From: r....jio Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Do you sell these panels?

e....eck <ejenterp@...> wrote:
Hi Al:



I definitely have one complete set of 20811, 6 panel with rolling stock and
with a grade 5 box. I have over 100 total panels

e....eck

-----Original Message-----
From: Al [mailto:alsflyer@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:28 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets




Hi Guys,

I am looking for some complete sets of the All Aboard Panels -
prefereably different sets - but have no aversion to have 2 sets the
same.

At age 15, my dad said I was too old to play with trains and made me
sell them. I had two complete panel sets that were different from
each other but cannot remember which ones I owned. So now that I am
back into the train hobby, I am hunting for items I had as a kid and
hope you guys can help me.

E-mail me if you have some sets for sale. Thanks much and everyone
have a Merry Christmas.

Al








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Group: allaboardsets Message: 345 From: e....eck Date: 12/22/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets
Hi Robert:



Yes I am going to sell some panels and extra sets. I plan on keeping a
20811, 20812, 20813, and 20814 winter set.

Include in the 100 panels are 21 winter panels including an extra crossover.
I plan on keeping 12 winter panels.



Thanks, Ed



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Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 9:45 PM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets



Do you sell these panels?

e....eck <ejenterp@...> wrote:
Hi Al:



I definitely have one complete set of 20811, 6 panel with rolling stock and
with a grade 5 box. I have over 100 total panels

e....eck

-----Original Message-----
From: Al [mailto:alsflyer@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:28 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Buying a few sets




Hi Guys,

I am looking for some complete sets of the All Aboard Panels -
prefereably different sets - but have no aversion to have 2 sets the
same.

At age 15, my dad said I was too old to play with trains and made me
sell them. I had two complete panel sets that were different from
each other but cannot remember which ones I owned. So now that I am
back into the train hobby, I am hunting for items I had as a kid and
hope you guys can help me.

E-mail me if you have some sets for sale. Thanks much and everyone
have a Merry Christmas.

Al








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Group: allaboardsets Message: 346 From: klaatu1944 Date: 12/23/2004
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Need help repairing panels
Thanks for the prompt reply, Chuck. I looked on the Port Lines site, but didn't see the
eyelets listed. Do you happen to know the part number? I did note the Brakeman Riveter
there, though and will have to order one once I find the eyelets. Port Line is a great
resource.

I am going to use Pikemaster track and may try to convert a couple of extra curve panels
to switches. The red railroad bridge seems to fit nicely and support the straight track
coming off the switch to the edge of the panel.

I just used the whistle mechanism from a 23568 whistling billboard to make my own
whistle panel. I don't know how the orriginal was mounted, but I found that three 4-40
screws, washers and nuts, along with using used 948 track cleaning car pads as spacers
did a nice job. It will be complete when the whistle button arrives from Port Lines.

My main layout uses standard flyer track and is about 12 x 16. Above one corner is a six
panel all aboard layout, and underneath is a 12 panel all aboard layout.







--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, myflyertrains <myflyertrains@c...> wrote:
> Eric,
>
> The rivets are bet removed by grinding of the head on the track side
> with a dremil tool. If you try and drill them out, they just spin and
> the green plastic of the panel melts a larger hole...
>
> Replacement rivets (actually they are eyelets) are available at AF parts
> suppliers. (You might try Portline Hobbies, a sponsor of this website.)
>
> I would use the Brakeman Riveter to install, which does a great job. You
> could probably also do the job with a center punch.
>
> Are you going to use regular Pikemaster track? I am planning on redoing
> a set of panels with S-helper Flex track...
>
> Later...Chuck
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 347 From: Bradley Date: 12/27/2004
Subject: 2004 All Aboard Christmas Layout
I have posted a few pictures of my "around the tree" All Aboard
layout at www.allaboardsets.com/2004.html Hope everyone had a
Merry Christmas.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 348 From: klaatu1944 Date: 1/2/2005
Subject: Happy New Year
Many thanks for recent help from the group, as well as all the other info here that finally
got me hooked on setting up an All Aboard layout. I've posted a picture of my beginning
All Aboard layout, along with a couple from my more tradional AF layout at http://
www.baymoon.com/~americanflyer.

Next step is to dig through my Plasticville looking for a few more structures and patiently
waiting for a few more trees to arrive. Then it is on to turning three problematic curved
sections into switches--once all the parts arrive. Anyone know of a source for the switch
control buttons? My 'homemade' whistle panel works great (23568 billboard mechanism
and a button from Port Lines).

The big goal for 2005 is to find a crossover panel which I can afford (I can dream, can't I?)

Let's hope we all find that ellusive 'must have' this year. Thanks to all of you for such a
great site.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 349 From: klaatu1944 Date: 1/4/2005
Subject: Just Curious
I really enjoyed the articles in the archives concerning the 'L' shaped house. It certainly
sounds like its origins were accurately traced. Close examanation of the picture in the
manual even shows the chimney texture the same as that of the Plasticville split level
house. The trellis was a great idea to hide the extra window (which would have been on
the porch)--assuming they used a second left end for the right end and then applied the
chimney seperately. I am curious--has anyone ever come across this house showing that it
was actually produced? Also, was there ever a picture of the Plasticville 1912-200 house
posted showing the backside with the garage?

I am also curious about the small ranch house. It looks like the catalogues show two
different versions. One with a large chimney, gabled ends and a different roof; the other
appearing like the unit available from Hobby Surplus Sales, but with a small chimney. Both
also have windows different than any I have ever seen on these houses (or in Plasticville,
for that matter). Have any examples shown up, or does everyone have the version sold by
HSS?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 350 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/9/2005
Subject: Mikado on All Aboard
Believe it or not, I have been running the new Lionel American Flyer
Mikado on my 14 panel All Aboard layout for 3 days now trouble free.

Even the manual says 20 inch radius track is required!

I am using Gargraves track on my All Aboard panels; could that be the
difference. Has anyone tried the Mike on Pikemaster track yet?

Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 351 From: Karl Raab Date: 1/18/2005
Subject: Re: Just Curious
Hello to Just Curious
I have posted some of the original photos that I had taken of the
reproduction L shaped house that I built.
See photo album Frilen2
The first photo is from the All aboard TV commercial showing the back
of the original Gilbert house. Photo 5 is the back as I recreated
it. The chimney on the New England rancher is actually wider than
the Gilbert original, I now believe that the chimney they used was
from the PV Split level house. The trellis that I originally
fashioned is from the base portion of an all aboard billboard. Hope
that sheds some light on an interesting Gilbert curiousity.
Karl
frilen@...






--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "klaatu1944" <gort@b...> wrote:
>
> I really enjoyed the articles in the archives concerning the 'L'
shaped house. It certainly
> sounds like its origins were accurately traced. Close examanation
of the picture in the
> manual even shows the chimney texture the same as that of the
Plasticville split level
> house. The trellis was a great idea to hide the extra window (which
would have been on
> the porch)--assuming they used a second left end for the right end
and then applied the
> chimney seperately. I am curious--has anyone ever come across this
house showing that it
> was actually produced? Also, was there ever a picture of the
Plasticville 1912-200 house
> posted showing the backside with the garage?
>
> I am also curious about the small ranch house. It looks like the
catalogues show two
> different versions. One with a large chimney, gabled ends and a
different roof; the other
> appearing like the unit available from Hobby Surplus Sales, but
with a small chimney. Both
> also have windows different than any I have ever seen on these
houses (or in Plasticville,
> for that matter). Have any examples shown up, or does everyone have
the version sold by
> HSS?
Group: allaboardsets Message: 352 From: jdetreville Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: K-Line locos
I was talking to someone with K-Line connections recently at a train
show. He indicated that K-Line will be issuing their Pacific (ex-
Marx molds) in S as well as probably the Plymouth industrial switcher.
Group: allaboardsets Message: 353 From: F.L. Keys Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
Hi Gang...

I am thinning out my collection and decided to offer my 8 panel WW
set for sale. Set is COMPLETE and VERY CLEAN with ALL UNBROKEN
accessories including: 6 ea. of the following: telephone poles,
street lamps, RR crossing signs, stop signs, all trees, picket and
split rail fences, billboard, 2 bridges, 2 hills, 1 tunnel, track
pins, track locks, transformer and All Aboard booklet. Loco and all
cars in EXCELLENT condition. Box is worn but complete. Reasonable
offers considered. Haven't taken pics but will gladly supply in
response to a legimate offer. Offers considered.

Thanks in advance,
Tom
Group: allaboardsets Message: 354 From: r....jio Date: 2/13/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
What are you asking for the set?

"F.L. Keys" <flkeysdude@...> wrote:

Hi Gang...

I am thinning out my collection and decided to offer my 8 panel WW
set for sale. Set is COMPLETE and VERY CLEAN with ALL UNBROKEN
accessories including: 6 ea. of the following: telephone poles,
street lamps, RR crossing signs, stop signs, all trees, picket and
split rail fences, billboard, 2 bridges, 2 hills, 1 tunnel, track
pins, track locks, transformer and All Aboard booklet. Loco and all
cars in EXCELLENT condition. Box is worn but complete. Reasonable
offers considered. Haven't taken pics but will gladly supply in
response to a legimate offer. Offers considered.

Thanks in advance,
Tom






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Group: allaboardsets Message: 355 From: tom....w Date: 2/14/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Winter Wonderland Boxed Set FOR SALE
$1,600.00


--- r....jio <jior@...> wrote:

> What are you asking for the set?
>
> "F.L. Keys" <flkeysdude@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Gang...
>
> I am thinning out my collection and decided to offer
> my 8 panel WW
> set for sale. Set is COMPLETE and VERY CLEAN with
> ALL UNBROKEN
> accessories including: 6 ea. of the following:
> telephone poles,
> street lamps, RR crossing signs, stop signs, all
> trees, picket and
> split rail fences, billboard, 2 bridges, 2 hills, 1
> tunnel, track
> pins, track locks, transformer and All Aboard
> booklet. Loco and all
> cars in EXCELLENT condition. Box is worn but
> complete. Reasonable
> offers considered. Haven't taken pics but will
> gladly supply in
> response to a legimate offer. Offers considered.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Tom
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 356 From: myflyertrains Date: 3/4/2005
Subject: Ebay Auction Barn & Houses
Hello,

I have in the past pointed out various All Aboard Set Auctions at
eBay. This time, I am starting to thin my own All Aboard collection a
bit, and I will be offering a series of auctions with various
accessories. The first is list below for anyone interested.

Thanks, Chuck

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5961241907
Group: allaboardsets Message: 357 From: Joe Date: 3/7/2005
Subject: Re: All Aboard Cross Over Panels
Hello Folk, IM looking for a couple All Aboard Cross Over Panels to
expand my train layout. If anyone has any please let me know. IM
also looking for a Westerner Set. Thanks for your time. You may
email me at Josephstau@.... My Best Joe
Group: allaboardsets Message: 358 From: fp....kop Date: 3/25/2005
Subject: Question on link coupler short New Haven 650 series passenger cars.
Hi:

I was wondering whether anyone has had experience with running the
New Haven 650 series passenger cars with link couplers on original
All Aboard panels with Pikemaster track.

I have been mulling over the purchase of a nice 290 set with a
baggage & two coaches, all link, and I was wondering if they'd run
on my panels before deciding to buy.

Also, on Saturday, I am receiving a nice 5 X 9 ping pong table to
finally get our apartment layout up off the floor and onto a table.
(To my wife's great relief!)

I have a design in mind where 6 to 8 All Aboard panels would go in
the middle, surrounded by two good-sized O Gauge loops (I run &
collect both Flyer and the "enemy" stuff with the three rails). I
note one of you (Chuck, I think,) has had success screwing down the
panels to tables before. Where is the best place to drive the screws
so that you have good support and don't damage the panels too badly?

Also, I am surrounding the panels with a foam base for the O Gauge
which I will attempt to make up (with white ballast and a nice dark
ground cover and grey roads) to match the All Aboard panels. What
shade of greenish paint would blend in nicely with the Gilbert
panels?

Sorry about all the questions; once I am done, I will be taking
photos that I will add to the photo section; I'm sure that pictures
of another layout would be appreciated; and I have some creative
ideas for accessories and buildings that would go into both the O
and S parts of this little railroad empire.

--fp....kop
Group: allaboardsets Message: 359 From: d....wynne Date: 3/27/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Question on link coupler short New Haven 650
Good morning, Fred.

As part of my Holiday display at my chamber of commerce office this year
(benefits our youth leadership program), we set up a 5x20 layout next to our
big display. We covered it with artificial grass carpeting and ran an oval
of G-gauge track around the edge. One end inside the oval was devoted to
about three dozen ceramic buildings and their various accessories. The
other inside end contained an eight-panel AFAA layout. We elected not to
screw it to the 3” rigid foam foundation, only because the nap of the
artificial grass kept it from migrating. Had we needed to secure it, we had
picked out panels wherein the holes for securing accessories went all the
way through the plastic base. Our plan was to run 3 ½” coarse-thread
wallboard screws through these holes, placing a flat washer on the screw
first.

As to your question regarding running coaches with link couplers on AA
panels, we had mixed results. Considering these panels were sold with sets
having short freight cars and Pike Master trucks, it was surprising that we
had any success at all. When we ran the coaches behind our trusty die-cast
302 Atlantic with very well lubricated couplers, everything held together
well. But the attempts with any Pacific, whether plastic or die-cast, all
met with failure. Link-equipped Pacifics would haul four- or five-car
freights with no problem, but not the coaches. Our best results came from a
plastic Atlantic repainted for Maine Central (since sold on eBay) with
regular knuckle couplers and a mixed string of Doug Peck’s and other modern
custom Baker’s Cocoa freights and lighted caboose. This enabled our AFAA
layout to be a true display, i. e. stops only to replenish smoke fluid
during each two-hour loco shift.

Hope this information helps.

Although I was the organizer of this year’s display, I was not the
photographer. I will try to find and email you some pictures, although the
layout was pretty straightforward (4 curves, two switches, one straight with
uncoupler, one straight with whistle). We have since sold all our AA panels
on eBay, and will be using this 5x20 next year (with the grass replaced by
smooth outdoor carpeting and the soft 3” bead board replaced by 2” rigid
foam insulation) exclusively for vintage AF. We may attempt to recreate two
dealer displays, but nothing is decided. Regular evening work sessions
resume the first Thursday in May on this and our 8x24 sectional Lionel
layout. Anyone near Norwood, Massachusetts who is interested can email me
( doug@... <mailto:doug@...> ) for details.

Regards,

Doug Wynne

-----Original Message-----
From: fp....kop [mailto:freddok1@...]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 6:37 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Question on link coupler short New Haven 650
series passenger cars...


Hi:

I was wondering whether anyone has had experience with running the
New Haven 650 series passenger cars with link couplers on original
All Aboard panels with Pikemaster track.

I have been mulling over the purchase of a nice 290 set with a
baggage & two coaches, all link, and I was wondering if they'd run
on my panels before deciding to buy.

Also, on Saturday, I am receiving a nice 5 X 9 ping pong table to
finally get our apartment layout up off the floor and onto a table.
(To my wife's great relief!)

I have a design in mind where 6 to 8 All Aboard panels would go in
the middle, surrounded by two good-sized O Gauge loops (I run &
collect both Flyer and the "enemy" stuff with the three rails). I
note one of you (Chuck, I think,) has had success screwing down the
panels to tables before. Where is the best place to drive the screws
so that you have good support and don't damage the panels too badly?

Also, I am surrounding the panels with a foam base for the O Gauge
which I will attempt to make up (with white ballast and a nice dark
ground cover and grey roads) to match the All Aboard panels. What
shade of greenish paint would blend in nicely with the Gilbert
panels?

Sorry about all the questions; once I am done, I will be taking
photos that I will add to the photo section; I'm sure that pictures
of another layout would be appreciated; and I have some creative
ideas for accessories and buildings that would go into both the O
and S parts of this little railroad empire.

--fp....kop








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Group: allaboardsets Message: 360 From: myflyertrains Date: 6/21/2005
Subject: Photo Albums Available!
I would like to remind everyone that photo albums are available at MyFlyerTrains.Org. Just
send me a request via email, and I will send you a username and password. Then upload all
the train & A.C. Gilbert related photos you care to.

PS: This offer is real but it was necessary to post a message to keep Yahoo from shutting the
group down! Have a nice summer everyone!

Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 361 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: All Aboard set parts
Folks,
I will be attending S-Fest in Beloit weekend of Nov 18, and 19th. I
have quite a few all aboard parts, including tunnels, crossbucks, stop
signs, trees, streetlights, etc.
I also have extra Straight and Curve Panels. Is there sufficient
interest for me to bring these items to S-Fest for sale?

Bill Hutton
Group: allaboardsets Message: 362 From: r...sieg Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: FOR SALE--All Aboard Set--6 PANEL with trains, box, accessories
All:
I have a 1965-All Aboard Set--6 PANEL
for sale on ebay.com, with the trains,
accessories, and a box.

It ends in a few hours. Is up to $102 only.
I sold my 8 panel set for $770 a few weeks ago on
ebay.
Ray

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> Folks,
> I will be attending S-Fest in Beloit weekend of Nov
> 18, and 19th. I
> have quite a few all aboard parts, including
> tunnels, crossbucks, stop
> signs, trees, streetlights, etc.
> I also have extra Straight and Curve Panels. Is
> there sufficient
> interest for me to bring these items to S-Fest for
> sale?
>
> Bill Hutton
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 363 From: r....jio Date: 7/8/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] All Aboard set parts
Do you sell to anyone not going to S-fest, looking the the multi-piece trees and streetlights.
Robert

judgeatkck2002 <WHUTTON@...> wrote:
Folks,
I will be attending S-Fest in Beloit weekend of Nov 18, and 19th. I
have quite a few all aboard parts, including tunnels, crossbucks, stop
signs, trees, streetlights, etc.
I also have extra Straight and Curve Panels. Is there sufficient
interest for me to bring these items to S-Fest for sale?

Bill Hutton





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Group: allaboardsets Message: 364 From: j....reill Date: 10/23/2005
Subject: original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 set in Exec. Cond
I have an original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 set in Exec. Cond. which was given to my brother for Christmas in 1966 (?). The original box is tattered, most of the carboard inserts are gone. There is no manual. But everything else is there. It has been kept boxed in our attic since about 1968. It was only used a few times as we much preferred the 0 Gauge Lionels.

I'd like to find someone interested in this for buy and/or maybe trade for 0, 027, and/or Super 0 items.

Do you guys know of any AF forums where I could list this set for trade or sale?

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Group: allaboardsets Message: 365 From: josephstau@aol.com Date: 10/24/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 se
Hello, What are you asking for the set? My Best Joe


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 366 From: j....reill Date: 10/24/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 se
Joe,

I don't know, never kept up with AF, didn't even know I had it. What do
you think it is worth? Roughly, of course.

Thanks,

Jim
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Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] original American Flyer Pioneer 600 #20811 set in Exec....


Hello, What are you asking for the set? My Best Joe


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 367 From: rebendever Date: 11/21/2005
Subject: 2006 1:64 Modeling Guide Calendars are Ready--before Christmas!!! (
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 368 From: ja...mcdann Date: 12/15/2005
Subject: (no subject)
hello, I have a question regarding the switch panels. Are there ways to repair a non operating switch, Is there any one who can repair or has spare parts for these switches? Or can a person use an electrical actuator from an atlas ho switch. I would like to repair my one switch. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Jim.


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 369 From: FEZANDPAZ@aol.com Date: 12/15/2005
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] (unknown)
Hobby Surplus Sales has new old stock pikemaster switches real cheap! try
there web site, _www.hobbysurplus.com_ (http://www.hobbysurplus.com)


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 370 From: myflyertrains Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
Sets? Does this group still have value to people?

Chuck
Group: allaboardsets Message: 371 From: Ed Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Hi Chuck:

I find it interesting that with over 100 members that we really have no
discussion or questions regarding these sets. Is everybody an expert or have
they gone on to other things? I did an antique car show last Sept and am
scheduled to do it again this year. I had a 20811 set running and had great
interest for the day. I was the only train set / layout there. Great for 'S'
I also have a small pikemaster layout that I used to take out for shows.
Presently the All Aboard sets are in their boxes. 2-20811 sets, 1 20812, 1
20813, 1 20814 and a excellent 9 panel set plus many boards. I am willing to
sell a winter crossover panel for $200.00.
e....eck

-------Original Message-------

From: myflyertrains
Date: 01/30/06 17:10:19
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again

I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
Sets? Does this group still have value to people?

Chuck






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Group: allaboardsets Message: 372 From: John Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Telephone Poles
Can someone tell me how tall the telephone poles are that come with
the allaboard sets?

John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 373 From: Ed Date: 1/30/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Telephone Poles
4" top to bottom
Ed

-------Original Message-------

From: John
Date: 01/30/06 23:04:56
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [All Aboard Sets] Telephone Poles

Can someone tell me how tall the telephone poles are that come with
the allaboard sets?

John







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Group: allaboardsets Message: 374 From: t.....rony Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Cancel? I hope not.

Frankly, I had forgotten that I joined this group until I received the
message regarding the possibility of Yahoo closing it. I wish they'd go
pick on one of those three-rail model train groups ... Just kidding.

Well, since I've begun a reply, I might as well see if someone can
recommend a decent repair shop. In all the years I've owned my American
Flyer set, I guess I never was able to put enough miles on the
locomotive to require a motor change; it works fine. However, I guess
my youthful curiosity made me take the engine apart once too many times
to see how things work inside. Because of that, I've lost a screw or
two and have stripped the plastic from at least one of the engine's
screw hole anchorings.

Other than that, the shell is in perfect shape. Someone with the right
equipment and experience should be able to fix it easily, I guess.
Anyone have a place they can recommend?

Thanks!

Tony

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> I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
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> Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
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> Chuck
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 375 From: judgeatkck2002 Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: All aboard sets
I can't believe prices that All Aboard sets have been going for on
ebay. Over 700.00 for a 1200 set with extra whistle and cross over
panesls(I think 26 panels in all)
The market is definitely different between ebay and train shows. Have
others had the same experience? I still have been able to obtain most
panels at reasonable prices at local train shows in KC and at S-Fests.
Bill Hutton
Group: allaboardsets Message: 376 From: jdetreville Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "myflyertrains"
<myflyertrains@g...> wrote:
>
> I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
> don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
> Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
>
> Chuck
>
I suppose the problem may be the limited number of years and variety in
which the all aboard sets were available.
But there are always a few things that come up. I recently bought two
of the Atlantic sets (for the Pioneer 800 set) that had been in damp
storage for a song.
I had never really worked on 2 position e-units, but found them very
easy to clean up and get working again.
I have also developed a $3-4 method of preventing stalling on
switches (for 3 position units) and the back-and-forth-dance that two
position units do. It seems to eliminate about 90-99% of the stalls
and allows running at slow speeds if any members are interested.
John
Group: allaboardsets Message: 377 From: Doug Peck Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Repairs and parts
First, for whoever was looking for AF repair location....we do AF (only!) repairs, and I'm sure there are folks on this list who know us and can provide positive feedback.

Also, I'll just make note that we have repro telephone poles for the AA panels, as well as STOP signs. The latter are unpainted (beige), so you will have to paint them white and do the red outline (just press it gently on a red stamp pad).

Doug Peck
Port Lines Hobby Supply
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Newburyport, MA 01950-3408
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 378 From: a....paoloz Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Hi Tony
I am a new member to this yahoo group. What is the
number on the engine??? You can pick up a
replacement shell for a reasonable cost from Hobby
Surplus. Are you familar with them?

--- t.....rony <tonyrony@...> wrote:

> Cancel? I hope not.
>
> Frankly, I had forgotten that I joined this group
> until I received the
> message regarding the possibility of Yahoo closing
> it. I wish they'd go
> pick on one of those three-rail model train groups
> ... Just kidding.
>
> Well, since I've begun a reply, I might as well see
> if someone can
> recommend a decent repair shop. In all the years
> I've owned my American
> Flyer set, I guess I never was able to put enough
> miles on the
> locomotive to require a motor change; it works fine.
> However, I guess
> my youthful curiosity made me take the engine apart
> once too many times
> to see how things work inside. Because of that,
> I've lost a screw or
> two and have stripped the plastic from at least one
> of the engine's
> screw hole anchorings.
>
> Other than that, the shell is in perfect shape.
> Someone with the right
> equipment and experience should be able to fix it
> easily, I guess.
> Anyone have a place they can recommend?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Tony
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
> myflyertrains wrote:
>
> > I got another message from Yahoo threatening to
> cancel the group if we
> > don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts
> about All Aboard
> > Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 379 From: red rocket Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Digest Number 83
Three answers in one:


Send out a note to the group once every two weeks just to say "yu-hu". This will keep the YAHOO! software looking for lack of use at bay. - fred

Message: 1
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 01:09:10 -0000
From: "myflyertrains"
Subject: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again

I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
Sets? Does this group still have value to people?

Chuck





Hobby Surplus Supply ( http://www.hobbysurplus.com/AmatosToy&Hobby.htm ) sells many BRAND NEW left over All Aboard parts. Repairs can be done by looking at ads in the S Gaugian ( http://www.heimburgerhouse.com/magazines_misc/s_gaugian.htm ). But for the repairs your describing, it will probably be much more economical to buy a new shell and get a few screws and just replace it yourself. HINT: Cut or grind the screws just a tad shorter to keep from bottoming them out and don't tighten them all the way. - fred


Message: 5
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 06:06:17 -0500
From: t.....rony
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again

Cancel? I hope not.

Frankly, I had forgotten that I joined this group until I received the
message regarding the possibility of Yahoo closing it. I wish they'd go
pick on one of those three-rail model train groups ... Just kidding.

Well, since I've begun a reply, I might as well see if someone can
recommend a decent repair shop. In all the years I've owned my American
Flyer set, I guess I never was able to put enough miles on the
locomotive to require a motor change; it works fine. However, I guess
my youthful curiosity made me take the engine apart once too many times
to see how things work inside. Because of that, I've lost a screw or
two and have stripped the plastic from at least one of the engine's
screw hole anchorings.

Other than that, the shell is in perfect shape. Someone with the right
equipment and experience should be able to fix it easily, I guess.
Anyone have a place they can recommend?

Thanks!

Tony






eBay sells the common stuff at a premium and the rare at cheaper pricies compared to the meets I've attended in the LA area. - fred


Message: 6
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 14:38:52 -0000
From: "judgeatkck2002"
Subject: All aboard sets

I can't believe prices that All Aboard sets have been going for on
ebay. Over 700.00 for a 1200 set with extra whistle and cross over
panesls(I think 26 panels in all)
The market is definitely different between ebay and train shows. Have
others had the same experience? I still have been able to obtain most
panels at reasonable prices at local train shows in KC and at S-Fests.
Bill Hutton








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Group: allaboardsets Message: 380 From: jfred436 Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
I kmow the switch problem could be useful for me.

jfred

--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, jdetreville <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
>
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "myflyertrains"
> <myflyertrains@g...> wrote:
> >
> > I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group
if we
> > don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All
Aboard
> > Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> I suppose the problem may be the limited number of years and
variety in
> which the all aboard sets were available.
> But there are always a few things that come up. I recently
bought two
> of the Atlantic sets (for the Pioneer 800 set) that had been in
damp
> storage for a song.
> I had never really worked on 2 position e-units, but found them
very
> easy to clean up and get working again.
> I have also developed a $3-4 method of preventing stalling on
> switches (for 3 position units) and the back-and-forth-dance that
two
> position units do. It seems to eliminate about 90-99% of the
stalls
> and allows running at slow speeds if any members are interested.
> John
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 381 From: r....jio Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Re: Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
I'd also like to hear about the all Aboard switch repairs/updates.
Thanks

jdetreville <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, "myflyertrains"
wrote:
>
> I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
> don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
> Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
>
> Chuck
>
I suppose the problem may be the limited number of years and variety in
which the all aboard sets were available.
But there are always a few things that come up. I recently bought two
of the Atlantic sets (for the Pioneer 800 set) that had been in damp
storage for a song.
I had never really worked on 2 position e-units, but found them very
easy to clean up and get working again.
I have also developed a $3-4 method of preventing stalling on
switches (for 3 position units) and the back-and-forth-dance that two
position units do. It seems to eliminate about 90-99% of the stalls
and allows running at slow speeds if any members are interested.
John






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Group: allaboardsets Message: 382 From: r....jio Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Repairs and parts
Are you going to come out with replacement streetlights for the all aboard panels?

Doug Peck <doug@...> wrote: First, for whoever was looking for AF repair location....we do AF (only!) repairs, and I'm sure there are folks on this list who know us and can provide positive feedback.

Also, I'll just make note that we have repro telephone poles for the AA panels, as well as STOP signs. The latter are unpainted (beige), so you will have to paint them white and do the red outline (just press it gently on a red stamp pad).

Doug Peck
Port Lines Hobby Supply
6 Storeybrooke Drive
Newburyport, MA 01950-3408
Shop Hours - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: 2-5 PM (EST).
978-465-8798
1-888-708-0782 (Toll-free; Orders only, please.)
Website:
E-mail: doug@...
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 383 From: t.....rony Date: 1/31/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
Yes, I'd like to know more about the solution to the switch problem,
too. I don't run my trains often, but even I remember that if I try to
go through the switches too slowly, there's a good chance the pick-up
wheels will lose contact. Of course, if you've got the "auto-reversing"
type of engine, that's another source of annoyance caused by the loss of
contact.

So, please, John ... I'm sure we'd all like to know the solution.
Thanks in advance.

Tony


>


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Group: allaboardsets Message: 384 From: John Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Ron Leventon has a lot of parts, you can fill the screw hole with
modlers puddy, that is what I have done.

John
--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, t.....rony <tonyrony@v...>
wrote:
>
> Cancel? I hope not.
>
> Frankly, I had forgotten that I joined this group until I received
the
> message regarding the possibility of Yahoo closing it. I wish
they'd go
> pick on one of those three-rail model train groups ... Just
kidding.
>
> Well, since I've begun a reply, I might as well see if someone can
> recommend a decent repair shop. In all the years I've owned my
American
> Flyer set, I guess I never was able to put enough miles on the
> locomotive to require a motor change; it works fine. However, I
guess
> my youthful curiosity made me take the engine apart once too many
times
> to see how things work inside. Because of that, I've lost a screw
or
> two and have stripped the plastic from at least one of the
engine's
> screw hole anchorings.
>
> Other than that, the shell is in perfect shape. Someone with the
right
> equipment and experience should be able to fix it easily, I
guess.
> Anyone have a place they can recommend?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Tony
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
> myflyertrains wrote:
>
> > I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group
if we
> > don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All
Aboard
> > Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > SPONSORED LINKS
> > G scale train
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=G+scale+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Mode
l+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N+scale+
trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=f19Q3X9pY2AZp3CHkNWYZw>
> > Ho scale model train
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=Ho+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&
w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N
+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=F6asK7Ix0wVnB74PfHYYcg>
> > Model train n scale
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=Model+train+n+scale&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&w
3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N+
scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=qBgsM4EoFI8MvQKulYZ_zQ>
> >
> > G scale model train
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=G+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&w
3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N+
scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=xeLKBZkBSB-tQWBeD7HRnQ>
> > Ho scale trains
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=Ho+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Mo
del+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N+scal
e+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=0ybvhtrqTgbqmDcSkOOP1w>
> > N scale trains
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?
t=ms&k=N+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Mod
el+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+trains&w6=N+scale
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 385 From: jdetreville Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
I'll try to work up a explanation and a parts list in the next couple
of days or this weekend (if my kids let me use the computer), maybe
even a picture.
John


--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, t.....rony <tonyrony@v...> wrote:
>
> Yes, I'd like to know more about the solution to the switch
problem,
> too. I don't run my trains often, but even I remember that if I
try to
> go through the switches too slowly, there's a good chance the pick-
up
> wheels will lose contact. Of course, if you've got the "auto-
reversing"
> type of engine, that's another source of annoyance caused by the
loss of
> contact.
>
> So, please, John ... I'm sure we'd all like to know the solution.
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Tony
>
>
> >
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 386 From: d....wynne Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again
Glad to see someone other than me admits to having a screw loose! The best
AF repair guy in the Western Hemisphere is Doug Peck of Port Lines Hobbies
in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He has a website and does mail-order as
well. Regards to All, Doug Wynne, Cedar Swamp Antiques and Neponset Valley,
New England & Elsewhere RR.


-----Original Message-----
From: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com [mailto:allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com]On
Behalf Of t.....rony
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 6:06 AM
To: allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Yahoo wants to cancel the group again

Cancel? I hope not.

Frankly, I had forgotten that I joined this group until I received the
message regarding the possibility of Yahoo closing it. I wish they'd go
pick on one of those three-rail model train groups ... Just kidding.

Well, since I've begun a reply, I might as well see if someone can
recommend a decent repair shop. In all the years I've owned my American
Flyer set, I guess I never was able to put enough miles on the
locomotive to require a motor change; it works fine. However, I guess
my youthful curiosity made me take the engine apart once too many times
to see how things work inside. Because of that, I've lost a screw or
two and have stripped the plastic from at least one of the engine's
screw hole anchorings.

Other than that, the shell is in perfect shape. Someone with the right
equipment and experience should be able to fix it easily, I guess.
Anyone have a place they can recommend?

Thanks!

Tony

----------------------------------------------------
myflyertrains wrote:

> I got another message from Yahoo threatening to cancel the group if we
> don't start using it more. Anyone got any thoughts about All Aboard
> Sets? Does this group still have value to people?
>
> Chuck
>
>
>
>
>
> SPONSORED LINKS
> G scale train
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=G+scale+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+sca
le+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+tra
ins&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=f19Q3X9pY2AZp3CHkNWYZw
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=G+scale+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+sc
ale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+tr
ains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=f19Q3X9pY2AZp3CHkNWYZw> >
> Ho scale model train
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Ho+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2
=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+sc
ale+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=F6asK7Ix0wVnB74PfHYYcg
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Ho+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w
2=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+s
cale+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=F6asK7Ix0wVnB74PfHYYcg> >
> Model train n scale
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Model+train+n+scale&w1=G+scale+train&w2=
Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+sca
le+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=qBgsM4EoFI8MvQKulYZ_zQ
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Model+train+n+scale&w1=G+scale+train&w2
=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+sc
ale+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=qBgsM4EoFI8MvQKulYZ_zQ> >
>
> G scale model train
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=G+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2=
Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+sca
le+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=xeLKBZkBSB-tQWBeD7HRnQ
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=G+scale+model+train&w1=G+scale+train&w2
=Ho+scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+sc
ale+trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=xeLKBZkBSB-tQWBeD7HRnQ> >
> Ho scale trains
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Ho+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+s
cale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+t
rains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=0ybvhtrqTgbqmDcSkOOP1w
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Ho+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+
scale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+
trains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=0ybvhtrqTgbqmDcSkOOP1w> >
> N scale trains
> <
http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=N+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+sc
ale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+tr
ains&w6=N+scale+trains&c=6&s=136&.sig=thUHjhzywK2ZJIYcShcTTQ
<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=N+scale+trains&w1=G+scale+train&w2=Ho+s
cale+model+train&w3=Model+train+n+scale&w4=G+scale+model+train&w5=Ho+scale+t
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 387 From: t.....rony Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Stalling at the Switches
John,

Oh, that would be great. I, for one, would be grateful.

Hope you'll have time to explain it to us. Thanks again and have a good
one.

Tony
---------------------------------------------
jdetreville wrote:

> I'll try to work up a explanation and a parts list in the next couple
> of days or this weekend (if my kids let me use the computer), maybe
> even a picture.
> John
>
>
> --- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, t.....rony <tonyrony@v...> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I'd like to know more about the solution to the switch
> problem,
> > too. I don't run my trains often, but even I remember that if I
> try to
> > go through the switches too slowly, there's a good chance the pick-
> up
> > wheels will lose contact. Of course, if you've got the "auto-
> reversing"
> > type of engine, that's another source of annoyance caused by the
> loss of
> > contact.
> >
> > So, please, John ... I'm sure we'd all like to know the solution.
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 388 From: bgmilstead1260 Date: 2/1/2006
Subject: Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
I'm another one who got a "wake up" call by email, that this group
might get cancelled. Do we need to post more material or more often?
Maybe if the members were to pass along the story of how they got
involved with All Aboard sets it might help boost things along.
My very first electric toy train was a Pioneer set, which I received
for Christmas, 1967. I had just turned 7 two weeks before. Wow! A
landscaped train set, with houses and trees and a whole lot of senic
detail pieces that could be plugged into the little holes however you
wanted to arrange them! There was even a tunnel and TWO ponds crossed
by bridges! I had an engine and tender, a Great Northern boxcar, Shell
tank car and red caboose. I liked the "Gilbert" billboards, as it is
my middle name, so it was pretty cool.
In my ignorance, I didn't know that toy train engines were supposed
to have headlights, a bunch of driving wheels and make smoke. What I
did know was that this tiny world was MINE. So what if it only went
around in an oval? You could rearrange the cars on the train, right?
You could stop the train at the white house with the red roof and make
train station announcements, right? You could put small items on the
tunnel's edge and see if the train would shake them off, right? How
abount "accidentally" uncoupling the caboose, and waiting for the
engine to come back around and crash into it, then push it down the
track, if it didn't derail? If I had gotten a set with a gondola, I
probably would have harvested some of the little pine trees for loads.
I had always wished there had been a way to expand my little set. I
didn't know the company was going under, and my train had been bought
at a Montgomery Ward's store that sold items they were discontinuing.
MY train was even powere by a MARX transformer, that either Ward's
used as a substitution or Dad bought separately.
Trains have never left my life. While a fair portion of my original
set is still around, I have gone on to Prewar O and Standard gauges. I
always have a soft spot for the All Aboard system, and bought some
additional cars sets, and panels on line, "Just because". I'll
probably only use these pieces occasionally, but OH, what memories
they do bring....
I have a couple of other All Aboard memories to pass on, if this
thread interests other members.

Happy Collecting

Barry Gilbert Milstead
Group: allaboardsets Message: 389 From: t.....rony Date: 2/2/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
Barry,

Say, that's a great, great story, Barry. I LOVE it and thanks for
taking the time to tell it to us. Yes, I for one would be happy to hear
more.

And while I'm writing, maybe I had better ask: What exactly is an "all
aboard set" anyway, please?

Based on some things I read, I somehow thought it might be a train set
that came complete with landscaping and other neat, nice-to-have stuff
... a tunnel, crossing gate, maybe, or a semaphore, perhaps. Maybe you
or someone else can clarify what "all aboard set" is.

Thanks again, Barry. I hope you'll have time to tell us another story.
I'd even rather read stories like this than see the Super Bowl. Thanks,
Barry.

Tony

-------------------------------------------------------
bgmilstead1260 wrote:

> I'm another one who got a "wake up" call by email, that this group
> might get cancelled. Do we need to post more material or more often?
> Maybe if the members were to pass along the story of how they got
> involved with All Aboard sets it might help boost things along.
> My very first electric toy train was a Pioneer set, which I received
> for Christmas, 1967. I had just turned 7 two weeks before. Wow! A
> landscaped train set, with houses and trees and a whole lot of senic
> detail pieces that could be plugged into the little holes however you
> wanted to arrange them! There was even a tunnel and TWO ponds crossed
> by bridges! I had an engine and tender, a Great Northern boxcar, Shell
> tank car and red caboose. I liked the "Gilbert" billboards, as it is
> my middle name, so it was pretty cool.
> In my ignorance, I didn't know that toy train engines were supposed
> to have headlights, a bunch of driving wheels and make smoke. What I
> did know was that this tiny world was MINE. So what if it only went
> around in an oval? You could rearrange the cars on the train, right?
> You could stop the train at the white house with the red roof and make
> train station announcements, right? You could put small items on the
> tunnel's edge and see if the train would shake them off, right? How
> abount "accidentally" uncoupling the caboose, and waiting for the
> engine to come back around and crash into it, then push it down the
> track, if it didn't derail? If I had gotten a set with a gondola, I
> probably would have harvested some of the little pine trees for loads.
> I had always wished there had been a way to expand my little set. I
> didn't know the company was going under, and my train had been bought
> at a Montgomery Ward's store that sold items they were discontinuing.
> MY train was even powere by a MARX transformer, that either Ward's
> used as a substitution or Dad bought separately.
> Trains have never left my life. While a fair portion of my original
> set is still around, I have gone on to Prewar O and Standard gauges. I
> always have a soft spot for the All Aboard system, and bought some
> additional cars sets, and panels on line, "Just because". I'll
> probably only use these pieces occasionally, but OH, what memories
> they do bring....
> I have a couple of other All Aboard memories to pass on, if this
> thread interests other members.
>
> Happy Collecting
>
> Barry Gilbert Milstead
>
>
>
>
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Group: allaboardsets Message: 390 From: jfred436 Date: 2/4/2006
Subject: Re: Hoping this group doesn't get cancelled
Go to the Photos section on the group. You will see samples.
My quesyion is how did you get on this group if you didn't know?
Well, welcom anyhow.

jfred


--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, t.....rony <tonyrony@...> wrote:
>
> Barry,
>
> Say, that's a great, great story, Barry. I LOVE it and thanks for
> taking the time to tell it to us. Yes, I for one would be happy
to hear
> more.
>
> And while I'm writing, maybe I had better ask: What exactly is
an "all
> aboard set" anyway, please?
>
> Based on some things I read, I somehow thought it might be a train
set
> that came complete with landscaping and other neat, nice-to-have
stuff
> ... a tunnel, crossing gate, maybe, or a semaphore, perhaps.
Maybe you
> or someone else can clarify what "all aboard set" is.
>
> Thanks again, Barry. I hope you'll have time to tell us another
story.
> I'd even rather read stories like this than see the Super Bowl.
Thanks,
> Barry.
>
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 391 From: t.....rony Date: 2/5/2006
Subject: Re: [All Aboard Sets] How I Got Here
J Fred,

How did I find my way into the group? I surely don't recall. I must
have joined several months ago when I was looking for info about my
train set. As best as I can recall, after joining, I hadn't received
any messages either ... not until that recent message we've all seen
that said Yahoo might shutdown the group.

I have an American Flyer train set, but it's not one of those All Aboard
Sets. My set is just over 50 years old, now. I've taken pretty decent
care of it, I think, and although I've got all the tracks, cars, and
original transformer, I don't think there was ever any of the other
stuff that you'd find in an All Aboard Set. If it was an All Aboard
Set, I think I'd have some memory of the other pieces and at least have
a few remnants of the other parts. Did A.C. Gilbert sell the train sets
"plain" without all the accoutrements?

Thanks for the welcome.

Tony

jfred436 wrote:

> Go to the Photos section on the group. You will see samples.
> My quesyion is how did you get on this group if you didn't know?
> Well, welcom anyhow.
>
> jfred
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Group: allaboardsets Message: 392 From: jfred436 Date: 2/5/2006
Subject: Re: How I Got Here
Go to http://myflyertrains.org/ and look at the catalogs

jfred


--- In allaboardsets@yahoogroups.com, t.....rony <tonyrony@...> wrote:
>
> J Fred,
>
> How did I find my way into the group? I surely don't recall. I
must
> have joined several months ago when I was looking for info about
my
> train set. As best as I can recall, after joining, I hadn't
received
> any messages either ... not until that recent message we've all
seen
> that said Yahoo might shutdown the group.
>
> I have an American Flyer train set, but it's not one of those All
Aboard
> Sets. My set is just over 50 years old, now. I've taken pretty
decent
> care of it, I think, and although I've got all the tracks, cars,
and
> original transformer, I don't think there was ever any of the
other
> stuff that you'd find in an All Aboard Set. If it was an All
Aboard
> Set, I think I'd have some memory of the other pieces and at least
have
> a few remnants of the other parts. Did A.C. Gilbert sell the
train sets
> "plain" without all the accoutrements?
>
> Thanks for the welcome.
>
> Tony
>
> jfred436 wrote:
>
> > Go to the Photos section on the group. You will see samples.
> > My quesyion is how did you get on this group if you didn't know?
> > Well, welcom anyhow.
> >
> > jfred
> >
> >
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
Group: allaboardsets Message: 393 From: jdetreville Date: 2/6/2006
Subject: Stopping Stalls at the Switches
Stopping stalls on AF Switches, etc.

The real problem is that pick-up wheels on AF steam engines are too
close together. In addition, AF switches after 50+ years tend to be
a little bit loose and contact is momentarily lost during crossing.
Some of the Flyer e-units immediately cycle to neutral or reverse
(depending on whether it is a 2 position or 3 position e-unit).

This method of correcting the interruption modifies and builds on an <