Accessories

Street Lamps

Street Lamps Description
American Flyer De Luxe Lamp Post 2210 Only included in the 1938 Gilbert American Flyer catalog, the No. 2210 De Luxe Lamp Post was fabricated with sheet metal and enamel painted. Clearly a continuation of the Chicago Flyer product line, it complimented the larger O gauge trains that also came from Chicago Flyer.
American Flyer Double Lamp Posts From the acquisition of the American Flyer train product line in 1938, the A. C. Gilbert Company included street lamps in the cataloged product line. Several models were developed over the years along with those inherited from the American Flyer Manufacturing Company in Chicago.
American Flyer Single & Double Street Lamps The first single bulb and dual bulb street lamps entered the Gilbert American Flyer product line in 1940. This was after the acquisition of the American Flyer train product line in 1938 and cataloging double lamp posts designs No. 233 and No. 2210 the same year.
American Flyer Street Lamp Set In 1953 Gilbert stopped the relationship with Colber for street lamps and produced their own set of three. Now numbered 778 for the set, the lamp posts were still molded in gold plastic with white shades, but the shades are now round rather than faceted.
American Flyer Union Station The No. 794 Union Station was introduced to the Gilbert American Flyer catalog in 1954. It included two of the street lamps. The mail box and the fire alarm box are slightly different than those in the No. 778 Street Lamp Set.
American Flyer Boulevard Lamp Set In 1950 Gilbert American Flyer changed from the die cast metal street lamps that had been in the catalog since 1940 to plastic street lamps manufactured for Gilbert by the Colber Company. The posts are molded in a gold color plastic with a white plastic diffuser/shade over the bulb at the top.
American Flyer Street Light 579 This Gilbert American Flyer designed street lamp entered the product line in 1940 and included a No. 690 Track Terminal and wires.
American Flyer Double Lamp Post 233 From the acquisition of the American Flyer train product line in 1938, the A. C. Gilbert Company included street lamps in the cataloged product line. Several models were developed over the years along with those inherited from the American Flyer Manufacturing Company in Chicago.

Towers

Towers Description
American Flyer Water Tower with Bubbling Tube The Gilbert American Flyer No. 772 Automatic Water Tower was introduced in 1950 to provide water pressure for the Gilbert American Flyer community. Along with the No. 769 Revolving Aircraft Beacon, the No. 774 Floodlight Tower and the No. 773 Oil Derrick, the No. 772 Automatic Water Tower was manufactured for Gilbert by the Colber Company.
American Flyer Floodlight Towers Completing the tower product line produced by Colber for Gilbert American Flyer is the No. 774 Floodlight Tower. The tower deck of the Gilbert American Flyer No. 774 Floodlight Tower that was produced by the Colber Corporation included four separately aimable lights.
American Flyer Gabe the Lamplighter In 1958 Gilbert took the Floodlight Tower accessory and added some action to it in the form of Gabe the Lamplighter. At the push of a button, Gabe takes a step up the ladder on the framework of the floodlight tower. When Gabe reaches the top, the floodlights come on.
American Flyer Oil Derrick Along with the No. 769 Revolving Aircraft Beacon, the No. 772 Automatic Water Tower and the No. 774 Flood Light Tower, Gilbert American Flyer introduced the No. 773 Oil Derrick in 1950. Like the others the Oil Derrick was manufactured by the Colber Corporation and packaged in Gilbert American Flyer packaging.
American Flyer Revolving Aircraft Beacon Gilbert American Flyer added towers to the product line in 1951. The towers were actually produced by the Colber Company (a maker of toy train accessories) and several other Colber manufactured products were also introduced to the Gilbert American Flyer catalog in 1951, including bridges, and a pedestrian overcrossing.
American Flyer Rotating Radar Tower The Gilbert American Flyer HO product line introduced the No. 35210 Rotating Radar Tower in 1962. This product was also made by the Ideal company for Gilbert. In addition to the built up version, the Rotating Radar Tower also came in kit form as the No. 35273 in the HO product line.

Crossing Gates

Crossing Gate Description
American Flyer Crossing Gate 23601 Conflicting directions were at work in the Gilbert American Flyer engineering department in the late 1950’s. The traditional selling points for American Flyer trains were two rail track and scale realism.
American Flyer Crossing Gate 23602
American Flyer Crossing Gate 592
American Flyer Crossing Gate 592A From 1951 to 1953 the crossing gate was redesigned by Gilbert American Flyer to use a much smaller base. Several factors probably entered into this. In addition to the reduced cost of the die cast material in the base, the box changed to a colorful blue, yellow and white pasteboard design.
American Flyer Crossing Gate 600 with Bell This crossing gate was produced from 1954 to 1956. The next Gilbert American Flyer crossing gate in the series is the No. 600. It uses the same base as the 592A but adds a bell to the action. The bell is hidden in the hut.

Signals

Signal Description
American Flyer Bell Danger Signal 584 In 1946 and 1947 Gilbert American Flyer cataloged the American Flyer Accessory 584 Bell Danger Signal. These were a continuation of the pre war O gauge model. This incorporated a die cast metal ramp base for a roadway extending up to the top of the track.
American Flyer Danger Bell Signal 759

Whistles

Whistle Description
American Flyer Whistle 568 The 568 whistle was produced in 1956 and had a green plastic base. The whistle was different from earlier years as Gilbert continued to move towards plastic materials.
American Flyer Remote Control Whistle 577 The 577 whistle was produced in 1947 through 1950 and had a green metal base. The whistle was different from later years as Gilbert began to move towards plastic materials.
American Flyer Two-In-One Whistle 762 Gilbert produced the American Flyer Accessory 762 2 in 1 Whistle and cataloged it in the 1949 and 1950 catalogs. The whistle was unique as it featured two separate whistles with two buttons.
American Flyer Two Tone Whistle & Billboard 562
American Flyer Whistle 566
American Flyer Whistle 577

Track Workers

Track Workers Description
American Flyer Animated Track Workers 594 The Gilbert AF Animated Track Gang 594 was built in 19XX. The accessory simulated workers repairing railroad tracks. The toy connects to the track and transformer via track clips.

Semaphores

Crossing Gate Description