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 592The 592 Crossing gate came with a silver or white walkway and roadway was made in 1949. The gate arms remain as aluminum. The 592 is packaged with a weight activated track trip (No. 697). With four binding posts (knurled nuts) the 1949 No. 592 can be connected for AC...
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.
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.