American Flyer Coal Loader 752A & 785 Parts List & Diagram
This is the service bulletin furnished by the A. C. Gilbert Co. to authorized service stations to aid them in the service and repair of American Flyer equipment. Specifically, this bulletin is for the Coal Loader 752A and 23785 Manual. The bulletin seems to refer to the American Flyer 785 Coal Loader as well.
The American Flyer Accessory 752A Seaboard Coaler Instructions has two buttons. One causes the clam shell to lower to the coal pile, the other causes the clam shell to close, then raise up and over the hopper in the tower. Letting the up button go, opens the clam shell releasing the “coal” into the hopper and then to the waiting car (or all over the track if there is no car present). The 752A has a three button control. The outer two buttons are the same down and up functions. There is an added retainer in the hopper that keeps the “coal” in the hopper until the operator pushes the third button, raising the retainer and releasing the “coal” into a waiting car (or all over the track if there is no car present).