American Flyer Whistle 566 Service Instructions & Parts List
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 American Flyer Whistle 566 Service Manual.
The 566 whistle was produced from 1951 to 1955 and had a green metal base. Future whistles were different from earlier years as Gilbert moved towards plastic materials. The picture on the sign was of a Santa Fe railroad. The whistle came with an operating button and was hooked up to a transformer for the model railroader.
Gilbert produced approximately 11 different type of whistles and/or billboards. They included:
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The primary whistle differences were a whistle vs. a horn and the billboard imagery. Often times the billboard pictures featured other Gilbert products such as erector sets or chemistry sets. The American Flyer Whistle 566 was a fairly normal version of the American Flyer Whistles.