The 2005 revision of our AF Factory Parts Dept Comprehensive Exploded Views and Parts
Lists Volume I: Steam and Diesel Locomotives originally published in 2001 adds over 40 pages of
new information that has never been available to the public before.
For the first time illustrations and parts documentation is available for all AC Gilbert produced Steam and Diesel
engines. Plus many revisions, and additions have been made to the diagrams and parts lists contained in the
NEW DIAGRAMS AND PARTS LISTS ARE PROVIDED
FOR THESE STEAM ENGINE MODELS:
Smoke in tender models : 312 , 321, 322, 332, 342
Also models 310, 320, 21004, 21005
This new edition completes goal of the authors by providing one exploded view for each type of locomotive
produced by AC Gilbert. (Only the 23743 Track maintenance car and
the 25515 Rocket Sled are excluded) Each diagram contains newly developed view inserts showing all the alternative major sub assemblies. Access to the original
A.C. Gilbert factory ledgers preserved by Vincent Amato has been invaluable in the preparation of the enhanced parts diagrams
and lists offered in the first and second editions of this book.
Determining the correct part needed to repair the specific American Flyer locomotive lying in pieces on the repair
bench can often be more frustrating and time consuming than actually making the repair itself. Even when consulting one of
the previously available service manuals or repair guides, both the professional service man and the hobbyist can
become stumped when the general exploded view and parts listing offered for their engine type is not correct for the
specific variation being repaired.
The new diagrams and materials presented in this manual will greatly reduce the frustration and guesswork involved
in repairing one of the many variations of the of steam or diesel locomotives produced by
American Flyer between 1946 and 1967.
Utilizing previously unavailable A.C. Gilbert factory records obtained by Vincent
Amato with his purchase of the factory parts department, original American Flyer exploded views have been expanded and
parts lists have been consolidated and augmented.
The primary feature of this manual is that it offers one exploded view for each type of locomotive. Each
diagram contains newly developed view inserts showing all the alternative major sub assemblies. For each diagram one
comprehensive parts listing contains the series of differing parts used, each clearly marked as to the specific locomotive it
was used in. This concise format allows you to quickly and accurately identify the parts needed for your repair
project so you can concentrate on repairing the locomotive rather than doing parts research.
Each of these newly developed diagrams and associated parts lists are based on the original
A.C. Gilbert Service
Station diagrams and parts lists. These materials have been consolidated and edited to show all locomotives of a given type.
Additional information obtained from original A. C. Gilbert factory ledgers has been used to augment these views
and lists to make them as comprehensive as possible
right down to the handrails and porthole lens.
This publication has been specifically designed as a reference manual to be used on your workbench. Instructions
on identifying your specific locomotive model are provided in the following section. Once you have determined the
type and model number review the annotated list of models and exploded views to select the appropriate one for
your locomotive. By consulting this diagram and examining the loco you are repairing you can identify the
part (s) needed
to complete the repair. Each part is identified on the diagram by a circled number, which is keyed to the parts list
associated with that exploded view.
Spiral bound to lay flat on your work bench. 178 pages.
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Painstaking research utilizing previously unavailable
A.C. Gilbert factory records and production ledgers obtained by
Vincent Amato with his purchase of the factory parts department has allowed the authors to create
exclusive new drawings and parts lists
for locos that were never documented. Original American Flyer exploded views have been expanded, parts lists have
been consolidated and augmented and errors have been corrected.
THE SECOND EDITION FEATURES:
All new chapter containing recently compiled parts lists & exploded views for 46 -47 productions steam locos and
tender smoke unit.
Newly created exploded view drawing
of the 21004 & 21005 PRR 0-6-0 Switchers.
Larger easier to read Alco PA & GM GP-7 Diesel locomotive exploded views.
More detailed and accurate parts listings based on AC Gilbert factory assembly records , manuals & blueprints.
NEW exclusive diagrams
and parts lists with information never available until now for locos that AC Gilbert never
Revisions and additions that
CORRECT the repair information available in previously published books.
Consolidated exploded views for
EVERY type of locomotive produced by AC Gilbert with view inserts showing all the
alternative major sub assemblies.
made during production.
information from A.C. Gilbert factory records obtained by Vincent Amato