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Identity of an AF Die Cast Locomotive

Edward has this question for readers:

“I’ve been offered an S scale Die Cast Locomotive. They say it is Atlantic 300. But it has 6 main wheels, none in the front, and none in the back. But the cowcatcher is extended more than average and it has a coupling like a switcher. The body resembles a 342 Switcher. But the 342 switcher has 8 main wheels. And there is no e unit in boiler. Can someone help me identify it please?”

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7 Responses to Identity of an AF Die Cast Locomotive

  • Jaysays:

    I would like to see a photo…

  • Frank Bsays:

    Hi Edward, you can easily post a photo on this site – then we can see what you are looking at and figure it out Just click on the “Browse” link at the bottom of the dialog box, and select it from your drive.

  • Phillipsays:

    I would like to see the loco first before I comment

  • Chrissays:

    I would like to see a picture. Do you know the age of the loc? To my knowledge some were brass. I would need more information too.

  • Richard B. Waltersays:

    AF locos had reverse units in the tender. You’re missing lead and trailing trucks.

  • Marvin Rowensays:

    Sounds like an American flyer engine. They were S scale. They did not use an e unit. It must be an 0-6-0 switcher. They were made by AC Gilbert company. They are no longer in business but the lionel train company bought them out and sells their models. Hope this helps you.

  • W Rusty Lanesays:

    Yes, it sounds like an American Flyer 0-6-0 switcher or mabe a Pacific without the lead and trailing trucks. Need to see a photo to be sure.

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