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S Scale American Flyer Engine Repairs

John asks readers:

“Do you know someone who works on American flyer older engines? Let me know one way or the other. The trains are late 1940sor early 50’s. Thanks.”

3 Responses to S Scale American Flyer Engine Repairs

  • Tom Crescuillosays:

    If your problem is electrical, these older AF engines are pretty simple. Alll of the parts are available (contact fingers, brushes, coils etc). Althought soldering is pretty delicate and takes care.


    The one man who is the expert at american flyer repair, as well as purchase and sales of retiring collections lives in Boradview Heights, Ohio. His name is Lee McCarty.

    There is just one catch. My understanding is, Lee is recovering from an illness, but you might be able to contact him with your needs. Supply very complete data. Engines, numbers, styles, types, era, everything you know about your engine. And then a good description of what is wrong with it and what you have tried and how it is behaving. In addition, he has an EXTENSIVE collection he is selling..one of the largest in the country! So if you are looking for something, do not ask what he has – – – he most likely has it all several times. Ask what it is you are looking for. This collection is PRIMO all in original boxes.

    That is all I can say at this time. Very best luck. I am sure there are other repair shops in the country. Just google for them. This man, however is as honest as the day is long, and you will be satisfied…if he continues.

  • Frank Bsays:

    You will probably get good advice from your local model railroad club, quite possibly find someone who can fix it, as many model railroaders are well experienced at fixing locos.

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