Gilbert American Flyer HO Index

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A Guide to A.C. Gilbert HO Trains and
Catalogs from 1938 to 1963

Rolling Stock by Number

Accessories by Number

Track & Power by Number

Rolling Stock by Type

Accessories by Type

Track & Power by Type
Cataloged Sets by Number & Year Cataloged Sets by Year Uncataloged Sets
by Number & Year
Unusual Items & Production Prototypes HO Displays
Gilbert Imitators Gilbert Reproductions

1956 Catalog Cover 1957 Catalog Cover 1958 Catalog Cover
Other Catalog Art

A Brief Introduction What's New
How it all began Why No Gilbert HO
 From 1951-1954?
Gilbert HO
 Repair Diagrams
Tyco-Gilbert Passenger Cars F3's - Pikemaster or Marx Collecting Gilbert Tru-Scale Cars
Klein GuideGilbert American Flyer HO Trains 1938-1963
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Illustrations from the catalog pages courtesy of

Links to specific HO items in catalogs at

Photos of selected items from the collections of many Gilbert HO Collectors

Notes on the production of various items including variations and unusual items

Sections on imitations and reproductions of Gilbert American Flyer HO products

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