Tom Barker's best selling guide to the repair and restoration of Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge trains is available in print once more. Now in its 40th Anniversary, Third Edition it is packed full of new information including a new chapter on cosmetic restoration and an expanded chapter on accessories. Tom includes a handy checklist that gives you the step-by-step procedures for servicing a steam or diesel engine when it comes into your roundhouse. The book's footprint has been made smaller so more precious space on a workbench is available. At the same time, the type has been made larger and all the Gilbert hook-up instructions have been reset for easier reading. The famous trouble shooting flow diagram has been redrawn and 85 new photographs have been added for a total of 120 close-up, detailed visual insights into how these prized model trains are assembled and serviced. If you are new to American Flyer S Gauge operating and collecting, this is a must have guide to your hobby. If you have a previous copy of Tom's book, you will certainly want to get this new version!
Tom Barker has been operating Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge trains since he received his first 302AC set in 1951. He built a large collection of these prized trains and and at the same time, learned the ins and outs of repair by restoring basket cases to excellent condition. He has been writing about his experiences in AF repair for over 40 years and dispenses free advice on AF to all who ask via his web site and personal emails.