American Flyer Displays & History

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Woodward & Lothrop - Washington, DC

Everything in this display window at Woodward & Lothrop is pretty small, but take a look at the sections that were produced from this 30 megapixel scan.   They give us the information to date this as a pre-war display, most likely from 1941, when the 565 Atlantic, which is clearly visible in the first sectional photo, was first offered.  The white windows in the passenger cars and the sliding doors in the baggage cars are a hallmarks of pre-war 3/16" scale production.  It is interesting to note that older American Flyer products, typical of Flyer production prior to Gilbert's introduction of 3/16" scale were also offered.

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Woodward & Lothrop Display
The Display Window

Sectional view showing 565 Atlantic from 1941
Sectional View showing a 565 Atlantic from 1941

Sectional View Showing Pre-war 3/16 Scale Trains
Sectional View Showing Pre-war 3/16 Scale Trains

Sectional View Showing Older Flyer Pre-war Designs
Sectional View Showing Older Flyer Pre-war Designs and a Pre-war Royal Blue