New Product Spotlight – American Flyer Dockside Switchers and Set

20 05 2013

The rugged little 0-6-0 Dockside Switcher has been a staple of the American Flyer roster for years. Now you’ll have more ways to start or grow your collection with these reliable switchers.

Beth Steel

6-42563 Bethlehem Steel

The Dockside is perfect for layouts of any size. The prototypes were designed for switching in tight places (like bustling seaports.) Use them for switching in your yards and industries or even for hauling the local freight run.

Coming soon in four new roadnames for individual sale, the Docksides feature:

  • Transformer controlled Forward / Neutral / Reverse operation

    6-42564 Reading

    6-42564 Reading

  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Directional lighting including headlight and back-up light
  • Puffing Smoke
  • Operating couplers front and rear
  • Traction Tires
  • MSRP: $94.99
6-42565 Chesapeake and Ohio

6-42565 Chesapeake and Ohio

The Dockside Switcher will also be available as part of a great starter set. In addition to a Southern Pacific locomotive, this set will include a boxcar with working door, tank car and lighted caboose. All of the rolling stock features die-cast metal trucks and operating couplers.

To complete the set, you’ll get an oval of American Flyer FasTrack (12 curve, 1 straight and 1 terminal section) and a CW-80 Transformer.


6-49364 Southern Pacific Dockside Set


6-42566 American Flyer Lines

This is the perfect size to get started in S Gauge – or just expand your existing empire at a great price. The set retails for $269.99. All of these exciting items should arrive at your dealers this fall. Place your orders now!



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