New Product Spotlight – American Flyer Christmas

2 12 2013

This season marks the introduction of several new Christmas items in our American Flyer S Gauge line. These trains will be perfect for starting or expanding your collection and Christmas displays.

Dockside Steam Locomotive


6-42567 Christmas Dockside Switcher

Whether it is busy shifting cars at the North Pole workshops or endlessly coming ’round the tree, this 0-6-0 Dockside switcher will look great hauling your Christmas cars. The locomotive features transformer-controlled forward-neutral-reverse operation, directional headlight and backup light, puffing smoke, operating front and rear couplers, powerful maintenance-free motor and traction tires.

The colorful tank engine retails for $94.99 and, like all of the cars shown here, will negotiate an S-36 minimum curve.

Christmas Mint Car

6-48844 Mint Car

6-48844 Mint Car

For the first time in S Gauge, the classic “mint car” comes to the Christmas line. Santa’s checking his list to see who will receive the coal and who gets the presents seen inside the car’s big windows.

The car features a metal frame and die-cast trucks with operating couplers. The car retails for $59.99.

Naughty / Nice Covered Gondola


6-48572 Covered Gondola

Continuing the naughty and nice theme, this covered gondola has compartments for the good and mischievous as well. The two “coil covers” are removable so you can load it with whatever you’d like.

The car also features die-cast trucks and operating couplers. Retail price is $69.99.


Santa’s Sleigh Flatcar


6-48577 Flatcar with Sleigh

This flatcar was so popular in 2012 we brought it back with new decoration in 2013.

The flatcar features die-cast trucks and operating couplers. Santa and his sleigh and reindeer are a removable figure. Retail price is $69.99 – don’t miss it this year!

Cylindrical Covered Hopper


6-48664 Scale Cylindrical Covered Hopper

For the scale-minded modeler, our new cylindrical covered hopper will bring some Christmas cheer to your display. Filled with sugar for “Mrs Claus Sugar Plums and Confections” and decorated for the season this car combines the whimsy of the holidays with the detail and features of our 1:64 scale freight cars.

The covered hopper features die-cast trucks with scale wheels and operating couplers. For those who use other couplers, the truck-mounted couplers are designed for easy removal and mounting locations for scale couplers are provided on the car. The car also features many separately applied metal detail parts including the see-through tread walkways around the top.

Retail for this new car is $79.99.

2013 Christmas Boxcar

2013 boxcar

6-48833 2013 S Gauge Boxcar

And of course the season wouldn’t be complete without our annual boxcar. Add it to your growing collection or mark the start of a new tradition.

The car features die-cast trucks, operating couplers, a metal frame and working doors to complement the festive graphics. Retail price is $49.99.

See your dealer today to complete your Christmas collection. All items are in stock or expected in time for the big day!



3 responses

2 12 2013
Roger Coinverse

I think this is a solid idea. However, it is too expensive to buy a set and place around the tree? I like the idea of having a Flyer layout for Christmas, as a Lionel man, however, a set around $200.00 would have been perfect, not a 600 plus investment. Roger

2 12 2013
Eric Gruber

Why does your 11/25/2013 shipping schedule indicate that the dockside switcher is shipping in January 2014?

3 12 2013

When it comes to train making, I believe that Lionel is becoming corporate.
Lionel is pricing itself out of the business considering that MTH has entered the S-scale market with its installed Proto R/C and transformer controlled (without a switch.) MTH has pushed L’s O-gauge into R/C sets. Lionel needs to focus on the future and not try to reap those potential profits today.
In the AF section of the 2013 Christmas catalogue, one finds these same items WITHOUT A CABOOSE. How can Lionel spout the opening line (They’re just right to START a collection.) without a caboose? Cabeese are part & parcel of the steam era including Terminal Railroads.

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