- American Flyer
One of the most beloved of all model train brands, American Flyer's storied history begins in 1907, and stretches to today. American manufactured trains in both Wide Gauge (Standard Gauge) before World War II and then after the war, made a bold move and created a new scale / gauge - S Gauge trains. This new scale fell right in between the dominant O Gauge and the up and coming HO scale at a scale of 1:64. The new American Flyer trains also featured 2-Rail track, a strong selling point against Lionel's 3-rail system. American Flyer purists are usually always quick to point our how much better their trains are than Lionel because the are true models without that silly third rail. Now owned by Lionel, American Flyer models are still very popular... and since we are always buying American Flyer collections we usually have one of the largest selections of pre-owned American Flyer trains available!