We need your help!
I didn't start the website because I am an expert on the subject, but because I am interested in this aspect Gilbert American Flyer history and want to learn more about it. Since I started this project I have learned a lot, but there is a lot more to learn. Sometimes the best thing you learn is how much you still have to learn. The response by American Flyer collectors and Gilbert historians has been fantastic and has enabled me to make more historical information, photos, and Gilbert paper available on the website, but more information is needed. That's why I am asking you for your help.
Here is some of the information I would like to add to the website and maybe you can help.
Additional photos of the 2nd Floor Layout at the New York Hall of Science, preferably those from 1956 and later, but earlier photos will still be appreciated.
A track plan of the 2nd Floor Layout at the New York Hall of Science, preferably one that can be posted on the website, showing it either before or after the 1953 changes
Information on the 1st floor display layouts open to the public which were located on the main floor of the New York Hall of Science
Information on the Chicago, Miami, and Washington, D.C. Halls of Science - Trackplans of layouts would be much appreciated as would any information related to reminiscences of visits to these Halls of Science.
Thanks to recent contributions from Lonny Beno, the Factory Displays section covering both layouts and static displays is much closer to completion. Displays from 1953 - 1962 are fairly well covered. The only catalogs that I need to obtain are dealer display catalogs for 1947(D1496), 1950(D1629 - if it exists), 1963(X863-41), and 1964-65(X464-19). I have layout numbers for other years, so there must be other catalogs or dealer information sheets out there, hopefully for 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1958 at least. If you can provide scans of any of these catalogs or information sheets, please let me know.
I would also like to obtain more information and photos of other public display layouts, so that I can present them in their own special section in much the same way as the FAO Schwarz and Sibley layouts are presented. Even if such detailed information is not available, I would like to feature additional layouts in the Layout Memories section, so send me your recollections for inclusion there. Maybe something you remember will provide a clue to sources of further information on the layout.
Information about additional factory manufactured dealer display layouts and when they were offered, as well as information on two layouts that are illustrated, but cannot be identified by number.
Information on any other relevant articles in the model railroad press that I haven't included in my bibliography?
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