American Flyer Displays & History

Gimbel's - Philadelphia, PA

This display is a pre 1950 display based on the lack of diesels and rubber roadbed.  On the left side you can see a loop of what appears to be HO track as well as an HO station and crossing.  In the last photo on this page, we can see the sets displayed, and on the second step there is a 4904 set headed by a 290 Pacific, which was introduced in 1949.  This places this photo in the period from 1949-1950 and makes this layout a contemporary of the F.A.O. Schwarz layout.

Learn more about the Ray Mohrlang Collection 

Closeup of Layout
The Layout Close Up

Full view of layout
Full View of the Layout & Displays

View of Train Department
A View of the Train Displays

Set Displayed
A View of Sets Displayed