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Brief History of S Scale Model Trains

S Scale (1:64) runs on a track width of 0.884 inches. The S scale is often confused with the much large scale called Standard Scale which is used for large-scale toy trains.

The S scale is one of the oldest scale model railroads dating back to 1896 when it first appeared in England. The popularity of the S scale increased in the 1930s-40s when CD Models produced the 3/16 model train sets under the name American Flyer Trains. Later American Flyer was purchased by A.C. Gilbert Co. then in 1943 the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) adapted the term S scale to describe the gauge that was half of the #1 gauge (1/32). American Flyer marketed the first trains labelled with the term S scale in the 1930s when the train ran on three-rail track similar to Lionel. In 1946 American Flyer introduced a two-rail track for S scale model trains providing greater realism. American Flyer ended up being sold to a holding company that also owned Lionel in 1967.

In 1979 under the name American Flyer, Lionel re-introduced the S scale trains and accessories. In 1981 another S scale manufacturer entered the market named American Models and S-Helper Service began making locomotives, track, rolling stock and other products in 1989. The biggest brass model supplier of the S scale is River Raisin Models.

AMERICAN FLYER S GAUGE BUFFALO CREEK FLOUR CO.RAILROAD BOXCAR REEFER NEW YORK
AMERICAN FLYER S GAUGE BUFFALO CREEK FLOUR CO.RAILROAD BOXCAR REEFER NEW YORK
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S Scale American Flyer #969 Rocket Launcher Flat Car
S Scale American Flyer #969 Rocket Launcher Flat Car
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AMERICAN FLYER CANADIAN PACIFIC CP BOXCAR 6-48302 L7062
AMERICAN FLYER CANADIAN PACIFIC CP BOXCAR 6-48302 L7062
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AF 768 Shell Oil Tanks Supply Depot Station Platform REDUCED STARTING PRICE!!!!
AF 768 Shell Oil Tanks Supply Depot Station Platform REDUCED STARTING PRICE!!!!
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Lionel Standard Gauge #10 Lot of 7 Cars - No Reserve
Lionel Standard Gauge #10 Lot of 7 Cars - No Reserve
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American Flyer No XA10512 Atlantic Die Cast Locomotive Complete Chassis Assembly
American Flyer No XA10512 Atlantic Die Cast Locomotive Complete Chassis Assembly
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AMERICAN FLYER K771 STOCKYARD
AMERICAN FLYER  K771 STOCKYARD
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TWO AMERICAN FLYER 690 TERMINAL TRACK LOCK ON AND ONE 707 TERMINAL
TWO AMERICAN FLYER 690 TERMINAL TRACK LOCK ON AND ONE 707 TERMINAL
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AMERICAN FLYER 6-48662 AMERICAN FLYER 3 BAY HOPPER AF SCENERY HOPPER S GAUGE
AMERICAN FLYER 6-48662 AMERICAN FLYER 3 BAY HOPPER AF SCENERY HOPPER S GAUGE
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( MTH 10-1027??) AMERICAN FLYER WIDE GAUGE STANDARD GAUGE 4017 SAND CAR
 ( MTH 10-1027??)  AMERICAN FLYER  WIDE GAUGE  STANDARD GAUGE 4017 SAND CAR
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Original American Flyer No. PA-9446 Cow Catcher for No. 300 or 302 Locomotives
Original American Flyer No. PA-9446 Cow Catcher for No. 300 or 302 Locomotives
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* American Flyer S Trains ... "Nickel Plate Road Refrigerator Car #48807" w Box
* American Flyer S Trains ... "Nickel Plate Road Refrigerator Car #48807" w  Box
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American Flyer dummy A Unit base
American Flyer dummy A Unit base
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Lot Of Vintage American Flyer Pullman Passanger Cars 660 662 661
Lot Of Vintage American Flyer Pullman Passanger Cars   660   662   661
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AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O GAUGE MYSTIC STATION #2
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O GAUGE MYSTIC STATION #2
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