first step in repairing your own trains
is determining the correct part numbers so you can identify and order the
replacement parts you need. These part numbers are called out in an
"exploded view" of the loco, accessory or car that you are
repairing. You will find these exploded views in the train repair
manual that corresponds to the era of the train you are repairing.
Despite the name these manuals are not "How to do it" guides as much as they are
complete as possible sets of the parts breakdown sheets (exploded views ) that the factory
issued to it's repair stations when the trains were produced. These exploded views
make it possible for you to correctly identify the part you need.
To make it easy to order the correct parts for your needs we have
spent countless hours researching the correct original Lionel or American Flyer part
number for each part we list. These are the same part numbers that you will find on the
"exploded view" for the piece you are repairing. Just consult the appropriate REPAIR
MANUAL that contains the "exploded view" for the item that you are
While possible, we do not recommend solely relying on the
brief descriptions in our listings of over 4,000 repair parts to identify
the correct number for the parts you need. The investment in a service
manual will pay you back many times over as you easily and quickly order the
correct parts for your repair job.
I regret that our customer service phone staff cannot be much assistance
in identifying a part for you over the phone or helping you determine the
parts you need for your repair. Nor can we respond to an email request for
information about a specific repair part. If you need additional information
after doing your research, please send us your inquiry with a self addressed
stamped envelope. We will forward that request to our train repair experts
who repair trains for our train repair service centers.
Repair Parts On-Line
FROM LISTING OF TRAIN REPAIR PARTS FOR SALE
The second step in repairing your
trains is reviewing our repair parts list to determine if the part you need to
repair your train is still available. We list over 4,000 repair parts for
postwar American Flyer S gauge and Lionel O Gauge trains and accessories.
you are confident that you know the exact part number(s) you need you may
order them now by adding them to your shopping cart directly from the search
If you would like
to review the parts list to help select the parts you want to order on line
use the links below to display the list in numerical order. Use the
links at the page top and bottom to quickly to jump to any page in the parts
listing. Once you've located the part(s) you want click the "ORDER"
button and enter the quantity you wish to order on the next page.
After confirmation of amount ordered, click continue order button to return
to the parts list page.
- Display the list of American
Flyer S Gauge Repair Parts
- Display the list of Lionel O
Gauge Repair Parts
Parts Diagrams and Parts Lists For American Flyer Locos
- Or VIEW
Repair Parts Catalog.
BY SEARCHING FOR PART BY DESCRIPTION OR PART NUMBER
- Review Parts Ordering Hints (below)
Parts Search & Order Now
PARTS ORDERING HINTS
The most efficient way to
order parts is by entering the exact part number into the part number / stock
The part number must be complete and correct. Enter the number 0 not the
letter O as part of the number. Reproduction part numbers are followed
by a "@" this must be entered as part of the number.
If the part number that you enter does not exactly match the correct part
number in our database ( we use the
original manufacture's part numbers) the
part you are looking for may not be displayed even though we list it for
sale in our database. See information on displaying the parts listings.
partial matches will work in the part number field.
If you enter just a portion of a part number, all part numbers containing
the digits you enter will be returned.
You can search by category:
American Flyer Repair Parts or Lionel
Repair Parts. But the listing produced will not be sorted in a very
useful order and will only display the 2-3,000 parts selected 10 per
page. You may order directly from the page.
See links above to order
directly from the parts listings in a format that may be easier to view.
By reviewing this list you can identify the parts you need and order
directly from the list.
entering the the part name (or a partial name of a part) in the product name
field and by category:
This approach will
give you pretty good results. For example, if you select the American
Flyer Repair Part Category and enter: Smoke Unit in the product name field
12 Flyer parts will be listed. Review the list, select the ones you want,
and add the quantities you need to your order.
Unfortunately it is generally not possible to search by the engine, car or
accessory that you need parts for (that why the exploded views
and repair manuals discussed
above are so essential.)
Do keep in mind that for Lionel parts often the
number of the item you are repairing is the first part of the repair part
number. So, entering the item number of the piece that you are repairing in the
part number field may give you useful
results. This is not true for American flyer parts.
To give you the most complete parts
selection in our catalog and on our website we list all the available original and
reproduction ( indicated by an @ following the part number ) American flyer
and Lionel train repair parts. This listing is in numeric order using the
original manufacture's part number. Where the manufacturer never issued a
part number or the part number is unknown the parts will be listed at the
end of the parts list by the producer's part number. Note that not all parts
identified in the exploded views are available today. To save you the most
on you repair costs we list wholesale quantify prices along with retail unit
prices on those parts that we can provide in quantify.
To provide the best service we constantly locate new sources and
use computerized inventory controls to maintain as complete an inventory as
is possible. Please understand that at any given time some parts that we
list as " currently available" may be temporally out of stock. It
is frustrating, but the supply of repair parts is often uncertain. Many
reproduction parts are made by very small shops with no regular production
schedules. Even Lionel, the major producer of parts is often only able to
fill 1/3 to 1/2 of the parts ordered. Given these " facts of the
repairman's life" to provide you with the best service to meet your
repair needs, we ask you to indicate on your order form how you want us to
handle your order when a part you requested is temporarily out of stock.
COMPLETE & SUBMIT YOUR
When you are ready to complete your order you can choose to: (For
more details See: HOW TO
- Submit the order you have
created over the internet along with your credit card information. We
have taken every precaution to keep your information secure.
- Just use the shopping cart
program to create a form that you print out which you can then use to
fax or mail or phone us the order information.
by choosing this "Phone /Fax option nothing is transmitted over the
internet AND we do not receive any information about your
order. You will not actually place an order until you contact
us by fax phone or mail.)