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Jon Balka’s American Flyer All Aboard S gauge layout

By | May 20, 2021

Check out this S gauge layout built with special panels

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Overview of track plan

Overview of track plan

Facts & Features

Name: Jon Balka’s S gauge layout
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 10 feet
Track and switches: American Flyer All*Aboard panels
Motive power: Gilbert American Flyer
Rolling stock: Gilbert American Flyer
Controls: Gilbert American Flyer nos. 8B and 22004 transformers
Structures: Gilbert American Flyer, Littletown, Marx, Plasticville
Vehicles: Marx, Renwal
Figures: Marx

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One thought on “Jon Balka’s American Flyer All Aboard S gauge layout

  1. Great article, about a modest sized ‘modular layout,’ using the All*Aboard American Flyer components. When these came out in the 60’s and were still advertised, I remember seeing them, and immediately liking the concept, as ‘the scenery was built in. It wasn’t just sections of track, with no scenery. At the time, my parents had gotten me a ‘scout set,’ 1-2 years prior, with no scenery, but my parents weren’t in favor of making the switch. I think this kind of layout is what the company and designers had in mind with these pieces. I also like the direction that Jon says he plans to go with another section with industries, etc……. Cann’t wait to see an update, in the future.

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