All About Postage Stamp Trains
Service Parts

Seeing these service parts takes me back to the days of the old neighborhood hobby shopóchock full of goodies and staffed by knowledgeable, genuinely helpful gentlemen. Today, like railroads, hobby shops are disappearing, and the few that remain rarely resemble those we older folk may remember. Ah well, enough reminiscing...

Packaging

Most Postage Stamp service parts came in blister packs with multiple items (usually a dozen) on hanging cards. Individual packs would be cut from the card with scissors. There were two styles of hanging card: one was pale green with a large black header, and the other was bright yellow with a small white header. Aurora printed and assembled the cards in the US, with parts supplied by Trix. Replacement loco shells were ordered from Aurora, who shipped them in small cardboard boxes from their plant in New York. Note that the yellow parts card below is marked Copyright 1963; clearly this was a typo, probably artwork swiped from one of their Model Motoring parts cards.


 

4861-01-500
Motor with Tongue Couplings

4861-02-25
Motor Brushes, 1 pair

4861-03-50
Contact Plate

4861-06-250
Locomotive Front Truck Assembly

4861-07-250
Locomotive Rear Truck Assembly

4861-08-50/60
Drive Wheel & Gear Assembly

no photo yet

4861-09-100
Worm & Drive Gears, Set of 6

no photo yet

4861-10-200
F9A Body Shell - Union Pacific

4861-11-50
Front & Rear Wheel Contact Strips, Set

4861-13-25
Locomotive Truck Cover Plate

4861-14-10
Front Locomotive Coupler with Spring

4861-15-10
Freight Car Coupler with Spring

no photo yet

4861-17-50
Freight Car Truck Assembly

4861-18-25
Freight and Passenger Car Wheel Assembly

no photo yet

4861-19-10
Swivel Pins - Freight & Passenger Trucks, Pack of 6

no photo yet

4861-20-200
Locomotive Shell - Santa Fe

4861-21-50
Passenger Car Truck Assembly

no photo yet

4861-22-25
Passenger Car Wheel Assembly, 1 pair

4861-30-200
F9A Body Shell - Baltimore & Ohio (listed as 4861-40-200 in the service manual)

no photo yet

4861-40-200
F9A Body Shell - Pennsylvania
(listed as 4861-30-200 in the service manual)

4861-95-25/30
Locomotive Screws, Set of 10

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