Lionel Previews New American Flyer Dockside Switchers and Set

May 20th 2013

If you've been looking for the perfect little switcher, Lionel's latest product preview is sure to switch your attention from anything else to their newest S Gauge offerings. 

Whether you're looking for an individual switcher in one of four new roadnames or a fresh switcher set to start you off, there's something of interest for you in Lionel's latest update. You can read all about it and see photos of Lionel's new Dockside Switcher below, or see even more details over on the Lionel blog

The rugged little 0-6-0 Dockside Switcher has been a staple of the American Flyer roster for years. Now you’ll have more ways to start or grow your collection with these reliable switchers.

The Dockside is perfect for layouts of any size. The prototypes were designed for switching in tight places (like bustling seaports.) Use them for switching in your yards and industries or even for hauling the local freight run.

Coming soon in four new roadnames for individual sale, the Docksides feature:

  • Transformer controlled Forward / Neutral / Reverse operation
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Directional lighting including headlight and back-up light
  • Puffing Smoke
  • Operating couplers front and rear
  • Traction Tires
  • MSRP: $94.99

The Dockside Switcher will also be available as part of a great starter set. In addition to a Southern Pacific locomotive, this set will include a boxcar with working door, tank car and lighted caboose. All of the rolling stock features die-cast metal trucks and operating couplers.

To complete the set, you’ll get an oval of American Flyer FasTrack (12 curve, 1 straight and 1 terminal section) and a CW-80 Transformer.

This is the perfect size to get started in S Gauge – or just expand your existing empire at a great price. The set retails for $269.99. All of these exciting items should arrive at your dealers this fall. Place your orders now!

6-42563 Bethlehem Steel

6-42564 Reading

6-42565 Chesapeake and Ohio

6-42566 American Flyer Lines

6-49364 Southern Pacific Dockside Set

These fully-featured handsome pieces are sure to interest a few folks. They should prove useful for individuals with tight layout plans, allowing you to squeeze a little more depth and action in without compromising elsewhere. If a Dockside Switcher just made your wanted list, be sure to check back on the DASH Marketplace this Fall when they begin landing in dealers' hands. 

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