Rewinding & Repair Services
Many of the electrical components listed on this
website are no longer commercially available. So,
what do you do when an armature or a field burns
out? Well, if you or your repair shop can't
find a "used but good" replacement, you can get
Lionel, Ives, American Flyer
Prewar & Postwar
O-Gauge, Standard Gauge & S-Gauge
And what do you do if the bearings in the
motor are so worn that the motor can
no longer pull its own weight? You can get it
Many people know of these specialized services.
But an even greater number are completely
unaware of their availability. When confronted
with a broken engine, the tendency is to
"let it go", possibly trading it in "for parts"
toward a new engine. Which is fine, unless the
engine belonged to your parents, or grand-parents,
or even, great-grandparents. In these cases,
you're trading in more than just a train.
This page is here to let you know that most
engines can be brought back to factory-fresh
operating condition. Critical replacement
parts are available from parts dealers around
the country. Repair people can be found in
almost every State of the Union. And, wound
parts that have burned out can be rewound.
Whether your engine was made in 1902 or 1972,
there's a good chance that it can be brought
back to its original operating condition.
Rewinding and repair services are available
on this website. In addition, if we can't
do it, or can't do it in a reasonable time,
we'll happily refer you to someone who can.
And if you want to do it yourself, we'll
gladly point you to a parts supplier who
will have the parts you need to do the job.
So, for now, if you have an American Flyer,
Lionel, or Ives engine, operating car, or
accessory that needs work, <>
and let us know what you need done. We'll
get back to you as soon as we see the