Rewinding & Repair Services
Lionel, Ives, American Flyer
Prewar & Postwar
O-Gauge, Standard Gauge & S-Gauge

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 it rewound.

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 rebuilt.

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 message.