Its funny too how the words "Lionel" and "American Flyer" have instant meaning to us who had them as kids. They are almost sacred words. I received a box of Lionel stuff salvaged from a fire in a bar several years ago. The guys who gave it to me thought I could use it. In fact, it is so terribly distorted from the fire that it is really of no use. BUT, its "Lionel" and I just can't bring myself to throw it out. I keep thinking "well, parts of it might be salvagable..." when in fact it really is unlikely that any of it is savable (with the exception of a caboose which though overscale I plan on re-trucking to run on my C & S).