AM Flyer 471 PB, how does it work!???

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by TedTrain, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. TedTrain

    TedTrain Member

    Hi ALL again!
    I got a hold of some American Flyer stuff at a Tag Sale. I'm trying to see if I can get the Horn OR Whistle sound to work in this 471 PB, Santa Fe. Once again I don't have the instructions...I'm kinda clueless! I don't want to KILL it!!

    All I've done to try and get it to work is apply AC power from a Tyco Xfer. All it does is make sort of a radio static noise! Just what DOES that lever/switch do? When I opened this up...the switch wasn't close enough to make contact, so I bent it down, doesn't do anything! So just what DO I do to check and see if this works anymore?? It does look like it's in good shape.

    MANY thanks, Ted

  2. gkcooper365

    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

    471 Whistle/Horn

    I am not an expert on the 471, but I think you need a whistle generator. I don't have anything that new, but the early ones needed this unit.

  3. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Ted, there are some service sheets here which may help:



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