In 1965 A.C.Gilbert introduced a
in model railroading, The American Flyer All Aboard
Train Sets. When assembled you had a complete
finished layout with scenery. Just put the train on
the track and you were ready to go!
The sets consisted of prepainted plastic
panels with the track and wiring already mounted.
By installing the included scenery items such as
telephone poles, trees, stop signs and even a tunnel
you created a complete train layout. All Aboard Sets
came in three different track configurations and
could be expanded by adding
additional scenic panels. There was even a set of "snow" panels to create a winter scene. Made in 1965 and 1966 All
Aboard turned out to be the last train sets made by
American Flyer before A.C.Gilbert went out of
business in 1967. Today these unique sets are popular with collectors of the "pikemaster" era trains.