AMERICAN FLYER "S", STEAM ENGINE
BRUSHES and SPRINGS
There are several variations of Brushes and Springs used from 1946 to 1966.
In 1946/47 the motor brush bracket (57A) used round brushes (58A) with a slot and a lever type spring (71A), Kit No. K58A. Also used on 3/16 "O", 1938-1941.
In 1948, a round brush with a smaller diameter shoulder (58) and a coil spring (71) was used in (57) brush bracket, began, Kit No. K58.
Later 5 digit style engines use a square brush (175), this type brush is inserted from the side, it has a barrel type armature commutator.
The last steam engines, "Casey Jones" style 21165 etc., use the (58A) round brush with slot.
There are several engines with the same model number, that use different brushes and springs.
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Kit K58A.......... Kit K58