YourToyTrains has an excellent selection of products from American Flyer model trains, Lionel's division for S Scale Model Trains. Started in 1901 by William Frederick Hafner in Chicago, the current Lionel American Flyer can be traced more to Alfred Carlton Gilbert purchasing the surviving company in 1938. American Flyer grew as an S Gauge brand, riding America's love affair with trains. Mr. Gilbert's death and waning interest in trains sent American Flyer into bankruptcy in 1967. Capitalizing on the revival of interest in model trains, Lionel LLC has purchased American Flyer and has been expanding the product line and growing the business. We love Lionel. And we love American Flyer. Please browse our Store.