Welp...I got tagged a little.
Went to my sister's for Chirstmas and she gave a big box of her late husbands "toys." Inside was a Lionel train set from around the mid eighties. She said it didn't work - HAH! Child's play. Then Ann reminded me that she had an old train set from when she was little. I found that one in the pole barn and drug it in the house thinking maybe i could combine the two.
Inside was an original American Flyer train set # K5419T (I looked it up). It's a two-track system from 1952-53 complete with the hand car and working spotlight car. Everything works
It only came with curved track, enough to make about a 3 foot circle -- but there's this thing--- it's called ebay.
I now have enough track to make it to make it from my house to Port Huron about 28 miles
I'll try to post some pics later tonight.