They don't come any rarer than this one. All of the guides and experts say that the farm scene cutouts are almost impossible to find nowadays. The farm scene cutouts are actually the dividers in the set box. This particular 5001T set box is unique and probably one of the most fragile and flimsy set boxes and cutouts that American Flyer ever made.
These cutouts are in nice shape though. Not perfect, but certainly very presentable. The bottom of the set box is also decent. Also included are the equally rare, original corrugated car dividers.
The top of the set box though is not in good shape. It has a number of taped spots inside and one of the sides is missing completely. The engine and cars are at least in excellent condition and the underneath is very clean with no rust or corrosion at all. Doubtful if the were used much at all.These are the 1950 very brittle plastic cars and they are in excellent condition considering how easily the 1950 cars broke. They are a little irradiscent. Quickly replaced as they were way too fragile. These though have perfect catwalks etc. A step is missing on the 640 hopper.
One unusual car is the 641 red gondola. The plastic is a darker version than we have seen. Comes complete with all of the correct parts envelopes with new looking parts inside and with five correct 1950 inspection sheets. It also has all of the curved track in separate box and a couple of straight track. All those included are proper items that came with the set.A very nice and rare addition to any collection. If you have a nice set box, but are missing the cutouts and dividers, this may be a good fit. Please see photos to confirm condition. The item "American Flyer FARM CUTOUTS Very, Very Rare in 5001T Farm Set Box & Whole Set" is in sale since Friday, December 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\S Scale\Other S Scale".
The seller is "gse1513n14" and is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.