Dave’s train work is outstanding. I am so glad I found him to service mine. I gave him three steam engines that had been worked on by other shops, but still weren't running well, if at all. Dave got them running great. I’m going to give him more engines to repair and upgrade. By the way, his packaging and shipping are also second to none. Kerry R.
Dave's work is wunderbar!!! He has done a great job working on my Flyer engines and accessories over the years. Once I provided him a very intricate animated musical German-style Christmas house full of gears, axles, cams, you name it, so that doors open and close in synch with the music that it plays. It didn’t work. I thought it was a goner, but Dave fixed it. My wife and I were thrilled. Dave can fix just about anything. Bob G.
A master at repairing American Flyer and all S gauge trains. I trust Dave with my repairs and know that my engines will run as if they were just newly purchased. Dave takes the time to inform you what parts are required to service the engines and a cost estimate. There are no surprises when it comes to repair costs. Dave keeps you well informed as to the progress of the repair. Precision flyer is the BEST!!! Phil L.
Dave did a great job on several DCC engines for me — steam and diesel. None of them were working right. They had a wide variety of issues including blown motors, decoders, and smoke units along with bad wiring, drivetrain problems, and shoddy decoder and speaker installations. Dave worked with manufacturers to get me exchange pricing when possible, installed new equipment more securely and higher quality speakers with handcrafted enclosures, replaced faulty wiring, addressed running gear issues, and made certain the custom lighting and sound features that I wanted were included and programmed correctly. When Dave was done they ran fast, smooth, smoky, and loud — just the way I like them. Click here to see one of them in action. He also helped me troubleshoot my layout onsite to get the most out of them and my other engines. I highly recommend Precision Flyer Repairs for S-gauge train and layout servicing. David A.
I found Dave's prices fair and reasonable. He also took the time to show and explain to me everything he did. Before moving to Florida I asked Dave to go through nearly thirty American Flyer engines from my collection. They were in various states of functional readiness, but I knew he would give each one the care and attention it needed. They turned out great and run terrific. Mike C.
Dave upgraded all four of my very large custom-made S-gauge steam engines with electronic reverse units. He also fixed drive train issues and other operating problems. They run great now and are more fun to run than ever. Click here to see my gigantic UP 4-12-4 that was wobbly and now runs straight as an arrow. Rick L.
Dave repaired several of my S gauge engines. They ran great after he was done with them, so I asked him to build me a box car with a sound system in it that I can use by itself and with engines that have speakers in them. It looks sharp and sounds terrific. I can even choose from different engine sounds and swap box car bodies when I want to. Click here to see and hear it in action. Gill L.
Dave overhauled my favorite AF Comet Alco PA diesel engine. It was badly worn, could barely move, and was missing all of its decals, but it turned out great. I gave Dave several more engines from my childhood to work on. They were in pretty bad shape too, but run great now that Dave repaired them. When I need my trains serviced I turn to Precision Flyer Repairs. Bill
I inherited a lot of AF engines from my father. I gave Dave a couple of them that did not run. They turned out so well that I gave him more to work on. In the end he refurbished fourteen engines for me. They run great now. I enjoy running every one of them. Jim G.
I have an extensive collection of postwar and modern S gauge locomotives, rolling stock and accessories. I trust Dave with everyone of them. Once I gave him nearly twenty of my locomotives to go through and make sure everything was functioning the way it should. My batch included Gilbert and Lionel AF, Legacy AF, S-Helper, and American Models locomotives. Dave knows how to work on all of them and got them in tip-top running condition for me in good time. I look forward to getting more of my locomotives, rolling stock and accessories out of storage and getting them to Dave to clean, maintain and revitalize. Thank you "Diesel" Dave. David B.