This is too funny. I was just down in my dads basement new years day looking for trains to fix. He has 2-3 of these in brand new perfect cartons from when he worked at NBC in NYC. Its a Lionel HO switcher and yes it says AEC and has a little atom-whirl on it, and yes it has a piece of paper glued on it. I dont recall exactly what it said but it a piece of wood with a switch and its advertising the switch in the name of the station. I wish the ebay linked still worked so I could see that ebay ad. Next time im down there all get you some pics.