Jouef model railways at HO scale
- press review,
Information contained in these pages is given as an indication. They are a compilation of various sources,
like old Jouef catalogues and price lists, and railway model magazines. Your attention, this site can comprise errors or omissions and information are likely to be modified constantly.
The models shown on this site are not for sale.
First thanks go to my wife who allowed me to spend many hours to build this website.
Sincere thanks to the following people for the use of their brand and/or logo:
- Philippe BOURSAUX, from PHILIBERT store in Strasburg (France)
- Paolo CASINI, from EURO-SCALE (Belgium)
- Martine LANTER, Hornby France
- Daniel PIRON, from LS MODELS (Belgium)
- A. KULL, from AKU (Switzerland)
I cannot forget also the following people for their help and collaboration:
- Dave COXON about Playcraft railways
- Bill THURSFIELD about models issued in special series
- Carl Erik NELAND about technical documentation
- Hans PETERS from model railway club MAASBUURTSPOOR (Netherlands) for the train set folder issued in 1987
- Detlef BRAEUNIGER about very precise information about german rolling stock
- Pierre Henri Bayard and Olivier Raynal about informations on Hornby-Jouef models
To my knowledge, there was no specific book on Jouef model trains history when I started working on this website.
My work was depended on the reading of the French popular railroad magazines of the 1980-2000 time period, like "Le Train", "Loco Revue" , "Rail Flash Magazine", "Rail Passion", and "Voies Ferrées".
The reading of the following document list (most of them are in French language) helps me also:
- old catalogues, price lists, from the Jouef compagny
- the French magazine La Vie du Collectionneur
- number 11/september 1996, special Trains Jouef HO: all models from 50's to 70's
- number 72/november 2001, 1nd part of Jouef history 1944-1972
- number 73/december 2001, 2nd part of Jouef history 1972-2001
- SNCF Society Journal, march 2000, about irish models manufactured by Jouef HDI
- books 3000 modèles réduits ferroviaires, Tome I & II by Clive Lamming, Éditions Milan, 1997
- book 60 ans de traction à vapeur sur les réseaux français (1907-1967) by L.M. Vilain, Éditions D. Vincent & Cie
- book Le matériel moteur de la SNCF by J. Defrance, Éditions La Vie du Rail, 1976
- book Encyclopédie des passenger coaches SNCF by A. Rambaud/J.M. Dupuy, Édition La Vie du Rail, 1990
- book Les sleeping cars type F de la CIWL by J.P. Lepage, Collection le temps des voitures, 1985
- book Les sleeping cars type Y de la CIWL by J.P. Lepage, Collection le temps des voitures, 1985
During 1st 2005 quarter, a new book L'intégrale Jouef written by Clive LAMMING, was issued by Éditions Loco-Revue.This book is only dedicated to the Jouef model trains. A new batch (with green front cover) is issued in November 2007 with some errors corrected.
Jouef, la passion des jouets by T. DELCOURT, D. BONNET, P. BROGUIERE and C. FAUSSER, Ed. ETAI, is a book which describes
all the goods manufactured by Jouef, from the penny toys after the 2nd World War, to the last model trains, without forgetting
boats, racing circuits, unrecognised and special train models.
The French magazine Collectionneur and Chineur (issue 36, april 18th,2008) has several pages dedicated to the Jouef trains sets produced between 1949 and 1961, with a lot of pictures.
Celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the Jouef compagny in 2014 was the opportinity of many articles in different magazines:
- "Bâtiments Jouef de 1958 à nos jours" by Jean-Paul Quatresous, issue 808 november 2014 (6 pages)
- "Jouef a 70 ans: La 4-6-2 C, une Pacific révolutionnaire" by François Robein, issue 810 january 2015 (6 pages)
- "Jouef a 70 ans: Les DEV Forestier Jouef" by François Robein, issue 814 may 2015 (4 pages)
- "Jouef a 70 ans: La Maintenon railway station and les halles à marchandises Jouef" by François Robein, issue 817 august 2015 (4 pages)
- "Jouef les jolis chargements" by François Robein, issue 823 february 2016 (4 pages)
- RMF (Rail Magazine Flash)
- "Spécial 60 ans les trains électriques Jouef", issue 603 october 2015
- Collectionneur and Chineur
- "Trains Jouef, l'épopée d'un succès populaire" by Jean-Pierre Hossann, issue 217 march 04th 2016
page updated on November 09th, 2016.