- railway buildings,
- spare parts,
- agricultural and road vehicles,
Jouef quickly became interested in building railways and decorative accessories as soon as the issue of the first electric model trains, for recreating railway realistic environments.
Issued in 1956, the
Maintenon railway station is plastic made and it can be dismantled. It consist of a a central building and two wings buildings. A clever device lets you to control the lighting by moving one of the benches in front of the building. The scale reproduction is 1/87th. Platforms are also available. A loading platform and a freight station complete the railway building series in 1957. All these buildings will have great longevity, they were always present in the catalogue until 1996, except the loading platform and a freight station stopping their careers around 1980. More details on the railways building range are available in the dedicated Jouef railway buildings page.
Jouef manufactured realistic accessories to accompany model trains layout, although some accessories have a strong toylike style as to the tunnel for example. In an other hand, Jouef was the only manufacturer to offer HO scale telegraph poles that were common at those time along the railway lines. For the manual level crossing released in 1959, the movement barriers is controlled by the movement of the milestone near the gates. More details on the accessories range are available in the dedicated Jouef railway accessories page.
From 1974, some complementary parts for rolling stock such as axles or interior fittings were proposed. All the accessories and parts range after 1974 are included in the dedicated Jouef spare parts page.
To bring the passengers and to give life to the Maintenon station courtyard, Jouef has made some road vehicles and a service station . If the Chausson buses had an interior arrangement, its career was short-lived, in the opposite of the simplified vehicles. Those vehicles are made with a plastic body glued to a plastic frame. More details of road vehicles range are included in the dedicated Jouef road vehicles page. Having in mind the agricultural France and other mechanical toys, Jouef also reproduced a simplified Farmall tractor that will accompany for many years the bogie dropside wagon SNCF type TP. Jouef had also reproduced road trailers for the French rail-road system
Kangaroo. These road trailers were used as freight wagon load in the
Kangaroo train set issued in 1967.
In order to have a complete range of buildings kits and accessories, Jouef also put on the market some environment articles for railway layouts.
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