Jouef model railways HO scale
Production Jouef Champagnole (until 2000)
To have loads for the different car transporter, Jouef manufactured motor vehicle models in HO scale. For the different issues of those vehicles, there are many variations, both in body colour, or markings under the frame or in the wheel color. We can identify three main different issues whose specifications are listed below.
- 1st batch of motor vehicles
- 1st batch of motor vehicles, variant of origin with unmodified frame and bumpers,
Contemporary of the car transporter STVA (ref. 654) issued in 1958, the 1st batch of 6 motor vehicles were manufactured in a very simplified way (Citröen DS 19, Panhard Dyna, Peugeot 203, Peugeot 403, Simca Ariane, Simca Aronde). They are all made of a plastic body tinted from the block of different colors, a grey plastic frame and plastic functional wheels. The headlights and rear lights are a touch of paint. The body is glued to the frame and there are no windscreens. The fully functional wheels are in white plastic. The rims are red painted, thus replicating the white tire sidewalls which was very fashionable in those times. Markings under the frame are the reproduced model of motor vehicles, the marking "Made in France", twice the marking "HO" around the logo "Jouef" in a diamond in the original version. There are several variants of these 1st batch of 6 motor vehicles which differ by minor changes on the frame (markings and front bumper):
- 2nd batch of motor vehicles
- Jouef 2nd batch of motor vehicles,
New models more contemporary (Aston Martin DB5, Citröen DS 21, Citröen ID 19 estate,
Citröen 2 CV, Mercedes 300 SL sedan, Renault 16, Simca 1500 and Volkswagen Beetle) are issued with
the articulated car transporter SNCF "STVA" (ref. 657)in 1967, according to the same manufacturing standards. The functional wheels are made
only in red plastic, and there is no additional painted areas for headlights and rear lights.
More details of this range can be found in the page dedicated to the secund batch of motor vehicles
- 3rd batch of motor vehicles
- Jouef 3rd batch of motor vehicles,
From 1978, all previous cars have virtually disappeared from circulation, new cars are issued to reflect the number of vehicles that can be seen on the roads
(Austin Mini 850, BMW 2002, Citröen CX, Mercedes 240 D, Opel Manta, Peugeot 104, Peugeot 504, Renault 4, Renault 5,
Renault 30, Simca 1100 and Volkswagen Golf). On this third issue of vehicles and in order to reduce production costs,
wheels are fixed and solidarity with the black plastic frame.
The car transporter SNCF type TP with "Diamond" bogies received these cars as loading until 1984/1985, the articulated car
transporter SNCF "STVA" until 1978/1979, when its first eclipse.
More details of this range can be found in the page dedicated to the third batch of motor vehicles