The original building kits
These were supplied by the West German firm of Pola but only appeared in a couple of catalogues between 1965 - 1967 and in the second track plans book (1965). After 1967 they were superseded by Jouef's own range, although Pola went on to make a vast range of excellent kits.
Here is a rare picture of a Pola kit in a Jouef box. They were sold in picture boxes like this but also in plain boxes as the railway items were.
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|Inside the track plans book from 1962|
|The 1965 catalogue showing the new engine shed and some of the Pola buildings including the lamp post|
|Most of the buildings were from the Playcraft range but the stations were specifically continental. New items were introduced too|
|1966 catalogue - all made by Pola and introducing 4 new kits|
|1967 catalogue showing the new Jouef buildings on one page....|
|and on the opposite page, a reduced Pola range. By the 1968 catalogue the Pola kits had gone|
Here is another rare picture of Pola kits in Jouef boxes.- the coaling stage, the goods shed and the house & barn plus the diagram from the florists and its plain box lid alongside.
There were some good photos here but the site has now closed.
Below is a table of the Pola-manufactured models sold by Jouef up to 1968
Jouef Cat No:
Playcraft Cat No:
|770||N/A||Moutiers station scan|
|771||N/A||Bellrive station scan|
|773||B327||Signal box scan|
|775||B307||Partly tiled house|
|776||B309||House under construction|
|777||N/A||Chalet bungalow scan|
|778||N/A||Chalet bungalow scan|
|Operating water mill|
|780||B346||Florist with greenhouses|
|Cafe with terrace|
|783||B348||Farm and barn|
|784||B334||Coal dock with crane etc|
|787||B394||Timber framed house|
|789 E||B305||Hopper loader (operating hopper discharge doors)|
|793 E||N/A||Yard lamp - retained in Jouef range|
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