At first the few Jouef buildings which were available clipped together - these are described on the 'Accessories' page
Up to around 1967 a small number of plastic kits were available from the Pola range which were made in West Germany. A larger number of these were also sold under the Playcraft label in the UK, although there were those sold under Jouef which did not appear in the Playcraft boxes, mainly specifically European models. These kits in Jouef boxes are difficult to find but some examples can be seen here.
After this date a new range of kits was introduced based on the moulds of the French artisan André Porte which Jouef bought in 1967. These were completely different from those which were sold before and were later manufactured by Jouef themselves at their Champagnole factory. They were sold alongside the original Pola kits for a while but by 1968 Pola no longer featured in the catalogues. The Jouef buildings were added to over the years to form a comprehensive range which complemented the railway, although some of those featured in the early catalogues were superseded or removed altogether.
Some examples of the André Porte kits in their original packaging could be seen on Patrick Broguerie's excellent site here but it is temporary (?) closed at the moment.
This range kits continued to expand and is featured here for interest. Although Pola were eventually bought out by Faller their kits are widely available on the second hand market today, proof of their enduring appeal..
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