BB25110 with a local stopping train draws to a stand in Monte Carlo
station on a July evening in 1975
This site is devoted to the model railway
products of the French firm of Jouef SA. Although Jouef produced models
up to 2001 the site will concentrate on those made between the 1950's and
the early 1980's.
were a long established toy firm and were founded in 1944 by
Georges Huard, who previously made household utensils.
originally made trains using lithographed tinplate but pioneered
the use of plastic injection moulding in the early 1950's. Over
the last fifty years they have made some of the best models on the
market but they also made some indifferent models!
their turbulent history they were taken over and bought out
several times but survived everything until 2001. Although the original Jouef factory in
France closed in September of that year some of the Jouef models were produced
for a while as part of the Lima, Rivarossi
Group in Brescia, Italy.
2004 it was announced that Hornby Hobbies' bid for the Lima group (including Jouef)
had been successful and by mid 2006 they began producing
some of the high quality models again. Look
here for more
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