Looking at copy of a Dorfan catalog and see the 552/0 and 552/1 display layouts. Any one see one, have pictures etc. I don't have room, but it would be fun to make a reasonable reproduction. I'd love to see pictures of a real one.

Steve

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I was unaware that Dorfan had display layouts - thanks for the info.

Is that Dorfan catalog available online?  Do you have a link?  

I googled it, and nothing worthwhile popped up.

I would rather find one of the American Flyer O gauge layouts as pictured in the 1923-1924 catalogs.  I saw a photo of one, once and it needed restoration.  Have never seen one in person or one for sale.

NWL

The catalogue just has a listing, no photos? I wonder if they were ever produced. I am a particular fan of prewar display layouts and would love to see one.

Mallard4468 posted:

I was unaware that Dorfan had display layouts - thanks for the info.

Is that Dorfan catalog available online?  Do you have a link?  

I googled it, and nothing worthwhile popped up.


Nothing on line that I’m aware of. I bought a bunch of Dorfan catalogs, mostly copies and saw this. Hopefully I will have time to scan and post a picture later today.

Steve

Here is a photo of the ad showing the various layouts offered. The layout in the upper left was dual gauge, the other two came as either O or wide gauge.

Steve

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G-Man24 posted:

Wow that wide scale display was 15 ft long !  Take me back I'll buy one. 


it would be fun to try and replicate. Where the h€¥§ would it go.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
G-Man24 posted:

Wow that wide scale display was 15 ft long !  Take me back I'll buy o

it would be fun to try and replicate. Where the h€¥§ would it go.

Steve

Ha. If I find an original I'll build an addition on the house !

Has anyone here seen the old movie clip of kids dropping and tossing Dorfan locos to the ground to show how sturdy they were?

As I recall, the kids were playing outside in a sand box or over dirt and they were purposely dropping the locos.

Here's a different movie. The Dorfan starts about 3:328.

https://youtu.be/9zTNThqTfuI

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