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Two things stood out to me the most in the pictures. First ,on picture 2 , what era of blue thread do you believe it to be that's stuck to the track? Pre or post war? Maybe mpc?

Second thing that stood out to me and was a great learning experience is your mug that states: "you ❤️ to fart". Very educational and much appreciated.

In all seriousness, what a unique and neat train set. Love to see it in action! I've been thinking about hitting up some estate sales and garage sales to find some hidden gems. Mainly a 226e Lionel in prestine shape. As always thank you for your blog and sharing!

Last edited by Donnie Kennedy

You're in for a real treat Donnie.  Fandor turned out an impressive array of European and American style trains...for example

American Style

Set_Fandor_NYC_

Car_Fandor_Boxcar_IC_8wh

Car_Fandor_Boxcar_PRR_Union_Line

  As an aside, they paid attention to their American competition - note the similarities between the Fandor car above and this Ives Car.

Car_Ives_Boxcar_Union_White

Generic Trains - no cowcatcher but with bumpers - European, add a cowcatcher - American

Set_Fandor_Steam_Large_Passenger

Any number of cars which could roll on either side of the pond

Cattle_Fandor

Fandor_Side_Dump

...and cars and trains with a distinct European flavor/build

Set_Fandor_Passenger

Car_Fandor_Tank_Standard_Oil



...and let's not forget the accessories

Accy_Fandor_Glass_Dome_Station

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  • Accy_Fandor_Glass_Dome_Station

You're in for a real treat Donnie.  Fandor turned out an impressive array of European and American style trains...for example

American Style

Set_Fandor_NYC_

Car_Fandor_Boxcar_IC_8wh

Car_Fandor_Boxcar_PRR_Union_Line

  As an aside, they paid attention to their American competition - note the similarities between the Fandor car above and this Ives Car.

Car_Ives_Boxcar_Union_White

Generic Trains - no cowcatcher but with bumpers - European, add a cowcatcher - American

Set_Fandor_Steam_Large_Passenger

Any number of cars which could roll on either side of the pond

Cattle_Fandor

Fandor_Side_Dump

...and cars and trains with a distinct European flavor/build

Set_Fandor_Passenger

Car_Fandor_Tank_Standard_Oil



...and let's not forget the accessories

Accy_Fandor_Glass_Dome_Station

Thanks for the pics Bob

Some worse for wear Fandor from Downunder

A 20V electric ...

Some rolling stock ..

And the pride of the Kraus Fandor collectionbelow...

As a result of the takeover by the Nazi party referenced in your blog ...

A wagon with the logo over-painted by the new Nazi approved owners of the factory ( Keim)  ...Ze Nazi's who didn't want a Jewish name on their toys over-painted the existing stock trademarks before selling it  ..



And lurking underneath ( other end of car photo)

Shame politics even gets our toys involved

Last edited by Fatman

Well I just discovered this thread, so I thought I would contribute my (very limited) Fandor "collection".  Both of these cars likely date from 1910-1918 as importation stopped with WW1 and of course Fandor became Dorfan in the U.S.

Fandor Shell tanker sideFandor stake truck side

Fatman - your "overstamped" gondola is a fascinating piece of (unfortunate) history so thank you for posting.

Best Wishes

Don

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VERY nice tinplate set!! Near Immaculate! Love the transformer its light bulbs. Nice job with the basic history and the Dorfan connection.

I know that there's evidence supporting that early Dorfan trains sold domestically in the states were produced in Germany by Fandor. More less, Fandor supplied Dorfan while it was starting out, analogous to having "baby in a cradle" until it could walk on its own. Ha.

I also feel that Fandor may have supplied some other companies in the states? I know that Bing did. But I'm not totally sure.

Finally, Fandor trains, or at least trains using Fandor tooling, having the JKCO logo and a "made in Western Germany" were actually sold in the postwar period. These trains are a result of the geo-political situation at the time. The change from the Morgenthau Plan to the Marhsall Plan, roughly coinciding with the 1947 "Reverse Course" in Japan, changed the nature of post-WW2 reconstruction. Initially the Allied plans included heavily partitioning the country, total demilitarization, the disassembly or destruction of industries related to forming a base of military strength, etc... Due to a number of factors, this plan changed to reconstruction and rebuilding of Germany's industry and agricultural output. All that said, the Marshall Plan is the reason that you'll find postwar Fandor(and other German Mfgs. but they hadn't become "defunct" like Fandor) trains that say "Built in Western Germany,(insert U.S., French or British)  Zone"

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