Schuco is a German toy company, founded in Nuremberg in 1912 by Heinrich Müller and Heinrich Schreyer under the name Spielzeugfirma Schreyer & Co 1 . Continue Reading “Schuco”
Salza is a French manufacturer of figurines related to cycling sport . The company was founded by Victor Salza in 1947 . He also manufactured soldiers but this production was less than that of cyclists . Continue Reading “Salza (figurines)”
RAMI is a brand of miniature cars that was operated by the company JMK from 1958 to 1969. The models produced, scale 1/43, are reproductions of automobiles before the war. Continue Reading “RAMI (miniature brand)”
Quiralu is a former French toy company mainly known for its military figures . It was founded in 1932 by Emile Quirin who ran a family art foundry in Luxeuil in the Haute-Saône 1 . In 1941, his son-in-law Hubert Desgranges assumed the management, then in 1948, Bernard Desgranges son of Hubert 2 . Continue Reading “Quiralu”
Minialuxe is a brand of miniature cars, originally located in Oyonnax , in the department of Ain and today based in Canéjan in the Gironde department . Continue Reading “Minialuxe”
Matchbox is a brand of toys – and formerly board games – belonging to the Mattel Group . Continue Reading “Matchbox (company)”
The world of garden gear and model railroading comes from the toy industry .
For historical reasons, the scales are varied and often presented in an ambiguous way by the suppliers who want to benefit from the notoriety of the ‘G’ track ( 45 mm ). Continue Reading “List of Garden Train Manufacturers”
Joyax is a French company specialized in the manufacture of toys . Founded in Marseille in 1946 by Francis Lan, the company is active until the early 1980s. Continue Reading “Joyax”
Majorette is a French brand of miniature cars .
Characterized by their small size and weight rather high, scale ranges from 1/55 th to 1/100 th , and in fact most of the toys scale models.
Made in zamak and plastic, these miniature cars arrived on the market at prices that competed with the productions of Norev and Dinky Toys , to a lesser fidelity, but they had an enormous success, so much so that Majorette was quickly the first producer of French miniatures. Continue Reading “Majorette (company)”
Italeri is an Italian company of plastic model . Formerly named Italaerei, the company was created in the 60s and initially produced airplane kits and military models. Italeri has expanded its collection, and every year new models come out. Also, the company molds kits in 1/72 and 1/35 Continue Reading “Italeri”
Gilac is a plastics company founded in 1941 by Olivier Lacroix Note 1 . The company was first established in Péruwelz in Belgium before moving to Oyonnax . The company gained notoriety through its advertising during the 1950s and 1960s . Continue Reading “Gilac”
Dinky Toys is a toy brand created in 1934 in the United Kingdom . The toys are then made in the UK and France by Meccano Ltd. , which produced miniature cars first of lead then zamac , but also some trains, planes, boats and various figurines and road accessories. The brand was very successful during the years 1950 to 1970 . It has since been bought by other toy brands. Continue Reading “Dinky Toys”
Corgi Toys is a company established in 1956 in the United Kingdom , specializing in the manufacture and marketing of scale models. The current name is Corgi International Limited . It has also been known by its previous name: Zindart International Limited . Corgi International Limited is listed on ( NASDAQ : CRGI [ archive ] ). Continue Reading “Corgi toys”
The establishment Key is a company Plastic founded in 1952 by Clement Gaget to Oyonnax 1 . The latter gave him the first three letters of his first name as the name of his business 2 . Clément Gaget establishments ceased their activities in 1986 3 . Continue Reading “Key (company)”
Bburago is an important Italian model brand.
Its production focuses on European models reproduced at the scale 1/18, 1/24, 1/43 and more recently 1 / 32e. The material used is mainly zamak . Some models are either fully assembled, or kit version with only few parts to mount (body and frame screw, decals). Continue Reading “Bburago”
Arnold is a German toy company founded in Nuremberg on October 4, 1906 . It passed under the control of Rivarossi after Cessation of payments , before joining the band Hornby in 2004 . Continue Reading “Arnold (model making)”
Airfix is a British brand of plastic models .
It is currently Hornby Railways that owns the Airfix brand. Continue Reading “Airfix”