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Julius and Milton Forchimer work for their cousin in Nurnberg Germany untin 1923. The company was Joseph Kraus & C0. They made toy trains named Fandor after Milton's and Julius's mothers, Fanny and Dora. In 1924 they moved to the US and started their own toy company. They reversed the name and called it Dorfan. They made toy trains starting in 1924 but the company could not survive the depression and ended in 1933. Trains were produced in both wide gauge and a narrow gauge equal to "O" gauge. The locomotive bodies were cast with Zinc-alloy which had not been perfected at that time. Most of the castings have crumbled with the passing of 80 years. Few of the locomotives are intact today and it is rare to find one that still runs.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


On Friday I visited my son and his wife in Tehachapi California. This is where the famous Tehachapi loop is. I went to the local train store Trains Ect. This was a great store. They have a large selection of new trains and accessories. They also have a lot of vintage tinplate on consignment. I did not find any Dorfans however, they did have Lionel, Marx, American Flyer and Ives. I bought several light bulbs for my layout and a couple of vintage Marx cars.

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