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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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

 On Saturday I went to Santa Susana park in Simi Valley Ca. for a model railroad train swap meet. This was next to the Santa Susana station. The meet was put on by the Railroad Historical Society. I did not find any deals on Dorfan trains but I did find some landscaping, Lionel billboards and a crossing sign controller. It is not always about the deals but it's about hanging out with your own kind (old guys in overalls wearing an engineers hat and eating doughnuts).

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