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JEP 'O' gauge 2-4-0 Loco & Tender Nord 3 Rail Electric

JEP was a French manufacturer that made trains in 0/027, S, and H0 gauge. They also made lithographed, tin, clockwork toy automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft and other motor miniatures. JEP cars traditionally carried a trademark on the radiator of the particular vehicle replicated.

The company began in 1899 as Le jouet de Paris. Later in 1909 they JEP 'O' gauge French SNCF BB-8101 Overhead Loco made 1953-1964 were taken over by the larger Société Industrielle de Ferblanterie (SIF), and joined forces to produce toys under the label "JP". Eventually this label changed into "J et P" and in 1928 into "Jep". Under this name the brand achieved great success, as technical systems for manufacturing were continually improved.

During the 1st World War the company was requisitioned by the army to produce military accessories in tin plate. The great start of the company began in 1920 and the Golden Age of the 30's with the most beautiful models of French trains. The "Pacific" and "Fleche d'or" are fine examples of these high quality trains that could compete with the best productions worldwide.

JEP 'O' gauge 0-4-0 E.1.PO Steeple Cab Electric for 3 rail track Around 1935 the factory in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris, employed 750 workers and was handling over 10 tons of material each day. After the 2nd World War in 1948, a range of HO gauge trains were added to the line. The company competed with the likes of Hornby France, Jouef and LR, and other French manufacturers. The post war products where completely different than previous production. The engines became more scale like models. However, the entire line of rolling stock and passenger cars were produced without modification for 35 years, except for the inclusion of automatic couplers in 1952.

The company ceased production of model trains and toys in 1965. Manufacturing was shifted primarily to parts for the automobile industry.

JEP O Gauge SNCF 4-4-4 Loco & Tender 3 Rail Elec 2 JEP 'O' gauge Nord 2 Car Autorail Electric Loco for 3 rail track made 1935-1953
JEP #6077L loco in 'O' gauge, die cast, single motor made 1953-1964 JEP 'O' gauge type 120 SNCF 2-4-0 loco & tender for 3 rail electric track made 1938-1952

JEP 'O' gauge 'Fast Train' steam locomotive of the SNCF, model #4641, lithographed tin, clockwork motor, 4 wheel tender and three 4 boogey coaches and a combo car

JEP 'O' gauge lithographed tin, 2-4-0 electric steam locomotive, 4 wheel tender and 4 wheel pullman in SNCF livery

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