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Toymaker - Aristo-Craft

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Toymaker - Aristo-Craft
Company Name Aristo-Craft
Year Founded 1935
Final Year of Operation 2013
Country United States (Details)
Toymaker - Aristo-Craft



Company History: Aristo-Craft Trains, initially called Aristo-Craft Distinctive Miniatures, was founded in 1935 by Nathan and Irwin Polk in Newark, New Jersey. Initial offerings included models and building kits in HO and 'O' gauges. Some early Aristo-Craft HO products were made by Pocher of Italy and Faller Brothers of Germany. While the boxes and labeling for the building kits were printed in English, many of the signs and markings on the building parts themselves were actually in German. From 1948 to the end of the 1950's all distribution of Rivarossi products in the United States was handled Aristo-Craft HO gauge Central Pacific RR Casey Jones 4-6-0 10-wheeler made in Japan by New One Model Co. circa 1958exclusively by the Polk Brothers out of New York City. Aristo-Craft also offered a line of HO ready-to-run steam locomotives produced in Japan by The New One Model Company in the late 1950's early 1960's. Aristo-Craft eventually became famous for producing the largest selection of G gauge products in that market. The G gauge evolved from the 1 gauge which was first used in Europe and England by toy train manufacturers in the early 20th century. G gauge trains were typically in the scale of 1:32 (⅜" to the foot), with the consistent aspect being 45 mm (1.772 in). The Aristo-Craft trains were highly detailed, well built and sturdy performers.

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Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Aristo-Craft
Item created by: gdm on 2021-09-06 18:41:26. Last edited by gdm on 2021-09-06 18:42:24

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