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Old 11-06-2019, 01:05 AM   #1
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Just found out while putting together an older Walthers kit (53 ft GN flat car), the parts sprues have "Made in Denmark" stamped on them.....

I never knew that, before China, Denmark was making model train stuff.... who knew....
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:37 PM   #2
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I think the Walthers Brach's Candy hopper I built recently was also stamped from Denmark.

I bet most items that we see that are stamped from Denmark are Heljan produced, but I've not seen any firm evidence regarding US prototype models. A fair amount of ConCor product was Heljan produced, but I don't recall if that extended to rolling stock or if it was just structures.

I think Heljan moved production to China, but I'm not sure when or how much.

My family is half of Danish heritage, so I'm always interested in anything Dansk.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Eilif View Post

My family is half of Danish heritage, so I'm always interested in anything Dansk.
My paternal grandfather's father emigrated from Denmark in 1894.
Walther's kits used to be produced in Denmark, but then production moved to China. I have read, on various forums, that the Chinese kits tend to have issues with the plastic warping while the older Danish kits do not. I have the Champion Packing Company kit. Mine was produced in Denmark, and I had no issues with the fit of the parts.
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