Kusan Mexican Production

After Kusan ceased production in the United States, they sold the original K-Series molds to Plasticos Leon in 1960. The trains were produced in Mexico four years, and remaining stock was sold there until 1968. Production estimates for the Mexican market vary from as many as 10,000 train sets per year, to as few as 5,000 total items in four years. The factory address was Plasticos Leon, S. A. Apartado 1411, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.

Nacionales de Mexico El Azteca Alcos

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) El Azteca Alco AA units No. 2716. Each locomotive came packed in a two-piece plain white box.


Nacionales de Mexico El Internacional Alco

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) El Internacional Alco A unit No. 2716. Lettering was applied using decals on a yellow and dark gray painted body.


Nacionales de Mexico Alco

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) Alco A unit No. 2716. The orange molded plastic body was painted green and yellow. White lettering was stamped.


Nacionales de Mexico four-wheel switcher

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) general-purpose four-wheel switcher No. 3206. Black lettering was stamped on a gray painted body. There is an oval "Juguetes Kusan Mexicanos" sticker on the bottom.


green unmarked four-wheel switcher

Kusan Mexican production unmarked and unnumbered general-purpose four-wheel switcher.


Sears Roebuck de Mexico boxcar

Kusan Mexican production Sears Roebuck de Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. boxcar. Graphics and lettering on this molded red plastic car were applied using decals. There is an oval "Juguetes Kusan Mexicanos" sticker on the bottom.


Carta Blanca beer boxcar

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) 9657 Carta Blanca beer boxcar. The car is molded white plastic with a light yellow painted roof and ends. The Carta Blanca and gold seal graphics were applied using decals. Black lettering and graphics were stamped.


Cervecería Cuauhtémoc boxcar

Kusan Mexican production Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Carta Blanca beer boxcar. The car is painted yellow. Car lettering and graphics were applied using decals. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc is a Monterrey, Mexico brewery.


Garci-Crespo mineral water boxcar

Kusan Mexican production Chihuahua Pacifico (CH.P) 21137 Garci-Crespo mineral water boxcar. The car is molded gray plastic. The Garci-Crespo graphics and lettering to the right of the car door were applied as a single decal. Black lettering to the left of the door was stamped. There is a rectangular "Mexico" import sticker on the bottom.


Ejercito Mexicano boxcar

Kusan Mexican production Ejercito Mexicano 87153 Explosivos Peligro boxcar. This molded black plastic car was painted army green. Lettering and graphics were stamped. There is an oval "Juguetes Kusan Mexicanos" sticker on the bottom.


Hylsa hopper

Kusan Mexican production Nacionales de Mexico (N de M) 9875 Hojalata Y Lamina, S.A., Monterrey, N.L. Hylsa hopper. There is a small white rectangular "Mexico" import sticker on the bottom of the car.


Tubacero gondola

Kusan Mexican production Tubacero gondola. "Hecho en Mexico" and a bird head are printed inside the oval on the car side. There is a small white rectangular "Mexico" import sticker on the bottom of the car.


U.S. Space Research gondola

Kusan Mexican production U.S. Space Research 4190 gondola. The car is painted gray. Lettering and graphics were applied using decals. This gondola is similar to the earlier one included with the American-made Kusan Satellite Train.


Crane Car

Kusan Mexican production crane car. The orange crane swivels 360 degrees and the hook can be raised or lowered by manually turning the black hand crank. A white figure is glued to the green flatcar deck. There is also a small white rectangular "Mexico" import sticker on the deck of the flatcar.


Auto Loader

Kusan Mexican production auto loader. The design of this metal and plastic car was based on the postwar Lionel auto loader. There is a small white rectangular "Mexico" import sticker on the bottom of the car.


Kusan Mexican toy train box - front

Kusan Mexican production toy train box - front view with cellophane window.


Kusan Mexican toy train box - back

Kusan Mexican production toy train box - rear view showing company address.

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