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Trabant Centrepiece

Postby DCRfan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:27 am

A new 1:34th scale kit of the iconic Tarbant is out
http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/cars/previews/07256.htm

Could this vehicle kit be the basis a layout challenge. Hidden deep in East Germany was a 381/400 mm gauge line .....

Who will be the first to turn it into a railcar :P
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Postby Jes » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:34 am

Wow, I love those! I'm in! :)

And Paul, I assume you mean 1:24?

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Re: Trabant Centrepiece

Postby DCRfan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:42 am

DCRfan wrote:A new 1:34th scale kit of the iconic Tarbant is out
http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/cars/previews/07256.htm

Could this vehicle kit be the basis a layout challenge. Hidden deep in East Germany was a 381/400 mm gauge line .....

Who will be the first to turn it into a railcar :P


Correct 1:24th - typing in the dark :oops: but you gnew what I meant 8)
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Postby KEG » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:27 am

Hidden deep in East Germany was a 381/400 mm gauge line .....


In Dresden and Leipzig they still do run 381 lines in their parcs.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipziger_Parkeisenbahn
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresdner_Parkeisenbahn

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Postby bluey1989 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:35 am

WOW, that is awesome, what modelling, why dont we do much like that over here.....

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Postby Geoffrey Tribe » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:04 am

My two pictures show a near meeting between a Trabant and a metre gauge horse tramway in Döbeln taken last October. Unfortunately the Trabant had moved off before the tram (pulled by 'Elko') came round the corner.

The horse tramway is a resurrection of part of the original line that had run from 1892 to 1926. The partial reopening for tourist traffic did not occur until 2007, by which time Trabants were also an endangered species.

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Postby KEG » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:26 am

why dont we do much like that over here.....


I don´t know, where you are situated. But thee arequite a few 15 inch railways all over the world.

http://www.fairbournerailway.com/railway-history.htm

The most spectacular is probably the DRC in NZ
http://www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz/Introduction.cfm

Sorry for pirating the Trabant thread. So here are a few pictures:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_(Pkw)

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Postby KEG » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:27 am

why dont we do much like that over here.....


I don´t know, where you are situated. But thee arequite a few 15 inch railways all over the world.

http://www.fairbournerailway.com/railway-history.htm

The most spectacular is probably the DRC in NZ
http://www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz/Introduction.cfm

Sorry for pirating the Trabant thread. So here are a few pictures:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_(Pkw)

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:24 pm

A slightly smaller than 1:24 dicast model is available

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Postby Hans H » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:41 am

Now that's a lovely little car!! :D

I ones seen a picture on the net a Trabie on rail, but it was not as narrow as a Gn15 line.

Now where did I see that picture ? :roll:
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Postby Adrian » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:51 am

G'day

What a great little kit. Reminds me of one of my favorite films...... "Go Trabbi Go" .......hidden somewhere in my collection of video tapes !

Must try and get a kit. Can think of several scenes to use it in......
(might have to get a couple)

Thanks Paul for the link.

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Postby rockershovel » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:44 am

I should think a die-cast Trabant would be heavier than the cardboard-and-plastic original....
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Postby Adrian » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:25 pm

G'day

Must try and get a kit.


Guess what?...........found a local supplier.....have ordered.......should arrive sometime next week :D

Will now have to buckle down to produce a layout to do it proud :!:

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:35 pm

Adrian wrote:Guess what?...........found a local supplier.....have ordered.......should arrive sometime next week :D


Ah you fell for it :shock: It is really being produced using a former East German schedule by the Third Tractor factory. It will eventually turn up in the wrong colour months late :wink:
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Postby Will Vale » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:45 am

This might be the thing to get me to try 1:24 at long last. Whee!

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Postby Adrian » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:48 pm

G'day Paul

You wrote.......
Ah you fell for it It is really being produced using a former East German schedule by the Third Tractor factory. It will eventually turn up in the wrong colour months late


Well glad to say the 'Trabies' arrived this morning and in the correct colour.

Many many bits ( :!: ) including a dinky little engine that, because it cannot be seen if the bonnet is closed, might actually finish up on a critter of some sort.

Once again thanks for the link.

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Postby Korschtal » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:01 pm

DCRfan wrote:
Adrian wrote:Guess what?...........found a local supplier.....have ordered.......should arrive sometime next week :D


Ah you fell for it :shock: It is really being produced using a former East German schedule by the Third Tractor factory. It will eventually turn up in the wrong colour months late :wink:


A friend from the former DDR told me this story:

A man went into a car showroom and bought a Trabi. After consulting the books and working out the dates, the manager told him it would be delivered in seven years time, on a tuesday.
"Oh, no, not that day" responded the customer: "That's when the plumber's coming."
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Postby chris69 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:11 pm

Those were the "GOD OLD DAYS" now it only takes 5 years.

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Postby KEG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:10 pm

today most people cannot even spell the word plummer (Klempner). They might come in a few days or weeks if you call one, but only a few folks can afford their wages.

Here is a Trabbi on 45mm track http://www.fgb-berlin.de/galerie/details.php?image_id=3519 The rail looks very much overseized.

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Postby Hans H » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:43 pm

Hi
I found the picture of the Trabie on track, but I can't remember where I found it

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Postby Korschtal » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:07 pm

KEG wrote:today most people cannot even spell the word plummer (Klempner). They might come in a few days or weeks if you call one, but only a few folks can afford their wages.


How true: for anything where I can, I'm now learning how to fix pipes, taps and things myself -even buying specific tools is cheaper...
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Postby chris69 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:21 pm

A guy asks the plumber how much he charges an hour,he replies $200,- per hour.
The home owner replies ,that's more then my lawyer charges,
The plumber replies I know I used to be one.....

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You should move to Cornwall. A couple of years ago the press ran an article saying plumbers can earn £50,000 a year easy. Result everybody and his dog trained to be a plumber so now we have plenty of them. Just a pity most of them don't know one end of a U bend from another :roll: Anyway if you want the job done properly just send for Gromit :lol:
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Postby michik » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:00 am

I found the picture of the Trabie on track, but I can't remember where I found it


Hans, probably on the pages of the Parkeisenbahn Chemnitz.
The Trabbi can be found in the special vehicles section.

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Postby Hans H » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:31 pm

No, it wasn't there, but wow now I can see a lot more pic's of it
Thank you Michi

Nice :D
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