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Offline Christoph_51

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German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« on: July 17, 2015, 06:57:58 AM »
After the german Real-Life-Pictures i'm proud to present you some of my miniature-apparatus.

I know that they're hard to get in some countries (The USA ?) since most of them are produced in Germany and for that reason I thought it could be interesting for you to have a look at them.

This isn't even my whole collection but i hope they can show you what the others look like.
It's a nice hobby but it can be very expensive. (The prices vary roughly from 15$ to 75$ - Some rare ones which you only get on ebay can reach prices above every imagination with 250$ upwards. ;D  )






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German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
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Offline raybrag

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 07:17:32 AM »
Are most of them Wiking?  I remember i used to have 1/87 Wiking models of a Magirus-Deutz pumper and a Mercedes rear mount . . . from the 1950's.
Ray Braguglia
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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 07:59:45 AM »
I would say that about 20 percent of them are Wiking.
Until about 15 years ago Wiking was the leading brand for miniature-fire-trucks.
Back in the days the models were much cheaper. (In 1970 you could get a ladder-truck for 5 "Deutsche-Mark" which would be about 2 euros (2,20$) now )

But things have changed and many new manufacturers have come up with much more detailed vehicles and Wiking has lost the leadership long ago.
Since then the prices went up to where they are now.

The big players nowadays are http://www.herpa.de/
and http://www.rietze.de/en/

Greetings
Christoph 51 :)
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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 12:26:05 PM »
Stuttgart Career Fire-Department Station 2:

Station 2 is one of 5 stations of the Stuttgart Career Fire-Department.
Every firestation is specialized in something.
Station 2 serves as the Unit for big Hazmat-Situations.

From left to to right:

1.Battalion-Car
2.Rescue-Engine
3.Ladder
4.Rescue Engine
5.Roll-off-Truck with Mask-Service-Pod
6.Roll-off-Truck with Hazmat-Pod
7.Hazmat-Truck
8.Multi-Purpose-Vehicle





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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 03:30:27 PM »
I didn't want to open a new topic for that, so I'm gonna write it here:
I just wanted to show you some of my "Code 3's" too.

I'm very proud of them because here in Germany it's VEEERY hard to get one of those and if you find one it's normally "not that" cheap. And by not that cheap I mean heavily overprized. ;D





































































Those are all that I got pictures of. But my collection in addition to that contains:

FDNY Battalion 22 ( GMC Suburban)
FDNY Tiller-Ladder BOT ( 1994 Seagrave)
FDNY Rescue 5 ( 1996 HME/Saulsbury)
FDNY Rescue 1( 2002 E-ONE/Saulsbury)
FDNY Squad 61 ( 2003 Seagrave)
FDNY Engine 10 ( 2002 Seagrave)
FDNY Ladder 46 ( 2010 Seagrave)
FDNY Engine 63 ( 2008 Seagrave)
FDNY Engine 1 ( 2002 Seagrave)
FDNY Ladder 24 (2002 Seagrave)

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 04:52:22 PM »
you've got a very nice collection!

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 04:59:08 AM »
Thank you very much.

I finally found the time to take some photos of my Engine 10.
It is the latest addition to my collection.

I bought it from an American seller on ebay and it is in EXCELLENT shape.
Even the original mailer-box looks like it is brand-new.











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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 12:54:38 PM »
Look what I found under the Christmas-Tree! ;D
I think that this vehicle is very special since Ladder 1 isn't only the oldest Ladder-Company in New York (if I'm right) but its Firehouse with the brave men of the 100 Duane Street was featured in the Naudet documentary about the events of September 11.










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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 04:27:46 PM »
LAD*1 was the original FDNY Tower Ladder..1965 Mack.

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2015, 05:09:03 PM »
European type Mack/Magirus 144 foot stick. Not sure if I am spelling the Magirus correctly.

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2015, 05:13:39 PM »
European type set up Mack/Magirus 144 foot stick no basket rear mount. I might not be selling Magirus correctly.

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 05:16:00 PM »
my last, spelling vice selling . fumble fingers sorry

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2016, 06:00:46 AM »
The latest addition to my code 3 Collection:

Ladder 31 from da Bronx "La Casa Grande"






By the way: Does anyone know exactly why this house is called "La Casa Grande"?
Because the structure itself is so big? Or because it housed so many units in the past?

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2016, 01:54:12 PM »
"Or because it housed so many units in the past?"  At one time Engine 82, Engine 85, Ladder 31, TCU 712, Batt. 3-1 and Batt. 3-2 responded from these quarters.

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Re: German Collectibles (Scale 1/87)
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2016, 02:52:12 PM »
Ok, this gets a little off-topic now, but nevertheless:

If I'm right, the TCUs were the volunteer Engine and Ladder Compaies created during the war-years.

But why were they named "Tactical Control Units"?

I suppose that they weren't called "Engine" oder "Ladder" to set them apart from the regular units because they did only receive a shorter training.
But why didn't they just call em "VEC" for Volunteer Engine Company or something like that.

Control Unit...I mean what should they control? The Fire? That's what every other Engine does too. ;D

 

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