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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

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Never seen an electrical version.

Oh that is SWEET!!!!!!!



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:29 AM

OK, so...how many of You knew about these two kits Before today?

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Made by Company Scalecraft and the estimated scale (according to the figure driver) is 1/29 or thereabout.

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DKW Munga by Company Leyla. Scale is given on the box 1/26.

And yes...they´re both in my stash!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:21 AM

Never saw either one of those.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:47 AM

The steam traction engine would be cool. 



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:32 AM

The steam traction engine would be cool. 

You really need to see these beasts in action. In Wisconsin, there is a thresheree where they power up these tractors and other vintage steam and oil engines. Place is called Symco. They also have a pre 64 rod and custom show there as well and they do fire these things up to the delight of the spectators. They drive them around the grounds and the steering on these is very crude....a chain hooked up to  the front axle controlled from the operators perch, much like a soap box car steering.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

Never saw either one of those.

 

We probably never will again, either.  :D  Those are unquestionably obscure.  :huh:



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

You really need to see these beasts in action. In Wisconsin, there is a thresheree where they power up these tractors and other vintage steam and oil engines. Place is called Symco. They also have a pre 64 rod and custom show there as well and they do fire these things up to the delight of the spectators. They drive them around the grounds and the steering on these is very crude....a chain hooked up to  the front axle controlled from the operators perch, much like a soap box car steering.

Well my friends family has several of these. One they have had for years. They are on the third generation of owners now with there 19 year old daughter. She brings the young guys out for the shows  :) . They also take care of the steam locomotive for the fair grounds . These things make great stoves for ham and sweet corn . 



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:54 AM

Gee, I must have been at the right place , right time . I had a relative who had the steam engine ..................



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:17 AM

Would be interesting to see if that German version is a rebox or copy of the Pyro kit.. maybe the scale is wrong on the box.

This kit was produced in the 70s in East-Germany (better known as GDR :wacko: ) and was the first steps in kit manufacturing by Max Krätzer (=MK Modelle). I don't believe that they had a license to copy from original Pyro pattern, so it is more a not legal copy of the kit. Two kits of this types were produced, the "Texan" and the "Jersey Bounce". For more Informations about kits from MK-Modelle I have created a Facebook site. https://www.facebook...83393483?ref=hl



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:43 AM

Here are two unusual kits that I own. At first the colorful Belarus MTZ-100 in 1:20 scale. Crisp molded parts in relatively big scale from a russian manufacturer.

Attached File  Belarus MT3100 parts.jpg   382.95KB   6 downloads

For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelency...php?ItemId=6379

 

At second the 1924 AMO F15 in 1:24 scale. This kit was produced in the GDR for the russian market and has steerable wheels, but no engine detail.

Attached File  AMO F15 E.JPG   235.27KB   4 downloads

For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelency...php?ItemId=6378



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 07:43 PM

Here are two unusual kits that I own. At first the colorful Belarus MTZ-100 in 1:20 scale. Crisp molded parts in relatively big scale from a russian manufacturer.

attachicon.gifBelarus MT3100 parts.jpg

For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelency...php?ItemId=6379

 

At second the 1924 AMO F15 in 1:24 scale. This kit was produced in the GDR for the russian market and has steerable wheels, but no engine detail.

attachicon.gifAMO F15 E.JPG

For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelency...php?ItemId=6378

I wouldn't mind either of those kits. The AMO seem quite accurate when compared to the pictures of the real ones.  An engine would not be hard to scratch build.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

I wouldn't mind either of those kits. The AMO seem quite accurate when compared to the pictures of the real ones.  An engine would not be hard to scratch build.

Yes, for an advanced modeller! But this was my first car kit at age of 13 and it was horrible! Now the AMO is only a collectible piece with some emotional memories. Building this kit? I don't know!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:36 AM

Here I found a double kit of simplyfied slot car kits. A Maserati and a Chapparal II. The Box is labled with Hawk/USA, but I never found the originals of this kit.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

Here I found a double kit of simplyfied slot car kits. A Maserati and a Chapparal II. The Box is labled with Hawk/USA, but I never found the originals of this kit.

 

They were originally from Hawk.  I don't know what's up with the Russian box....  

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

They were originally from Hawk.  I don't know what's up with the Russian box....  

 

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these boxes are more animating than the russian, thanks



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:16 AM

Oh man i am still laughing hard on this one, cool idea but hahah! attachicon.gifMonogram 6039 Rambo Set.JPG

I had one of those off the bay 6 years ago, but yeah strange that was one of the reasons for getting it was the odd ball factor.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:37 PM

What happened to this thread??

It has Lost several replies.

 

We skip from one made on Dec. 9 to today Dec.13

Black Hole??

System failure??

 

It IS Friday and the 13th after all!!



#678 Harry P.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:04 PM

What happened to this thread??

It has Lost several replies.

 

We skip from one made on Dec. 9 to today Dec.13

Black Hole??

System failure??

 

It IS Friday and the 13th after all!!

 

Why do you assume that a thread will get new responses every day?



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

I posted about the Gundam Robot kits and added a Pic!

Pic showed 3 boxes, 2 different kits, and a Built for comparison.

 

Went back 3 pages to see if thee were that many posts, but Not.

I have email messages with them too


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 13 December 2013 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

I posted about the Gundam Robot kits and added a Pic!

 

http://www.modelcars...=6#entry1067059