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News from the Continent July/August 2018 – Busch Group

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs supplied by the Manufacturer

Busch Group produce models under three different brands: Busch; ESPEWE, and Mehlhose.  Busch models are of vehicles from Europe and America including some vehicles from the former DDR. ESPEWE covers subjects from the former DDR often using moulds from former East German producers, and Mehlhose agriculture/rural industry related subjects. All the models shown in this article are moulded in plastic to 1:87 scale.

July Releases



40152 American Motorcycle – blue metallic

Note that the term American Motorcycle is used to avoid the need to licence a specific brand.


40153 American Motorcycle – red metallic


40157 American Motorcycle – grey metallic


42840 Tractor Fortschritt (Progress) with iron wheels to compress the silage.


49704 Mercedes-Benz R-Class “Fire brigade”


51021 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 “Military version”
51900 Land Rover Discovery red (new mould)
51901 Land Rover Discovery green  (new mould)
51902 Land Rover Discovery white (new mould)
51910 Land Rover Discovery “Fire brigade” (new mould)


51911 Land Rover Discovery “German Police”  (new mould)
59953 Long timber trailer
ESPEWE Automodelle

Before DeAgostini stopped Atlas Editions launching any new series a venture had been planned with Busch Group to produce a special Series of ESPEWE models liveried as they would have been when in use in the former DDR. This series was cancelled by DeAgostini but Busch now intend to regularly release the models that would have appeared in that series.

95170 IFA W50L Fire engine LF16-TS8 GW-hazardous freight
95235 IFA W50LA Fire engine TLF-16 tank with low-pressure tyres

Mehlhose Modelcars


009504 Multicar trailer

August Releases


41407 Mercdes-Benz 170V “Taxi”


48014 Citroen DS 19 “Taxi”


51126 Mercedes-Benz Vito “Taxi”


41441 Mercedes-Benz 170V Duotone


43459 Cadillac 1952 Station wagon “Ambulance”


43467 Cadillac 1952 Station wagon “Hearse”


43667 Mercedes-Benz C-Class T-model Elegance “Fire brigade”
43818 Mercedes-Benz MK94 1424 fire engine
46718 Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet with closed soft top – brown
46732 Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet with closed soft top – light blue


50924 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 – dual use tractor (roads and rail road tracks)


51123 Mercedes-Benz Vito “German Federal Police”
51247 Barkas box van V 901/2 EMW Service (Eisenach Motor Works)


51290 Barkas half-bus V 901/2 VEB Simson bicycle works Suhl
51290 Barkas half-bus V 901/2 VEB Car manufacturer  Horch, Zwickau – The original in 1955 was not decorated with the Horch emblemfor political reasons.
51416 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 “German Border protection – today German Federal Police”


51507 IFA G5 1956 “aircraft manufacurer Dresden”
51551 IFA G5 1960 drinking water transporter
52000 Framo V901/2 box van – green/beige
52001 Framo V901/2 box van – blue/white
52002 Framo V901/2 box van – red/beige
ESPEWE Automodelle
95026 HW 80.11 agricultural trailer
95534 IFA L60 ETK box truck “Tractor service”
95535 IFA L60 ETK box truck “German Post”

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News from the Continent Apr/May 2018 – Busch Group

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text by, and copyright of the Author. Photographs provided by the Manufacturer.

This article looks at the latest releases moulded to 1:87 scale by Busch and its related brands.


41922 Citroen HY Mobile beehive


44944 Horse transport trailer – black


44962 Tabbert caravan “Soccer-Fan”


46219 Smart Fortwo Coupe 2012 “Soccer-Fan”


48494 Piaggio Ape 50 “MB” building site staff car


50367 Land Rover Defender Camel Trophy 1989 “The winning car”


50368 Land Rover Defender “Scholpp Crane Service”


51258 Framo Bus V901/2 Factory fire engine “Rubber Works Waltershausen DDR”

Barkas Collecting Series


51288 Barkas half-bus V901/2 – Nr.1 – VEB Fahrzeugwerk Waltershausen Customer service vehicle 1957


51289 Barkas Half-bus V901/2 – Nr. 2 – Möwe Bicycles Mühlhausen. Customer service vehicle of the bicycle manufacturer 1957


51811 Robur Garant K30 box van – laundry delivery van (new mould)


51812 Robur Garant K 30 box van “60 Years of Busch-Toys” 60 years of quality” – Limited Edition for the company anniversary.


51860 Robur Garant K 30 Kombi-van “Energy supplier Halle” (new mould)


54902 STA trailer “Oil incident” Guben


54903 STA trailer Fire brigade


59952 Trailer loaded with motorboat “German Police”


59956 Heavy duty grubber B 365 A02

DreiKa Modelcars


94200 Goliath Express 1100 pick up – blue


94201 Goliath Express 1100 pick up – dark green


94202 Goliath Express 1100 pick up – wine red


94220 Goliath Express 1100 pick up “Goliath Works” limited edition of 500 pieces

Mehlhose Modelcars


210004701 Tractor RS09 – loading arm with shovel – green


210006900 Tractor Famulus with trailer – red


210007100 Tractor Famulus with trailer – blue

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News from the Continent March 2018 – Busch

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by the manufacturer.

All the releases from Busch, and their associated brands, shown below are moulded in plastic to 1:87 scale.

41334 Horch 853 Cabriolet – open – blue

41335 Horch 853 Cabriolet – open – green

41337 Horch 853 Cabriolet – open – yellow

42220 Multicar with flat bed and tar load

42224 Multicar with plant rings

42889 Weimar mobile excavator T174-2 with chisel

42890 Weimar mobile excavator T174-2 with holder for pit elements

44933 Flatbed highloader with vibrator/compactor

45807 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 Coupe – orange

45815 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 Coupe – silver

50364 Land Rover Defender Command car of the Danish disaster protection authority

50662 Mercedes-Benz Citan combi “Fire Brigade – City of Offenbach, Germany

50910 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 with crane

50920 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 with winch

51121 Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van “Hermes parcel service”

51172 Mercedes-Benz V-Class “DB – German railways”

51414 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 – Gas emergency service

51276 Framo Half-bus V901/2 road service

51604 Robur LO 1800 A “Society for Sport and Technique of DDR”

51753 Nagetusch mobile workshop for road workers

42842 Tractor Fortschritt ZT-300-D (Progress) – blue

42843 Tractor Fortschritt ZT-300-D – red

42844 Tractor Fortschritt ZT-300-D – green

46520 Renault 4CV saloon – green

46521 Renault 4CV saloon – blue

46523 Renault 4CV saloon – red

50923 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 with snow plough

51124 Mercedes-Benz Vito THW

51132 Mercedes-Benz Vito “Vaillant Service car”

51270 Framo Halfbus V901/2 wine red & beige

51275 Framo Halfbus V901/2 electrical shop

51307 Belarus MTS-82 tractor – export model – beige & red

51310 Belarus 572 tractor

51550 IFA G5 1959 tanker “Golden car of corn”

51861 Robur Garant Combi “Golden car of corn”

51800 Robur Garant K30 box van – orange

51801 Robur Garant K30 box van – green

51850 Robur Garant K30 combi – green

51851 Robur Garant K30 combi – blue

51810 Robur Garant K30 delivery van “Leibnitz Keks”

59910 Lanz Bulldog tractor pulled by cows

59915 Fordson Model F tractor 1917 with iron wheels

59949 Milk transport trailer

59954 Transport trailer for passenger cars

59955 Transport trailer for dogs

EsPeWe models


95232 IFA W50LA PV flatbed truck “Fire brigade of Berlin”

95233 IFA W50LA GMK box truck “fire brigade”

Mehlhose Models


210 006401 Tractor Pioneer – blue with red wheel rims

210 009610 Multicar M21 three-sides-tipper – green

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News from the Continent October/November 2017 – Busch

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by, and copyright of, Busch.

The listing below covers the Busch group of companies releases from November 2017. All are plastic models made to 1:87 scale.

Busch Models


40927  DKW 3=6 delivery van


42223  Multicar with turnable ladder


42715  Volkswagen Beetle with split window – grey


42734  Volkswagen Beetle with split window and roof rack


46169  Smart City coupe with snow plough


46867  Mercedes-Benz W123 “German Post”


46869  Mercedes-Benz W123 “Soviet Police Militia”


48030  Citroen DS19 saloon – red


48032  Citroen DS19 saloon – black
48037  Citroen DS19 – yellow
50558  Lada 1600 – blue with black roof
51209  Framo V901/2 box van – “Peoples Police”
51274  Framo V901/2 half-bus “Peoples Police”
51306  Belarus 800V tractor, Uniost GmbH.
51309  Belarus MTS 82 with snow plough
51504  IFA G5 1959 with snow plough
51505  IFA G5 1960 – wine red
51603  Robur LO 1800 A “City of Schwedt Fire Brigade”
51652  Robur LO 1801 A – VEB SK Water Authority”
59945  Trailer with water-tank and zinc tub

DreiKa Automodels

94021  Goliath Express 1100 Delivery van “Goliath Service”
94034  Goliath Express 1100 delivery van “The modern fast              delivery van”


94123  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “Fire brigade”
94124  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “Ambulance”
94126  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “THW multi-purpose vehicle”
94131  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “The car that makes you happy”

EsPeWe Models

95024  HW80 trailer, grey, red chassis
95025  HW80 SHA trailer, grey, red chassis

Mehlhose models

210006404  Tractor Pioneer, grey with red wheel rims
210006601  Dumper Picco 1 – red with grey wheel rims
210007000 Tractor Famulus with trailer, green


210010008  E-Karre Balkancar, blue
210010116  Tractor Famulus – red/grey with grey wheel rims

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News from the Continent August/September 2017 – Busch

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs by, and copyright of, the Manufacturer.

The releases from Busch, and allied brands, expected by the end of September are shown below. All models are moulded for Germany to 1:87 scale.

Mercedes-Benz 170V

The pleasing shaped 170V was first presented to the public in February 1936 during the 26th International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin.

41448 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabrio limousine – two-tone green/cream
41450 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabrio limousine – two-tone red/cream


Cadillac 66 Saloon

42958 Cadillac 66 Saloon “Metallica” – silver
42960 Cadillac 66 saloon “Metallica” – blue metallic


Toyota Land Cruiser Crawler

43038 Toyota Land Cruiser crawler vehicle

This special power train has been in use for 15 years and has even passed strict military tests.

Mercedes-Benz 300 Landaulet

44807 Mercedes-Benz 300 State Landaulet

Only three of this type of body were built. This was in the early 1950s and they users were the German Federal Public for state occasions, the Pope for his tours, and an Arab State.

Chevrolet Bel Air

More variations upon the old Revell-Monogram 1957 Chevy moulding bought by Busch.

45045 Chevrolet Bel Air Saloon 1957 “Metallica” – grey metallic
Chevrolet Bel Air Saloon 1957 “Metallica” – red metallic


Cadillac Eldorado

Another long running moulding in the Busch range. Here with custom wheels and a metallic paint job.

45118 Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet, open, “Metallica” – brown metallic
45119 Cadillac Eldorado Cabrioet, open, “Metallica” – green metallic
45121 Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet, open, “Metallica” – silver


Ford Probe

The Ford Probe 24V was made from Summer 1988 to Autumn 1997 in Flat Rock, Michigan, USA. It was imported into Europe too though it was never a strong seller.

47413 Ford Probe 24V “Metallica” silver
47414 Ford Probe 24V “Metallica” red
47420 Ford Probe 24V “Sport” blue


Mercedes-Benz M-Class

In the livery of the German motor rescue outfit.


48546 Mercedes-Benz M-Class facelift “ADAC”

Land Rover Defender

50361 Land Rover Defender “Carabinieri”

Caribinieri are a special Police Force unit in Italy.


50363 Land Rover defender “DLRG” with surfboard

This vehicle is equipped for rescue activities. The Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft e.V. (DLRG)  is the German Life Saving Group and is the biggest such organisation in the world.

Smart Fortwo

50712 Smart Fortwo Coupe 2014 “German Police”

Mercedes-Benz V and G Class

Many public services represented here. From the Fire Brigade to the Emergency Doctor Service and the Technical Assistance Service.

51169 Mercedes-Benz V-Class “Fire Brigade of Karlstein
51411 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 Emergency Doctor
51460 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2008 THW

EsPeWe IFA W50

95231 IFA W50LA TLF16 GMK “Fire brigade of Ellrich

The TLF16 appliance went into production in 1985 based upon the 4×4 chassis of the IFA W50.

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News from the Continent – Busch June/July 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by Busch.

All models are made to 1:87 scale in plastic unless otherwise stated.

June 2017 Releases

1:87 Scale


42222 Multicar with snow plough and salt spreading device

45912 MG Midget TC Cabriolet – closed – blue

45913 MG Midget TC Cabriolet – closed – green

48292 Chevrolet Pick up – Monster truck “Firestorm”

48293 Chevrolet Pick up – “Merz & Pilini Event management Showcar”

50359 Land Rover Defender “Gendarmerie”

50404 Fortschritt ZT 323 (Progress) Tractor with long timber trailer

51113 Mercedes-Benz Vito Police of Berlin

51116 Mercedes-Benz Vito German Zoll
1:32 Scale


60120 Threshing machine “Lanz” from 1911

This model is assembled from laser-cut wooden parts

EsPeWe Models to 1:87 scale


95228 IFA W50 LA TLF 16 tank-fire engine from Poland

The TLF was manufactured in 1969 in “Feuerlöschgerätewerk Luckenwalde” within the former DDR. The 4×4 fire engine saw service in the Polish town of Wolcztyn.

Busch Releases July 2017

1:87 Scale


41920 Citroen HY “´s Ochsestuebel” –Alsacian restaurant in Obenheim, France

42955 Cadillac 66 saloon – light brown

43917 Volvo 544 “Politi” – Norwegian Police

45031 Chevrolet Bel Air Cabriolet 1957 – open – pale pink

46711 Volkswagen HebmüllerCabriolet 1949 – open hood – black

46866 Mercedes-Benz W123 saloon – red with white roof

47702 Ford Model AA “Nostalgia”

48236 Chevrolet Pick-up “Black distillery”

51500 IFA G5 6×6 truck of the DDR peoples police and army

This model is a new mould from Busch which is likely to be seen in all sorts of liveries in the future.

59911 Kramer K12 Tractor with 14 hp 1 cylinder Diesel engine

59913 horse-drawn “ Field-smithy” 1857

41919 Citroen HY “Sapeurs Pompiers” – French fire brigade

42617 Ferrari 250 GTO silver – #25 – 1963 Le Mans 24 hours

44657 Dodge Ram Van – Monster truck “Stars and Stripes”

45038 Chevrolet Bel Air Cabriolet 1957 – closed – red

45038 Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet 1949 – closed hood – black

48237 Chevrolet Pick up “Ranch truck”

50715 Smart Fortwo Coupe 2014 “New York Police Department”

51020 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Military – sand coloured

51115 Mercedes-Benz Vito Ambulance – Euroyellow ambulance car of Millich Rescue Service GmbH – a district of Rostock

DreiKa Automodelle


94100 Goliath Express 1100 Kombi – light blue

94101 Goliath Express 1100 Kombi – red

94102 Goliath Express 1100 Kombi – grey

94120 Goliath Express Kombi “Edition Goliath Werk”




95531 IFA L60 ETK (box truck) Fortschritt (Progress) Sparts Parts Service

95229 IFA W50LA SHA chaff body

Mehlhose Modelcars


210009100 Horsedrawn vehicle – green, grey wheel rims

210009401 Long timber trailer for E-Karre – green/grey with grey wheel rims

210010112 Famulus Tractor – green/grey with red wheel rims

Originally launched as Favorit’s in 1957 they were renamed Famulus in 1958. These tractors were manufactured between 1957 and 1967 in VEB’s Nordhausen plant. They were available in multiple versions powered by two cylinder air or water cooled engines or as three cylinder diesels.

210010118 Tractor Famulus – green with red wheel rims

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News from the Continent – Busch June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs provided by the Manufacturer

Recent releases from Busch and its associated companies in May 2017 are shown below. All are plastic models to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated.


40705 Mercedes-Benz LP809 Mobile First-Aid Station

41847 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no. 7 “Moose”

41848 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no.8 “Bison”

41849 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no.9 “Mountain-Lion”

47847 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “BP” (British Petroleum)

50610 Mercedes-Benz Citan delivery van “Medic one” (Blood and organ- transport)

50921 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 tracked “Road service”

51171 Mercedes-Benz V-Class “Police of Baden-Württemberg”

51207 Framo V901/2 box van “Golden Ear of Corn”

51208 Framo V901/2 box van “Beer transporter”

51252 Framo V901/2 Bus

51255 Framo V901/2 DDR Ambulance

51271 Framo V901/2 Half-bus “DDR Konsum” new mould

51272 Framo V901/2 half-bus “Mitropa” – already sold out !

59912 Irus Universal single-axle U300K with mount-trailer

59942 Small trailer for passenger cars

EsPeWe Models in 1:87 scale


95015 HW 80.11 agricultural trailer – grey

95165 IFA W50L BTP “DDR Post building group transporter”

Mehlhose Modelcars in 1:87 scale

210007600 Trailer for Multicar transporter “MINOL”

210008100 Multicar M21 transporter with trailer “Coal merchant”

210008500 Multicar M21 transporter “MINOL”

210010202 Agricultural trailer T4 with load, green with grey wheel rims

DreiKa Automodelle in 1:87 scale

DreiKa started production some years ago, disappeared and have been revived. Models now will be distributed by Busch

The Goliath van was produced by the Goliath company, a member of the Borgward Group

94000 Goliath Express 1100 box van – light blue

94001 Goliath Express 1100 box van – wine red

94002 Goliath Express 1100 box van – light green

94020 Goliath Express 1100 box van “Edition Goliath Werke”

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News from the Continent – Busch Group March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt


This post shows photographs of the Busch releases due in March 2017, this includes EsPeWe and Mehlhose models produced by Busch. All models are moulded in plastic and to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated.

40282 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – red

40284 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – grey

40286 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – green

41845 Ford E-350 Ambulance Wyoming No.5 “Elk”

41846 Ford E-350 Ambulance Wyoming No.6 “Eagle”

42600 Ferrari 250 GTO – red

42602 Ferrari 250 GTO –yellow

45803 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 1961-1969 – blue

45805 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 1961-1969 – yellow

47127 Morgan Plus 8 Cabriolet – open – blue metallic

47144 Morgan Plus 8 Cabriolet – open – two-coloured yellow

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – white delivery van of haulier DB-Schenker

47849 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter DPD parcel service

47850 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “GLS” – General Logistics Service

47851 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “DHL” van with yellow body and red text

48410 NSU 1000 TT – red

48414 NSU 1000 TT – turquoise

The NSU models are safe, many of the original cars caught fire whilst being driven due to faulty fuel hoses!

50082 Bautz Spyder BS4 hay-turner

The Bautz company is located in Saulgau, Baden-Württemberg

50418 Tractor Fortschritt (Progress) ZT 323 with heavy plough

50611 Mercedes-Benz Citan box van “German Red Cross”

50813 Hanomag AL28 flatbed with boat

50922 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 with branch cutter

51170 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Autobahn-Police Berlin

51302 Belarus MTS 82 tractor – exportversion – bi-coloured

51304 Belarus MTS 80 tractor with fixed headlights – red

51305 Belarus MTS 82 tractor with fixed headlights – red

The company “Minski Traktorny Sawod” was founded in Minsk in the Soviet Union on 29th May 1946 and it is still producing agricultural vehicles today in “White Russia”

51405 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 – CMD-Collection – red–new mould

51456 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2008 – CMC-Collection – silver – new mould

Busch has had the G-class is in production since 1979 but it has now been extensively upgraded.

59941 THW ladder-trailer

Models to 1:43 Scale


60058 Piaggio Ape 50 Cross Country 

EsPeWe Models to 1:87 Scale


95022 HW 80 trailer, made since 1969 in VEB Kraftfahrzeug-Werk Ernst Grube Werdau

95226 IFA W50 LA WK ND tool shop box body „IFA-Service“

95227 IFA W50 LA WK ND tool shop box body

95532 IFA L 60 2SK (two sides tipper) “NVA” – weathered

Mehlhose Modelcars to 1:87 scale


210006301 Multicar M21 dumper – blue

210006301 Trailer T4 with bench – green/red

210009302 E-Karre Balkancar – grey

210010203 Trailer T4 – light brown, grey wheel rims

210010204 Trailer T4 – dark brown, grey wheel rims

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News from the Continent Oct/Nov 2016 – Busch, Espewe & Mehlhose

By Hans-Georg Schmitt


The releases for October and November 2016 are listed below with photographs supplied by the manufacturers. All models are to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated.

October 2016


40004 Benz Patent motorcar 2Anniversary Model 130 years automobile history”


40211 BMW 327 Coupe – “Anniversary model 100 Years of BMW”


43037 Toyota Land Cruiser J4 / “Anniversary model 80 Years of Toyota”


40151 US-Motorcycle black


40155 US-Motorcycle green






40159 US-Motorcycle orange-metallic


40510 Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A 1949 – open – red


40513 Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A 1949 – open – green


40526 Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A 1949 – closed – blue


40528 Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A 1949 – closed – two-tone red


41841 Ford E-350 Wyoming Medical Center No. 1 “Cutthroat trout”


41842 Ford E-350 Wyoming Mecical Center No. 2 “Bears”


41843 Ford E-350 Wyoming Medical Center No. 3 “Antelope”


46811 Mercedes-Benz W123 T-Model “Service vehicle”


48493 Piaggio Ape 50 “Alpirsbacher Monastry Beer”


49975 Additional Set. Belts for stationary devices


50241 Robur LO2002 A “Civil defence with trailer”


51205 Framo V901/2 box van “Deutsche Post-ex DDR”



95147 IFA W50LA 3SK (Three sides tipper with haulier driver cabin)


95526 IFA L60SHA LPG Aschersleben

Mehlhose model cars


210004400 Tractor Famulus with mowbar , green with red rims


210009303 E-Karre, yellow with grey rims


210009502 Trailer for E-Karre, blue with grey rims


210009602 Multicar M21 three-sides-tipper, blue


210010115 Tractor Famulus, green with green rims and additional yellow rims

210010208 Trailer T4, green with green rims and additional yellow rims

Busch Releases November 2016


Opel Olympia saloon of German Wehrmacht in Winter camouflage 1941


41840 Ford E-350 “Raytown Ambulance”


41844 Ford E-350 Wyoming No. 4 “Bighorn sheep”


42301 Peugeot 403 “Fire brigade of Auvers Saint Georges, Dept. Essonne”


42902 Cadillac Station Wagon “Ambulance of Chicago”


42920 Cadillac Station Wagon “Hearse”


44019 Dodge Power Wagon – transporter loaded with boxes


45116 Cadillac Eldorado “Rodeo”


46009 American LaFrance artic. Fire brigade ladder truck


46213 Smart Fortwo Coupe 2012 “N.Y.P.D. – New York Police Department.”


46865 Mercedes-Benz W123 Saloon with Winter sport equipment


48287 Chevrolet Pick up “Red Flame”


48491 Piaggio Ape 50 “All Nine” – advertising vehicle for a bowling alley”


49466 Mercedes-Benz E-Class T-model (estate) “German Taxi”


49467 Mercedes-Benz E-Class T-model “Police car service vehicle”


50230 Robur LO 2002 A “German Red Cross”


50238 Robur LO 2002 A in camouflage colours


51011 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5023 with steel load


51052 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5023 fire engine with Schlingmann body


51165 Mercedes-Benz V-Class “Emergency Doctor Munich airport”


51206 Framo V901/2 delivery van “Radeberger Beer”



95021 HW 80 HTS trailer for liquid manure transport


95138 IFA W50 LA 2SK (two-way tipper) 75.000th vehicle made on 2nd June 1971 fon the assembly line in Ludwigsfelde, in the former DDR.


95156 IFA W50L HP flat bed truck KVK Bautzen


95159 W50L BTP LF16 TS8 „10 Years ESPEWE Models“



80010 ZIS-5 Soviet army flatbed truck


80011 ZIS-5 Soviet army box truck


80030 Einheitsdiesel of German Wehrmacht with canvas cover


80031 Einheitsdiesel of german Wehrmacht without canvas cover

The diesel vehicles show above were a standard pattern truck of 2.5 tons adn they were made by many German truck makers such as:  MAN, Henschel, Büssing-NAG, Magirus, Borgward, Faun, Krupp, Mercedes-Benz and Vomag.


80081 L 3000 A Truck used by German Wehrmacht with load

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News from the Continent Aug/Sep 2016 – Herpa and Busch

By Hans-Georg Schmitt


Herpa Releases


Here area selection of new releases from Herpa for the final quarter of 2016. All are moulded in plastic to 1:87 scale by Herpa of Germany.


028677/038676 Audi Q2 Ibiswhite/arblue metallic

The model is a good rendition of the original shape. The Q2 was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. Prior to the release, Herpa had already developed the model of the little Audi SUV in co-operation with Audi.


024549-004 Alfa Romeo Alfasud saloon – signal green

Tales of the rust problems with this car are legion. The cars were manufactured in the south of Italy in a new factory and did not reach the same standards a the cars made in the traditional northern factories. Rust was common as were other issues. The author knows of a case where the window of the rear door felt down into the door with all fittings whilst driving in the city.

The two-door car is accurately shaped and details are printed in silver.

Ed – this looks like a re-use of the mould originally used in the budget priced Herpa Magic series several years ago. Surely Herpa could have improved it with separate light lenses and other detailing to justify its re-release.


092579 Framo 901/2 light truck with beer crates

For the 500th anniversary of the German beer purity law this Framo was released loaded with 15 beer crates on the platform. The load is enclosed for individual placement.


306010 Scania R 13 TL refrigerated artic. box-truck “Jens Bode”

The vehicles of Haulier Jens Bode are well known. Their technical unit continuously develops new designs and uses them for their own vehicles.


745550 Soviet Tank T 34-76 Leningrad 1943/1944

This was the type of tank the Soviet Army was equipped with when it fought the German Wehrmacht and broke the ring of besieging forces around Leningrad. Since the fall of the Soviet Union Leningrad is again known as St. Petersburg.


092609 Volkswagen Passat Variant (estate) “Austrian Polizei”

In Austria the Police force uses the current Volkswagen Passat as a patrol or staff car.  Herpa have made the silver painted model with an authentic livery as a special one-off edition.

Busch Releases September 2016


All the models shown are moulded to 1:87 scale in plastic by Busch of Germany unless otherwise stated.


40605 Tempo Threewheeler Hanseat “Alpirsbacher”

The logo with a laughting monk with a beer mug in his hand is well known in Germany.  The tiny Tempo transporter was used by the Benedictine monks for the distribution of their beer brewed in their Monastery


59905 Threshing machine “Ködel & Böhm”

This machine dates back to 1911. Laser-cut pieces of wood are used to form this model.


59939 Fire Brigade ladder trailer AHL12


59940 Wooden house trailer “Tiny House”


60100 Threshing machine Lanz in scale 1:43

Based on an original machine made in 1911 which can be seen  on display in the open-air-museum in Vogtland.

18834-busch-5990659906 Vintage threshing machine

This old machinery is a new mould.

Busch Aircraft models



25060 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 German aircraft 

This  109 “Gustav” is shown as flown by  German Ace Günther Rall




95020 HW 80 SHA (Heavy chaff body) “LPG Golden ear of corn”


95139 IFA W50 LA 2SK (Two way tipper) LPG Aschersleben


95155 IFA W50L FP Flat bed with long-distance-driver cabin “Iraq”

During the 1980’s these specially built trucks were exported to Iraq for use as a driving school vehicle.

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