By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author unless otherwise stated.
Here is a view of a selection of models issued by Herpa from the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. All are to 1:87 scale mde in Europe for Germany.
309370 Scania CS HD articulatedrefrigerated box truck “GS Transports”
The city of Luckau, south of Berlin, is the base for GS Transports. Herpa has now released their new Scania tractor, which is pulling a refrigerated box trailer promoting Scan Trans Service. Do not forget Scania also belongs to Volkswagen.
094078 Porsche 924 “Police of Northrhein-Westfalia”
The Porsche 924 was acquired in 1981 and was operated by the highway police, Moers. The model features an emergency light, roof prints and the NRW logo on the bonnet.
024716-004 Skoda 1000 MB
The first rear engined passenger carmade by Skoda was launched in 1968, Its four-stroke petrol engine developed 52 hp from a 1107 cc engine. It was good for a top speed of 127 km/h. The miniature is very well detailed, and some small components are separately inserted.
309417 Volvo F 12 Canvas-cover drawbar “Deutrans”
This drawbar is issued in a revised design of the vehicles of the haulier of the “German Democratic Republic”. These trucks ran through the whole Western Europe. The drivers were always high ranked Stasi officers, who had to spy against the ‘class enemy’ as well as delivering goods.
309769/309776 Scania CG 17 4×4 rigid Tractor – white or orange
This up to date tractor unit is a new mould.
309660 Mercedes-Benz Econic Box-truck “Special Action Police NRW”
This striking vehicle will be used by the police of Northrhein-Westfalia for special environmental measurements.
309820 Ford Transconti drawbar with canvas cover “Haulier Offergeld”
A classic truck in the design of the haulier Offergeld from the 1970s. It is possible that the range will be enlarged with models of their trucks from the 1950s.
094382 Volkswagen Transporter T6 Multivan “Fraport Safety Car”
A black moulded body, authentically printed and fitted with a red warning light bar. This vehicle is destined for use on the internal airport area.
094337 Mercedes-Benz Atego Rosenbauer turnable ladder truck
“Firebrigade of Ingolstadt, Bavaria”
The body is authentically shaped and printed. The ladder is very finely moulded and is fully extendable.
310024 Volvo FH Gl. XL articulated refrigerated box truck “Gesuko”
The company was founded under the name “Gesunde Kost”, (healthy food). Today they own 55 articuated refrigerated trucks. The company is located in Bad Hersfeld, Hessia.
308663 IFA G5 Three-way tipper
Some of these 6×6 trucks survive and are today stars at the old timer truck meetings in the eastern part of Germany.
Here Herpa has updated the cab and given it a new body.
310215 Anniversary set “80 Years of Haulier Wandt” Brunswick, Lower Saxonia
The set is contains two articulated canvas-covered trucks in typical Wandt livery with different tractor units, MAN and Volvo FH.