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News from the Continent – Wiking June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Here are the releases Wiking propose to make available in June 2017.

New Items

1:87 Scale

 

0149 24 Mercedes-Benz 300SD W116 German Taxi

0663 38 Still RX 70-25 fork lift truck

0788 05 Volkswagen T1b bus “Adverts for Flower shop”

0412 02 Henschel HS 14/16 flat bed lorry with load

0438 01 Mercedes-Benz short bonnet flat bed lorry with with a de-mountable heating oil tank

0502 04 Magirus Saturn artic. Low loader

0861 42 MAN articulated large tank fire brigade vehicle

0630 49 Hanomag towing vehicle (break down service)

0523 03 Volvo F89 articulated Container truck

0531 02 Mercedes-Benz Actros articulated Silo truck “Kleinwächter”

Upgraded Models

1:87 Scale

 

0289 02 Ford FK 1000 van “dairy delivery vehicle”

0320 03 Volkswagen T1b Ambulance “German Red Cross”

0095 02 Trailer mounted motor boat

0871 03 Tractor Eicher King-Tiger

0046 04 Volkswagen Golf Mk I Cabriolet

0792 06 VW-Porsche 914

0123 01 Auto Union 1000 Universal (estate)

0018 16 Accessory pack “concrete pipes”

0805 98 Krupp articulated Tanker “Scholven Chemicals”

1:160 Scale

 

0966 02 John Deere 8430 tractor

0961 04 Magirus LF 16 fire engine


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News from the Continent – Wiking March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

We start this update on models from Wiking with a set of  prototypes, many finished in plain silver, presented at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class as multi-role T-model

Volkswagen “Bulli” Samba bus

Volkswagen T2 Double-Cabin Pick up

Land Rover Defender 110

Opel Cadet C-Type Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Unimog “Frog eye”

Magirus classic fire engine LF16

Magirus Saturn tractor unit

MAN TGS Euro 6 four axle trucks

Farming vehicles Claas Cargo

 and Lemken Solitär 25

Tank top load

Wiking Releases April 2017

These models are moulded in plastic in Europe for Germany . The first models shown are new ones.

1:87 Scale

0864 41 Mercedes-Benz 250 T “German Police car”

 

0850 05 Opel Olympia Ambulance

 

0800 14 Volkswagen T3 bus “German Taxi”

 

0797 20 Volkswagen T1b Samba Bus

 

0788 04 Volkswagen T1b Delivery van

 

0133 07 Audi Q7 with trailer “fire brigade”

 

0800 49 Magirus S 3500 artic tank truck “Rheinpreussen”

 

0371 06 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 406 with trailer “Cellar Ghosts winery”

 

0518 46 Magirus 235 D artic. Stanchion trailer truck

 

0671 05 Mercedes-Benz NG Dumper

 

0479 02 Büssing 12.000 flatbed lorry “German Federal Railway Company”

1:160 Scale

 

0920 04 Volkswagen Tiguan fire chief staff car

Upgraded Models

The next set of models are upgraded versions of models previously produced by Wiking.

1:87 scale

 

0861 40 Mercedes-Benz 200/8 fire brigade staff car

 

0861 41 Volkswagen T1b small fire engine

 

0794 04 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Convertible

 

0889 04 Drag rake

0880 08 Lanz Bulldog tractor with roof

 

0517 01 MAN articulated flatbed truck “Haulier Rheinkraft”

 

0518 04 Scania R 420 Topline artic. flatbed truck “Rinnen”

 

 

0990 91 Set “Blumhardt commercial vehicle manufactury”

1:160 Scale

 

0958 02 John Deere 6820 tractor

New Publication

 

0006 45 Book “Wiking Autoträume (auto dreams)

This book covers 85 years of Wiking models based on machines from land, sea and air.


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News from the Continent January 2017 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Photographs supplied by the Manufacturer.

Here is the news of the latest models from Wiking expected to be released in February 2017. As usual the new Items are shown first and the upgraded ones after that.

 

Models to 1:87 Scale

 

0228 02 Volvo Amazon

 

0227 03 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W213 Exclusive
0861 39 Volkswagen 411 saloon “Fire brigade”
0390 10 Magirus S 3500 timber transporter
0662 01 Fuchs F301 Cable excavator
0693 28 MAN THW Standby tanker
0515 01 Volvo F88 articulated aluminium flatbed lorry
0433 04 Scania 111 flat bed draw bar
0807 48 MAN 415 milk tanker

Models to 1:160 scale

0935 07 Volkswagen T4 bus “German Police”

Model Upgrades

Models to 1:87 scale

0815 05 Triumph TR4
0090 03 Fiat 1800 saloon
0788 03 Volkswagen T1a delivery van
0646 08 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 “Winter Service”
0869 03 Agricultural trailer
0265 03 Mercedes-Benz L319 van “Fuchs excavator service”
0652 02 Volvo L350F wheel loader
0661 03 Atlas 2205 M mobile excavator
0627 04 Mercedes-Benz Econic Metz DL32 turnable ladder truck

Models to 1:160 Scale

0951 03 Lanz Bulldog 8506 tractor

Models to 1:32 Scale

0778 29 Claas Arion 430 with front loader 120

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News from the Continent Oct/Nov 2016 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Wiking Releases October 2016 – New Items

 

All pictures are supplied by Wiking and show their models moulded in plastic for Germany.

1:87 scale
18845-wiking-0479-010479 01 Büssing 12.000 flatbed lorry

18846-wiking-0788-010788 01 Volkswagen T1a delivery van

18847-wiking-0228-010228 01 Volvo Amazon

18848-wiking-0788-020788 02 Volkswagen T1a Bus

18849-wiking-0861-380861 38 Henschel HS 100 Fire brigade-heavy rescue vehicle

18850-wiking-0681-490681 49 Mercedes-Benz Aroc/Liebherr transport concrete mixer

18851-wiking-0679-050679 05 MAN TGS Euro 6 Skip lorry

18852-wiking-0536-040536 04 MAN TGS Euro 6 articulated tank truck

18853-wiking-0590-020590 02 Culemeyer wagon carrier trailer with MAN tractor

1:160 scale

18854-wiking-0934-040934 04 Mercedes-Benz G-Model Fire brigade

Upgraded models

1:87 scale
18855-wiking-0317-040317 04 Volkswagen T1b Samba-Bus

18856-wiking-0388-380388 38 Agricultural trailer

18857-wiking-0898-040898 04 Ruthemeyer road roller

18858-wiking-0163-010163 01 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

18859-wiking-0795-050795 05 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 “Yellow-black racer”

18860-wiking-0220-020220 02 Mercedes-Benz 180 Ponton saloon

18861-wiking-0864-400864 40 Volkswagen T3 bus “German Police”

18862-wiking-0842-010842 01 Mercedes-Benz L 2500 Platform tractor-trailer combination

18863-wiking-0990-90_00 18863-wiking-099090_01 18863-wiking-099090_02 18863-wiking-099090_03 18863-wiking-099090_040990 90 Set “old Wiking brand names”
1:160 scale
18864-wiking-095138_000951 38 Lanz Bulldog tractor

Finally the Wiking Magazine for 2016

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The Magazine contains:

  • background information on the street scenes of Friedrich Peltzer
  • The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class and it’s model
  • The Fuchs F 301 excavator
  • Why Faller used Wiking models for their advertising and brochure shots
  • All the Wiking models made in 2015
  • The story of the Wiking company history and a look forwards to the 85th anniversary celebration on 29th April 2017 in the Wiking museum in Lüdenscheid

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News from the Continent – Wiking August/September 2016

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

The Wiking models listed below are scheduled for release in October 2016. Most models are moulded in plastic in Germany.

New Items

1:87 Scale

 

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0042 02 Volkswagen 1600 Variant “Radio testing vehicle”


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0105 01 Range Rover


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0293 05 Volkswagen T3 Double-cabin pick up “Feuerwehr”


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0371 05 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 406 “Municipal”


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0345 03 Manomag L 28 “Flat bed lorry”


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0643 01 Magirus S 3500 “Refuse collection vehicle”


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0677 02 MAN “Articulated Tipper”


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0513 21 Henschel HS 14/16 “artic. Box truck Jacobs Coffee“


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0006 23 Wiking Magazine 2016

Upgraded Models

1:87 Scale

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0045 02 Volkswagen Golf Mk I GTI


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0823 03 Borgward Isabella Sedan


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0821 49 Ford Taunus 12M Sedan


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0887 38 Fortuna single axle trailer


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0361 48 Fendt 939 Vario tractor – nature green


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0658 05 HR 18 mini-excavator


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0434 01 Mercedes-Benz LP 321 “Flat bed lorry“


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0709 01 Mercedes-Benz O 302 “Touring long-distance coach”


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0437 01 Mercedes-Benz 1317 “Flat bed lorry”


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0488 01 Krupp 806 “articulated flatbed truck with canvas cover”


1:160 Scale

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0934 05 Volkswagen Golf Mk.III “Fire brigade”

New Items in 1:32 Scale

 

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0778 28 Claas Schwader Liner 2600


 

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0778 20 Crop protection sprayer Vega 12


Road Packs

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1199 02 Roads kit – straight – contents 5 pieces


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1199 03 Roads kit – curve – contents 5 pieces

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1199 04 Roads kit – junction – contains 5 pieces


Roads components shown making a small diorama

 

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News from the Continent June/July 2016 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Wiking Releases expected in August 2016. All items moulded in plastic in Germany.

New models – Scale 1:87

18571 Wiking 17_022603_000226 03 Morris Mini Minor (right hand drive)

18572 Wiking 17_022404_000224 04 Renault R4 French Gendarmerie

18573 Wiking 17_086137_000861 37 Volkswagen Beetle Fire Chief staff car

18574 Wiking 17_027340_000273 40 Volkswagen T5 GP California

18575 Wiking 17_038912_00 0389 12 Claas Lexion 770 TT combine harvester with V 1050 grain cutter

18576 Wiking 17_067204_000672 04 MAN TGX Euro 6/Meiller exchangeable body

18577 Wiking 17_048004_000480 04 Krupp Titan platform flatbed truck

18578 Wiking 17_063403_000634 03 Mercedes-Benz 1620 Breakdown truck

18579 Wiking 17_042001_000420 01 Magirus S 3500 Platform flatbed drawbar

Upgraded Models – Scale 1:87

18580 Wiking 17_082710_000827 10 Opel Manta A GT/E

18581 Wiking 17_009203_000092 03 Dethleffs 530 Caravan

18582 Wiking 17_014101_000141 01 Mercedes-Benz 200/8 saloon

18583 Wiking 17_079719_000797 19 Volkswagen T1 Bus ADAC

18584 Wiking 17_046201_000462 01 Volvo N10 steel platform truck

18585 Wiking 17_068002_000680 02 Demag Mobile crane

18586 Wiking 17_041603_000416 03 MAN “Pausbacke” platform drawbar

18587 Wiking 17_038814_000388 14 Krampe halfpipe dumper trailer

18588 Wiking 17_036302_000363 02 Claas Axion 850 tractor

Scale 1:160

18589 Wiking 17_096203_000962 03 Magirus Fire Service DL 30

New Items – Scale 1:32

077395_Raeder_ClaasArion.indd 18591 Wiking 17_077395_01 18592 Wiking 17_077395_03077395 Wheel set: Row crop wheels for Claas Arion 400

Unbenannt-1 18595 Wiking 17_077396_01 18594 Wiking 17_077396_020773 96 Wheel set: Winter wheels for Valtra model range T4

18596 Wiking 17_077394_00 18597 Wiking 17_077394_010773 94 Square bales, 6 items 66 x 35 x 25 mm

18598 Wiking 17_077393_00 18599 Wiking 17_077393_010773 93 Round bales 6 items 54 mm diameter

18601 Wiking 17_077392_01 18600 Wiking 17_077392_000773 92 Round bales in bale silage film, 6 items – 35 mm diameter


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News from the Continent June 2016 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Here is news of the latest releases from Wiking.

1:87 scale

18378 Wiking 0227 010227 01 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W213 saloon Exclusive

18379 Wiking 0227 020227 02 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W213 saloon Exclusive

18380 Wiking 0800 130800 13 Audi 100 saloon “Taxi”

18381 Wiking 0693 270693 27 Still RX 70-30H forklift truck

18382 Wiking 0270 460270 46 Borgward B611 Camping bus

18383 Wiking 0861 360861 36 Mercedes-Benz short-nose truck Fire service tanker

18384 Wiking 0023 03

0023 03 ATV Quad fire service

18385 Wiking 0354 010354 01 Opel Blitz Refrigerated lorry

18386 Wiking 0520 010520 01 Magirus S3500 articulated refrigerated lorry

Upgraded Models

1:87 scale

 

18387 Wiking 0183 040183 04 BMW 2002 racing version

18388 Wiking 0162 030162 03 Porsche 911 SC convertible

18389 Wiking 0039 010039 01 Volkswagen 181 Reconnaissance car

18390 Wiking 0092 390092 39 T@B Mobile home

18391 Wiking 0797 180797 18 Volkswagen T1 camping bus

18392 Wiking 0260 020260 02 Mercedes-Benz O 319 Panorama bus

18393 Wiking 0653 040653 04 Kramer 280 wheel loader

18394 Wiking 0521 010521 01 Chevrolet articulated truck “Mc Lean”

18395 Wiking 0651 080651 08 Liebherr wheel loader

18396 Wiking 0410 020410 02 Magirus 235D steel flatbed drawbar

Scale 1:160

18397 Wiking 0944 07 0944 07 Mercedes-Benz L 2500 box truck “Haulier Hamacher”

New Items – 1:32 scale

077812_Claas_Jaguar.indd 18399 Wiking 077812_02 18400 Wiking 0778 12_03 18401 Wiking 0778 12_04 0778 12 Class Jaguar 860 forage harvester with Orbis 750 and pick up 300

18405 Wiking 0778 25_030778 25 Claas Direct Disc 520 with cutting unit trolley

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News from the Continent February to March – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Here are details of the Wiking Releases planned for April 2016

New Items

1:87 Scale

18091 Wiking 119901_00

1199 01  Road building set (NB supplied without models and accessories)
18092 Wiking 036311_00
0363 11  Claas Arion 630 with front loader 150
18093 Wiking 007813_00
0078 13  ADAC Volkswagen Beetle 1200
18094 Wiking 069508_00
0695 08  Ford FK 1000 Military Ambulance
18095 Wiking 052601_00
0526 01  Henschel HS 14/16 artic. 20´Container truck
18096 Wiking 026205_00
0262 05  Citroen HY Fish sales vehicle
18097 Wiking 086135_00
0861 35  DKW F89 saloon “Fire department”
18098 Wiking 051403_00
0514 03  MAN artic. Flatbed truck with canvas cover
18099 Wiking 059001_00
0590 01  Culemeyer low loader for railroad wagons with Büssing 8000 Heavy duty tractor
1:160 Scale

 

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# 18100    0982 41  Magirus artic. Tanker “GASOLIN”

Upgraded Models

1:87 Scale

 

18101 Wiking 016102_00

0161 02  Porsche 911 SC
18102 Wiking 018698_00
0186 98  Glas 1700 GT convertible
18103 Wiking 010003_00
0100 03  Land Rover “Ferguson Service”
18104 Wiking 080913_00
0809 13  Citroen 2CV Charleston
18105 Wiking 079717_00
0797 17  Volkswagen T1b panel truck
18106 Wiking 037104_00
0371 04  Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 411 with trailer
18107 Wiking 053201_00
0532 01  Concrete mixer on Henschel HS 100 chassis
18108 Wiking 030807_00
0308 07  Volkswagen T5 Multivan with horse trailer “Police horses and equipment”
18109 Wiking 061247_00
0612 47  Rosenbauer AT LF Fire engine on MAN TGM chassis

New Items – 1:32 Scale

 

18113 Wiking 077824_01 18112 Wiking 077824_04-1 18111 Wiking 077824_10 18110 Wiking 077824_00

0778 24  Class Lexion 760 TT combine with V 1200 front attachment for grain
077817_Claas_Tucano.indd 18114 Wiking 077817_00
0778 17  Claas Tucano 570 combine with V 930 front attachment for grain
18117 Wiking 077335_01 18116 Wiking 077335_00
0773 35  Krampe Big Body 650 S rear side tipper trailer

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News from the Continent February to March 2016 – Wiking 2016 Pieces of Silver

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

The models shown are all Wiking silver samples shown at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 2016. They are prototypes of model cars, which will appear during 2016 all to 1:87 scale

18047 WM 2016 MB E-Klasse (1)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon. 

Wiking have an order from Daimler AG for promotional models.


18050 WM 2016 Range Rover (1)

Range Rover


18054 WM 2016 Opel Kadett C Coupe (2)

Opel Kadett C


18056 WM 2016 Volvo Amazon (2)

Volvo Amazon two-door saloon


18061 WM 2016 Liebherr Betonmischer (3)

Liebherr concrete mixer on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs chassis


18064 WM 2016 Fuchs Bagger (2) 18063 WM 2016 Fuchs Bagger (1)

Fuchs Excavator F 301


18073 WM 2016 B++ssing 120000 (2)

Büssing 12000 Heavy duty truck


18076 WM 2016 Magirus Rundhauber (2)

Magirus Round-bonnet trucks


18082 WM 2016 Rosenbauer 6x6 (4)

Rosenbauer 6×6 airport fire engine


18071 WM 2016 MAN Zugmaschine (4)

MAN short bonnet generation as tractor


18084 WM 2016 Strassenbausatz 1964 (1)

Road building set


18090 WM 2016 WM T1a Typ2

Volkswagen Transporter T1a


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News from the Continent: Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs are from Wiking and by the author.

 17914 Wiking_018402_00_Glas Goggomobil
Here is the news of the Wiking releases due in February 2016. As usual there is a mix of  repaints, new liveries as well as some new mouldings.

New Items in 1:87 scale

0363 10  Claas Arion 640 tractor
0361 60  Fendt 1050 Vario tractor
0184 02  Glas Goggomobil Coupe
0104 49  Volkswagen Tuareg GP Police
0262 04  Citroen HY sales vehicle “Spar”
0856 01  Büssing 8000 flatbed truck and trailer
0640 01  Magirus Sirius Municipal services – street sprinkler
0674 49  Mercedes-Benz Arocs Meiller 8-wheel tipper
0626 49  Rosenbauer FLF Panther 6×6 2015 Fire service

New items in 1:160 scale

17921 Wiking_094702_00_Langholztransporter Büssing 8000

0947 02  Büssing 8000 artic. Timber truck

Upgraded Models in 1:87 scale

0226 02  Morris Mini Minor
0187 98  BMW 1600 GT Convertible
0317 03  Volkswagen T1b Samba Bus
0864 39  Volkswagen T2a Bus “Polizei”
0265 02  Mercedes-Benz L 319 Panel Van
0695 07  Mercedes-Benz G-Model “Bundeswehr – Military Police”
0537 08  Mercedes-Benz Actros articulated curtain tarpaulin truck “John Deere”
0730 01  Setra S8 Coach
0863 38  Magirus TLF 16 fire appliance
0573 11  Mercedes-Benz Actros drawbar with exchangeable body

 New Items – Scale 1:32

0773 91  Wheel Set with chains for Fendt 828 tractor
0778 18  Claas Tucano 570 combine with Conspeed corn header 8-75
0773 49  Fendt 1050 Vario tractor
0778 11  Claas Arion 420 tractor
0778 13  Fendt Katana 85 forage harvester
A look in detail at some of the Wiking December releases:
0990 89  Set “Filling Station GASOLIN”
The set contains an authentically styled 1960s filling station in design of the Gasolin brand. It also includes a car wash and signage as well as two water cans, an articulated tanker with a Henschel tractor unit and a MAN recovery vehicle.
GASOLIN was founded on 23. March 1920 as Olea Mineral oil works AG in Frankfurt on Main. After a number of takeover´s and re-brandings, on 4th May 1926 the company became German Gasolin AG. In 1935, Gasolin was one of the big 5 filling station chains in Germany. After the war, more consolidation took place and eventually Gasolin AG was merged with ARAL and the red and white coloured filling stations and fleet vehicles were repainted in ARALs blue and white.
The model is a nostalgic reminder of those years when the fuel price was much lower than today , but wages were lower then too.
0838 03  Rolls Royce Silver Wraith saloon
Wiking Rolls Royce Silver Wraith a
After the Second World War the first model to be produced carrying the Rolls Royce radiator, was the Silver Wraith. The earliest batch of chassis were ready in late 1946 and by end of the year two cars had been delivered, both bodied by Hooper. The Wiking miniature looks like a car bodied by Hooper around 1950. It has been re-issued now in new colours, medium and light blue. This model has been significantly upgraded from its earlier releases with printed chrome work and much more detailed wheel sets.
0862 34  Magirus DL25h Turnable ladder truck

Wiking Magirus Fire Appliance a

 The Magirus DL25 was introduced at the beginning of 1950s. The model is very detailed indeed for 1:87 scale. The ladder is a working part and can be extended to an impressive height as seen in the photograph below.
Wiking Magirus Fire Appliance b

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