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
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
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.
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