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News from the Continent April/May 2018 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All text is by, and copyright of the Author. Photographs in the Büssing Trambus section below are by, and copyright of, the Author. The photographs of the July release are all provided by and copyright of Wiking.

Wiking have announced the following releases in June 2018.

New Items

1:32 Scale

0778 32 John Deere 8500i forage harvester

1:87 Scale

 

0227 06 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W123 Exclusive “German Police”

 

0424 04 Magirus flatbed tipper truck

 

0673 07 MAN high-side tipper truck

 

0852 38 Mercedes-Benz short bonnet Teleservice box truck

 

0515 02 MAN articulated Flatbed truck

 

0634 05 Mercedes-Benz Pullman towing vehicle

 

0433 06 Mercedes-Benz flatbed with drawbar trailer

1:160 Scale

 

0932 02 Volkswagen Transporter T1 bus

Model Upgrades

These models have been seen before in different colours and/or in a lower standard of finish.

1:43 Scale

0431 97 MAN TGM Rosenbauer ATLF fire service

Scale 1:87

 

0392 05 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U411 with stanchion trailer

 

0018 19 Accessory pack “stacking containers II”

 

0808 10 BMW Isetta

 

0229 02 Opel Cadet C-type Coupe GT/E

 

0830 16 Volkswagen “Split Window” Beetle

 

0266 39 Puch G

 

0028 02 Volkswagen “The Beetle Convertible”

 

0270 45 Borgward B611 camper van

 

0380 03 Fendt Xylon tractor with bale grab

 

0509 01 Magirus Heavy duty tractor unit

 

0851 33 Scheuerle low-loader trailer

1:160 Scale 

0906 02 Fendt Favorit tractor with trailer

Büssing Trambus – Old and New.

A recent upgrade release included the Büssing Trambus finished in Deutsche Bundesbahn livery.

This bus model has a long history in the Wiking model range. It was first issued in 1951, assembled out of four components, the chassis, lower body coloured, seats and upper body part made from clear plastic. The rear wall of the lower body part showed the name “BÜSSING”. It was made as a result of a promotion model order.

Wiking owner Friedrich Peltzer was able to get substantial orders for such promotional models. The identifiers of this first version are: a wider front Radiator as well as dummy and convex shaped headlights. This mould was short lived, a new one was issued 1953 now with concave shaped headlights. It also had Büssing written to the rear, and a new baseplate which was more authentically modelled.

In the early 1960s the mould was reworked again. Now the model was issued without Büssing being moulded in and with another new version of the baseplate. Baseplate, seats and lower body were now fixed together and only the clear plastic roof was detachable.

The latest version of this model has now been released painted in the wine red livery of the former “Deutsche Bundesbahn”. This livery was in use until the 1970s. It also has silver printed mouldings for the first time.

Büssing Trambus – re-issue February 2018

 

Different versions of the Trambus: from right first one of 1951, to left, the actual re-issue.

 

Side views of the different versions

 

Different chassis : right the first one, left the current release

 

Front of the 2018 re-issue (left) and the first release (right)

The Trambus of 1951 is shown to the right of photograph.

 

Rear of the first Trambus with “BÜSSING”

 

Rear of the re-issue in 2018

 

Components of the Trambus from 1951, on the re-issue is only the roof is detachable.


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News from the Continent April 2018 – Wiking Releases

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Text by, and copyright of the Author. Photographs supplied by the Manufacturer.

As usual Wiking have released a number of new releases which are supplemented by re-colours of previous issues. To look at the new releases first. All models are plastic mouldings made in Europe for Germany unless otherwise noted.

New Items

1:32 Scale

0778 37 John Deere 7310R tractor

 

1:87 Scale

 

0315 02 Volkswagen T2 camper van

 

0102 02 Land Rover Defender 110

 

0311 49 Volkswagen Amarok GP Highline

 

 

0363 98 Claas Xerion 5000 tractor with twin tyres

 

0610 02 Magirus S 3500 fire engine

 

0420 02 Magirus S 3500 flat-bed truck with loading crane

 

0520 03 Refrigerated articulated truck with Magirus tractor

 

1:160 Scale

0946 07 THW mini-excavator HR 18

 

And now to look at the upgraded models. All familiar mouldings but either enhanced or re-coloured.

Scale 1:87

 

0018 20 Accessory pack – Cargo II – loading goods

 

0029 03 Volkswagen New Beetle

 

0205 03 Ford Mustang Coupe

 

0882 03 John Deere 2016 tractor

 

0899 38 Fendt equipment carrier

 

0371 07 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U411

 

0678 04 Three-way tipper trailer

 

0678 48 Three-way tipper truck Mercedes-Benz Arocs

 

0749 01 Tram carriage

 

0750 01 Tramcar

 

0990 93 Set “Büssing 12000”

Scale 1:160

 

0922 09 Two passenger cars with caravan


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News from the Continent 2/1028 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by the Manufacturer

The models shown are all expected to be released by Wiking in February 2018.

New Items

Scale 1:32

0778 30 Fendt 1050 Vario tractor with twin tyres

 

0778 34 Claas Commandor 116CS combine harvester

 

Scale 1:87

 

0361 62 Fendt 1050 Vario tractor with twin tyres

 

0227 05 Mercedes-Benz E-Class S213 Exclusive T-model (estate)

 

0797 21 Volkswagen T1b Samba bus

 

0693 29 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U406 “THW”

 

0645 02 MAN dump truck

 

0601 30 MAN F90 Fire brigade flatbed truck and trailer

 

0634 04 DAF towing vehicle

 

0543 01 Volvo F89 refrigerated artic. truck

 

Model Upgrades

Scale 1:160

 

0951 99 Magirus refrigerated artic. Truck

 

 

0970 07 Mercedes-Benz O 305 Urban bus

 

Scale 1:87

 

0018 18 Accessory Pack “Connections II”

 

0160 39 Porsche 356 convertible

 

0210 02 Ford Continental

 

0788 11 Volkswagen T1a delivery van “Dujardin Vinebrand”

 

0120 01 DKW Limousine

 

0881 03 Deutz D 40 L tractor

 

0601 29 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S Fire engine

 

0720 02 Büssing Trambus

 

0502 05 Magirus 135 D 11 FS artic. Flatbed truck with load of construction material

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News from the Continent October/November 2017 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

(Editor’s Note Hans-Georg’s latest articles have been delayed due to illness which lead to him having to stay in hospital for a while. He is home now and insisted on finishing his articles for our readers whilst recuperating.  I am sure our readers will join the team at MAR in wishing Hans-Georg a speedy recovery to full health.)

All photographs supplied by Wiking except for those marked HG-S taken by Hans-Georg.

The models shown below are planned for release in December 2017, except for the detailed reviews which are based on October Issues.

New Models

1:32 Scale

 0778 31  Oehler ZDK 120 B two axle hay bale trailer

 

0778 35   Bergmann TSW 6240 S universal spreader

1:87 Scale

0378 11  Lemken Solitair/Zirkon till and drill combination

 

0378 19  Lemken Solitair/Heliodor till and drill combination

 

0368 01  Mercedes Benz Unimog U 401 “Frogeye”

 

0788 08  Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a Microbus

 

0056 05  Fire brigade – passenger vehicle trailer

 

0601 28  Volkswagen Touareg “Fire Brigade”

 

0227 04  Mercedes-Benz E-Class S213 Exclusive estate

 

0663 61  Still RX 60 forklift truck

 

0800 48  Magirus Saturn articulated Tanker “BP”

 

0681 48  MAN TGS Euro6/Liebherr Concrete mixer

 

0662 03  Magirus/Fuchs Municipal Mobile Crane

 

Improved and upgraded Models

1:160 Scale

 

0961 39  Magirus TLF16  Fire brigade

 

0949 39  Hanomag Henschel articulated low loader, loaded with cable drum
1:87 Scale

 

0228 04  Volvo Amazon saloon – light blue

 

0892 05  Ferguson TE tractor

 

0011 02 Jeep

 

0300 02  Volkswagen Transporter Type 1b delivery van “Jacobs coffee”

 

0018 17  Accessory pack “Pedestrians”

 

0866 34  Kaelble dumper

 

0456 01  Mercedes-Benz 2223 with drawbar trailer and canvas covers

 

0990 92  ASG Set

Extended Reviews

I received three items released in October 2017 and provide ann extended review below.

0006 24  WIKING Magazin 2017

This yearly magazine allows readers to explore the world of Wiking in great detail with much insider information being included. The newly released Mercedes-Benz Unimog “Frogeye” is shown together with many early Unimog models, then old and new Land Rover miniatures are described. The Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a without the air intake above the windscreen is covered in detail in a chapter of its own. As is the Magirus edged bonnet and a number of 1:32 scale agricultural vehicles. The “Wiking Day”, celebrating the 85th anniversary of the firm is pictured with highlights of models made across this period. Dioramas showing models of the wire-axle era and all the models produced in 2016 round up the content.

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0863 99  Magirus LF 16 fire engine

The Magirus-Deutz Mercur with its typical round bonnet was the base for the LF16, which was used by the fire brigades in Germany and worldwide in the 1950s.

This legendary fire engine is commemorated by Wiking. The body with four-door cabin and equipment area are accurately shaped and moulded in typical ruby red with black fenders. Blue lights, ladders, searchlight and the fine moulded hose reel are separately inserted. (1:87 Scale)

0861 43  Magirus-Deutz flatbed truck with canvas cover “Fire brigade”

When a truck was needed by fire brigades for transporting equipment or fire debris most of the fire brigades chose a Magirus-Deutz during the 1950s. Wiking has released one of these trucks with authentic shape, chassis moulded in black, and upper body in ruby red. The driver’s cabin is fitted with a single blue light. Some mouldings are silver printed.  (1:87 scale)


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News from the Continent August/September 2017 – WIking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All  photographs supplied by, and copyright of, Wiking.

The photographs shown below show the releases planned by WIking for October 2017. Unless otherwise stated the models are moulded in plastic in Europe for Germany.

New Models

1:87 Scale

 

0316 03 Volkswagen T2a pickup

 

0229 01 Opel Cadet C Coupe “Winterfit”
0102 01 Land Rover Defender 110
0863 99 Magirus LF16 fire engine
0056 04 THW passenger vehicle trailer
0861 43 Magirus flatbed truck “Fire Brigade”
0674 48 MAN TGS Euro 6 / Meiller dumper
0682 03 Mercedes-Benz 1620 transport concrete mixer
0438 02 Mercedes-Benz LAK flatbed tipper with vehicle-mountable tank

 

0503 04 Scania 111 artic. Low-loader with load

Model Upgrades

1:87 Scale
0872 02 Hanomag WD tractor
0607 01 Mercedes-Benz Binz Fire Brigade Ambulance
0228 03 Volvo Amazon two-door saloon
0220 03 Mercedes-Benz 180 ponton sedan
0122 02 DKW F89 saloon
0788 10 Volkswagen T1b micro bus
0289 03 Ford FK 1000 van
0788 07 Volkswagen T1b delivery van
0519 02 MAN Swap body truck
0679 06 MAN TGS Euro 6 / Meiller skip lorry
0006 24 WIKING Magazine 2017
1:160 Scale
0956 39 Agricultural trailer
0956 10 Magirus artic. Truck with canvas cover “German Railway Company”

1:32 Scale

This model is diecast in metal for Germany.

0778 27 Kröger HKD 302 – two-axle three-way-tipper

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News from the Continent June/July 2017 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs have been supplied by Wiking, and their copyright applies.

The Wiking releases planned for August 2017 are illustrated below all are made in plastic to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated. Wiking models are made in Europe.

 

New Items

0226 04 Austin 7

0788 06 Volkswagen T1b microbus

0381 99 Claas Cargos trailer

0662 02 Fuchs F301 cable excavator

0520 02 Mercedes-Benz LPS 1317 refrigerated artic. truck

0624 03 Mercedes-Benz fire brigade dump truck

0852 39 Mercedes-Benz short bonnet box lorry

0677 03 Magirus Saturn articulated tipper lorry

0433 05 MAN high-sided flat bed truck

Upgraded Models

0806 36 Lloyd Alexander TS

0167 02 Porsche 550 Spyder

0829 06 BMW 507 convertible

0293 06 Volkswagen T3 pick up with crew cab

0105 02 Range Rover

0317 05 Volkswagen T1 Samba microbus

0866 35 Krupp Titan dumper

0532 02 Mercedes-Benz short bonnet concrete mixer

0628 46 Rosenbauer B32 fire brigade hydraulic rescue platform on Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis.

0479 03 Büssing 12.000 flatbed lorry with canvas cover

Models to 1:160 scale

0914 04 4 classic passenger cars


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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

18865-wiking-0006-23-01

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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