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News from the Continent March 2019 – Herpa

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.


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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.


Last Chance to win a Goldvarg!

It is just hours away from the closure of our competition which you can find here.

We have one lovely pre-production Goldvarg model to be won, thanks to Sergio Goldvarg’s generosity. So if you fancy your chances just go to our competition page here. There are five questions to answer, but you must get your entry in before Midnight tonight UK time!

Good Luck


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MAR Online Reader to Win an Unique Goldvarg

By Maz Woolley

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

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the pre-production models produced to make sure that the final product is right and that the selected paint colours come out correctly? Well in the case of the Goldvarg Collection Sergio has decided to share some of them with collectors. He is entering everyone who is subscribed to his website before he selects the winner in March 2019 a chance to win a unique colour sample which has already been shown here in MAR Online

Now Sergio Goldvarg has kindly offered a superb prize for one lucky MAR Online reader in celebration of the announcement of his new issues for 2019 , click here to see an article about the Goldvarg 2019 releases.

So what is the prize? Sergio will send the lucky winner a unique pre-production sample of the 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint in white. The production model is due to ship in the first half of 2019 but the winner will get a pre-production sample which will be a great addition to their collection. The photographs below from Sergio show the model to be won.

To win this prize you need to send an email to me at maronlineeditor@gmail.com with: your answers to the five questions below; your name and country of residence; and your preferred email contact address. All those who send an email with the details above and the correct answers to the questions below which arrives in the email box by the end of the closing date of April 2nd 2019 will have their names placed in a hat and one will be selected as the winner. The lucky winner will be contacted by email after the draw so that they can provide a delivery address for Sergio to send them the model.

QUESTIONS

  1. Who was the maker of Sergio’s first toy vehicle?
  2. What country was the final white metal Goldvarg model made in?
  3. What is Sergio’s Profession?
  4. Which comic strip characters were used in adverting for the Ford Falcon?
  5. What is the first name of Sergio’s Wife?

Now don’t forget!

Email your answers to maronlineeditor@gmail.com with your full name and your country of residence and state your preferred email contact address should you win.

For those who love the model, but don’t win the competition, the full production version of this car will be GC-010 B 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Polar White and it is expected to be available to buy by mid-year.


Terms and conditions

The editor’s judgement on the correctness of answers is final.

Only a single entry per person is allowed and only those entries which include a full name, country of residence, email address, and correct answers will be entered in the draw.

Only emails which are in the editors email box by the end of April 2nd 2019 will be eligible for the competition.

The winner will be contacted by email after the draw to obtain their full postal address and their name will be announced in an article following the draw in April 2019.

The model will be send to the winner by post by Sergio Goldvarg.

Listed members of the MAR Online editorial team are excluded from the competition. However, our contributors are free to enter.

Please note that any email addresses supplied will not be added to any contact or mailing lists or used for any other purpose than to run this competition.


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News from the Continent February 2019 – Solido

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

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

The Solido models shown should all be available now. Solido models are diecast in China for France.

1:18 Scale

421184740 Renault R.S. 18 Version De Lancement 2018


1:43 Scale

421436430 Ford GT40 1966 – white


421436440 Renault R12 Gordini 1970


421436450 Peugeot 203 Pick-up 1952


421436460 Citroen BX16 TRS 1982 – grey


421436470 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 L 1986


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