By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs supplied by the Manufacturer
Busch Group produce models under three different brands: Busch; ESPEWE, and Mehlhose. Busch models are of vehicles from Europe and America including some vehicles from the former DDR. ESPEWE covers subjects from the former DDR often using moulds from former East German producers, and Mehlhose agriculture/rural industry related subjects. All the models shown in this article are moulded in plastic to 1:87 scale.
40152 American Motorcycle – blue metallic
Note that the term American Motorcycle is used to avoid the need to licence a specific brand.
40153 American Motorcycle – red metallic
40157 American Motorcycle – grey metallic
42840 Tractor Fortschritt (Progress) with iron wheels to compress the silage.
49704 Mercedes-Benz R-Class “Fire brigade”
51021 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 “Military version”
51900 Land Rover Discovery red (new mould)
51901 Land Rover Discovery green (new mould)
51902 Land Rover Discovery white (new mould)
51910 Land Rover Discovery “Fire brigade” (new mould)
51911 Land Rover Discovery “German Police” (new mould)
59953 Long timber trailer
Before DeAgostini stopped Atlas Editions launching any new series a venture had been planned with Busch Group to produce a special Series of ESPEWE models liveried as they would have been when in use in the former DDR. This series was cancelled by DeAgostini but Busch now intend to regularly release the models that would have appeared in that series.
95170 IFA W50L Fire engine LF16-TS8 GW-hazardous freight
95235 IFA W50LA Fire engine TLF-16 tank with low-pressure tyres
009504 Multicar trailer
41407 Mercdes-Benz 170V “Taxi”
48014 Citroen DS 19 “Taxi”
51126 Mercedes-Benz Vito “Taxi”
41441 Mercedes-Benz 170V Duotone
43459 Cadillac 1952 Station wagon “Ambulance”
43467 Cadillac 1952 Station wagon “Hearse”
43667 Mercedes-Benz C-Class T-model Elegance “Fire brigade”
43818 Mercedes-Benz MK94 1424 fire engine
46718 Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet with closed soft top – brown
46732 Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet with closed soft top – light blue
50924 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 – dual use tractor (roads and rail road tracks)
51123 Mercedes-Benz Vito “German Federal Police”
51247 Barkas box van V 901/2 EMW Service (Eisenach Motor Works)
51290 Barkas half-bus V 901/2 VEB Simson bicycle works Suhl
51290 Barkas half-bus V 901/2 VEB Car manufacturer Horch, Zwickau – The original in 1955 was not decorated with the Horch emblemfor political reasons.
51416 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 “German Border protection – today German Federal Police”
51507 IFA G5 1956 “aircraft manufacurer Dresden”
51551 IFA G5 1960 drinking water transporter
52000 Framo V901/2 box van – green/beige
52001 Framo V901/2 box van – blue/white
52002 Framo V901/2 box van – red/beige
95026 HW 80.11 agricultural trailer
95534 IFA L60 ETK box truck “Tractor service”
95535 IFA L60 ETK box truck “German Post”
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