By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text by, and copyright of the Author. All photographs provided by the Manufacturer.
Here are photographs of the releases from Busch and its subsidiaries EsPeWe and Mehlhose early in 2019. These models are all made to 1:87 scale and moulded in plastic.
42893 Weimar Mobile Excavator T174-2 with twist drilling device
The Weimar excavator was introduced by1965 and it was developed continuously. In the eastern area of Germany some are still in use today.
50372 Land Rover Defender – grey
51025 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 – grey
59961 Cable-transport trailer
# 23265 – 51572 IFA G5 59 box body (DDR TV)
This is a new mould.
51606 Robur LO 1800 A box body (DDR TV)
51864 Robur Garant K30 Kombiwagen (DDR TV)
54904 TSA trailer with roof rack (DDR TV)
41320 Horch 853 Cabriolet – closed – red
41327 Horch 853 Cabriolet – closed – silver
47575 Ford Mustang Coupe
The long serving Mustang moulding has been upgraded to form the basis of a new muscle car version with new wheels and air filter appearing through the bonnet.
50371 Land Rover Defender “Camel Trophy 1989”
Anyone in the armed forces or official organisations in the former Eastern Bloc who needed a robust cross country vehicle used the UAZ-469. The spartan car was manufactured by Uljanowski Awtomobilny Sawod. Later versions were named the UAZ-3151. Production started in 1972 and ended in 2003 and it was fitted with a thirsty petrol engine. When used in the former DDR, it was sometimes fitted with a Cunewalder Diesel engine.
The models shown below are produced from new moulds.
52103 UAZ 469 without roof – Voluntary Fire Brigade
52104 UAZ 469 without roof – LPG Hedersleben
52105 UAZ 469 without roof – Peoples Police
52106 UAZ 469 without roof – GST (Society of Sport and Technique)
52300 Framo V901/2 with flat bed – beige
Another new mould here.