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COLLECTING MODEL TRAINS: Collecting model trains should go together with the collecting of stamps of the most comprehensive collection areas. When we talk about a model train, we always possible detailed and also full scale reproduction of the original. The model railroad out of a desire to possess the big locomotives and cars, which one, admired not only as a small child, and be inspired by them, also believed as original as possible thumbnail to play or just to look for the home. Everyone could then be his own engineer. The beginning of the model railway is the 1940s around. Whether it's a few years earlier or later, can not say for sure, the transition from the so-called game railroads model trains were running. A precise definition is not possible therefore, exhibits many small producers, to which you could attach such a start, simply no longer exist. Railroads as toys children dream were in fact made well before this period. From the history of the tin toys , we know that metal railways already middle 19th of the Century were made. And the story of the wooden trains could be even older! So it has provided nearly 90 years that railroads were usually made of sheet metal, without scale fidelity, alone produces to play until gradually the model character prevailed. Usually allowed to free range in the form of his imagination run - in the best case, the exhibits were imitated. They could be painted beautifully, but they could also quite easily be designed. Important for the children, they had wheels and could be run on tracks! We are these so-called game railways, yes even after a long time the second World War II were produced, devote a special chapter. Model railways can be distinguished among other things by their constituent material. Enforced have different casting process, such as compression or injection molding, but there were enough models of sheet metal, and especially in the 60s, also made of plastic. But there were manufacturers who used different materials. I remember a train from Nuremberg Heinrich Wimmer (HWN) , which I bought a long time ago at a flea market: The bases were made of cast iron and heavy metal, while the bodies were made of plastic. The great age of the model trains but began in the late 50s and early 60s. My first model train set I got myself in 1961. It was at that time probably the smallest model railway brand Rokal. Later I made me a Marklin. Apart from brands like Rokal, there were still the great and longknown companies, which after the second World War II could again take root. Marklin course, as the market leader, but also Fleischmann and Trix dominated the toy shops. Other big producers did not make a new beginning. Bing worldwide largest former tin toy manufacturers there was no more and strangely also missed another great manufacturer before the war the new beginning: Karl Bub Nuremberg (KBN). Late here the transition to the dominant from the 60s gauge O was completed. Also in the quality achieved is not the competitors. From the company Rokal that produced very high quality model trains, in the 70 years is also due to the smaller

gauge. It had, however, also has no great history and tradition as the market leader. I myself was able to complete my system already during the 60s almost exclusively from wholesale companies, which operated the electric business of my grandfather. A model railroad is known today only with electric drive; there were also those with clockwork drive. About here reported elsewhere. At the end of our little Einstieges in the collection area model trains I want to list the most important gauges:

• Z scale corresponds gauge of 6.5 mm at a scale of 1:220 • N gauge equivalent gauge of 9 mm at a scale of 1:160 • TT scale corresponds gauge of 12 mm at a scale of 1:120 • HO gauge equivalent of 16.5 mm at a scale of 1:87 • S corresponds track gauge of 22.5 mm at a scale of 1:64 • O gauge track equivalent of 32 mm at a scale of 1:45 • Lane 1 corresponds gauge of 45 mm at a scale of 1:32 • G Scale gauge of 45 mm corresponds to a scale of 1:22.5 The latter track G is used among others by the large railway Lehmann. S track was focused mainly on the United States. Karl Bub has failed in Germany at this track. Naturally, there are intermediate stages which are added as needed. We devote ourselves to the bottom of "The gauges" homosexuality is deepening. In addition, it must also be stated quite simply that a 100% sense of scale is achieved even if the above standards do not always. Some older, unused gauges are not yet listed. , Lacks the track 10 of the AA track of the company as well as the track Staiger 8 from Kersting. Both companies no longer exist. TT scale is still used by the company Zeuke Berlin TT tracks. The collection is supplemented if required. Up North Vintage Collectibles:

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