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Offline modell-railway-fan  
#51 Posted : 07 March 2013 12:22:28(UTC)
modell-railway-fan

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Hallo again,

Here two other historical pictures of the Faller B-126:

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This was the signal tower of my home town Darmstadt.


Description and more pictures:

http://www.modelleisenba...ellwerk-darmstadt-b-126/



Best Regards from Germany

Wolfgang - nodawo
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Offline steventrain  
#52 Posted : 07 March 2013 18:20:03(UTC)
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Excellent pictures.

Also Welcome to the forum, Wolfgang.Smile
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Offline petestra  
#53 Posted : 07 March 2013 20:52:50(UTC)
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Great photo, Wolfgang. I really love old black and white German railway photos. I have been to

Darmstadt many times. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kweekalot  
#54 Posted : 08 March 2013 08:26:34(UTC)
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Hi Wolfgang,
Once again, fantastic photos !! ThumpUp

We have a lot of Faller enthusiasts here on the forum which you are doing a big favor .

Thanks for sharing !

Marco
Offline Fallerfreak  
#55 Posted : 16 March 2013 19:35:58(UTC)
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Interesting to see a US original to a Faller house!
And Fluelen is magnificent!ThumpUp
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Offline kweekalot  
#56 Posted : 29 August 2013 20:24:22(UTC)
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Not really a 100% real prototype, but Faller super cult model B-905 has a look-alike 1:1 building in Holland, right next to the A13 freeway at Rotterdam-Overschie,
with the same Mercedes star logo on top of the roof.
Difficult to photograph, I tried it yesterday from my car while driving at 100 km/h.

I think the Faller model received it's spinning Mercedes star in 1970 and in previous years the B-905 kit has no spinning company symbols.

Marco


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Offline Fallerfreak  
#57 Posted : 29 August 2013 22:39:21(UTC)
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Nice photo Kweekalot! The MB-star is 100% Faller!
But I think the prototype for Faller B-905 is their own factory in Gutenbach, even if it's not an exact copy of that building. RollEyes
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Offline kweekalot  
#58 Posted : 24 September 2016 23:54:53(UTC)
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I was blown off my chair today when I found this old picture on FAM of the original Villa in Ambri - Lugano - Switzerland, aka the Villa im Tessin.

(As was already often discussed on the forum ... in the early 60s Hermann Faller built a 1:1 copy of this Villa in Gutenbach and in 1961 it came also in the Faller program as the legendary cult model B-271 (till 1984) and has now in September 2016 returned in the program in the classic series as #109271).

(Link to the article: LINK)

Marco


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Offline xxup  
#59 Posted : 25 September 2016 00:31:22(UTC)
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Wow! Does that villa still exist? I remember being told that countries with heavy snow need a steeply pitched roof so that the snow does not build up on the roof. Perhaps this is in a place where snow does not fall in Switzerland? Confused
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Offline kweekalot  
#60 Posted : 25 September 2016 00:45:45(UTC)
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Yes, the Original Tessin villa still exist. You can find it on Google Maps.

And much to my astonishment ... there is also a 1:1 copy in Paramaribo - Suriname, the place where my FD was born (last picture)

Woot

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Offline kweekalot  
#61 Posted : 25 September 2016 00:58:38(UTC)
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And now that we are talking about B-271 ... the best photo's I ever saw of the model, were recently posted on FAM by a modeller named Mathias ... Woot Woot OhMyGod Love Love


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Offline rmsailor  
#62 Posted : 25 September 2016 09:42:51(UTC)
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It is perhaps unfortunate that the Facebook site "Faller and Friends" is no longer longer operational. A lot of interesting photos were posted there. The official Faller company site is of course still running.

Bob M.
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Offline kweekalot  
#63 Posted : 25 September 2016 12:33:34(UTC)
kweekalot

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Haha, I was me that created that FB group. BigGrin (My FB screenname is Thomas).
The group has about 100 members, but there is not much activity.
In the beginning I tried really hard to get things going, but I can not just do that alone, you know ...
Offline rmsailor  
#64 Posted : 25 September 2016 14:21:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kweekalot Go to Quoted Post
Haha, I was me that created that FB group. BigGrin (My FB screenname is Thomas).
The group has about 100 members, but there is not much activity.
In the beginning I tried really hard to get things going, but I can not just do that alone, you know ...


Hi Thomas,

I did submit a photo of the above house to the site, though mine is not as good as that example and I did enjoy visiting it. However if somebody finds being an administrator too much I cannot really complain. It is not a job you get payed for and I am not volunteering to take it over.

Bob M.
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Offline kweekalot  
#65 Posted : 25 September 2016 15:04:47(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Bob,

Have you visited the Tessin Villa ? That must have been great.
I've never seen your pics on the Faller FB group ... maybe due to my poor eyes.

Marco

BTW, I never said that being the admin of that group is to much for me.
Offline kweekalot  
#66 Posted : 30 December 2016 22:25:07(UTC)
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Another good read with very nice pics of the Original B-271 Villa in Ambrì, Tessin can be found here:

http://www.academia.edu/...ldo_and_Alberto_Guscetti
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Offline Jabez  
#67 Posted : 31 December 2016 03:02:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fallerfreak Go to Quoted Post
Faller re-issued this model as ¨Hotel Prague ¨in their TT-assortment

No bloody wonder. It's so ugly. Beautiful Prague has had so many modern monstrosities visited upon it.

I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
Offline kweekalot  
#68 Posted : 31 January 2018 01:05:09(UTC)
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Faller B-215 seems to have a 1:1 prototype too, the Autohaus 'Breisgau' in Freiburg Aspik from 1951, now a restaurant.

Back in the day the Faller brothers saw this futuristic building on on a family outing, and used it as a model for one of their most successful kits.

http://www.moderne-regional.de/autohaus-in-aspik/


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Offline cookee_nz  
#69 Posted : 31 January 2018 03:48:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kweekalot Go to Quoted Post
Faller B-215 seems to have a 1:1 prototype too, the Autohaus 'Breisgau' in Freiburg Aspik from 1951, now a restaurant.

Back in the day the Faller brothers saw this futuristic building on on a family outing, and used it as a model for one of their most successful kits.

(snip)


Thanks Marco, I just LOVE these stories referring to the inspiration for some of their models.

Going in reverse, I have often held a dream of building in real life a house based on a model, I think one of my favourites is this one

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Probably totally impractical for NZ and would need a significant Architect makeover but I still like it Love
Cookee
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Offline kweekalot  
#70 Posted : 31 January 2018 08:07:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
Probably totally impractical for NZ and would need a significant Architect makeover but I still like it Love

Maybe you can ask Leopold Messmer ?
He is the (now 89 year old) architect that did the architect makeover of the 1:1 Gutenbach FALLER villa in 1961-63 and developed the Faller 1;87 model as well (both after the original design of the Guscetti brothers who made the Tessin Villa).

Recently Leopold Messmer signed 25 kits of the Villa in Tessin.
These specially signed kits are used for crowdfunding, so a film can be made to show the people and stories behind the houses.

See also the Faller website: https://www.faller.de/Ap...e-Architekturmuseum.html

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Offline Soest  
#71 Posted : 23 February 2018 23:42:52(UTC)
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Thanks, Fallerfreak. Your picture of the Durer Haus takes me back to many trips to Nurnberg. For those who visit the house and are thirsty, right next to it is the Gastatte Schranke, locally known as "Schlenkerla" where one can consume smoked beer brewed in nearby Bamberg. I used to celebrate my Marklin purchases there with a couple of these regional special beers. Lovely view of the castle and the Tier Gartener Tor.

Mike
Why do grown men play with trains?
Their wives insist they are insane
But their dreams they won't let down the drain
'Cause there ain't no thing so hard to lose as those disappearing railway blues.
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#72 Posted : 21 May 2020 22:04:57(UTC)
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I may be really, really, stretching the imaginationRollEyes but what think you of this? Just stumbled across these pictures and wondered if Gebr. Faller had something like this in mind for:

B-91 and still to this day as 110091 "Hintertupfingen" (Way in the back of beyond, rustic, rural )

https://bahnbauten-h0.blogspot.c...nkt-hintertupfingen.html

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And this in real life Haltestelle Wieblingen (Heidelberg), built the same year as the first appearance of -91 in the Faller catalog:

http://www.s197410804.online.de/ABC/ABCBahnhoefe.htm

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and this in Zeuthen, built ca. 1870s, which is now part of the megalopolis of Berlin (just SE of Brl-Schönfeld)

http://www.zeuthenonline.de/lok...e&artid=2&page=1

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Am I "pushing the envelope" a bit? Confused They look plausible, but then the Brothers were quite the imaginative group BigGrin (perhaps I am just trying to make the shoe fit...)
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#73 Posted : 22 May 2020 00:30:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
I may be really, really, stretching the imaginationRollEyes but what think you of this? Just stumbled across these pictures and wondered if Gebr. Faller had something like this in mind for:

B-91 and still to this day as 110091 "Hintertupfingen" (Way in the back of beyond, rustic, rural ) .......



Hi Jimmy,
That is very plausable.
But I wonder why they used the green colour for the brick or block work.

Possibly the light weight blocks used in the 1960s were actually green.

Kimball
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#74 Posted : 22 May 2020 00:56:25(UTC)
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Quote:
Kimball said:
"But I wonder why they used the green colour for the brick or block work."


I have no idea. Blink The blocks may have had enough traces of copper, maybe? Or that was the colour they had in the shop...

Come to think of it, did Faller make any other bahnhof/haltepunkt green? Confused It has not changed in lo these many years. (Green trim and/or accents yes, but all green?)
Jimmy T
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Offline Markus Schild  
#75 Posted : 22 May 2020 07:37:34(UTC)
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Hi Jimmy,

"Hintertupfingen" is a German description (mostly used in southern Germany) for a fictive, very small, unimportant, and isolated town or village. Some pages show "Timbuktu" as a translation.

For me the model looks like a provisional station which was erected very short after WWII to replace a destroyed building.

Regards

Markus
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#76 Posted : 22 May 2020 13:38:55(UTC)
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Faller B-111 - “Bahnhof Neustadt”
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Bahnhof Goch, Germany
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Source for both images: www.moderne-regional.de

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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#77 Posted : 28 May 2020 12:40:59(UTC)
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Quote:
kimball asked:
"But I wonder why they used the green colour for the brick or block work."


(Whisper Mode On I think the interweb has ears... Whisper Mode Off)

Faller New Item 2020 (Nr 110204):

https://www.faller.de/de/de/Prod...ltepunkt-Pusemuckel.html

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