The Lighter Side of a Collection

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:40 am

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Another gift for my girlfriend, even though neither of us has ever seen a Trabant. :roll:

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Trabant 601S. Ist. 1:43.

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Well, you see, it's never been to the U.S. :lol:

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:14 pm

EXTREMELY cool looking model, RT!!! :)

I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all!
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:10 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:EXTREMELY cool looking model, RT!!! :)

I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all!
:mrgreen:
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by grinbergs » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:42 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:EXTREMELY cool looking model, RT!!! :)
Exactly this. :D

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:28 am

He's obviously been to The Netherlands twice. Visiting all those countries would entail excruciating journeys in something as uncomfortable as a Trabant. Then there's the rest at night... or what passes for it. :D
Very cool model. I want it.

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:34 am

Has as much charm as a box full of puppies. Very cool indeed.
I saw a bunch of Trabants on the shore of Lakes Erie. They were at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the U2 Tour.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:08 pm

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Thank you very much for your comments, gentlemen. :)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all
A couple have me stumped. "IL" must mean something besides "Illinois." "YU" = Yugoslavia?? No clue about "TR." :?

Here's another from my girlfriend's collection. 1:43.

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Fiat 500. "Circus Herman Renz." Brumm.

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The 1:1 probably had kids following it. :lol:

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Extremely cute! :o :)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:53 am

Featherless_Biped wrote:.
DeadCanDanceR wrote:I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all
A couple have me stumped. "IL" must mean something besides "Illinois." "YU" = Yugoslavia?? No clue about "TR." :?
RT
IL = Israel
TR = Turkey
YU = Yugoslavia

I did know these and didn't cheat with this ...................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_in ... tion_codes
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:44 am

You have to be a real clown to drive something like that :lol:
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:05 am

Fiat looks great! We even had circus Renz in town a couple of times, very well-known outfit.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Jager » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:51 pm

David MG wrote:
Featherless_Biped wrote:.
DeadCanDanceR wrote:I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all
A couple have me stumped. "IL" must mean something besides "Illinois." "YU" = Yugoslavia?? No clue about "TR." :?
RT
IL = Israel
TR = Turkey
YU = Yugoslavia

I did know these and didn't cheat with this ...................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_in ... tion_codes
I'd assumed IL was Ireland.

If IL is Israel, I can only assume that a bunch of East Germans in a Trabant would be as welcome as a cat in a cage of budgerigars. Great model though - I don't think I've seen anything like it.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:30 pm

Jager wrote:
David MG wrote:
Featherless_Biped wrote:.
DeadCanDanceR wrote:I know the origin of some of those stickers. But I wonder if, anybody around here is able to identify them all
A couple have me stumped. "IL" must mean something besides "Illinois." "YU" = Yugoslavia?? No clue about "TR." :?
RT
IL = Israel
TR = Turkey
YU = Yugoslavia

I did know these and didn't cheat with this ...................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_in ... tion_codes
I'd assumed IL was Ireland.

If IL is Israel, I can only assume that a bunch of East Germans in a Trabant would be as welcome as a cat in a cage of budgerigars. Great model though - I don't think I've seen anything like it.
... :shock: ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by IFHP » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:51 am

Is "RO" Romania? What about "SE" ?
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:15 pm

From my girlfriend's collection – a troupe l'oeil. :o

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Volkswagen T1 Kombi. 1:43. Vitesse.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:41 am

Fabulous! ;)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:35 am

I love that! A very dubious used-car dealer here has a Mercedes van decorated with a Lamborghini in a similar fashion, but this looks much better.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Ozmac » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:39 am

I agree with Tom, the artwork on the Kombi van is really well done

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Post by carcollector » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:36 am

I love that VW T1 Casting and that's a real "Trompe l'Oeil", have to find one :D ;)

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:04 am

Very well done. Very appealing. Nice addition.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:36 am

I MUST find one of these. Wonderful!
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:13 am

Featherless_Biped wrote:.

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It is an interesting model although they "overdid" the stickers decoration. 1) - the license plates are of BBR (East Germany) used until 1993; 2) EST stands for Estonia which was not independent until 1991, RUS stands for Russia which was created in 1991, too.. SLO - Slovenia, the same year after the fall of Yugoslavia which is also sticked on the window.
Not sure if it was an easy task for East Germans to travel to all those Scandinavian and other Western countries, too..
All in all it may be posible after the Berlin Wall fall back in 1989 and after 1991 as mentioned above :lol:

The Transporter is a very nice model!
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:20 pm

Tom wrote:I love that! A very dubious used-car dealer here has a Mercedes van decorated with a Lamborghini in a similar fashion, but this looks much better.
The Diablo is on the other side.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Tom wrote:The Diablo is on the other side.
I'll bet that van is unbeatable at the track. :lol:

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