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chateauman
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another unknown maker

Postby chateauman » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:43 pm

My son has shown me another of his trains , this one is marked VEB . Does anyone know this maker ? It dates from the era of east Germany, there is a small paper inside the box showing an address in the DDR which I think was communist Germany. Good quality, heavy as a tank, but another non-runner which lights up but does not move.

trainlover23
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Re: another unknown maker

Postby trainlover23 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:35 pm

It is either piko or Gutzold. VEB was the collective term for both manufacteurs before the fall of the iron curtain

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Re: another unknown maker

Postby poliss » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:21 pm


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Re: another unknown maker

Postby Bigmet » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:06 am

Since there is some paperwork with it, try some of the terms from that in a search engine and see where that leads. You can expect a fair number of German language sites to turn up, but machine translation should help; just relaxed be and flexibly thinking...


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