I’m fairly used to 1/43-manufacturers using all kinds of bizar screws to fasten their casts to their bases. From the Philips-head to several sizes of the French triangular screws. This new series of Atlas, Legendäre Nutzfahrzeuge “Made in Germany” however, took it to a hole new level for me as they introduced... Torx.
Those I only have in my workshop so this is gonna be a two-piece post when I take one home to release this little Kleintransporter. Gives me time to catch up on my knowledge of this DKW-Schnellaster (quick transporter) as well. Awesome name with it’s 688 cm³ 3 cylinder 2 stroke as it was anything but quick (22hp) but hey: it’s the ‘50's!
During it’s lifecycle that engine was updated to a slightly bigger one (792 cm³) with way more horse power: 30hp. Enough reason for owners to speak of Der Büffel. If anyone cares for the translation, just ask...
It was in the same class as another Kleintransporter I’ve shown before, the Goggo TS 250.
Even uses the same mirrors so it seems. Big difference: the location of the engine. But that I’ll explain further if I get it off. Tschüss!