Big things with little cars

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.

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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...

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It was in the same class as another Kleintransporter I’ve shown before, the Goggo TS 250.

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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!

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