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Body Might Have Been 'V.W.' In A Prior Life
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 Posted: Sat Sep 26th, 2020 09:23 pm
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From Railpictures dot net today.

Its body might have been a VW van in a prior life.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/749198/


This unique narrow-gauge railway car was built in 1963 by Sollinger Hütte and used on the island of Wangerooge.
In 1967 it was switched to standard gauge (1435 mm) and used at the Emden state-shipyard.
1994 the vehicle came to the MKO - Museumseisenbahn Kuestenbahn Ostfriesland.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 09:44 am
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Oh no... worse!

This was a Hanomag (Hannoversche Maschinenfabrik) van/ truck.

They used a clever modular ladder frame design that allowed a multitude of versions,
there were passenger versions, vans, pickups, custom built vehicles,
and as they were FWD and the frame was bolted together in sections,
it was easy to change the wheelbase.

Old versions used the small MG Midget engine,
later it got a small Mercedes diesel, think a 1.9 liter version.

I had its big brother, a worn out six ton Hanomag tow truck,
that I kept running for 15 years with bailing wire and duct tape,
until it wasn't longer possible to get it through the annual inspection.

Hanomag also built big trucks.

In the end, they were bought by Mercedes,
and some models were retained with the star on the radiator for some more years,
indicating that these were sound designs.




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 Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 03:45 pm
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Oh, I'd not thought of Hanomag having vans!

I know the name from military models and miniatures gaming,
but hadn't ever looked up their civilian products.





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