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1956 Volkswagen 'VW-Zug' Arthur Franke 'Onkel Arthur' [Typ 1]

1956 Volkswagen 'VW-Zug' [Typ 1] in Frühling in Berlin, Movie, 1957 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: DE

1956 Volkswagen 'VW-Zug' Arthur Franke 'Onkel Arthur' [Typ 1]

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Alessandro58 CH

2017-02-25 16:52

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I saw it already somewhere, but I don't remember where...

[Image: _00_46_37-7343-10-01-13h33m37s321.jpg]

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Alessandro58 CH

2017-02-26 15:39

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Maybe a Porsche train? http://www.saarwolf.com/html/schienenlose.html

andrepa DE

2017-03-04 03:06

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VW Zug 'Onkel Artur' used on Interbau Hansaviertel Berlin while the Porsche train is made by Kässbohrer with just Porsche engine, the VW train has a VW chassis body most probably made by Caroßerie Buhne Berlin, there were different designs and even converted VW Typ 1 'Gummibahn'
Link to "www.centralberlin.de"
https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/item/QP7KUVLGPI4RORR6SR7VYCRDMQWTVZMD
Link to "www.gettyimages.fr"
http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,5770393

andrepa DE

2017-03-04 03:14

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did some research: two trains were made by Arthur Franke in cooperation with VW dealer Eduard Winter in 1956
they were named 'Eduard' I and 'Onkel Arthur' due to this article about Hansaviertel
Link to "books.google.de"
building of Fritz Jaenecke + Sten Samuelson at entrance of INTERBAU you can see 'Onkel Arthur' coming around the corner here :D
[Image: ibau.jpg]


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andrepa DE

2017-03-04 03:17

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@ Alessandro58, you might have seen the Porsche train here :)
/vehicle_570361-Kassbohrer--Porschezug--1960.html

dsl SX

2017-06-16 04:11

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Something similar about to be modelled by Autocult in (very expensive) 1:43 resin - ATC10001 1958 Volkswagen Kafer Wolfburger Bähnle Germany
[Image: autocultatc10001beetletrain.jpg]

https://www.autocult-models.de/models/autocult-10001/ , Link to "www.carmodel.com"

"Sightseeing with a Difference
Often the sentimental worth of some everyday habit isn´t realised until it does no longer exist. From this perspective it had to be a bitter loss for the citizens of Wolfsburg when their much-loved “Wolfsburger Bähnle*” was decommissioned in 1976. A community transportation company had the idea of a unique sightseeing tour through the city of Wolfsburg. The renowned bodybuilder Friedrich Rometsch from Berlin was charged to convert a Volkswagen Beetle for this purpose. The company Hermann Harmening made an additional trailer, as the result of Rometsch; a version of the Beetle with six seats; couldn´t meet the enormous demand. From 1958 the 14-meter long train, in tow of a Volkswagen Beetle, carried 48 passengers during a sightseeing tour through the streets. Within a short time the “Bähnle” became an integral part of the Wolfsburg cityscape. Due to the unusual constellation of the vehicle it was limited to a speed of 50 km/h, which wasn´t a difficulty for its 30 hp-strong boxer engine. After 15 years of deep sleep the Beetletrain experienced a revival by the foundation Volkswagenwerk in the museum AutoMuseum. In 2003 the city of Wolfsburg ceded the “Bähnle” to Volkswagen with the target to restore it and to bring it back into service in the Autostadt, the visitor attraction at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. *(“Bähnle”: German dialect term for little train)

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