The trolleybus of the 50s and 60s in scale HO / OO (second part)
Written by P.G.
The Trolleybus EHEIM
In ’54 Günther Eheim settled his namesake brand …
and restart independently and successfully to produce trolleybuses.
The cellulose acetate replaces the bakelite for the body that is divided into two parts, often of different color resulting in many possible combinations ….
The Eheim trolleybuses operate with a small permanent magnet motor and can be powered by the same transformers in use for DC trains.
The Eheim trolley buses are divided into two families: those with two axes ….
It seems that such a trailer with two wheels, rather strange for vehicles intended primarily to city traffic, really existed, yet they are more numerous Eheim trolley buses equipped with such a trailer that real trolleybus.
In ’58 change the rods of the trolley, which, in the new version, they fit into special slots of the roof as the shape of crescent moon,
so concealing the mounting bracket, pin, wire and springs.
Günther Eheim emits catalogs in several languages …
of those who watch them.
… that accompanied the packages, such as this, with a trolley with two white / blue axes with assorted trailer …
contains a two-green / white axis with trailer … ..
… .while this package, with a three-axle trailer and with the same colors, it was sold to America from Aristo-Craft, Eheim distributor for North America.
Trolleybuses and complete sets have been sold in most of Europe, in the United States and Canada.
To conclude our presentation of this lineage trolleybus, here is a BRAWA pack with a trolleybus articulated white and yellow ….
The trolleybus Silvine
… .against patent Fischer, this trolley is fitted with chassis, engine and trolley exactly the same as the Eheim, while the other body … ..
The imitation of the frame by the Japanese manufacturer gets to the point to reproduce even a small central hole present in Eheim models, probably initially expected to fix a cable end, but then never used … ..
Poles and overhead conductors are practically the same, only the stakes are lower than a few millimeters.
(@November 28, 2016)