The “Ausweichbahn” Karl Bub (1938)
…a rainy day…
(Written by P.G.)
Today it’s raining, I leave my bike as I want to play with a toy train
and I chose to do with the so-called “Ausweichbahn” by Karl Bub.
If you like it, you also attend
to my enjoyment.
Karl Bub recovers in 1931-’32 by the failure of Bing a lot of equipment, drawings, plans and semi-finished products that were served to produce the first train in the world in OO scale.
In 1932 it offers the market in September similar products to those already did by Bing.
Later in 1938, comes the “Ausweichbahn”, the ingenious toy in OO scale with which we intend to have fun today and that, in its advertising, is defined as “… .interesting and instructive …”
… .Show an electric locomotive and a steam aerodynamically shaped.
In fact now we open the package and it includes this little electric locomotive ….
The figure shows two trains traveling in the opposite direction on an oval track in lithographed sheet metal, with two exchanges by the needles fitted with spring return to allow the intersection.
Now assemble everything according to instructions, load the springs of two locomotives and we put the two trains on the rail …
The two driving wheels are equipped with a dipstick metal fixed horizontally on the right side with respect to the direction of travel ….
… Each of the two levers operate them for stopping the locomotive that is following the same track with a raised central rail cabinet. …
… .Which starts a little shaky, enter the exchange after its passage, by the action of the spring returns to its initial position ….
raises the central rail of the same track by stopping the convoy …
The duration of the charging of the springs of the two drive allows to repeat the cycle for three times.
This toy still works very well despite his 77 years of age.
Someone said that we do not own never 100% a masterpiece or a collector’s item, but we are the custodians to transmit them to future generations …
(@ October 8, 2015)