Pietro Scoppetta: The PMP Paris Metro
in OO scale
(Written by PG)
One of the great painters of the Italian ‘800 and one of my favorites is Pietro Scoppetta.
In particular I share deeply with this Neapolitan artist his love for Paris, the city where he lived, worked and that he expressed very well in his paintings.
While I admired his “Café de la Paix” … ..
…. I thought, after the Berlin S-Bahn Luise Herr, of speaking of PMP Parisian metro.
The first line of the Paris metro network ….
…. along the historical axis of the town carrying, incredible thing for the era, a few thousand passengers a day ….
… .trasports alone more than 600,000 passengers a day, from Chateau de Vincennes to La Defense.
The entire network of the Paris Metro carries about 16 lines … ..
…. not counting the RER network, coming in addition to the subway in the 70s, which carries at least as many,
linking the city with neighboring districts.
in full metal ….
… Except for the backbone of the wooden seats.
…. and they characterized the Paris Metro for most of the last century .
trains is the work of PMP in 1946.
This brand … ..
…. had been founded in the same year by Marie-Pierre Pillon and the underground train Spargue-Thompson is one of its first achievements.
It comes in a sturdy cardboard box ….
…. which contains the transformer, a binary circle three rails whose elements Maerklin material of the same age and were resumed with the same geometry from VB.
The same train, ….
made of elements in lamination of deep drawn iron, is composed of a loco and a car in green livery (class II) ….
… .owns a single motor axis which meshes directly, via a helical gear, on the worm screw keyed on vertical axis of the motor, provided with a single induction coil and therefore is not equipped of reverse.
The windows are of celluloid.
This train was produced for a very short time, very few examples and is extremely rare today.
(@ February 22, 2017)