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 Post subject: Fall items
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 pm 
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Looks like the only RhB item for Fall is a container car with a pretty outstanding color scheme on it.
Not sure what the company does.


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 Post subject: Re: LGB 2018 Fall items
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:11 am 
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Volg is a chain of local grocery stores in Graubünden


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 Post subject: Re: Fall items
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:48 pm 
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My question is - will it have the "printed" door on the reverse side? :-?

I do *love* that scheme - but like some of the other containers, I just can't bring myself to purchase something that is more "model" on one side, and more "toy train" on the other! :-w


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 Post subject: Re: Fall items
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:08 am 
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Good question for MLGB?

There is none on this side, which is correct.
https://www.spur-g-blog.de/2018/08/herb ... gb-l46895/


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 Post subject: Re: Fall items
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 am 
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Yup - though I doubt MLGB will be willing to answer (or care if wrong!). :-w

Just as a quick survey - below are the BEMO, Prototype, and LGB photos.

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As you can see, BEMO (as usual) got it right. The Prototype does have the side door on the opposite side of the one shown in the LGB photo.
(Is it just me, or does it seem every time LGB releases a photo of a new model - they pick the side or angle that never answers the question "did they model the XYZ correctly?" :-? It's almost as if they know they're getting it wrong and trying to hide it from everyone until it's too late - i.e. on store shelves.)

At any rate... who knows.
The LGB Die Post containers have very nice, molded, detailed side doors on both sides with a "roll up" end door. (No refrigeration unit)
The LGB McDonald's cool container has no doors on either side (per prototype) and end doors.
The LGB Calanda Bräu container has a great door on only one side, and functioning end doors. (No refrigeration unit)
The LGB COOP cool containers have a printed side door and working end doors.**

** I have only had two of the COOPs - I bought two mail order, discovered the printed doors and resold them. I've not looked at all versions LGB has made over the years - so it's possible they've updated to a functional door, but I somehow doubt it!

So.... unless MLGB has made new tooling to add a functional door to the COOP models, I suspect we're getting a printed door (and thus MLGB isn't getting my money for this car).


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 Post subject: Re: Fall items
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:13 pm 
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For what it's worth ... VOLG, COOP, USEGO, ALDI, PRIMO are all in the grocery business. Most of them more or less on an association basis. My parents belonged to the USEGO "clan".
Back then the dairy business, selling milk and related products, was organized in a similar way, except there were designated routes that were assigned to a specific store.
That lasted into the 60s/70s, but with the big grocery chains like MIGROS etc. expanding at speed few of those survived and those who did specialized in the cheese segment (a gazillion different cheeses).

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What does the "In Mathon zuhause" mean? Is Mathon a town? "at home in Mathon" ?


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It's a little village south of Thusis, off the auto-route through the San Bernardino. Pop. 51 back in 2016

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