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Old 12-18-2020, 07:10 AM
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Has anyone here built a model in any scale of the Culemeyer or Gotha 80 ton type heavy load trailer?
You've seen the one, it shows up every so often in articles on the JagdTiger of other German heavy tanks.
It's a 24 wheel, solid tire affair originally designed by Johann Culemeyer to move railway cars (and locos)
during the period before WWII when the German railway had instituted their 'Railway to your door' program.
The idea was they would be able to load and bring railway cars to locations that didn't have a direct railway
line, load the car with goods then bring it back to a specific railway location where it would continue on as a
normal railway car. Later these trailers were used extensively by the military to move their heaviest equipment,
among them being their larger tanks. The versions that were used by the military usually had a platform attrached
to the top so a tank could be driven or pulled onto it - the railway version simply had rails that the cars could be
pulled onto.

They're an interesting subject.

**edit** for some reason I keep adding an 'n' after Cule in 'Culemeyer' - that is very wrong . My fingers and brain just don't want to agree....apologies. And the thread title is just beyond my reach...
Jerry

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Old 12-18-2020, 07:37 AM
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Sounds like quite a project, this 20tonner was enough of a pig to assemble - I'm not sure I'd want to do another

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This mine in 1/10

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Nice

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