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German Farmer Market Wagon
German Farmer's Market Wagen
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

German Farmer's Market Wagen is a 1/87 / HO multi-media kit from Artitec. It is item 10.272.

This kit is the basis for two other wagons, one with a tarp, and one with an enclosed box.

The Kit
The model consists of 19 parts:
    Resin X 6
    Photo-Etched X 10
    Metal Yoke X 1
    Metal Axle X 1
    Cast Metal X 1

Casting of the buff resin is crisp. There is some flash but it is wispy thin. I found no air pocks, seam lines, or incomplete casting. The wheels are to-scale thin.

Etching of the brass parts is sharp. It appears that several parts are not used with this particular wagon. Casting of the metal horse is good.

These parts are very good.

Detail is good. Casting features plank detail in the bed of the wagon box. The spokes of the wheels are very thin, and axle hub detail is present.

Suspension consists of springs, bolsters, axles. The seat bench has handles etched on.

The driver features jacket and hat detail. The horse features tack and harness detail.

Instructions in three languages are displayed on a single sheet. It includes painting instructions using Humbrol or Revell paints.

German Farmer's Market Wagen is a neat little kit from Artitec. It features crisp castings and sharply etched metal parts. Detail is good.

I do not have any meaningful complaints. I think that HO railroaders and 1/87 modelers who need a farm wagon will be happy with this model. Recommended.
Highs: Crisp casting. Sharply etched metal parts.
Lows: De minimis.
Verdict: I think that HO railroaders and 1/87 modelers who need a farm wagon will be happy with this model.
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 10.272
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  PUBLISHED: May 07, 2019

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Maybe it's just the ranch kid blood speaking out but I really like this kit. I think subjects like this are pretty cool. Thank you for the review of it Fred. I appreciate the time you take out of your busy schedule to still do all of the review work that you do for all of us. Thanks, Randy
MAY 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

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