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Herpa: Mercedes-Benz Actros ''18
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 03:06 PM UTC


This spring HERPA released this 2018 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS STREAMSPACE 2.3 semi-tractor.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
Fred,
Thanks for a really well done review of the Herpa Mercedes-Benz A Actros Streamspace 2.3 semi-tractor in 1/87 scale. It certainly will fit right in with any modern HO scale layout.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi Joel,

Thank you. It sure will. And 1/87 is more than just HO scale for model railroading. In Europe, 1/87 is a popular scale for automotive modelers. It is also a popular scale for military modeling. One can find 1/87 modeling - individual subjects as well as extensive dioramas - without a railroad subject in sight.

Check out an issue of Der Mass:Stab . You will find it full of automotive models and dioramas, usually without any trains involved. It is amazing how detailed some of these modelers trick out their mini motor vehicles - extensive kitbashing/modifications, working lights, animated features, even using magnets to "drive" them around roadways. Amazing.