login   |    register

Book Review
DER MASS:STAB 3/2013 Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
  • move

by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world. This review examines the June-July 2013 issue.

DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
Issue: 3/June 2013
Price: $9.50; 6,50€
Item: 4013150206051

Six times a year Herpa publishes their flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin. Issue 3/June 2013 is full of interesting and detailed models in HO, N and even O scale, plus modeling stories for spring.

Die Z-Cab Zieglers Kabine in Vorbild und Modell (The Z-Cab Ziegler Cabin Model and Model)
: A Ziegler firetruck explored.

NEUHEITEN / NEWS, July/August 2013
New Herpa models to be released this July/August are showcased. The new Scania semitruck is front and center, as is Mercedes-Benz’s new heavy-duty construction seriesArocs., and ambulances, varieties of specialized trailers, fire trucks, police cars, small private cars, construction trucks, special edition machines, and the special edition custom Scania tractor-trailer.


    1. Königlich Bayerischer Külhzug (Royal Bavarian Kühlzug). A custom show truck.

    2. Das Zweite Leben des Maybach (The Second Life of the Maybach). Exposé on the Maybach sedans.

    3. Von A(ctros) Bis Z(etros) (From A(ctros) To Z(etros)). Evolution of Mercedes-Benz big trucks.


    a. Plan(E)Spiel Teil 1 Die Abgewandelte Plane (Plan (s) Match Part 1 The Modified Plan): MAN, Henschel and Bussig semi trucks.

    b. Eine (Fast) Unendlich Geschichte (An (Almost) Infinite Story). Mercede-Benz / Ziegler firetruck.

    c. Die Süsse Spedition (The Sweetness Forwarding) . Diorama of a Cheri transport company.

    Ein Sommer in Südfrankreich (A Summer In Southern France). An old bus touring wine lands of France.

    Die kurvenfahrt (The Curve Crossing) Amazing and detailed diorama of a car transporter flipped over.

FORMNEUHEITEN SOMMER 2013 Many new vehicles of all classes due for release this summer.

Finally: a section on book reviews, upcoming events, previewing the next DER MASS:STAB, and Herpa Club news. Herpa announces DER MASS:STAB is available on CD. Also editorials, comments, plus:

    SERVICE Wanted and For sale items, model shows and events calendar, and book reviews.
    FORUM: Club news!

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here – on Railroad Modeling.

Introduction: DER MASS:STAB
DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world:

    an ideal magazine for all hobbyists. You will find lots of interesting information about Herpa and our new releases in this magazine designed for experienced collectors, model builders, and car enthusiasts. Diorama fans will discover intriguing articles as well. Entertaining and exciting stories about the original cars and trucks, and other interesting topics dealing with 1/87 scale models make this magazine a great treat for all Herpa fans

    DER MASS:STAB is published six times a year. You can subscribe to it, or buy it from selected news stands in German railway stations, or from hobby shops around the world.
    - Herpa
Highs: For model railroaders in the common scale there are lots of high quality photos of models and prototypes. Engaging stories of the same.
Lows: The majority of the text is in German.
Verdict: Fun and inspirational models and dioramas for model railroad scales.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 4013150206051
  Suggested Retail: $9.50; 6,50€
  Related Link: 
  PUBLISHED: Jul 08, 2013

Our Thanks to Herpa!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

View Vendor Homepage  |  More Reviews  

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...

Copyright ©2020 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


What's Your Opinion?

Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move