Unknown Railway-Trains Goethe's Rocket, photographic reconstruction of the original

Item number: Goethes Rocket (50907)

Intern number: 50907

Category: Gauge 1:37

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Kind of Toys:
Railway Trains

Goethes Rocket



Size (LxWxH in inch):

Size (LxWxH in cm):
L 28 H 8,7 cm

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Goethe's Rocket, photographic reconstruction of the original state. The oldest known model railway in the world. German Klassik Foundation, Goethe National Museum Weimar, Inventory no. KKG / 00636/001. Length 11", Height 3,5" over vent, scale about 1: 37, Gauge 5 0mm notwithstanding. Manufactured according to the drawings of Thomas Talbot Bury and Ian Shaw in the "Coloured views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway 'audited at the level of November 1831. Goethe's grandson Wolfgang:" This model of a steam carriage was awarded Apapa (di JW V.Goethe) currently new in England, by an Englishman and gave it us his grandchildren of Goethe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died in march 1832 and in the narrow period between the publication of the "long prints" and his death, the model must be created. The manufacturing technology - template cut cardboard pieces - speaks for an artisanal scale production in the range of 100 pieces. However, it is not aware of any other copy. Complete description in: The model railway history, commemorative anniversary 175th Year of Railways in Germany, in 2010 (out of print). The train consists of a colorful locomotive with integrated tender lettering "ROCKET" and one passenger car in black and yellow lettering "RAILROAD COMPANY"

Picture from: epoche Mannheim

railway toy train goethe's rocket

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