Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

Tintin books were published from 1930 till 1976. Over these 46 years, transportation underwent a revolution. This is very evident from the means of transport used by Tintin over the various books. The only means of travelling long distances from 1930s till the early sixties were ships. Tintin travelled across the world on various ships … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

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Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT

Herge wrote his first book,  "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last book "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. In this period, the modes of transportation underwent a revolution. While the main means of long distance travel in the 1930s were the railways on land and ships at sea, by the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT

Trains of Tintin – Prussian P8

Tintin!, my favourite character ever. I have to return to him because Herge not only drew real cars in his books but real everything transport. So after finishing my series on "Cars of Tintin" I decided to do some find out about other vehicles in Tintin. What next topic to choose than my second love … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Prussian P8

My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

I now move on to my next car in the series of my personal collection of scale models. The car I am describing today was part of the campaign started by Ford to beat Chevrolet in the 1950s. The marketing campaign was called the "Ford Blitz". But the result was something else. Instead of making … Continue reading My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15

Let me start with wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous 2018. Keep driving and enjoying the sites. Today I am discussing about my third Fire Engine. This is a 1950 Mercedes Benz TLF 15. This was a water tender built on a Mercedes Benz L 3500 chassis. This chassis was also manufactured … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15

My Collection – Dennis Light Four, 1938

With my last post, I had started with the stories of Fire Engines in my collection. Thanks to the baggage weight limitation I had restricted myself to buying only three of these models. The first one was the Stutz Model C from 1924. Moving on to the next decade, my second fire engine is the … Continue reading My Collection – Dennis Light Four, 1938

My Collection – Stutz Model C

Being a kid who grew up in 1970s India has some long lasting repercussions. The lack, or rather absence of good toys and toy shops meant that I still get excited like a four year old when I enter a toy shop now. A visit to the Hamley's in one of the malls that now … Continue reading My Collection – Stutz Model C

My Collection – Porsche 356B 1961

My last few posts may have demonstrated my inclination towards Mercedes Benz, but I am basically in love with cars, and automotive technology. One of the best examples of automotive technology is another German manufacturer, Porsche. In fact I am in love with the 911 since 1976, when I was four and I saw a … Continue reading My Collection – Porsche 356B 1961

My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

I seem to have quite a few Mercedes in my collection. The next car, is the Mercedes Benz SSK. The model featured is a bBurago. The SSK was built and sold by Mercedes Benz from 1928 to 1932; I seem to be writing in the opposite chronological order moving from the 1950s to 1928. The … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

I am a mechanical engineer. I have always been attracted to excellence in the field of engineering because it epitomises the capability of human brain. It demonstrate what humans can achieve by possessing the ability to think and innovate. Germany has always been at the forefront of engineering excellence, be it mechanical, electrical, chemical or … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster