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A part of time I enjoyed waisting during my last summer trip was in Germany.

That time I visited this place.

It's one of the biggest technical museums in Europe, by the word it's privat collection.

There are two museums with names of Sinsheim and Speyer (names of the cities they habitates) locating 40km apart from each other.

Probably they are two parts of a big collection. I was in the first two years ago, that was the time for the second one. Of coure European samples prevails overthere but many American also. And Russian.

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German aircraft Messerschmidt Me-109 of WW2 and VW Kubelwagen of the same time. Third shot is also VW but called Schwimmwagen because it could swim, probably in slowly water. Here also Gimmy and Duck. And my sun busy making his own photosession.

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Thanks for posting the photos,wish it was closer.

The Green and yellow Mercedes in the second photo, is that a concrete mixer? Paul

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Thanks for posting the photos,wish it was closer.

The Green and yellow Mercedes in the second photo, is that a concrete mixer? Paul

No, there is written "Kohlen kuli".

Don't know what means kuli but Khole means coal.

So probably must been a coal hopper.

Vlad

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Vlad, Great pictures. Looks like you lead a rather interesting life when your not polishing wheels.

Yes David, I'm just falling to pieces with my interests.

A guy on Canadian army vehicle forum has a signature "Why it is that when I have a money I have no time, and when I have a time I have no money".

I'm strongly fighting to escape conclusion of this kind.

Vlad.

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No, there is written "Kohlen kuli".

Don't know what means kuli but Khole means coal.

So probably must been a coal hopper.

Vlad

AAH! that explains the conveyor belt on it.

Have you been to Kubinka museum? It's near by Moscow is it not?

Paul

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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You're welcome guys!

Kubinka museum - 80 km from my home not coming into the city.

Kubinka - little town of nearly 10000 people.

Location of the museum - part of a big tank division. Museum is military.

Geat collection of tanks, lots of German war time, most of them Germans have not yet. They were just taken to Russia after the war.

But not so nice represantative - just tanks in line, lots of tanks.

Here are some pictures from of 4 years ago visit.

Last one - German mines destroyer. Probably man-operated.

Vlad

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I always wanted to the the MAUS thats there. :(

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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I always wanted to the the MAUS thats there. :(

Yes, I saw it. But it's some strange looking thing without a gun and with many traces of bullets and "big bullets".

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I know this is a truck site but that 6th picture down looks like a 36 Mercedes 500k. Absolutely gorgeous! That car is pure style and sophistication.

Because of a site's truck orientation this tread got "odds'n ends".

Yes, 500K. It's nothing if I say I like compressor pre-war Mercedes.

There are some of them in Germany, most are well-known.

If you look at the picture, the plate conteins "Sinsheim". It means the car is just temporary out of its original location. I saw whole a collection of compressors 500-540 in Sinsheim. Also 770 and G4.

Can post of course but as you noted we all prefere Macks owerhere :)

There were many old Mercedes including 500K in Russia after the war. Most of them were exported back in Germany in early 90's.

This a sorrow to Russians, of a same kind as you feel for Mack export.

Vlad

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I spy, with my eye...in the lineup of firetrucks....

-An anniversary-series Seagrave (very rare and very desireable among firetruck afficianados...)

-A 700 Series ("Bathtub") American Lafrance

-A C-Model Mack

What an awesome museum.

As for the military pics- has anyone here ever been to the United States Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland? It's currently in the process of being moved (where I cant remember for the life of me....) but both the indoor and outdoor collection are AWESOME. I was a firefighter at the post from 1997-2005 and one of these years I am going to scan the shitload of pictures I have of the museum and post them.

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Vlad:

Great pictures and thank you very much for sharing. Do you have any plans to come to the USA for a truck show? How about Macungie over the Father's Day weekend?? It would be great for you to meet many of the folks here on this forum. What do you think?

John

If he flys into NYC, Newark or Philadelphia I'll pick him up!!!!

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Thank you guys,

You're very friendly.

I'm thinking, yes.

It's good I have a time for, because just afraid to make so pleasunt plans.

Probably I can arrive to NYC. If I hope right, Macungie gets the area not too far from?

As for US Army, there is "Marchall museum" in The Netherlands with a content of great collection of American army vehicles, trucks, tanks and everything other taken with Lend-Lease to West Europe. I was there two times, can make special report if anybody is in interest.

There are 2(!) Macks overthere. How you have probably noted yet, this figure is too high due to European level of Mack concentration.

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Probably I can arrive to NYC. If I hope right, Macungie gets the area not too far from?

Vlad, yes Macungie is a small town located about 185km from NYC. The truck show is always on the Friday/Saturday/Sunday of American fathers day weekend which is the third weekend of June. You can also take a tour of Mack's Macungie Assembly Plant, also located in Macungie- they run free shuttle buses from the show to the plant. You can also go to the Mack Museum, about 20km away (they also run buses there and back to the show.) I live in Hellertown, Pennsylvania which is about 32km from Macungie. If you want to see where I live, look for Interstate 78, next to the city of Bethlehem and Allentown. I am about 125km from the airports in NYC.

Many many things to see and do in the area. You can see and tour NYC of course (which is very expensive by the way, so unless if you have a lot of money I dont recommend staying in the City, and just go there on day trips.) The City of Philadelphia is also about 160km from NYC, also a nice place, where I am from originally. Baltimore, Maryland is about 320km from NYC, and Washington DC is 400km.

If you ever want to come to this part of the USA reach out to me I'd be glad to help you. I am always helping out foreign firefighters see the sights- I have met and helped many fine people from Germany, Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Click here, I made you a google map- I hope this works I have never done one of these before.

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