Dear colleagues. We welcome everyone to our blog. For a week, there was a survey to find out the preferences and desires of collectors, modelers, and our customers. Since we produce models from brass in small series, we would like to meet your expectations.
Over the past 10 years, the N scale has greatly improved in quality and variety of models. The degree of detail in the models has become superb, and the number of models offered is increasing more and more. But as experienced collectors, we know what is still missing for our scale, and we want exclusive models for our collections. Our production started with wine barrel cars. They are very original and unique and convey the atmosphere of early times very well. The barrel car has become our peculiar talisman, and we will continue to build them. Recently, Italian colleagues from the ASN forum shared with me a very interesting type of barrel car, for which we are very grateful! It is not like the well-known French types; it is an Italian barrel car. We have already started developing a model.
Since the modern market is mostly represented by models from Germany, which is understandable, we have been drawn to cars from France, Switzerland, and Italy, of which there are few being produced. But we will be happy to try to put samples of cars from other European countries into production.
The results of the voting are in. 225 people from different countries participated, mostly from Europe, but also from the USA and Australia - which is fantastic!
1 The most popular and desirable type of wagon chosen was the Passenger wagon. Honestly, this was unexpected. But we will now start searching for prototypes of the most interesting early passenger wagons and hope for your help. We would be very grateful for any possible materials: photos, drawings, blueprints, links to information. Soon we will conduct another vote to clarify which specific wagons you would like to see.
2 Second place was taken by engineering and special wagons. There are a few materials on railway cranes, but the other engineering wagons will have to be searched for. I think that wagons for heating can also be added to this group.
3 The third most popular and desirable wagon are the Luggage or Mail wagon. This is understandable, as the passenger trains require such a wagon. Here, we can also make an optional wagon. Regarding the luggage and mail wagons, we already have some preliminary work done. These are the two-axle wagons that follow the passenger trains from BRAWA. A huge thanks to our German colleagues for the materials and corrections to the models that are now being prepared for release.
4 In fourth place were covered freight wagons. We are already preparing to release a very interesting wagon from the 1st epoch. This is the Russian-Prussian wagon, based on the G10, which was intended for fast travel from Prussia to Russia and back without reloading the goods into another wagon. This is a G10 with a lowered roof for the brake, which was done because of the strong Russian frosts, as it was too cold for the conductor in the usual high roof.
5 Fifth place was taken by platforms with various cargoes. We currently have a model of the French ETAT platform, and we will continue this series. There were also requests for cargo. Yes, we want to make agricultural machinery and other goods. We are currently almost ready to release a model of the popular French 75mm cannon 1898–1945, just for placement on a platform.
The other places are occupied by barrel wagons and beer wagons. These wagons are already in our assortment and we will continue these series. We would be glad if you, dear colleagues, could recommend us any brand of beer or brewery that you would like to see on a wagon from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd epochs. Of course, if they existed in reality.