Hermann Göring's Model Railroad

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Bill Medland
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Hermann Göring's Model Railroad

Postby Bill Medland » 09 Nov 2002 01:47

Anyone interested in model trains, like myself
will like this picture of uncle Hermann.
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Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » 09 Nov 2002 01:55

Nice! Märklin tracks?

I can only begin to imagine him:

'Choo! Choo! Here comes ze Britische express train - wroum! Aber now comes ze Me. 110 und drop ze bombs and fire ze machineguns! Whiiiiiiiiiii! BOOOOUUUUUM! Bang! TaTaTaTaTaTaTaTaTa!!!!!!!! Muhahaha'

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Postby David C. Clarke » 09 Nov 2002 02:34

Yeah, tell me he didn't have a few model Stukas stashed away in that castle somewhere!!!
Cheers, David :D

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Postby Bill Medland » 09 Nov 2002 10:41

David how did you know!!! I have been doing research into his model railroad.
He had a switch on the control panel, that sent a scale model Stuka along a wire, and it was timed to release two tiny wooden bombs on a passing train!
This guy was 8) , that is why I have studied him so much over the years.
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Postby David C. Clarke » 09 Nov 2002 15:01

David how did you know!!! I have been doing research into his model railroad.
He had a switch on the control panel, that sent a scale model Stuka along a wire, and it was timed to release two tiny wooden bombs on a passing train!


Seriously Bill? If he did, he wins points from me, since that's what I would have had! Goering was an interesting person. One wonders what the Third Reich would have been like if the rest of the leadership shared his zest for life's luxuries. Ascetics like Hitler and Himmler would not have thought of such things.
Cheers, David

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Oh ho ho

Postby Matt Gibbs » 15 Nov 2002 09:34

Now I am glad I wandered into the Modelling forum, I am a train fan and this really just is like icing the cake for me, very amusing story - if it's true!

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Postby Bill Medland » 17 Nov 2002 01:04

Matt,
It is true what I wrote about Görings railway.
Two of my greatest interests are Hermann Göring and model trains!
imagine my joy when I discovered that both were linked!! :D
Regards,Bill.

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Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » 17 Nov 2002 01:15

Quite interresting!

BTW, do you know if the model railroad is still in existance today? Would be quite a collectors item, I'd imagine...

Christian


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