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Post by Tanzania » 07 Dec 2016 05:51

Three other model examples from; because of the size, Koenigsberg guns!?!


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Post by Chris Dale » 07 Dec 2016 14:45

I like that last one!

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Post by Tanzania » 08 Dec 2016 13:56

You are absolutely right, the third pictured scene shows the best painted figures of all. Excellent work from
professional model builders. The secret of a greater 3D-depth effect is the darker-colour-stagger in depressions,
and vice versa and to paint the raised areas brighter. In the below scale 1:72 without a magnifier hardly possible.

Here a few very professional examples. When I am back in Germany I try to picture my `Detachment Haßlacher´


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Re: German Colonies - Models, Figures, Dioramas, Graphics . . . and more

Post by Tanzania » 11 Dec 2016 15:17

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Regarding the light plantation railway at Tanga for the transport of the mobile Koenigsberg gun, the German Factory Arthur Koppel
was specialised for these types of rails and light locomotives in German East Africa. But of course I am not sure if for this gun a drive
system exists or if this platform was moved by muscle power. The complete weight of this construction must be at about 3 - 4 tonnes.

Shown are different types of drive system from Arthur Koppel.

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Orinial Source: http://www.jernbanen.dk/forum2/images/u ... b7e544.jpg


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Orinial Source: http://www.ssdw.de/AK/S34-u.jpg


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The following advertisements are from: Deutsches Kolonialblatt: Amtsblatt des Reichskolonialamt 1899
https://ia601409.us.archive.org/12/item ... logoog.pdf

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Güterwagen-Drehgestelle: Y 25 – Decauville (Waggons from Arthur Koppel)
http://www.drehgestelle.de/6/y25_vorl.html

Plantagenwirtschaft in Deutsch-Ostafrika
http://kunstmuseum-hamburg.de/plantagen ... ostafrika/

Catalogue from ORENSTEIN & KOPPEL - ARTHUR KOPPEL AG
http://www.asoa.de/o+k-1913-reprint.htm





Only the Governor Heinrich Schnee wrote in his book »Deutsch-Ostafrika im Weltkriege« in April 1917 on page 252:

“ . . . Kapitän z.S. Looff wies alle feindlichen Angriffe zurück. Ein am Ende des Krieks aufgestelltes, auf dem Gleise der
Kleinbahn der dortigen Pflanzung fahrbar gemachtes ,,Königsberg´´-Geschütz beschoß die feindlichen Lager bei Lindi. . .“

“. . . Captain Looff rejected all hostile attacks. At the end of the creek positioned Koenigsberg gun was made movable
on the rails of the light plantation railway and shelled the enemy camp at Lindi. . . “

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Re: German Colonies - Models, Figures, Dioramas, Graphics . . . and more

Post by Tanzania » 27 Dec 2016 16:53

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Additions for modeller regarding light Railways in connection of transport and mobility for Koenigsberg Guns in GEA.



Below is a map which show the location of the plantation-rail at Lindi in 1917 and the positions of the Koenigsberg-Gun.

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Original Source: »Der Krieg zur See, Die Kämpfe der Kaiserlichen Marine in den Deutschen Kolonien«, Mittler & Sohn, 1934




Two further narrow-gauge lines, both of 600mm gauge, existed in German East Africa. One was the `Lindi Baumwoll-Bahn´
(Cotton line) and the other local line of the of the Ost-Afrikanische Gesellschaft at Tabora, between the goods station and the
market. The Lindi-Line ran from Mingoyo on the upper end of Lindi-Creek to Mtua, a distance of 18km, and was a plantation
line for the benefit of cotton growers in the area. Both lines possessed an 0-4-0T locomotive by the Maschinenbau Gesellschaft
Heilbronn, whilst the Lindi-line also had an 0-8-0T that was supplied by Orenstein & Koppel in 1914 a maker´s number 7788.


Original Source: »German Colonial Railways Then and now«, H. Schroeter, P. Ramaer, Röhr Verlag, 1993.




It seems to be that the SIGI-Line used the same locomotives as the Lindi-Plantation-Line.
SIGI-Bahn (Wikipedia): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigi-Bahn

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Further Links :

Entstehung und Entwicklung der Firma Orenstein & Koppel-Arthur Koppel Aktiengesellschaft
http://kunstmuseum-hamburg.de/category/ ... okomotive/


Die Eisenbahnen in den ehemaligen deutschen Schutzgebieten in Afrika
http://www.traditionsverband.de/downloa ... enbahn.pdf

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Re: Another new Koenigsberg-Gun model

Post by Tanzania » 20 Jul 2017 19:58

Title: “That famous German heavy gun from the Koenigsberg”
WWI_East_Africa_German_Gun_2.jpg
Source: http://www.outlandgames.net/WWI%20East% ... 20page.htm
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