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Conrad GmbH previously Gescha is a German manufacturer of diecast scale models primarily in scale for use both as toys and promotional models by heavy equipment manufacturers. Conrad is one of the few European diecast companies which have not outsourced production to China or elsewhere in Asia Conrad Scale — Conrad Modelle is headquartered in Kalchreuth, just northeast of Nuremberg. On early German toys the abbreviation "Ges. This may have led to the eventual name of the predecessor toy firm of Gescha which was established in Forcep. Gescha had previously specialized in wind-up tin toys similar to Schuco Modell or Gama Toys. The Conrad website says that Conrad — a family name — started making diecast models inhowever Gescha used the Conrad name as a sub-brand first Conrad website; Johnsonpp. Most diecast truck and heavy equipment models, for which Conrad became most well-known, were marketed as Gescha in the s and s. The name Conrad was increasingly used through the s and by aboutthe Gescha name was discontinued. The official website says that since the company has been run by Gunther Conrad assisted by his wife Gerde and their son, Michael. Thus the company has remained a family owned business, probably since about when the Conrad name was introduced when the Conrad family took control of Gescha. Conrad today has a line of over 90 separate models, mostly trucks and cranes. The appearance and finish of the diecast models themselves is similar to its competitor, NZG Modelsthough perhaps NZG's are slightly more adventurous in models contracted and slightly more realistic — but this is simply a perception. While NZG Modelle focuses more on construction and earth moving equipment, Conrad's line-up centers more on a variety of commercial trucks themselves. Several models, however, are quite distinct, like stationary construction cranes, tunnel borers, and jack hammer trucks. Lately, some NZG Models have been marketed under the Conrad name, but normally the two companies remain fairly autonomous from one another, while competing for similar contracts. For example, Conrad had the Caterpillar line of construction vehicles through aboutbut the licenses changed over to NZG sometime after. Model details were generally finely crafted. For example, Conrad's Volvo F16 Intercooler Globetrotter cab with refrigeration tanker had some priceless details such as an opening rear door on the tanker revealing cooling gauges and mechanisms. Intricately detailed cooling fins under the rear of the tanker were surprising considering one couldn't even see them unless the model was turned over. During the s in particular, and similar to NZG, Conrad introduced automobile promotionals mainly in scale. Also similar to NZG, Mercedes-Benzes were cast in a larger scale, indicating the marketing preferences of the client. Also NZG made Porsche promotionals, while Conrad did not, but, like NZG Conrad has not produced automobile models since the s so as to focus more on models of trucks and construction equipment. Observation of the selection and timing of promotional products of Conrad and NZG reveals a sophisticated relationship between model companies and real vehicle manufacturers — relationships rarely seen among toy manufacturers in England or Italy. In Germany, the contract of the model manufacturers, the choice of models and their appearance and packaging, appear to be more decided by the specifications of the specific German auto producing client, not the demands of the toy industry or the collector. This kind of relationship, however, was somewhat more common in France where even Citroen for a time made its own promotional models Forcep. This marketing relationship also emphasizes the probability that, to avoid confusion, there was more interaction between the different German firms making the models.
This month we have halved the shipping costs for you. We now deliver to most countries for 5 euros. Your MSW-Team. Here you'll find diecast models and scale modelsas well as exclusive collectible and advertising models in special editions and all standard-scales. In addition, we also offer truck- and scale-models in special paintings and decals and an extensive list of accessories for scale-model construction. Be sure to visit our Tops pages with the latest offers. Using our 3 model finders you can specifically filter and sort our scale models, acceccories and books: Find articles by year, manufacturer, brand, etc. Among both professionals and enthusiasts, our detailed model reviews are very popular. Since we are collectors of exceptional construction machinery and vehicle diecast models ourselves, we do not only offer top notch advice and research but also a line of custom model productions. You can find these in the "MSW exclusive " category in our shop. We are also happy to assist you in finding special or rare models. In our warehouse we keep many of the offered models ready in stock. This is why we can ship most models within a very short time. For models that are currently not in stock we will keep you up to date on availability and estimated shipping time after you placed your reservation or order until you can hold them in your hands. All new releases and special offers on our website are updated on a daily basis. In addition, we send our "blue lists" - the MSW-Flyer - to all our interested customers. We hope you enjoy our service. We're always grateful for comments and suggestions. Welcome to MSW-Modelle, the online shop for construction machinery models, advertising models and exclusive vehicle models. Mack F 4x2 mit Klassisk. Kenworth K Areodyne, MSW-Finder: Using our 3 model finders you can specifically filter and sort our scale models, acceccories and books: Find articles by year, manufacturer, brand, etc. MSW-Service: Since we are collectors of exceptional construction machinery and vehicle diecast models ourselves, we do not only offer top notch advice and research but also a line of custom model productions. Warehouse and Shipping: In our warehouse we keep many of the offered models ready in stock. MSW-News: All new releases and special offers on our website are updated on a daily basis.
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We visited Conrad to find out exactly what is involved in the development of each model and how the models are produced in Germany. Managing Director Christine Conrad and her husband Paul Bitschin welcomed us together and introduced us to the world of models. It was impressive to see the showroom full of countless models from all down the ages. We learned that the company started out making toys and that company founder Ludwig Conrad created the speed regulators for the first Carrera race tracks. The most exciting bit, however, was being taken on a tour of the production facility by the third generation director of the family company. From the smallest plastic components to the largest die-cast zinc parts, a lot of manual work goes in to developing, producing and assembling the models in Kalchreuth. A model can have up to 1, individual parts. The molding and casting tools have to be developed for each component, along with the construction of hundreds of assembly fixtures so that the components can be attached with precision later on. Paul Bitschin maintains an overview of production and explained to us how they get a perfect glaze on the painted parts. For a number of years they have been using environmentally-friendly, water-based coatings. A lot is done by hand. Components are sanded, cleaned and painted before moving on to the next step. Tampon printing means that even the smallest of logos and markings can be faithfully and durably added. There are 10 steps involved just in printing the side panel of a material handler. Lid handles, cooling grates and machine lettering all need to be printed in a range of colors. Working very precisely by hand, employees put the individual pieces together. This requires an instinctive flair. We had a go ourselves and failed miserably. We will leave it to the professionals. Two of the complex assembly processes have now been automated. Paul Bitschin showed us the systems that pre-assemble the tires and attach the chain links. Tiny chain links run on a spindle, compressed air is used to align them and then a wire nail connects them into a chain. Nearby, a bolt pushes a miniature tire onto a rim, which is then also immediately painted. This is all done automatically, but everything else is done by hand. Finally, each model is inspected by quality control once again. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Skip to main content. Filter 3. Liebherr LTM See more like this. Conrad Liebherr LTM Liebherr Ltm Car Crane Liebherr Lt Car Crane All Auction Buy It Now. Sort: Best Match. Best Match. Gallery view. Guaranteed 3-day delivery. Oo Conrad Liebherr Ltr. Only 1 left! See similar items. Got one to sell? You may also like. Liebherr Diecast Construction Excavators. Diecast Battleships. Contemporary Diecast Crane. Road Grader Diecast Vehicles. Conrad Liebherr Diecast Vehicles. Conrad Diecast Cranes. Conrad Liebherr Diecast Excavators. Conrad Contemporary Diecast Cranes. Make an Offer. Shop by Category. Buying format see all. All Listings. Best Offer. Buy It Now. Classified Ads. Material see all.