Vollmer (company)

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Vollmer kit for high-rise in H0 scale

Vollmer GmbH & Co.KG or Vollmer is a German manufacturer of model buildings and accessories for use with model railroads.[1]

The Vollmer Company was founded in 1946 by Wolfram K. Vollmer (1924–2010)[2][3] and initially manufactured metal collar buttons. The German currency reform of June 1948 and subsequent economic growth led to a demand for plastic collar buttons and the company introduced plastic injection technology. Vollmer also began to develop plastic model railway accessories and presented a patented catenary system for HO scale model toy trains at the 1949 Nuremberg Toy Fair. By 1954, the company had begun production of HO-scale model houses.[4]

Vollmer GmbH is based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and produces an extensive range of houses, model railway and industrial buildings, vehicles, catenary and general accessories in G, H0, TT, N and Z scales.[5]

In 2014, Susanne Vollmer, director of the company, announced that the company will stop production and shut down business during 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vollmer Guide to Scale (with Greenberg’s Guide to Märklin Z). Greenberg Publishing, 1990
  2. ^ Wolfram Vollmer online.de/en/archive/christmas-2010 (Accessed 8 May 2011)
  3. ^ Wolfram Vollmer marklin-users.net (Accessed 8 May 2011)
  4. ^ History of the Vollmer Company vollmer-online.de/en/history.html (Accessed 8 May 2011)
  5. ^ Vollmer Online vollmer-online.de/en/ (Accessed 8 May 2011)
  6. ^ Announcement of ending production http://vollmer-online.de/en/archive/anouncement_2014.html

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