Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Hohenschwangau Castle Hohenschwangau CastleHohenschwangau Castle is situated near the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, which was built by King Ludwig II. Ludwig's father Maximilian II by chance discovered a ruin on that spot, which had been known as 'Schwanstein'. In 1833 Maximilian II commissioned his art teacher, the painter Domenico Quaglio, to reconstruct the castle ruin into a romantic castle. Originally the building was to be financed with 12,000 guilders, however the costs rose to more than 100,000 guilders. Quaglio complained frequently to Maximilian II that he was no longer able to sleep peacefully due to the rising costs. The painter was inexperienced in building construction, overexerted himself to the point of exhaustion and died shortly before the completion of the building in 1837. The royal family then used Hohenschwangau as a summer residence.Quaglio himself called his building a 'specimen of taste in the German style'. He didn't only carry out the reconstruction, he also decorated the castle with Gothic elements in order to emphasize a romantic awareness of life. The painter Moritz von Schwind equipped the interior rooms with numerous wall paintings whose topics were related to each other. The rooms were named after the topics of the wall paintings and were meant to represent a journey into the past. The outer façade was given a bright yellow coat of paint and numerous decorative additions like balconies and window ornamentations.In 1842 Maximilian II married Princess Marie of Prussia. When King Ludwig I abdicated in 1848, Maximilan II was crowned king. His son, Ludwig II, was three years old at the time. At the age of 19 he himself became King of Bavaria after his father's death. His distinctive interest in legends and myths was probably already created in his childhood through the very romantic design of Hohenschwangau Castle. This interest played an important role in the building of all of Ludw
Cardboard ModellingTuna Trawler 'Proud Mary' This model is based upon a supreme example of the development of fishing in the US.In the year 1955 the tuna fishing underwent an ample change in the US. While in Europe the first rear catcher brought forth a new development in dragnet fishing, the US went from hook and line to purse seine fishery. Length: 40 cmWidth: 11 cmHeight: 32 cmDifficulty: 3Sheets: 10,5Dimensions: 1:50Suitable for Children:
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Fishing Cutter SelmaColored model to cut and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 2,5Standard: 1:100Degree of difficulty : 2The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': Difficult
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Castle NeuschwansteinColored model to cut and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets:11,5Standard: 1:250 (Z)Degree of difficulty : 3The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultThis famous construction, located in the vicinity of Füssen, Allgäu was built on top of a rugged rock above a deep ravine. The octagonal tower is 76 meters high. The idea for this castle was conceived by King Louis II of Bavaria. 'I intend to have the old castle ruins by the Pöllat ravine restored, true to the style of the old German castles in which knights resided.' This passage was found in a letter Louis II wrote to his friend Richard Wagner. In the mountains surrounding the castle the King wanted to create an enclave just for himself, allowing him to withdraw and to escape the troubles of everyday life. On 5th September 1869 the construction began. Under the supervision of Eduard Riedel the portal structure was completed as the first section of the entire complex. In 1872 Georg Dollmann took over the supervision and completed the palais roof in 1881. During this time a score of artists and architects worked on a design for the interior. The various suggestions were turned into detailed plans given to artisans by Julius Hofmann, who was in charge of the project from 1884 on. The King demanded drawings in colour and gold for each detail. The restoring of the castle took up 17 years (1869-1886), the project was never finished, however. The small castle, formerly occupied by robber barons, was refurbished into a monumental neoromantic structure with obvious resemblance to castle Wartburg located in the vicinity of Eisenach. Especially when examining the palais the similarity becomes evident. This main part of the structure boasts 4 floors containing glamorous halls
Card Model The North River Steamboat of Clermont' Colored cardboard model to cut out and paste together!Material: paper, cardboardNumber of sheets: 1.5Scale: 1:200Difficulty: 3Additionally required: paper scissors, glueUseful Tools: scalpel, small clamps and needles for fixingManufacturer classifies the models in 5 levels of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy '2': Moderately difficult '3': DifficultLength: 24cmWidth: 5cm Height app. 15cmThe North River Steamboat or North River (often erroneously referred to as Clermont) is widely regarded as the world's first commercially successful steamboat. Built in 1807, the North River Steamboat operated on the Hudson River (at that time often known as the North River) between New York and Albany. She was the first vessel to demonstrate the viability of using steam propulsion for commercial river transportation. She was built by the wealthy investor and politician Robert Livingston and inventor and entrepreneur Robert Fulton (1765-1815).
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Berlin Cathedral Berlin Cathedral The history of Berlin Cathedral began in the 15 th century when Pope Paul II raised a chapel in the castle to a cathedral chapter. From this time also originated the name which is still officially used today - Cathedral Church. The cathedral chapter was moved to a former Dominican church in the 16th century and after the Reformation it became a Protestant church. In the 17th century the cathedral became first the highest Parish Church, and a short time later the Reformed Court Church and Parish Church. Because of dilapidation Friedrich the Great had the cathedral pulled down in the 18th century and had a new Baroque building built where it now stands on the Spree Island.The present Berlin Cathedral was built in the years 1894 - 1905 near the former Berlin City Palace and Park. Emperor Wilhelm II had given the orders for it. The representative building in the style of the Italian High Renaissance was not undisputed because of its splendid ornamentation and over-dimensional measurements. The building had an overall area of about 6,270 m². The length of the church was about 114 m. The dome in the middle of the church also towered up about 114 m. The church was divided into three areas: baptismal and wedding church, sermon church and monument church, where among others, the treasures and monuments of the Hohenzollerns, the Emperor's family, were to be found. In addition the church was subdivided into three levels: the crypt, the church interior and the tower and dome level. The inner walls and outer façades were richly painted with scenes from the New Testament and from the time of the Reformation. The Hohenzollerns justified these over-dimensions with their gratitude for divine grace. In addition, Emperor Wilhelm II described the building as being the 'central building of Protestantism'.During the Second World War the cathedral was severely damaged. In 1951 it was given a
Schreiber-Bogen Cardboard Model RonneburgRonneburgThe Ronneburg is situated on a hill on the edge of the Wetterau. The castle was considered a hedge surrounding trade routes and villages. The various owners left their marks. By the Thirty Years War the castle suffered considerable damage. By the Mid-17th century the Ronneburg was fully restored. It was even further expanded.As a place of faith it was open to all. Whether Moravians, Waldensian, Huguenot, separatist or Jew, for all the Ronneburg was a stronghold of faith. In the 19th century the Grand Duchy of Hesse annexed the Ronneburg alongside the entire Buedinger country.1904, the castle had to be closed for visitors. But in 1905, the Ronneburg was already so far restored, that it could be visited again. Today, the Ronneburg is a museum. The Hessian Group of the German Castles Association manages and maintains the castle. The association has set itself the task of preserving the Ronneburg as a landscape and history defining element. Length: 55 cmWidth: 42 cmHeight: 23 cm Difficulty Level: 2 (moderately difficult)Sheets: 9.5Scale: 1:250
Cardboard ModellingPyramid with Valley Temple There are many theories surrounding pyramids built as cult places. Most likely ist, that the pyramid were symbols for the old egyptian's creational beliefs. The pyramid symbolizes the primal hill from which all life was created.Another theory assumes that the egyptians thought of light breaking through a loose cloud formation as a godly symbol and tried to built something resembling it. Length: 70 cmWidth: 30 cmHeight: 13 cmDifficulty: 2Sheets: 8,5Dimensions: 1:400Suitable for Children:
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Roman Estate Villa RusticaColored model to cut out and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 4Standard: 1:87 (H0)Degree of difficulty : 1The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultIn order to guarantee the supplies in the forts and camp villages along the Limes, numerous estates were built in the hinterland. Their production, which aimed at making a surplus, comprised farming, cattle breeding and the growing of vegetables and fruit. The main building was the centre of every activity. According to the size of the estate, there were also stables, lofts, sheds and other buildings for processing the agricultural products. There was also always a bath for the inhabitants, which was either in a bath house or integrated in the main building. The farm area was surrounded by a wall, a fence or a hedge.The Alburg Villa is the best explored of the numerous farmsteads in the hinterland of the fort Sorviodurum (Straubing). The main building was excavated to a large extent, numerous cellars in the surroundings indicate the existence of further buildings. Although the Villa Rustica was most certainly specialized in farming, due to the excellent soil, several kilns verify the production of bricks and tiles. The approx. 1.5 hectare-large farm area and the imposing main building say something for a considerably sized farm. It was built at the end of the 1st Century AD and used until the 3rd Century.The model represents the main building of a Roman estate. The terrace at the north frontage is flanked by two side wings which, for their part, are connected by an open columned hall. Through the columned hall one reaches an open inner courtyard with a pool and cistern. Several rooms are grouped around the courtyard. The main entrance to the villa is
Schreiber-Bogen Card ModellingMedieval TownColored cardboard model for to cut out and paste together!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 5,5Scale: 1:250Degree of difficulty : 1The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty: 'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy '2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultMedieval TownThere is still a lot of interest in medieval topics. A complete small town consisting of houses, a church, town walls and towers can be put together at will. - It is suitable for Z model train layouts.
Schreiber-Bogen Card ModellingTemple in JerusalemColored cardboard model to cut out and paste together!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 15,5Scale: 1:400Degree of difficulty : 2The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model'1': Easy '2': Moderately difficult '3': DifficultHistory Temple in JerusalemThe first temple in Jerusalem was built by King Solomon. It was destroyed by the Babylonians when they conquered Jerusalem and transported part of the population back to Babylonia. After they had returned to their homeland, they were allowed to rebuild the temple by the Persians, who were ruling at that time. This 'second temple' was completed in 515 BC. It stood in exactly the same place as Solomon's temple. Centuries later, King Herod (37-4 BC) reconstructed the temple, embellishing and enlarging the whole temple complex. Huge amounts of earth were heaped up. The enclosing walls bounded a space of 500 x 300 metres which had been constructed as splendid hypostyle halls. In these hypostyle halls religious instruction was given and trading was done. It is here that we must imagine the twelve-year-old Jesus listening attentively (Luke 2. 46), but also the tables of the moneychangers and merchants offering sacrificial animals (Mark 11. 15-17). The Roman soldiers were able to guard the temple from Fort Antonia, which was situated nearby and was somewhat higher in altitude (Acts 21. 27-40).The large square outside the temple with its forecourts was also open to non-Jews. However, only Jews were allowed to go through the Beautiful Gate into the forecourts direct
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Bücker Bü 131 JungmannColored model to cut and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 3,5Standard: 1:24Degree of difficulty : 2The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultBücker 131 JungmannThe Bücker company - formed in the early 1930s - specialized in the construction of training aircraft. The Bü 131 was the company's first two-seated airplane developed for novice pilots. It was not only employed by numerous German flight schools, but also came to use in the training of military pilots. The aircraft was exported to several countries and licensed to Japan, where it was manufactured in large numbers. In Japan, too, the Bücker 131 Jungmann was employed in the training of military and non-military pilots. During the second world war some of the training aircraft were even equipped with bombs and sent on missions at the eastern front. The developers focused on light-gauge design. Both the tubular scaffolding of the fuselage and the horizontal tail unit were covered with fabric. Just the cockpit and the cockpit were lined with light alloy. Thus a weight empty of 390 kilograms was achieved. The Hirth type engine with 105 hp was sufficient for achieving a maximum speed of 180 km/h. Cruising at a speed of 170 km/h the Bücker Jungmann had a range of approx. 650 km and could reach an altitude of 3000 meters. Even today numerous aircraft of this type can be seen at flight shows.
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Pfersbach ChurchPfersbach Church is a focal point in the old city. An attractive building that can be assembled relatively quickly. It is part of the same series as the six Old Town sets in HO, but is suitable for more than just model railways. Length: 25 cmWidth: 13 cmHeight: 26 cm Difficulty: 1Number of sheets: 3.5Scale: 1:87
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Graf Zeppelin D-LZ 127Colored model to cut and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 9Standard: 1:200Degree of difficulty : 2The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultHistory of the Zeppelin AirshipsOn July 2, 1900 the first Zeppelin Airship LZ 1 rose into the sky from a floating raft on Lake Constance in Germany. Its inventor, Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, had already occupied himself with the idea of an airship in 1873, but was only able to realize it after completing his military career. A committee of experts, appointed by Emperor Wilhelm II, turned down Zeppelin's plans for the construction of a stiff airship for security reasons. And so Graf Zeppelin was forced to find other financing possibilities. In 1898 he founded a 'Joint-stock Company for the Promotion of Aeronautics' with about 800,000 marks as starting capital. The Graf contributed about half of that from his own private assets. And so finally the LZ 1 was able to be built. However, the financing of further building projects remained problematic. After the Company for the Promotion of Aeronautics had been dissolved, and several public requests for donations hadn't achieved the hoped-for success, Zeppelin once more invested his own private assets. The Württemberg King Wilhelm II supported his plans by putting the proceeds from a lottery to a value of 130,000 marks at his disposal. The Reichs Government also contributed 50,000 marks, so that a second airship, LZ 2, could be built. By now, the military administration was also interested in Zeppelin's airships. They acquired the LZ 3 for three million marks as a military airship. It was in action until 1913. When on August 4, 1908 the LZ 4 was to prove its long distance flying suitability in a 24-hour test flight, a catas
Schreiber-Bogen Card ModellingPfalz Castle in the Rhine near Kaub Colored cardboard model for to cut out and paste together!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 5Scale: 1:160Degree of difficulty : 2The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model'1': Easy '2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultHistory Pfalz Castle in the Rhine near Kaub In his 'Diary of a Journey on the Rhine', the French poet Victor Hugo (1802-1885) described Pfalzgrafenstein Castle as being 'A ship of stone, eternally afloat upon the Rhine, and eternally lying at anchor before the town of Pfalzgrafen.'It can scarcely be described in a more fitting way. Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, also simply known as 'the Pfalz', stands on a rock in the middle of the Rhine near the town of Kaub in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. It has been a World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 2002. The layout reminds one of a ship. It is one of the few medieval castles on the Rhine which have never been destroyed. King Ludwig the Bavarian from the House of Wittelsbach had the castle built in order to secure the Kaub Rhine toll, which had been collected since 1257. He even accepted being banned by the Church, which claimed to be the sole receiver of toll revenue. However, as it was impossible for ships to drop anchor off the island, the castle mainly served as a control post for the nearby toll-collecting station in Kaub. It retained this function until both banks of the River Rhine became Prussian in 1867.The origins of the castle go back to a pentagonal tower built in 1327, around which twelve years later a cu
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Roman FortColored model to cut out and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 6,5Standard: 1:87 (H0)Degree of difficulty : 1The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultRoman military camps (forts) were constructed using always the same design. When the troops were moving, they lived in marching camps which could be set up and taken down again at any time during a campaign. In occupied areas permanent camps were erected, in order to secure the borders of the Roman Empire. In the permanent camps tents were replaced by buildings made of wood or stone. Permanent camps were normally rectangular and surrounded by a trench and a stone wall. In some cases the walls were filled with soil and covered with wooden boards. The Schreiber model complies with a small fort, which includes barracks and buildings for supplies and maintenance. Small forts were designed for auxiliary troops.In the large forts along the Limes, the fortified border of the Roman Empire in present Germany, normally 500 auxiliary soldiers were stationed. The camp consisted of the commanders house, accommodation for the officers and the barracks for the soldiers. Together with the roads and the principia as the administrative building in the centre, they already formed a small town.Apart from a military hospital and a prison, large permanent camps also had storehouses, stables and workshops, for the soldiers had to take care of their own living. Around the camps they constructed wells, water pipes and roads. Merchants and craftsmen settled near the camps in order to do business with the Romans. The soldiers were also provided with groceries by the surrounding estates.
Cardboard ModellingRoman VillageThis model of a roman village includes residences and a small temple. The houses were mostly designed as apartment blocks with muktiple families living in it and most of the time made from wood compared to stones used in the houses of rich romans. They were fitted with glass windows and toilet facilities, the homes of the rich also included included underfloor heating. There were multiple house types: city blocks (latin: insulae) long houses, which were called strip houses due to their layout and villas. Length: 42 cmWidth: 30 cmHeight: 7 cmDifficulty: 1Sheets: 6Dimensions: 1:160Suitable for Children:
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Möckmühl CastleColored model to cut out and stick!Material: Paper, CardboardNumber of sheets: 3Standard: 1:160 (N)Degree of difficulty : 1The manufacturer classifies his models under 5 degrees of difficulty:'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives '0': Beginner model '1': Easy'2': Moderately severe '3': DifficultMöckmühl Castle stands on a mountain ridge, clearly visible from a long distance, above the picturesque half-timbered village in Southern Germany. In its essential features it goes back to the time before 1250. Again and again the castle and its walls are altered. For example, in 1486 to 1488, and for the Möckmühl inhabitants the construction work wasn''''t always pleasant, because they had to do unpaid work as feudal subjects. However, in 1488 they were freed from the duty of transporting water up to the castle.From 1517 Götz von Berlichingen is castellan in Möckmühl. However, the term of office of the knight with the iron hand ends rather ignominiously, when the 'Schwäbische Bund' besieges the castle in 1519. Both the people and the horses share the wine supplies, because there is no water. The lead from the windows and doors of the castle has to be used for ammunition. When the besiegers get another 1,000 reinforcements and artillery, Götz attempts an escape. But he is captured. However, his imprisonment in Heilbronn seems to have been bearable: his prison is an inn, which he is only allowed to leave on Sundays to go to church.In 1901 the Prussian Cavalry General von Alvensleben buys the castle. He builds the castle in its present form. The watchman lived up in the keep. He had to ring the hours with the bell which still exists today.Nowadays the castle is privately owned and cannot be visited.