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Here's some info on this months competition to celebrate Brawa's 60th anniversary.



BRAWA Competition July 2008:
Up, up and away into the alpine glacier world - win a model of the Titlis cable car!

The BRAWA Titlis cable car was modelled on the Swiss original. In the health resort of Engelberg near Lucerne, it takes you from the lush green valley up to a high alpine glacier world. Those wishing to reach the summit station at a height of 3020 metres get on the world's first revolving cable car - an attraction which caused a sensation worldwide and which the Swiss felt was worth including in the "Swissminiatur" park as one of the top tourist sights in the country. During the 45-minute trip, the rotating floors of the cars constantly provide new spectacular views of crevasses, ice breakages and rock formations. Impressive mountain panoramas and, depending on weather conditions, unique extensive views constantly change and make the three quarters of an hour journey fly by.

Like the original, the BRAWA model is equipped with revolving gondola floors and a motorised platform. The gondolas are illuminated, the building kits for the summit and valley stations are aged and painted. The summit station contains motors and the electronic control.

Those who have incorporated mountain ranges in their model railway layouts can ensure an authentic atmosphere, not only with the Titlis cable car but also with the Nebelhorn and the Kanzelwand cable cars, which are also available. And for less mountainous landscapes, the bucket cable system or a chair lift. A fantastic opportunity for model railway enthusiasts to give their creativity free rein when landscaping.

Incidentally, like numerous accessories, cable cars have been part of the BRAWA range for decades. The photo shows the BRAWA cable car catalogue from 1954. The Titlis cable car was presented for the first time in the new products catalogue of 1998.
 

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I've seen one of these working & it's a superb model.

Brawa have come a very long way from the days of the working trollybus (although AFAIK that may not have been originally from them.)
 

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I've seen a couple of these too at, what is alleged to be, the southern hemisphere's largest layout. You would have to factor this in at the start of your layout though but for a Swiss layout it would be awesome.
 
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