Been away for a while!
Does anybody out there know about the Heinzl products.
I have Googled but have mostly come up with ebay stuff.
There was a model of the Kittel Dampftriebwagon Old -timer Zahnradbahnen on ebay which showed a 1966 price list [DM 121.50] and a page from their catalogue.
The address of Heinzl was given as...
Hans Heinzl KG,741 Reutlingen - Aulbersrasse 8 - Telephon 07121/8054.
The prices for these Kittel steam rail cars recently on ebay seem to be high.
My interest in these has been since I recently won one from California.
Took a chance as I knew nothing about the maker etc. and won it for $128.
It did not have the original box but was in a suitable Fleischman box with "Heinzl" labels at each end.
It looked to have never been run,probably on display only.
Gears were lubrication less and very clean.
It is a very well made model with central motor [a bit noisy] with twin drive shafts.
It runs very well.In fact one could say 'charmingly".
The construction and detailing seems to be almost hand made.
Altogether a very nice model.Especially if it indeed was manufactured in the '60's??
I imagine the Trix etc versions of today to be more detailed and priced accordingly.
Complements of the Season to one and all.
PS.One nice touch,I recently acquired on the Bay a Fleischmann DRG 03 in red from Switzerland complete with a bar of Swiss chocolate!