Faller

Faller

Faller (Gebr. FALLER) is a German toy company founded in Stuttgart in 1946 by brothers Edwin and Hermann Faller.
The company later relocated to the brothers' home town of Gütenbach in the Black Forest.
Faller now specializes in making scenery, plastic model kits and other accessories for model railroads
but has manufactured a range of toys during its history
such as model aeroplane kits, the AMS slot car racing sets and die-cast model cars.
Their modern product line includes railway structures, houses and commercial buildings
bridges, amusement rides and terrain accessories in H0, N, TT and Z scales, as well as the Car System.
Since 1997 Faller also owns the Pola brand, which is now solely devoted to G scale structures.

Faller's older toys and models can be highly collectible today, together with their early product catalogues.
Of particular note is Faller's "Car System" in both H0 scale and N scale, which consists of battery-powered road vehicles 
that have a magnet attached to the front steering.
The magnet follows a steel wire hidden under the road surface, resulting in trucks and buses that behave in a realistic fashion 
without the need for unsightly guide rails
This system is used by the Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany.

Mechanisms are also available to stop vehicles and to switch them from one route to another, as at an intersection.
These can be integrated with sensors and working traffic lights to create a realistic operating scene.

In September 2013 the Faller released their Digital Car System allowing computer control of the system.

 

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