End of September 2017, about 50 years after the original publication, we published all 4 parts of the card model "Knirpsenstadt" by Richard Hambach, in honor of his 100th birthday.
Also included is a supplement with a background information about the model and the designer Richard Hambach. We would like to thank the Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck for their kind permission.
The "tykes' town" was originally published in 4 parts of 16 pages each in 1968 (part 1 and 2) and 1969 (part 3 and 4) by Verlag Rudolf Forkel KG, Pössneck. Die Bogen wurden nicht digitalisiert (d.h. die Linien nachgezogen), sondern so gedruckt wie konstruiert. Nur altersbedingte Gilbungen des Papiers wurden beseitigt.
This is a model that is not just meant to be built, but to play with it. It has dice and board games, a quartet game, and several buildings you can turn, push or pull to achieve interesting optical or mecahnical effects: Windows change, a fire truck leaves its garage, or a furniture mover brings a box out of the warehouse. On top of that you can disassemble the town easily so you can stow the model away until you bring it out again to assemble it for the next play.
The images below show what the assembled model looks like. The top row shows the 4 basic parts (each about A3 size), below that there are model details and single buildings. You can click the left or right margin to go forward or back, click "close" to end the show.