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Zbrojovka 0 Gauge

Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

The company was located in Brno and was a producer of weapons and machinery, including motor cars, agricultural machinery such as tractors, bacon slicers, typewriters and far more. Perhaps one of the best known products in the UK was the ZB 26, better known as the Bren Gun. Zbrojovka declared bancrupcy in 2003, and the site, 21 hectares, including buildings dating back to 1870, sold in January 2007, for 707m Czech crowns (25m UK pounds).

The company is understood to have produced 0 gauge trains after WWII. The links below are to Czech sites which illustrate models then available. Electric locos were operated at 24V DC. The number of sets produced was small and are now not easy to find.

Zbrojovka Brno, Czech site showing a clockwork set, dated 1966.

Zbrojovka Brno, Czech site showing an electric set, dated 1954.

Zbrojovka Brno, Czech blog well worth visiting.

My thanks to a fellow enthusiast for the following photos, showing his collection of Zbrojovka trains.


Zbrojovka electric 2-4-2 tender locomotive.

Zbrojovka electric 2-4-2 tender locomotive.

Zbrojovka electric 2-4-2 tender locomotive.

Zbrojovka electric 2-4-2 tender locomotive.

Zbrojovka electric 2-4-2 tender locomotive.

Zbrojovka passenger coaches.

Zbrojovka passenger coaches.

Zbrojovka passenger coaches.

Zbrojovka passenger coaches.

Zbrojovka passenger coaches.

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