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#1 jd.rasentrac OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:15 AM

In August we made a 250 miles trip with our Johnnies to a tractor show in Breitenborn, near Leipzig, Germany. Here I saw this selfmade one wheeler, a typical DDR-construction (DDR = former German Democratic Republic).
Private people had no chance to buy agricultural machines or implement in the DDR and so they build it themselves.


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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:32 AM

ahh the ingenuity of the human race just awesome
andy in crumstown ind.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:54 AM

The smile on that kid's face says it all. I'd be smiling too, It's a neat & very unique piece of both human ingenuity & history.

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:13 AM

The very first underwater propelled device for diving was invented in East Berlin. It was made from a moped motor and used to escape from East Berlin in the waterways.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:41 AM

That is truly awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:55 AM

That is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing it!

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hey,that is neat. Thanks for sharing the video with us.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Really neat tractor they made ! Thanks for sharing it with us , Al

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:18 PM

The very first underwater propelled device for diving was invented in East Berlin. It was made from a moped motor and used to escape from East Berlin in the waterways.


I suppose your not going to tell us how to make a moped run under water, hummmh?

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Well as I remember it had a tube running out of the top kind of like a snorkel. I saw it 30 years ago in a museum at Checkpoint Charlie.

It was unique for its time.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Checkpoint Charlie? And which side of the wall were you on? :smilewink:
Home made machines are always fun to look at. Thanks for the video.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for the video Wolfgang! That looks like he used most of the parts from the motorbike to build it with too! Nothing wasted and a truly unique and useful machine!
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 03:46 AM

Checkpoint Charlie? And which side of the wall were you on? :smilewink:
Home made machines are always fun to look at. Thanks for the video.


Checkpoint Charlie was in the American Sector of West Berlin, there were 3 such checkpoints, Alpha was on the West German/East German border, Bravo was on the East German/West Berlin border and Charlie was on the West Berlin/East Berlin border. Been through all 3 of them.




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