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PIC-R       Alt Berlin / Anguplas / Aneste

If you want to know more about EKO we can recommend the 2007 issue of the EKO catalogue by Frank Noeth. 
More information
here.

Additional information required: 
- EKO also produced models for other manufacturers, rumour has it that the first Pralinť models (ref# 141: FIAT 242 and ref# 142: Fiat Fiorino) were also produced by EKO. Does anyone have any information on this ? 
-  Any information on reference numbers of the sets and set contents is welcome.
- Apparently EKO also released sets of civilian figures, we know of one set sofar, #2207 'Policia de Trafico' which contains several Spanish police officers, two on foot, two on motorbikes plus two spare bikes. More information on these sets is very welcome !

EKO2207-1.jpg (14375 bytes) Eko2207-2.jpg (20335 bytes) EKO2207-3.jpg (12348 bytes)
The contents of set #2207, click the pictures for a better look !

Background

At the end of the 1950s,  Blasco Industries in Barcelona (Spain) started a series of miniature vehicles under the EKO name. In total, there are about 200 referencenumbers known from the catalogues, but the complete collection (H0 scale only, without counting the colourvariations) is actually almost twice as large. Why? Because many of the models were never in catalogues, for instance because they were issued when the catalogues had already been printed, or because the models were special editions.

Caused by the semi-artisan character of EKO, we can find models that do not seem original although they are, and vice versa. That is because some of the models have painted details or parts added. This semi-artisan character is also the reason for the fact that you can find two sets of models with the same referencenumber but with different models, all depending on the availability of the models at the time. To illustrate the semi-artisan character, pictured here are three Seat 1800s, spot the differences....

EKO Fiat 1800-1.jpg (10615 bytes)

EKO Fiat 1800-2.jpg (10552 bytes)

EKO Fiat 1800-3.jpg (10661 bytes)

For the first six models, there were two different types of moulds. In the first type, the body of the model is moulded in a single piece, and all windows and some details were painted silver afterwards, the first models released originate from these moulds. (Known models are a Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes 300, Seat 1400, Renault 4CV, a Rolls Royce and several trucks without windows - most of them Wiking copies) These original moulds were then either highly retouched (Renault 4/4, Seat 1400) or just in small details (Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Opel) thus creating a second type of mould. The windows of the models originating from these moulds are transparent. Copies and imitations of foreign models were relatively common, and among the copied models there were models originally made by Wiking and Roskopf. A different case are the former Anguplas models, of which the moulds were inherited by EKO in 1967. The EKO mould of the DKW van was not retouched but replaced by the Anguplas mould some years later.


Early DKW model (single piece)

At first, there were many bi-colour cars of which the second colour was hand painted. Other painted details are radiators, lights, plates, shields and rims. These painted details disappeared some years later. The referencenumbers for which EKO moulds were used are the numbers upto 2065 (Fiat/Seat 124). With one exception however, number 2049.  This reference, a 'Chevrolet Patrol US' has been announced for many years but was never made, and the Mercedes W196 that was made from the Anguplas mould finally received this referencenumber.


Eko 2032 - rare bi-colour version


Eko 2038 - Ford Continental with painted detail and hard plastic box

Catalogue scans
(Supplied by Fernando Peral)

EKO_01.JPG (177547 bytes) EKO_02.JPG (170482 bytes)

Special models and airplane modelkits (1/150 scale)

EKO also issued 'special' models and even a series of airplane kits in 1/150 scale, we have also listed these -> Specials.

Sets

Apart from the seperately sold models, the models ave also been available in sets and in kits.


Eko Giftset 2507

EKO models in different packaging:

- Two examples of EKO models as sold by Tsugawa in Japan, the Jaguar Mk. IX and the Mercedes W196S.
- Two examples of EKO models as they are currently sold by Parsifal Productions (Belgium), a Seat 1400C sold as a kit and a CitroŽn 2CV sold as a readymade model.

The standard models:

If there is an X in the 5th or 10th column, the model is from the old Anguplas moulds.
Cat# 2008 originally was the civilian version of the Willys Jeep (military model #4007) and was later replaced by the Jeep FC. 

Cat# Cat# 19?? Cat# 2000 Model A Cat# Cat# 19?? Cat# 2000 Model A
2001 161001 000001 VW 1200 (Beetle)      2063 161063 000063 Dodge Dart    
2002 161002 000002 BMW 501      2064 161064 000064 Renault R8    
2003 161003 000003 Mercedes 300     2065 161065 000065 Fiat / Seat 124  
2004 161004 - Opel Kapitan 54      2066 161066 000066 Pegaso Comet truck  
2005 161005 000005 Renault 4CV     2067 161067 000067 Barreiros Truck  
2006 161006 000006 Seat 1400 limousine     2068 161068 000068 Barreiros truck  
2007 161007 000007 DKW pickup X   2069 161069 000069 Barreiros TT truck  
2008 161008 000008 Jeep Forward Control X   2070 161070 000070 Studebaker Hawk X
2009 161009 000009 VW 1200 (Beetle) convertible     2071 161071 000071 Ford Zephyr  
2010 161010 000010 Mercedes 190 SL convertible     2072 161072 - Opel Kadett A  
2011 161011 000011 Mercedes 190 SL       2073 161073 000073 Ford Comet X
2012 161012 - Mercedes 190 SL convertible + driver      2074 161074 000074 Mercedes Benz 220SE    
2013 161013 000013 Ford flatbedtruck     2075 161075 000075 Studebaker Avanti X
2014 161014 - Ford flatbedtruck with canvas     2076 161076 000076 CitroŽn DS Break    
2015 161015 0000015 Magirus flatbedtruck     2077 161077 000077 Rover 3L   X
2016 161016 - Magirus flatbedtruck with canvas     2078 161078 - Jeep Wagoneer X
2017 161017 000017 Ford beveragetruck EKO cola       2079 161079 000079 Ford Falcon   X
2018 161018 000018 Magirus beveragetruck Piper cola     2080 161080 - Volkswagen 1500  
2019 161019 000019 Magirus laddertruck       2081 161081 000081 DAF Daffodil    
2020 161020 000020 Ford Truck with ESSO tank     2082 161082 000082 BMW 700 Coupť    
2021 161021 000021 CitroŽn 2CV X   2083 161083 000083 Saab 96  
2022 161022 000022 Caravan     2084 161084 000084 Volvo P1800  
2023 161023 - Mercedes Benz cartransporter truck     2085 161085 000085 Ford Consul    
2024 161024 000024 Magirus Truck w. CAMPSA tank     2086 161086 ? Nelson Tuncova (crane)   
2025 161025 000025 Renault Dauphine     2087 161087 - Unic Dumper  
2026 161026 000026 Willys Jeep   X   2088 161088 000088 Mercedes Benz Mini Bus  
2027 161027 000027 CitroŽn DS19       2089 161089 - Mini Morris  
2028 161028 000028 Ford FK1000 van       2090 161090 000090 Sava van    
2029 161029 000029 Ford FK1000 bus (red cross)     2091 161091 000091 Ford Thames Truck  
2030 161030 000030 Ford FK1000 bus     2092 161092 000092 Pegaso Barajas truck  
2031 161031 000031 Fiat / Seat 600 Multipla     2093 161093 - Pegaso Barajas Fire Brigade  
2032 161032 000032 Seat 1400 C (also see Taxi list below)     2094 161094 ? Pegaso Barajas with CAMPSA tank  
2033 161033 000033 Landrover / open top     2095 161095 000095 Pegaso Barajas with tank trailer  
2034 161034 000034 CitroŽn 2CV fourgonette X   2096 161096 - Pegaso Barajas with cement tank  
2035 161035 000035 Fiat 1800 familiare       2097 161097 - Pegaso Barajas Fire Brigade with ladder  
2036 161036 000036 Fiat / Seat 600     2098 161098 000098 Jaguar E-Type  
2037 161037 - Seat 1400 van     2099 161099 000099 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia    
2038 161038 000038 Lincoln Continental Mk II     2100 161100 000100 Jaguar Sport (D-type)   
2039 161039 - Opel Rekord     2101 161101 - MG 1600    
203A 16103A -       2102 161102 000102 Pegaso Bus  
2040 161040 000040 Opel Rekord caravan     2103 161103 - Unic concrete-mixer  
2041 161041 000041 Fiat 1800 Ambulance       2104 161104 000104 Pegaso Barajas concrete-mixer  
2042 161042 000042 De Soto Diplomat       2105 161105 000105 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint    
2043 161043 000043 Plymouth Suburban     2106 161106 000106 Jaguar Mark IX    
2044 161044 000044 Ford Thunderbird X   2107 161107 000107 Ford Anglia    
2045 161045 000045 Chevrolet ElCamino   X   2108 161108 000108 Fiat 1500    
2046 161046 000046 Mercedes Benz Truck with tank     2109 161109 000109 Borgward Isabella  
2047 161047 000047 Renault 4L       2110 161110 000110 Aclo Bus  
2048 161048 000048 CitroŽn Ami 8     2111 161111 000111 Antar Transport    
2049 161049 000049 Mercedes W196 (streamline)     2112 161112 - Caterpillar scraper    
- 16104A - Mercedes W196 (streamline)     2113 161113 ? Digger / Excavator    
2050 161050 000050 Simca 1000     2114 161114 - Hanomag Barreiros Tractor  
2051 161051 000051 Renault Floride       2115 161115 000115 Cartransporter (trailer only)  
2052 161052 000052 Boattrailer       2116 161116 - Land Rover Safari    
2053 161053 000053 Boattrailer     2117 161117 000117 Chausson bus  
2054 161054 - De Soto with Boattrailer     2118 161118 000118 Titan Lowloader (trailer only)  
2055 161055 - Plymouth with Boattrailer     2119 161119 - Ebro Truck  
2056 161056 - GMC Truck     2120 161120 - Ebro Truck Bottle transport  
2057 161057 000057 GMC Truck with canvas     2121 161121 - Ebro Truck with barrels  
2058 161058 - GMC Truck mit tank     2122 161122 000122 Sava Truck with butane  
2059 161059 - CitroŽn DS + caravan     2123 161123 000123 Sava Truck refuse vehicle  
2060 161060 000060 Fiat 1800 + caravan     2124 - - Skoda Octavia  
2061 161061 ? VW convertible + caravan       2125 - - Berliet Dumper   
2062 161062 - Fiat/Seat 850       2126 - 000126 Pegaso truck with refrigerator trailer  
- - - -     2540 ? ? Opel Rekord Caravan (Ambulance)  

The other car models

Apart from the 'standard'  models EKO has also released a series of Spanish taxis, these were all based on the  SEAT 1500 model (ref#  2032 / 161032). The taxis were released in versions of different Spanish cities, the first letter(s) of the city name were added to the cat#.

Cat# Cat# Cat# 2000 Model Cat# Cat# Cat# 2000 Model
2032B 161032B 000323 Seat 1500 Barcelona  2032Bi 161032Bi   Seat 1500 Bilbao
2032V 161032V   Seat 1500 Valencia 2032PM 161032PM 000321 Seat 1500 Palma de Mallorca
2032M 161032M 000322 Seat 1500 Madrid  2032C 161032C   Seat 1500 CoruŮa
2032Z 161032Z   Seat 1500 Zaragoza 2032SE 161032SE   Seat 1500 Sevilla
2032S 161032S   Seat 1500 Santander        

There was also a series of police cars from different countries.

Cat# Cat# 2000 Model Cat# Cat# 2000 Model
? 2501 VW 1200 (Beetle) Polizei ? 2580 VW 1500 Polizei
? 2502 BMW 502 Polizei ? 2583 Saab 96 Polis (Sweden) 
? 2577 Rover 3L Police (GB)

 

   



Eko 2121 - Ebro Truck with barrels

Military models

Apart from the series of civilian models, there was also a series of military models. Most of them were available in a dark green that resembled the standard military olive drab green and some have also been available in another shade of green or a sand colour. Some of these models have also been available in dioramas. 

Ref#  Model  Colour  Remarks
4001 T-34 tank Green -
4002 M-8 Greyhound armoured vehicle  Same -
4003 M-48 Patton II tank  Same -
4004 Centurion tank Same -
4005A Mercedes Unimog  Olive/Green/Sand  -
40051 Mercedes Unimog with cannon   Same Combination of 4005A and 4006
4006 Light cannon  Same -
4007A Willys Jeep  Olive/Green -
4007B Jeep Forward Control "Mula"   Green This model replaced reference 4007A
4007C Jeep Forward Control "Mula" with load   Same Load consists of barrels
4008 M-47 Patton tank Olive/Green/Sand  -
4009 Panther tank   Same -
4010 Tiger I tank   Same -
4011 AMX 13 tank Olive/Green  -
4012 M-4 Sherman tank  Olive/Green/Sand  -
4013 T-54 tank Olive/Sand  -
4014 M-41 Walker Bulldog tank  Same -
4015A Magirus truck   Same -
4015B Magirus truck with load  Green Load can be different in every model
4016A Ford truck    Green/Sand -
4016B Ford truck with load   Green Load can be different in every model
4017 Panhard EBR 75 armoured vehicle  Same -
4018 M-42 self-propelled AA gun  Same -
4019 M-40 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer Same -
4020 PT 76 amphibious tank  Same -
4021 BTR-50  troop carrier  Same Number of soldiers can be between 2 and 10
4022A Willys Jeep  "Korean type"   Same Spare wheel at right side and
4022B Willys Jeep  "Korean Type"   Same Spare wheel at left side
4023 Land Rover   Same -
4024A GMC 2.5 T M-35 Same Without doors, number of soldiers between 8 and 12
4024B GMC 2.5 T M-35 Same With doors, number of soldiers between 8 and 12
4025A GMC 2.5 T M-35 with petrol tank   Same Without doors
4025B GMC 2.5 T M-35 with petrol tank   Same With doors
4026A GMC 2.5 T M-35 mobile workshop   Same Without doors
4026B GMC 2.5 T M-35 mobile workshop   Same With doors
4027A GMC 2.5 T M-35 with 'Honest John' missile   Same Without doors
4027B GMC 2.5 T M-35 with 'Honest John' missile   Same With doors
4028 GMC 2.5 T M-35  Same -
4030 T-235 self-propelled howitzer Same -
4032 Armoured recovery vehicle with crane Same -
4033 T-198 self-propelled howitzer Same -
4034 T-113 troopcarrier Same -
4035 TT90.25 Cargo carrier truck Same -
4036 DUKW Same -
4037 Thornycroft Mighty Antar  Same -
4038 AMX tank Same -
4039 PzKpfW III tank Same -
4039 'Stalin' tank Same -
4040 Panzer P111 tank Same -
4041 M36 Tank destroyer Same -
4042 KM-8 8 T Half-track with AA gun Same -
4043 Matilda Mk.II tank Same -
4044 Austin Sava ambulance Same -
4045 Landrover (long wheelbase) Same -
4500 set of eight English infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4501 set of seven Spanish infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4502 set of six German infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4503 set of seven Japanese infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4504 set of six German infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4505 set of eight US infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4506 set of seven English infantrymen  Olive/Green -
4507 set of six English infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4508 set of eight Swiss infantrymen  Olive/Green -
4509 set of six single / two double infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4510 set of eight Spanish infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4511 set of eight Russian infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4512 set of six US paratroopers   Olive/Green -
4513 set of four US paratroopers   Olive/Green -
4514 set of  eight special forces + boat / ladder Olive/Green -
4515 set of  eight (??) infantrymen   Olive/Green -
4516 set of four Spanish infantrymen + cannon Olive/Green -
4517 set of five Spanish infantrymen + mortar Olive/Green -

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