Hubert Dommel has been running a small taxi company since the 1970’s. He hasn't become a rich man, but nowadays he is able to offer jobs to five drivers. Whenever necessary, Mr. Dommel still steers a taxi himself - his beloved ‘76 Mercedes estate car. He looks after this car and even does the maintenance services himself in his garage. His wife Heidemarie takes care of the bookkeeping. The taxi company is situated in the backyard environment of a German city, but some green plants will create a not too monotonous atmosphere. And, of course, there will be plenty of charming details.
of all, we had to put our idea down to paper - or better down to screen. We used
a special planning software instead of graph paper, pencil and eraser.
gain a first impression, we put some of the parts we needed to build the diorama
onto the basic plate, changing the arrangement several times. Earlier, the plate
had been painted in a bluish grey colour.
2. Basic plate
everything had been planned carefully, we stuck the basic plates of the main
building (from the FALLER kit) and the small garage (from the KIBRI kit) to
their intended positions. The pavement was cut from the cobblestones sheet made
by BRAWA - it doesn’t look at all like real cobblestones but like pave stones,
and that's the important thing.
Dommel doesn’t need two hydraulic ramps because he doesn’t run a professional
garage. Apart from that, PREISER offer a more realistic solution, so we levelled
down the FALLER ramps with a sanding block.