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ROKAL is an acronym for RObert KAhrmann Lobberich, a manufacturer of metal castings that produced a line of model railway equipment in TT scale from 1947 - 1969, based in Lobberich 80 km north of Cologne, Germany at the Dutch border. The Rokal product line was then sold to Willy Ade of Röwa. Röwa issued at least one catalog that included items from the Rokal product line, but apparently only sold existing inventory from the Rokal purchase rather than manufacturing these items. Ade later sold his company to Roco of Salzburg, Austria and the Rokal TT line was not issued again. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... This article needs cleanup. ... TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for Table Top. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Lobberich is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, situated close to the Dutch border at Venlo. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Roco, based in Salzburg, Austria, is a manufacturer of model railway equipment, The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. ...


The Rokal product line was of slightly different proportions from other TT scale lines. In later years of production, Rokal worked in joint venture with firms located in the former country of East Germany. The products of these companies were offered by Rokal with the Rokal style coupler and offered in their own product line with their proprietary coupler. These companies apparently used the same set of manufacturing tooling, marketing these items under names such as Zeuke, Zeuke & Wegworth, Berliner Bahn and possibly others.


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Rokal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
ROKAL, acronym for RObert KArmann Lobberich, manufacturer of metal castings that produced a line of model railway equipment in TT scale from 1947 - 1969, based in Lobberich near Cologne, Germany.
Ade later sold his company to Roco of Salzburg, Austria and the Rokal TT line was not issued again.
The products of these companies were offered by Rokal with the Rokal style coupler and offered in their own product line with their proprietary coupler.
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