Trams: Is There Much Tramway Interest On Here??

mcbearuk

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Brilliant! I want one:)
They are around £90 in UK - and will take 3-6 months of your life to complete. They are beautiful things tho'. I go to Soller about every 18 months just to look at the trams.
 
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They are around £90 in UK - and will take 3-6 months of your life to complete. They are beautiful things tho'. I go to Soller about every 18 months just to look at the trams.
If one could do a good job as this, it's obviously worth it :clap::clap:
 
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An OcCre 1/24th Lisbon tram on the Heritage Trams exhibit, G Scale Society Solent Local Area Group exhibition, Wickham, Hampshire, 4.11.2017

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The real thing in Lisbon back in 1990, before the system was "modernised".
Carris were still running the clerestory roofed bogie cars on the system then as well, not to mention a nice selection of AEC, Daimler and Leyland single & double deck motorbuses.
Haven't been back there since though.......

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and will take 3-6 months of your life to complete. They are beautiful things tho'
How true that is, mine is still being worked on some 2 years (Oct 2015) after buying it. Though it is being heavily modified.
 
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How true that is, mine is still being worked on some 2 years (Oct 2015) after buying it. Though it is being heavily modified.
Still doesn't beat my 15 year boat building session
 
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Still doesn't beat my 15 year boat building session
It took me the best part of 20 years to finish off an OO scale Q Kits LMS 10000 diesel loco kit. Bought it when they first came out in the early 1980's and it was that bad, I gave up after cleaning up the resin bodyshell. Didn't finish it off until about 2005 and was told by a number of people it was the oly Q kits model that they had ever seen working!
Didn't work for long though..........
Just sits in a display cabinet now as an example of "how not to manufacture a kit"!
 
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It took me the best part of 20 years to finish off an OO scale Q Kits LMS 10000 diesel loco kit. Bought it when they first came out in the early 1980's and it was that bad, I gave up after cleaning up the resin bodyshell. Didn't finish it off until about 2005 and was told by a number of people it was the oly Q kits model that they had ever seen working!
Didn't work for long though..........
Just sits in a display cabinet now as an example of "how not to manufacture a kit"!
Great, I even get beaten in the slow stakes:swear:
 
Gavin Sowry

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OK, not quite a Tram, but a Tramways bus on a 1:24 tramway layout at Rail-Ex 2017 today.

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Why did I go to the trouble? Well, the prototype was built to Wellington City Tramways plans, and years ago I owned WCT No.12, identical to this (except for the livery, of course).
1949 Leyland OPS1. 3 speed crash gearbox, top speed 33 mph. Boy, did that thing teach me how to drive.

Ian Robertson is the builder of this fine layout and vehicle.
 
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Here is a photo of some of my Ocre Creativo Trams taken at G Scale Wickham Exhibition on 4th November 2017
Very very nice
 
Gavin Sowry

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OK, not quite a Tram, but a Tramways bus on a 1:24 tramway layout at Rail-Ex 2017 today.

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Why did I go to the trouble? Well, the prototype was built to Wellington City Tramways plans, and years ago I owned WCT No.12, identical to this (except for the livery, of course).
1949 Leyland OPS1. 3 speed crash gearbox, top speed 33 mph. Boy, did that thing teach me how to drive.

Ian Robertson is the builder of this fine layout and vehicle.
Just had an electric message from Ian, saying how much he enjoyed the photo, and thanking me for getting his parents store in the photo.
 
dunnyrail

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Here is a photo of some of my Ocre Creativo Trams taken at G Scale Wickham Exhibition on 4th November 2017
The LCC one is the one that I am bodging up to be a Steam Tram Bogie Car.
 
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A few more tram pictures starting with Bad Schandau:

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Inside and outside a Berlin sausage:

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Frankfurt from my hotel window:

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Brussels:

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....and finally another colourful 4-wheeler from Hong Kong:

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....and finally a PCC posing on the EG&SNNR:

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Gavin Sowry

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Perhaps I've not looked enough*, but all the real PCC's I've seen (and ridden on), had a 'different' front window arrangement.



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*Late edit...... opened my eyes, found something like the model on the Toronto system. I prefer the sunken eyes look of the cars running in San Francisco, even though the cars themselves are usually wearing another systems clothes (i.e. the livery doesn't necessarily mean that's where the car came from).
 
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mcbearuk

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Perhaps I've not looked enough*, but all the real PCC's I've seen (and ridden on), had a 'different' front window arrangement.



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*Late edit...... opened my eyes, found something like the model on the Toronto system. I prefer the sunken eyes look of the cars running in San Francisco, even though the cars themselves are usually wearing another systems clothes (i.e. the livery doesn't necessarily mean that's where the car came from).
The model is based on the original 1936 version, with vertical windscreen and single side windows.
The car that you photographed is the 'Mk2' version, with the recessed windscreens and the smaller side windows with the rather nasty 'standee' windows above the small side windows.
I have always preferred the original version.
 
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Rostock, starting with the Map. First thing I do at a system is try to get a Map. If that prooves tricky which it can sometimes if you arrive early. i just take a Digi Pic with the Camera and use that till I get a map. Works quite well, but you do have to be careful if you wander into a dodgy area.image.jpegimage.jpeg

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Some time back in this thread I posted a pic of the original Stop at Rostock Hbf, below is the nasty underground replacement. Though it does allow Trams to be more flexible it has to be admitted, allowing routes the other side of the Station.
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