Trams: Is There Much Tramway Interest On Here??

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An OcCre 1/24th tram kit of a1902 Stuttgart Tram among a display of trams by Keith Lambert at the G Scale Society Solent Local Area Group bi-annual exhibition, Wickham, Hampshire 4.11.2017



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Nearly 3 years ago, now. How time flys. Oh, it's battery powered too, the trolley pole is just a dummy.
 
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A G Scale Bachmann Tram running on The G Scale Society East Midland Group's indoor layout 'Walesby' running at the Large Scale Model Railway Exhibition, Fosse Way, Warwick, 18.3.2018



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Nearly 3 years ago, now. How time flys. Oh, it's battery powered too, the trolley pole is just a dummy.
Looks like there's a bit more that's dummy in that photo - the King Kong tower and it's shadow on the sky - can you explain, Gavin?
 
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That's gotta be from Disneyworld... Main st., USA, no?
I did wonder why the need for a back drop when the people were (fairly) real :clap::clap::clap:
 
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Looks like there's a bit more that's dummy in that photo - the King Kong tower and it's shadow on the sky - can you explain, Gavin?
Classic model railway technique... half relief buildings, and a painted backdrop. I've cropped the photo so you can't see where the backdrop ends, and the real sky starts.
 
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Classic model railway technique... half relief buildings, and a painted backdrop. I've cropped the photo so you can't see where the backdrop ends, and the real sky starts.


The original snapshot. That black mark in the top corner is the window frame of the tram I was in. Pretty satified with the 'rescue' job I've done on this. Tip, never delete anything until you have tried to enhance/crop etc. it. If that fails, then, yes, delete it.
 
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A double decker tram on the Smoghampton layout at the Large Scale Model Railway Exhibition, Fosse Way, Warwick, 18.3.2018. Unfortunately I can tell you nothing about the origins of the model.



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A double decker tram on the Smoghampton layout at the Large Scale Model Railway Exhibition, Fosse Way, Warwick, 18.3.2018. Unfortunately I can tell you nothing about the origins of the model.
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Brumtrams/Alphagraphix - as advertised on the side of the car - certainly did (and possibly still do) a range of 4mm/7mm scale card models of buses/trams/railway equipment. They may have produced some items in larger scales and I know they did commissions for models - you just had to order a minimum quantity to get them to produce a particular prototype.
I know, as I was involved in getting them to produce a selection of 4mm kits about 25 years ago!

The model looks if its made from something a bit more substantial than cardboard though....
 
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Having posted this on an inapropriate thread I though it prudent to post it here as it is seriously related to this thread. Sorry if this link is elswhere in this thread I did do a search!

 
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I remember reading a story a long time ago about the last great tram race - does anyone know anything about that? How much of a fiction was it? Anyone ever read it or heard of it?
 
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I remember reading a story a long time ago about the last great tram race - does anyone know anything about that? How much of a fiction was it? Anyone ever read it or heard of it?
It was published in one of the newspaper colour supplements (Sunday Times, I think) in the late 60's. It was all quite convincing at first - and then the 'come on' sensation began to creep in. They had used some good depot photographs to represent the starting line and a good back-story, even with quotes from a 'period' sportsman's magazine 'Top Volts' (!!). Great fun....and all nonsense :)
 
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It was published in one of the newspaper colour supplements (Sunday Times, I think) in the late 60's. It was all quite convincing at first - and then the 'come on' sensation began to creep in. They had used some good depot photographs to represent the starting line and a good back-story, even with quotes from a 'period' sportsman's magazine 'Top Volts' (!!). Great fun....and all nonsense :)
Well, I think that's the thing - in the '60s I would have been an impressionable teenager ...............and believed it. It's only as I got a bit older, but no wiser, that reality began to rather grate with some of the story line which was, let's face it, quite good :clap::clap: which is what stories are meant to be :nod::nod: simply good stories >:)
 
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I remember reading a story a long time ago about the last great tram race - does anyone know anything about that? How much of a fiction was it? Anyone ever read it or heard of it?
There’s the ‘international tram driving championships’ held every year. This year they’re in Stuttgart.
 
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I have just returned from a weekend in Dublin and travelled the 2 LUAS tram routes. Here are some pictures from the visit:

 
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Now for something a bit further away:



Its the Enoden - the Enoshima Electric Railway running between Kamakura and Fujisawa via Enoshima south of Tokyo.

More an interurban rather than a tram it does have a reasonable length of street running. I'll post some more pictures on the trains on the street thread.
 
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I have just returned from a weekend in Dublin and travelled the 2 LUAS tram routes. Here are some pictures from the visit:

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Dublin like Manchester is getting to what I call "critical mass" I.E. Where the system is getting towards the size of the originals that were closed. Be a long time before any other system reaches that level. But we must be thankful for what we have in UK, I remember a time when the only Street Tramway in UK was Blackpool, how things have changed?
 
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A 35mm negative taken October 2003, passengers boarding a Soller tram at Puerto Soller, Mallorca.



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1/24rh scale 45mm gauge San Francisco Cablecar built from an OcCre kit by Keith Lambert of G Scale Society Solent Local Area Group, part of his display at their bi-annual exhibition, Wickham, Hampshire, 4.11.2017



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