Trams: Is There Much Tramway Interest On Here??

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Raildude

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Indeed standard plumbing parts off shelf. Plastic anchors into drywall (metal condo studs are a pain) and solid oak shelf so no sagging. Been like that for years. We have exposed pipework in unit as we live in an old warehouse converted to lofts so pipe is eveywhere to continue the theme.
 
idlemarvel

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Like High Lines, that is a very neat installation. Love the supports not at all clumpy. Look very like Plumbing Parts?
Me too. I am hoping to have a high line around my shed once the shed move and clearout is complete (see thread "Land Grab"). Then I can have an RhB theme line which will give me an excuse to get that new LGB Ge 6/6 II. Some years away.

Sorry nothing to do with trams but aren't trams just trains that run on streets? (reaches for flak jacket) :)
 
dunnyrail

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Me too. I am hoping to have a high line around my shed once the shed move and clearout is complete (see thread "Land Grab"). Then I can have an RhB theme line which will give me an excuse to get that new LGB Ge 6/6 II. Some years away.

Sorry nothing to do with trams but aren't trams just trains that run on streets? (reaches for flak jacket) :)
Well you are forgiven as the RHB has a substantial amount of Street running near Tiarano and in Chur Locomotive. Running not unknown either on both.
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KentKeith

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Last Saturday I was up in scouseland to attend the AGM of the Tramway and Light Railway Society which was held at the Wirral Transport Museum in Birkenhead. Upon arrival at the museum and upon presentation of our membership card we were issued with a day ticket giving access to the museum and as many tram rides we wanted on the Heritage Tramway.

Not having visited the Liverpool/Birkenhead area before I decided to take the Mersey Ferry across to Birkenhead which deposited me at one end of the heritage tramway. Just as I got off the ferry the Birkenhead Open-Topper arrived which was photographed after arriving at the museum:

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Also operating that day was the Liverpool Baby Grand:
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and the Wallasey Open Balcony Double-Decker:

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Not operating that day were the following trams which, of course, never ran in service in the Liverpool/Wirral area:

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There were some more trams inside the museum but it was rather difficult to get any decent photographs.

All in all it was a worthwhile trip to attend the AGM, see the museum and ride all the trams in operation that day although it did mean an early catching the 06:02 Southeastern High Speed up to London to arrive in Liverpool by 10:10. Weather was grotty all the way but the sun came out soon after arriving at Liverpool. Great day!!
 
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MRail

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Keith,
We often say the sun shines on the (self) righteous up here!

The two trams 69 & 70, not running that day, were ordered new from Hong Kong tramways by a rather enlightened town council.
They were numbered to follow the original Birkenhead Tramways fleet, and provided an inaugural service while local trams were being restored.
Still in use, they do look rather odd on std gauge trucks, as does the Lisbon car.
 
Monty

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Yes, I have an interest....Some of my trams on my back deck in warmer times..... F63BC274-DD43-4AB7-BEB5-8CE92ECA235C.jpeg 3BDA0573-A2C1-4807-9F50-5479545F10E9.jpeg 3BDA0573-A2C1-4807-9F50-5479545F10E9.jpeg CAF4AFFF-4054-4F54-B332-E2C8B87E9F7B.jpeg F63BC274-DD43-4AB7-BEB5-8CE92ECA235C.jpeg
 
David1226

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A tram, coming from Puerto Soller, approaches the terminus of the Vintage electric train in Soller, Mallorca,22.6.2010

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While sorting through boxes in the garage looking for G scale to dispose of I came across this model of a Chester demi-car I scratch-built some 20 odd years ago. My son and I had an exhibition layout - scale around 1/32 running on Peco O gauge track to represent 3'6"/metre gauge. Lima O motor bogies or scratch built chassis' picking up 12v DC for traction. I also built an articulated Blokkendozen 9G in Amsterdam livery (no 780), a Great Yarmouth Brush car (no 6) with reverse staircase and a Norwich Brush car (no 1). Coincidentally the body of the latter still exists inside a somewhat ramshackle 1930s holiday home about half a mile from my home. My 1:24 man from China lurks in the photos to give an idea of scale - which must be close to gauge one. If I come across any of the others I'll post more piccies.
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I recently completed converting these two ‘rustic tin decorations’ with a repaint of the lower half and battery powered chassis.
They are Lisbon trams and one has a Tamiya gearbox homebuilt chassis and the other has a Phil Sharples (vwmonkeyblue) laser cut wood chassis off eBay

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A battery powered tram charging its batteries from a short length of fixed overhead catenary at a tram stop in Seville. Spain, 18.9.2018

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MTheStrong

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Just returned from a trip to Seville. They have one tram line and operate battery powered trams with Overhead Charging Points at stations. Here are some photos:

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The new bit of Tramway from Grand Central (Birmingham New Street) to Centenary Square opened this month. The short (840 metres) new bit is entirely worked by the existing Trams but on Battery Power as there was a wish to have no Catenary in this central area. Birmingham make a lot about this being a first for UK, but Battery Trams have been used by heritage systems back in the last Centuary, though to be fair it is the first such use on the so called New Tram Syestems. This extension is eventually going to Edgbaston (due 2021) and work is ongoing. The short extension to Wolverhampton Station should be open soon. Once this opens the system will be a Y configuration with a Junction at the Wolverhampton end to the original Terminus and the BR Station. Next up will be the Dudley Extension followed by one heading out to the NEC. I would not hold my breath on the final one as that is linked to HS2.

Link to the future map.


Birmingham Tram, all the old ones have been withdrawn now and these are the ones working. They were built with possible conversion to partial Battery working and the Bump over the front top is where the Batteries have been retro fitted.
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Found thus interesting YT Vid about large scale trams in the garden just now.

 
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I like the trolly pole reverser at about 5:40 - very ingenious.
 
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I like the trolly pole reverser at about 5:40 - very ingenious.
Yes very prototypical of many systems, but a bit tricky to get working. This clever so and so has made it work both ways. I e has to admire the skill. Have even seen them working in 00.
 
MTheStrong

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I have just returned from a holiday in Germany and travelled on trams in 2 cities, Kassel and Halberstadt.

Kassel has 2 tram systems, the usual roadbased tram system and the Regio trams. The Regio trams operate out of the Hauptbahnhof and use both former rail lines as well as the roadbased network. Here is a photo of a Regio Tram in the centre of Kassel:

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Here are some photos of the conventional trams:

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Halberstadt has 2 tram lines (Line 1 and Line 2) both running from the Hauptbahnhof:

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Was Avery good idea to ensure that you did the Halberstadt Trams as they have been under jeopardy of closure for a few years now. But they do keep hanging on, some idiot road mad politician behind the closure threats so I believe.
 
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Was Avery good idea to ensure that you did the Halberstadt Trams as they have been under jeopardy of closure for a few years now. But they do keep hanging on, some idiot road mad politician behind the closure threats so I believe.
They wouldn't be a member of this forum, that’s for sure
 
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A funny thing passed me on the way to the Forum.

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Hoots mon.