My half finished tram

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Sempak, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Sempak

    Sempak Member

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    This is the Melbourne B2 class Light Rail Vehicle I've been working on, more commonly known as a "double tram" or "long tram". :D

    It's a whitemetal kit that I've glued together and it's just received its first coat of primer. The body is constructed and i put the Bowser mech in to see how it ran, it runs goooood. Nice and smooth. The front bogie drives with the option for 3 bogie pick up but I'm only using two since the middle one is hard to connect pickups to due to the articulated bit.

    Once I've borrowed the compressor the builders in our back yard are using I'll put on the last few coats of paint. Primer... Yellow... Green... Details... Decals... Top Coat Urgh!

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    An interesting project Chris. What gauge is it?
  3. Sempak

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    It runs on HO gauge track although...

    In my part of Australia all of the electric heavy rail/EMU's as well as most of the freight and interstate passenger traffic runs on broad gauge track of 5'6" while the trams run down the middle of the streets on standard gauge track of 4'8.5" So if I ever have a layout where my trams run near some standard rail traffic then their tracks will to too 'wide'.
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    **ding ding** GERD DJEEEEEEEEEERRRRR **ding ding**

    Does I make a good tram, Sempak? :cool: :D

    **ding ding** !!
  5. Sempak

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    Depends... if that noise in the middle was a connie, well theyve been gone for a long time. :cry:

    On the other hand... if it was the sound of the wheels sqeaking on sub standard track then you're right on! :D

    Would you beleive some of the new ones have a horn!?!?!
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good :thumb: :thumb:
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Looks great so far!!! :thumb:

    Val