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Trams in tinplate 1/32 & 1/43

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I came across these while searching for something else.

 

This is a fairly good model of a Lisbon 4 wheel tram, sold as one of those rough tinplate decorations and found on a clearance shops ebay site. It scales out at roughly 1/32 so 32mm track is pretty good to represent the 900mm gauge. It comes in the green tourist city tour livery but I prefer the service liveries so I will repaint one in each.

I removed the incorrect representation of 4 axles using a screwdriver and cutters to break the spot welds and I'm going to build a rc chassis using Darstaed coarse O gauge wheels and Tamiya gearboxes. The chassis will be attached with magnets so it can swap between the two of these and a powered van I use for my O gauge tinplate.

 

Seen with a 1/87th diecast version

 

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The first of the two repainted and waiting for some distressing to match the original look.

 

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Darstaed wheels fitted to the Tamiya 3v gearbox. The insulated bushes were turned round to get a back to back of 29mm

 

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The other find were these, Paya tinplate, on eBay for £5 each including post. I ordered them separately so they all came under the threshold to get the parcelforce tax!

They come with a crude tinplate tyred wheel chassis so that was removed and they will get the same Tamiya gearbox as the larger tram but only a single axle powered on these.

They look great alongside normal Hornby O tinplate too.

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The red liveried tram gets the right (ish) roof colour

 

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Both trams now repainted to the more common liveries. I'm going to weather them to match the antique finish as it looks good with this rustic construction ;)

 

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Finally I got these motorised and ran them at a friends garden railway open day. 

 

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