Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths
Model Melbourne trams

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Deutsche Straßenbahnen in Victoria Street

I had a couple of days off, so I decided to throw a decoder into an articulated ROCO Cologne Duwag that I picked up cheap off Ebay. Given that these trams are single ended with doors on one side only, and Victoria Street does not have balloon loops for termini, The modellers licence does get a fair bit of artistic extravagance.

Now these trams run on the right hand side of the road, the doors are on the their near (right) side, the trailing end may have basic controls for reversing in depot and other occasions. For Victoria Street this tram has 'doors' on the other side (away from viewer), the tram can drive from either end, and as for the scenario for this tram, it is operated by a museum in conjunction for an Oktoberfest at the racecourse. (now this draws an incredibly long bow)

The usual treatment of fibre optic marker lights and hazard lights, with saloon lighting and headlights. A fun and challenging retrofit.

Yes, even side hazard lights were fitted.
The Oktoberfest shuttle waits for 870 to proceed
before using the station crossover.
(Note the new headlight fitted to the 'trailing' end)

Die Deutschen wissen, wie man ein Modell entwickeln
(The Germans know how to build a model)

Unter dem Kabel,
für Glenn