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100

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Lisboa
$162.99
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120

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San Francisco tram
$162.99
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London tram
$207.99
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Istanbul
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AEC Bus B-type
$157.99
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Buenos Aires
$187.99
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What tram models are recommended for beginners?

In this category of tram modeling, surely one of the most accessible for those starting out in this fascinating world is the AEC Bus B-type Bus model, of a medium level of difficulty and approximately 100 hours of dedication. It is considered the first bus produced en masse and began transporting passengers in 1911. Two years later, there were already about 2500 in service. It had a capacity of 34 people, 16 inside and 18 on the open upper floor. Its structure was made of wood and steel wheels. As for its maximum circulation speed: 16 kilometers per hour, which was above the legal speed limit established at that time (12 km/h).

The same difficulty, and invested hours, can represent the assembly of the Lisbon Tram, built between 1936 and 1940. These trams were considered the safest in Lisbon as they were equipped with a reinforced braking system, consisting of up to five types: pneumatic, mechanical, electric, electromagnetic using skids, and mechanical with skids. It also had two powerful electric motors. Basically, all this was because they provided a service on the most demanding routes of the city with slopes of up to 12% incline. As a particularity, its characteristic bulging roof that gives it an old-fashioned air. Starting in 1995, they began to be withdrawn. Several units are preserved in operation for charter services and occasional reinforcements in regular service. A tram model that is a real gem, and still relevant.

And finally, we will take a look, following this line of difficulty, at the Istanbul Tram. This is a reproduction that will delight tram modeling enthusiasts. The Taksim-Tunnel is a historic line. The name comes from the fact that it connects Taksim Square, a central and busy place, with the Karaköy area, where the entrance to the funicular tunnel is located, allowing access to elevated areas of the city. The tunnel was inaugurated in 1875. Therefore, we are talking about one of the oldest funiculars in the world. This transport system has played an important role in connectivity and urban mobility in Istanbul for over a century.

What is the best scale for building tram models?

  • Realism. Being a large scale, the level of detail in the models is usually easier to appreciate. This allows for a more precise reproduction of the performance and specific characteristics of the tram model.
  • Better handling. It can be easier to handle and assemble.
  • Facilitates customization. The 1:24 scale provides more space for adding specific details. You can incorporate handmade elements and accessories more easily than in smaller scales.
  • Better visibility of details.

Where can I exhibit tram models?

You have several options: you can display them on shelves or display cases with a good base, place them on large capacity coffee or side tables, and even hang your model on the wall using special brackets. In addition, there is the option of hosting them on wall shelves, which saves space and also creates a visually attractive space. If you can afford to have a specific room for your work and the exhibition of your models, it would be great.

Also, exhibiting tram models can be a rewarding experience and an opportunity to share your work with other enthusiasts. You can participate in specific events or local exhibitions. Join railway modeling clubs or associations in your area. These groups often organize internal events and exhibitions for members to showcase their reproductions. And another option, especially in current times, is to feed your social networks with your creations and the richness of the process. It is a good way to share your hobby with other enthusiasts and generate positive feedback. Get excited and let yourself be taken back to the time when these old vehicles circulated the streets, with our tram models in kit.