Saturday, 2 March 2013

Fun With Trams And Buses

The main tram lines are down, and have been Plastered (No not drunk, Just plaster placed on them) Also the bridge over the diverging lines has been built, and tram lines are settling into the plaster too.

Note the plastic holding the lines down so they don't spring up out of the plaster

Ive got 2 trams currently. One is a Tomix Portram, and the other is a Bachmann Brill trolley.
The brill has been modified to a more Melbourne look, Something between a Y and a X1 Type

The Portram has been painted in the Yarra Trams Livery, and is now showing off its new pantogrpah from Dapol, (The old one flipped)


After...Seen running on the freshly dried tram lines

I also found a new "Moving Bus System" by Tomix which is basically a affordable version of the Faller Car System. Although the Tomix system run on plastic sections of road that click together to make a loop. Me being me thought there had to be a better way, brought some magnetic tiger beading wire and was placed under my Scalescenes roading.

After a bit of trial and error (the card i printed the road on was to thick for the magnets on the bus) i now have the buses working fine.

The motorised chassis is about $40 which doesnt come with a body. but a few extra tires. you then have to spend about $45 for a 5 pack of low floor buses in different liverys. There is though... A "kit" of 4 older high floor buses (also by Tomix) that you put together and paint yourself for about $10 that also do fit on the same chassis, I brought both to show a new operator has brought the local buses and is modernizing the Fleet.
Low Floor (photo taken on old layout)

Older High Floors (photo taken on old layout)

It was tried. But the new livery doesn't look nice on the old Ones

And one that got trod on accidentally (We pretend it hit a Skip)


1 comment:

  1. Hi there, Albion has always been an interest of mine too. I intend doing it one day in N scale as well. Good luck with your version!