1/24 53004 Ocio Creativo Westliche Berliner Vorortbahn Berlin No. 40Tram Street Car 1901 - G Scale - (OcCre)
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Beautiful, true scale and very highly detailed model with laser cut hardwood parts, cast metal and photoetched metal fittings, completely finished hardwood wood details and more. Measures 390 mm long (about 15.4 inches long) when assembled. Can be motorized with an optional motor kit for operation on your G scale railroad. Other kits in this superb series include at least 7 different historical trolley / street cars, dioramas for the street cars, ships, small boats, two wagons, early steam locomotives and rolling stock. This model is of motor car tram No. 40, 1901. This vehicle was the oldest of the Berlin electric motor car trams. Number 40 originally operated in the West Berlin suburbs as part of the "Westliche Berliner Vorortbahn." It is the type of motor car tram called "Neu-Berolina," and this type became very popular and saw widespread use. In 1903 the side and front wall protectors were installed around the running gear, to avoid people being knocked down and dragged under the wheels. With the unification of Berlin's municipal transport companies in 1920, this tram ended up belonging to the company "Berliner Strassenbahn" and was renamed No. 3851, on later on A 114. The tram was manufactured by Boker & Cie, Remscheid and remained in service from 1901 right through to 1943. It was fitted with two 16. 7 kW AEG motors, measured 28 feet long, 6.5 feet wide and 11 feet high. When empty she weighed in at 8.5 tonnes. It had sitting room for 20, plus another 12 standing.
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