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Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Riffelalp tramcar   Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:53 am

I found something that may interest some of you:

It would be better suited for 32mm track to be on the same scale as IIm. But it couls be an ad-on for a IIm garden train.

I have known the previous tramcar, working with triphase stream. A part from power, the former wood version could be even easier to build.

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Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Riffelalp tramcar   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:30 am

I have found on the net some very interesting documents on this odd little car.

 - In the late 40'sit appeared to be decorated with beautiful moulded panels and no curtains.

 - In the late 50's those panels were probably in poor shape and had been covered with simple ordinary boards (roughly 7 cm wide). They probably thought it looked a little too much like a box and added curtains as can be seen on my upper picture.

 - The last version has retained both options. The chassis seems to be the same although it has been re-powered.

The luggage van seems to be quite different from the original one. The later had suffered some changes too. The sides had been plugged on half of their length between the 40's and the late 90's where they were in the Seiler House garden for the kids to play with.

So every one can reproduce whichever version according to his tastes, his skill and what the version evocates him.
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Riffelalp tramcar   Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Amazing, I never knew this existed. A great little modelling project that could be built into a small scenic module...... Exclamation

There is a page on wikipedia in English.

I see the track gauge is actually 800mm which would make the scale about 1:18 using 45mm track.
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Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Riffelalp tramcar   Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 pm

The model that has been made for the hotel loundge is 1/18 scale.

[url= Tram Modell 2013.pdf][/url]

If I happen tto build one, it would be roughly at 1/22.5 running on a 32mm track (0 gauge). Would have I kept the Pola maxi 0 loks (that I stupidly disgarded a few years ago), I would immediately undertake this little project, but I am reluctant building a chassis from scratch.
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