I had no idea what a steam tram was until I went to the Buurtspoorweg Museum (Viscinal Railways) in Schepdaal (near Brussels) in 1988.
I've liked them ever since, but I haven't acquired one yet. I wish the LGB model had exposed drivers with connecting rods, etc. for more visual interest (like the "Plettenburg" on the DEV), but it's still a nice one.
"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)