Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

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Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby Arseny » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:19 pm

There is an exhibition in Saint-Petersburg at present - "There was a tram going around the city"

There are some tramway models there, TT- and H0-scale.

BTW, what is the correct word for the tramway in the USA? "Tramway"? "Tram"? "Trolley"? "Streetcar"?..

Tram-clock (and lamp):

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Tramway models, TT and H0:

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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby Arseny » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:35 pm

LM-33 tram (TT-scale paper model), produced in Leningrad (former Saint-Petersburg) in 1933-1939.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LM-33
They were based on the Peter Witt design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Witt_streetcar

It's funny that this tram model earned the nickname "American".
They were operated in Leningrad until 1979. I remember them from my childhood.
They had nice wooden lacquer seats, and a lot of strange pipes (pneumatic brakes and door-opening drive), and a big brake wheel inside...

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Gotha tram, made by Karsei. It is 1:120 scale, 9mm gauge, so it is TTm:

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MS-4 tram model.
MS-4 trams were produced in Leningrad since 1927, some of them are in use in Saint-Petersburg as service streetcars even today!

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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby Arseny » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:41 pm

Some tramway and everyday stuff of 1920s-1970s; tickets, money, purse and something else

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H0-scale freight tram model:

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The freight trams were very popular in Leningrad/Saint-Petersburg since 1910s-1920s.
Freight tramway service ceased in 1997, but some of them are still in use for MOW tramway service.
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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby richardedmonds » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:06 am

[quote="Arseny"]There is an exhibition in Saint-Petersburg at present - "There was a tram going around the city"

There are some tramway models there, TT- and H0-scale.

I was quite surprised there Arseny to see a collection with London and Blackpool trams in St Petersburg. Somewhere in a cupboard here is one of those green and white trams that I bought twenty odd years ago thanks for the reminder
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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby LVG1 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:43 pm

Arseny wrote:Gotha tram, made by Karsei. It is 1:120 scale, 9mm gauge, so it is TTm:


They are not both Gotha-type.
The lower one is standard type which is the predecessor of Gotha-type.
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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby Arseny » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:50 pm

LVG1 wrote:
Arseny wrote:Gotha tram, made by Karsei. It is 1:120 scale, 9mm gauge, so it is TTm:


They are not both Gotha-type.
The lower one is standard type which is the predecessor of Gotha-type.


The yellow one?
It was declared as "Gotha ET50". Is it wrong?
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Re: Tramway exhibition in Saint-Petersburg

Postby LVG1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:46 pm

Arseny wrote:The yellow one?
It was declared as "Gotha ET50". Is it wrong?


Yes, the yellow one.
It's possible that it was also made in Gotha—I'm not sure. But it's usually not referred to as Gotha-type. I don't know what the correct designation is. I guess it based on a pre-war construction which was made by various manufacturers.

But the red one was constructed in Gotha. Only trams with these characteristic front ends are usually called Gotha-type.
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