The pictured model was done by cutting the outline to be same as the real car. (John Prentice)
TRAMALAN (TA kit)
I first saw this tram model in an exhibition, impressed by a motorized tram model under the background of the renowned Dried Seafood Street in Sheung Wan, however the price for an unassembled one is too expensive for me.
The 1:76 Hong Kong tram model is made by white metal and the body is designed with features of the 1950s style (the “Post-war” style) and typical adverts. It is definitely superb I ever seen.
As I was gripped by the recent tram 120 fever, I changed the livery of my model into 120s style!
St. Petersburg Tram Collection, Russia
This 1980 design tram model is, however, even more expensive than the TRAMALAN collection. I could not afford such an exorbitant price of USD300! It keeps me hesitating for a long time as it is a limited edition of 100 sets.
Finally, I decided to order for it. I ended up spending several months’ savings to buy it. The 1:43 model is made by metal with a bright red livery of “Double Happiness Cigarettes”. Detailed seats, staircases, handrails and turnstiles are made incredibly precise.
Nowadays, advertising liveries of cigarettes are no longer allowed in Hong Kong. This model, to me, refreshes my memories of the old days.
Recently the HK tram – Bachmann version has launched in February. Definitely a potential market!
俄羅斯St. Petersburg Tram Collection系列
Superb outline for Tramalan 120, whilst perfect inner cabin for Bachmann version!!
This might be a good example to HKT to making one set for the precedent and present tramcars..
All Photos: Joseph Tse