Hong Kong Tram Models 香港電車模型

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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!

英國TRAMALAN系列  

十多年前在上環西港城的巴士模型展覽,一個以上環鹹魚欄和一架走動的電車模型情景深深吸引著我,可是模型的售價要六百多元,令我卻步。

這架模型的比例為1:76,白金屬物料,車身呈現五十年代「戰後式」的外形,加上經典的橫額廣告,是我見過最完美的一架電車模型。

最近掀起懷舊「120」熱,我更特意為我的模型換上當年120號電車的廣告 !

 

 

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  

這架八十年代款式的電車模型,售價遠比TRAMALAN那架還要高,竟要三百多美元!這對我實在是非常大的負擔。加上限售一百部,令我猶豫了很久。

幾番掙扎後,我終於決定訂購。整整省下了幾個月的飯錢。模型的比例為1:43,金屬物料,鮮紅色的「紅雙喜」車身廣告倍添奪目。車廂內籠如座椅、樓梯、扶手、車尾的旋轉閘等都十分仔細。

當年電車披上香煙廣告的光景已不復再,這架模型正好勾起我的回憶。

今年二月百萬城推出香港電車模型,這將會是一個潛在市場 !

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..

這套九鐵紀念版模型,電車公司或者可考慮推出電車版本…

All Photos: Joseph Tse

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