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Hi

I am new here having found the forum seeking out 1/16 scale. Here in the UK it is a popular scale for trams/trolleys and I intend having a go. My first efforts will be quick and cheap using old Meccano I have lying around but hopefully followed by something more realistic.

The link below shows some models at this scale running.

Model Tram Show, Manchester, UK July 2012
 

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Interesting video. Reminds me of the "double decker" buses that run around most of London (we even make them available in some cities for tourist in the US). I used to live in Sculthorpe, UK when I was very young, but didn't really get into trams or street cars until we moved to Germany. Europe is full of them. Most of the model layouts in G-Scale seem to run around the steam or diesel engines, although there are a lot of indoor setups with streetcars and overhead catenary wire systems. They don't seem to fit in with some of the larger garden layouts and have a more urban or city theme.... (now of course I'll end up getting a lot of arguements from those who love their outdoor trolley layouts...Ha). I'm sure you'll find the MLS has lots of helpful links as you venture into this hobby. I haven't heard the name Meccano since I was 5-7 years old. The European fore runner of the Erector sets were very popular and much better built that the US counterpart. Welcome aboard.

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