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Offline Reddog785

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Tram ideas
« on: July 27, 2010, 11:30:17 PM »
I have an idea about light railway platforms and the PPM fleet. PPM trams run on flywheels with are recharged by either third rails at "station stops" or fossil fuel engines.

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 08:45:01 PM »
It would be great to include a class 139 as used on the stourbridge branch.  Alas I have no time for the foreseeable future though!

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 08:49:30 AM »
Good idea - they'd be tiny in game!

Offline Reddog785

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 09:07:26 AM »
They'd look cute :D

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 06:32:45 PM »
The PPM should be a train, rather than a tram, shouldn't it, as they use mainline railway rather than a tramway. They should be represented in Simutrans, I would think, as diesel units.

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 08:14:44 PM »
But they run on flywheel and PPM's do have low floor models for us on tramways, visit their website.

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 08:16:27 PM »
But they run on flywheel and PPM's do have low floor models for us on tramways, visit their website.

The flywheel has to be recharged from something! However, I wasn't aware that the Class 139 was but one of a range of different PPMs. Am I right in thinking that it is the only British variant? One might, I suppose, add the low floor version as a tram and the Class 139 as a train.

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 08:35:16 PM »
All PPM trams and railcars are designed and built in Cradley Heath, England. And, like I say, the flywheel is recharged by either a third rail at station stops or onboard fossil fuel engines.

EDIT: They used to do a railbus model that looked like a cross between a bus and a tram.

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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 08:40:03 PM »
Interesting! There is evidently scope for various versions of this.

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Re: Tram ideas
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Re: Tram ideas
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 07:59:59 PM »
Very Nice,
it get a grin in my Face. ;D
Those vehicles as modeles in pak128.britain
be geting a colorful and great pakset.

greenling