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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Hong Kong Tramways micro layout
OO scale 738mm x 207mm
www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

This microlayout has now grown up from a workbench project to a fully fledged layout, so all future postings will be here.

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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Hong Kong Tramways micro layout
OO scale 738mm x 207mm
www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

Started in December 2019 and nearing completion several months earlier than planned. I already have two exhibition bookings in 2021 for this.

Updated 29/03/20 with better quality tram photos, each one is captioned. 
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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'

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All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Bachmann Hong Kong Tram 56

 

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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Bachmann Hong Kong Tram 84
 
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Bachmann Hong Kong Tram 106
 
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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Bachmann Hong Kong Works Car 400 converted from a plain liveried HK Tram once available for the UK market.

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The scene that gave me the idea.
HKT Car 162 passing Macau Ferry Terminal stop.

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The result!

'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'

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Hong Kong Tramways micro layout

OO scale 738mm x 207mm

www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

 

04/04/20:
Painted fascia black, added old style HK Tram Stop coaster for the layout name,
third office building sign added, then played trams!!

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2021 Exhibition Bookings:

20/02/21: RISEX 21, Princes Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park, Princes Risborough HP27 9AX

21/08/21: Bishop’s Stortford Railway Society, Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 5BD

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Hong Kong Tramways micro layout

OO scale 738mm x 207mm

www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

Five Good Friday cameo shots on the layout featuring Bachmann HK Trams 56 and 106, Corgi Volvo/Alexander Citybus 521 and an 80M Models HK Taxi.

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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車'
Hong Kong Tramways micro layout
OO scale 738mm x 207mm
www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

18/04/2020
A few bits and pieces and photos to accompany.

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Tidy up Bus Stop and add sign - adapted from the Bachmann London Transport bus stop.

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Add white line to edge of Tram Stop 'platform'.

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Tidy up road surface with offcuts of self-adhesive road surfacing.

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Then have a running session!!!

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Hong Kong Tramways micro layout

OO scale 738mm x 207mm

www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

02/05/20

Checking, repairing and servicing trams:

The regular runners on this microlayout are 56, 84. 106 and 400 and all are in sound condition.

it was time to look at the others that could be saved, the extras are:
45 now with new motor from a poor paint job on another car, new trolley pole (from the same donor car), and populated with crew and passengers from another donor car.
68 (Tourist Tram) with lubricated gears and now a lot quieter running, shortened trolley pole and front lifeguard gate refitted.
888 (Safety Training Car) now with 'Private Hire' blinds and a driver - The actual 888 was a static body used for training at Whitty Street Depot, but my 888 runs!

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Car 45 back in action with new trolley pole, new motor, crew and passengers.

 

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Car 68 'Tramoramic' sightseeing car with shortened trolley pole and refitted lifeguard gate. (Handrails are very delicate and tend to distort and break easily)

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Safety Training Car 888 with new 'Private Hire' blinds and driver added.

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Eastbound Cars 45, 56, and 84 all bound for North Point

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Westbound Cars (LtoR). Works Car 400, Car 106, and Sightseeing Car 68.
 

 



 

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Sometimes we get it wrong and what seemed like a nice idea doesn't work out. I added the 'Alternative' HKT Tram Stop to one end of the layout and although it looked good from above, it was 'lost' at table height. Here's one last look at my 'idea' before I replaced the road signage with plain road surface and removed the tram stop sign.
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All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車',
Hong Kong Tramways micro layout,
OO scale 738mm x 207mm
www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

Recently had my first day out into the great big world after lockdown and drove to my favourite model shop in Norwich and came back with a KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus) bus - Now three buses and a taxi hide my appalling cheap figures in front of the office block.

 

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EFE China Motor Bus (ex London Transport) Leyland Atlantean XA1 which was its LT fleet number.

 

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Corgi Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo Olympian

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Corgi Citibus Volvo Olympian.

 

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'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車',

Hong Kong Tramways micro layout, OO scale 738mm x 207mm

www.hongkongtramlayout.webs.com

The micro-layout gets a 'public' airing on Saturday 15/8 amongst members of a narrow gauge model group I belong to. It will be a car boot meeting where we will park socially distanced apart, open up our car boots and display our models/layouts. 'All Cars Stop Here 請在此站停車',will be seen for the first time away from home and despite no electricity, I will have the 80M battery powered remote control tram running! If this meeting works, I might well buy a battery controller as it could be an interim way forward for future exhibitions?

More photos tomorrow.

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