HERE'S A CHANCE TO GET A FRENCH period tramcar at a bargain price. It has to be a great deal at just 2.99 Euros. And if you don't want a French model, how about a British balloon tram?
SMN report: Editions Atlas is a European partwork publisher, with a good reputation for making collections available of both usual and unusual subjects. Tractors, tanks, even Volvo cars, are included in the current EA list.
Again a bargain price - £1.99 - is a big attraction at series launch, but the subject is a good one, too. It's a rounded 'balloon' design seen running along the sea-front at the popular Lancashire resort of Blackpool. It's a delightful model.
The scale of the French tram is 1:87, worldwide H0 scale, rather than a precise fit with established model kit scales. However, for diorama work, the Type 500 would fit OK with 1:72 scale models without too many misgivings. As for the balloon tram, 1:76 scale can also fit with 1:72 scale dioramas, so you can take your choice. Both are recommended.
Click here to visit the balloon tram.
Click here to visit the French tram.