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Take a ride on a vintage tram...over 100 years in the making!
In a continuation of my fascination with trams from years past, this latest LEGO model is a tribute to the vintage trams of Istanbul, Turkey. Where Europe and Asia collide, Istanbul is perhaps the most historically captivating city I have ever visited. Istanbul's original electric tram network of over 55 lines and 270 cars was closed in 1966, before being revamped in the 1990s (with mostly modern trams). Part of that rebirth included the historic tramline T2 Taksim-Tünel.
Please also check out and support Vintage Tram I! https://ideas.lego.com/projects/119603
Don't forget to see my other active projects...
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Regular (1 Car)
Approx Dimensions: Length 23.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Height 15.0 cm
Number of pieces (with 5 minifigs, without track): 557
Extended (2 connected cars)
Approx Dimensions: Length 46.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Height 15.0 cm
Number of pieces (with 8 minifigs, without track): 1049
This model was built using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD). On the exterior, the tram features functioning entrance and exit gates, head and roof lights, signage, rearview mirrors, as well as the classic logo of “IETT”, the company that currently operates the Istanbul vintage trams. As shown in the model, one neat feature of Istanbul's vintage trams is that they can be extended with a second car connected to the first.
The model also features removable tops that provide access to the passenger carriages, which in turn hold up to 6 sitting passengers each. The driver cab features a controls panel, 2 levers, as well as a fire extinguisher.
Comments, questions, and constructive feedback of this model is greatly appreciated!