C.B.T. open top double-deck tramcar No 206 model
Birmingham Corporation double-deck tramcar No 700 [Brush Co., 1925], Birmingham Corporation double-deck tramcar No 2, open top [Dick, Kerr Co., 1904], Darlington Corporation Light Railway single-deck tramcar No 16 [G.F.Milnes Co], Kinver Light Railway single-deck tramcar No 50 [Brush Co., 1902] and Tatra T3 type single-deck tramcar No 40.
Once safely on site, the Crich workshop built special display showcases for the trams so that they could be shown to visitors to the museum and they proved to be a very popular attraction.
Wolverhampton single-deck enclosed tramcar No 4 model
Birmingham Corporation double-deck balcony tramcar No 372 model
Now that the models are at Crich we have put three on display in the Exhibition Hall and are investigating the possibility of running the 1/16th scale models on special days. This will take some time as we need to ascertain the type of layouts required and find a suitable space where the models can operate safely due to their fragile nature.
Llandudno single-deck enclosed tramcar No 17 model
It is very satisfying to have brought together the models and ensure that they are all now housed in the same place for the enjoyment of future visitors. In the next few months we will be gathering more information about their history in order to highlight this important part of our collection.
Robert Morris, Librarian
The four additional models now at Crich are:
Birmingham Corporation double-deck balcony tramcar No 372
CBT open top double-deck tramcar No 206
Wolverhampton single-deck enclosed tramcar No 4
Llandudno single-deck enclosed tramcar No 17