Bachmann America has introduced HO scale Spectrum® Peter Witt Streetcars (trams), available in five operators liveries, plus one undecorated version.
While serving as Cleveland's Street Railway Commissioner, Peter Witt designed an all-steel, single-operator streetcar that distinguished itself from others of the era by its use of the centre door as an exit only. Passengers paid as they boarded at the front and exited at the centre of the car, an arrangement, which reduced stop times, improved schedules, and increased efficiency. Though designed originally for Cleveland, the Peter Witt Streetcar went on to service in cities throughout the world from the 1930s up until the early 1960s. The Bachmann models represent cars that served urban areas in several East Coast, Midwestern, and West Coast states.
• DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting
• Dual-mode decoder with NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC or DC operation
• Two-position switch (underside of car) for choice of overhead wire or track pickup
• All-wheel drive
• Precision can motor with two brass machined flywheels
• Hidden drive train and electronics
• Room for speaker
• Die-cast frame and interior
• Painted interior with seats
• Photo-etched brass safety screen
• Operation on 9˝ radius curves
These models are available in the UK from Bachmann dealers. The recommended retail price of all versions in £71.05 and all six versions are currently in stock at Barwell.