This Backer & Rueb tramway locomotive is based on the prototype from the beginning of the 20th century.
You can make this model run on a H0e or H0m track with the drive of a Roco BR 215 and a small, max 8 mm wide and 17 mm long motor (fx of an optical drive), for which I tailor made this model. Check http://svencentral.com for parts needed and a description, including the motor, wheels, brass number and nameplates. Or use a drive of your own.
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This Backer & Rueb tramway locomotive is based on the prototype from the beginning of the 20th century. The model is not made for any specific drive, but a cheap and easy to get Hornby 0-4-0 would be a good choice. You'll have to make some adjustments on the bottom of the model to suit the drive, now there is just an opening. Suggested distance of the axles is about 33 mm. As this model has a lot of fine details, the model can only be printed with Frosted Ultra Detail. This makes it a very beautiful, but unfortunately not a cheap model.
More background info on the model and prototype you'll find at http:// svencentral.com.
For anyone that wants to make their own tramway loco, you now only have to focus on the exterior. The tedious and complicated work of the interior has been taken out of your hands. This is a very detailed and correct model of a classic Backer & Rueb steam tram from 1894, as far as the books and photos made of the original were able to disclose. It has been researched for accuracy for eight months, with expert help. If you buy this, I assume that you already have a drive or have a drive planned. For a complete solution, I will be releasing the whole tramway locomotive soon, as seen in the example pictures.