Re: Re: Trackless trams for Melbourne
  Steven Altham

I thought it was 50 more E class & 50 F class plus a depot at airport West

On Mon, 3 May 2021, 4:53 pm TP, historyworks@...> wrote:

> What I was going to say that the next step up (requiring two extra modules

> because of the extra bogie on one end) would be a 40+ metre tram, too long

> for Melbourne.


> Tony P


> On Monday, 3 May 2021 at 16:49:12 UTC+10 TP wrote:


>> That would be a very untidy extension with a mixture of lengths, some

>> requiring two bogies, and random door placements.


>> Tony P


>> On Monday, 3 May 2021 at 15:55:36 UTC+10 Matthew Geier wrote:


>>> On 3/5/21 3:50 pm, TP wrote:

>>> > The layout of this short 26 metre version of the E class would not be

>>> > amenable to adding additional modules later because of the need to add

>>> > an additional bogie to support the centre of the two module vehicle.

>>> > It would look like this:

>>> >

>>> An extra module can be added easily. It just has one bogie like the

>>> leading module in the illustration. You could have 'n' number of modules

>>> all with one bogie, except the last one. I'm not sure how stable this

>>> configuration would be, it may need some creative yaw damping.


>>> I note that in the UK there have been a spate of yaw damper mounting

>>> point cracks on railway rolling stock, two different CAF builds and the

>>> Hitachi IEC trains have suffered yaw damper problems.




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