RE: Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat
  Kevin Taig

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Hi Mal & All,


In my processing of MMTB Tramcar Drawings, I came across a could-a-been 77E ‘Car.

The original drawing (Sketch) of the Y class car was for a “50 foot” car supported by  Brill 77E trucks.

It is only pencil on tracing paper, so it probably didn’t get past the proposal stage.

The Y ended up  with  MMTB # 1C which had modified bolsters to the 1A & 1B models.





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From: Mal Rowe
Sent: Tuesday, 7 November 2023 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat


On 07/11/2023 09:08, Bob Pearce wrote:
Mal, very timely article for TDU.  I am preparing an article about the Brill 77E trucks PETS imported from Japan, so this will be a handy inclusion. Are you able to tell if these were 4 motor trucks - the picture seems to indicate that?

Yes the 77E was designed as a 4 motor truck, but of course it would work with only 2 motors - just with less power and grip.

It has inside hung motors, while the 76E had outside hung motors - and thus a longer wheelbase.

The 77E1 was designed to have smaller wheels and thus the springing was a bit different.

I have attached a sheet showing the 77E dimensions for various gauges.

Mal Rowe