Re: Re: Ultra Long Bendy Bus! 4 Doors & Axles Mercedes Benz CapaCity [SSB]
  Sim Jenkins

Adelaide didn't make the mistake of moving the platforms to suit narrow trams, they made the mistake earlier: by buying narrow trams.Sim
On Saturday, 30 March 2024 at 05:25:24 pm AEDT, TP historyworks@...> wrote:

"Our trams are 2560 mm":
Reversed numbers I think Mal - should be 2650 mm.
Tony P(pedant)

On Saturday 30 March 2024 at 17:01:04 UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:

The maximum legal width for a road vehicle in Victoria is 2500 mm
without a permit.

Our trams are 2560 mm so they are clearly not covered by this limitation.

The W8s are 2743 mm.

The selection of a non standard width would presumably add to costs. and
the platforms are now in place, so I think we will stick with 2650.

Adelaide made the mistake of moving their platforms to suit their I type
- so they are now stuck with the narrower European standard.

Mal Rowe - who reckons the I and J type trams would look fine with