Brighton Corporation Tramways Class F tram No52 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
Brighton Corporation Tramways Class F tram No52 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)(i)
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A scratchbuilt model of a red and white open-topped Brighton Corporation Tramways double-decker Palace Pier service "Class F" tram No.52, for Dyke Road. The tram has an enclosed stairwell and distinctive angled corners.
The model is part of a set made by Ken Allbon between 2010 and 2012.
Period side advertising is for The Brangwyn Estate (H.W. Lee, Builder), and corner advertising includes Hammerton Oatmeal Stout, Ogdens Cream Cakes, and Simonds Ale and Stout.
Tram No.52 was one of the last few Brighton trams to go into service, and the very last one, its sibling No.53, is now the last survivor. The Brighton Tram 53 Society hopes to raise funds to restore it.
- Brighton Tram 53 Society (brightontram53.org.uk) – a group dedicated to rescuing Brighton's last surviving tramcar
- Brighton Tram 53 restoration progress blog (btontram53.blogspot.co.uk)