Object StatementModel of Sydney steam tram motor No. 31A, 0-4-0, a C2 class single deck trailing car No. 191B, an A class double deck trailing car No.3, 3.5 inch gauge, with track, operating, metal / wood / fabric, made by Lowell (Bob) Cutcher, New South Wales, Australia, 1970
Physical DescriptionModel of Sydney steam tram motor No. 31A, 0-4-0, a C2 class single deck trailing car No. 191B, an A class double deck trailing car No.3, 3.5 inch gauge, with track, operating, metal / wood / fabric, made by Lowell (Bob) Cutcher, New South Wales, Australia, 1970
The model steam tram motor has a horizontal locomotive type boiler flanked with a semi-circular water tank and driven by two horizontal steam pistons located on either side of the frame. The body or cab extends from the firebox back plate to the smoke box front and has five glazed windows along each side. Access to the cab is through doorways at the back and front platforms. The front platform has "31A" in gold. Hinged sideboards conceal the side motion. The roof extends beyond the body at both ends but does not entirely protect the platforms. A clerestory surmounts the roof. Headlights are attached to the top of the roof at either end. A destination box is attached to the front apron featuring the Newcastle suburb of "Waratah" (although No. 31A was a Sydney tram). The roof has the chimney, boiler safety valve muffler, brake injector muffler, and two bells. The model is finished in vermilion for the body with fine gold lining. The roof and clerestory are brown and vermilion and the side panels are green with fine gold lining.
Outside cylinders: bore 11/16 inch (17.5 mm) bore, 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) stroke
Valve gear: Stephenson's
Wheels: 2.5 inch diameter (6.3 cm)
Boiler: 3 inch diameter (7.6 cm)
Boiler pressure: 60 p.s.i. (420 kPa)
Operating pressure: 30 p.s.i. (210 kPa)
The single deck steam tram trailing car model comprises a six compartment enclosed vehicle on two sets of four-wheel bogies. Each compartment has a pair of glass sliding doors. The compartments at each end are for smokers and are labelled on the outside. These are separated from the four non-smoking compartments by glass partitioning. Each compartment is fitted with wooden cross bench seats with wooden arm rests. There are 14 vertical and seven horizontal handgrips on each side of the exterior and a mock wooden destination board in the centre side of the roof. Other details include full length running boards and a hand brake at either end. The livery comprises upper panels of cream and lower panels of chocolate. The roof is dark tan with red and green lining and the running boards are grey and red. The model incorporates a water feed tank under the floor. The number "191B" is painted on the side of the car.
The double deck steam tram trailing car model is on two sets of four-wheel bogies. The upper deck has two longitudinal seats placed back to back and the ends are enclosed by a fixed canvas blind. Other than these the car's upper deck is open except for hand rails along each side of the car. Stairways are provided at either end of the car to serve the upper deck, which is covered by a metal canopy with scalloped valance. The bottom deck is made up of six open cross seat compartments protected with canvas blinds during inclement wether. The seats are fitted with metal arm rests. Other details include full length running boards and hand brakes at each end. The livery is chocolate and varnished wood and the No. "3" is painted on the aprons at either end of the car.