Albrecht Dürer – HAMO First : trams with two axles

Albrecht Dürer HAMO First  : trams with two axles

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(Written by P.G.)

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Part One: The trams with two axles.

Alfred Hannemann founded in 1952 in Nuremberg, the city of Albrecht Dürer, the company HAMO (HAnnemann MOdellbau)

In the same year he bought from the bankrupt  company FEMO, founded two years earlier by Georg Doefler, designs and equipment to produce those trams in HO scale that FEMO presented, at the prototype stage, at the fair in Nuremberg of 1951,

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but was unable to produce even in limited series.
Since 1953 HAMO began therefore to produce a full range of trams and tramways, which gradually developed until October 1963, when Herr Hannemann decided to sell his brand to Maerklin

Marchio Maerklin

that, while still maintaining in catalog until 1967 with some HAMO tram , decides to allocate this brand to the market of locomotives DC two rails.

Note that, in the late 50’s, HAMO had produced two locomotives, the V 80 and V160 called “Lollo” which will be discussed in the third part.

Following what it is used at the time, even the tram HAMO HO scale are “quite generous” ….

fig a Hamo T
… ..this two axles white / green could very well be included in a plastic of that period next to a “Littorina” Ale 880 Conti …

fig b Hamo T
The first trams of this brand have tracks in deep-drawn and lithographed sheet iron and a metal … piling.

fig 01 Hamo T
The power of the drive is through its wheels which are isolated from each other or through the airline
In the mid-50s appear the plastic rails with rails isolated, and new support for the airline ….

fig 02 Hamo T
In this way the driving can be powered by the tracks or by the airline.
Here we see a particular vehicle HAMO of the first generation, the connection cable for the lighting of trailers … ..

fig 03 Hamo T
… And the coupling Scharfemberg really functional, featuring all vehicles with the exception of the “Oldtimer”.

tram al volo
Although absolutely off the scale, the coupling Scharfemberg tram Hamo is unique to the age and corresponds to the reality of most European tramways. All patented at the beginning of the last century it is now the most widely used automatic docking system in Europe ….

fig 04 Hamo T

… It can also lead to the automatic coupling for pipelines brakes ….

fig 04a Hamo T
 .. As well as for the electrical controls, and it is used for both narrow-gauge railways …

fig 04b Hamo T
… as ICE and TGV …

fig 04c Hamo T
On this picture we can see two other features of the drive to two axles: the two different types of raising the roof

Tetti di Norimberga

featuring drive T 206 and T 205 from two types of routers both the steel wire, mounted either on all tram brand with the exception of Oldtimer …

fig 05 Hamo T
Here is a pack of the first generation

fig 06 Hamo T

with rails not isolated …

fig 06a  Hamo T
The tram to two axles is then proposed in both powered by only binary ref K 150 ….

fig 07 Hamo T
… that through rail and airlines ref T 205 or T 206 ….

fig 08 Hamo T
While the body does not undergo variations in shape, there are two versions of the chassis and engine (above the first and below the second) ….

fig 09 Hamo T
… Which are also supplied

fig 10 Hamo T

as a complete spare …

fig 11 Hamo T
The combinations of colors of these convoys are numerous.

Tram rosso

Roofs can vary from a light bluish gray to dark gray, in some cases can also be silver, the frames are mostly blacks, the sides ivory or two colors such as ivory / blue …

fig 12 Hamo T
… Ivory with green lines …

fig 13 Hamo T
….red / Ivory with black lines …

fig 14 Hamo T
… .here is in a set of the second generation with isolated rails …

fig 15 Hamo T
… . light green and ivory …

fig 16 Hamo T
… Ivory with blue lines

fig 16a Hamo T
and other

Tram colour

… Yellow and ivory with black lines …

fig 16b Hamo T
… Yellow and ivory with two axles and carriages …

fig 16c Hamo T
… Or dark green and ivory

fig 17 Hamo T

If we count all the possible combinations of coating, pantographs, frame and top unit on the roof, we can  estimate more than 60 possible variants of these tractors and trailers with two axles.

Tram a cavalli

This not counting transparent glasses or not, two variants of headlights and the finishing or less of various details. Painting craftsmanship of these pieces does not make it more so and to stimulate  Collectors research
The trailers, ref 250 ….

fig 17a Hamo T
They are characterized by two variants of the frame, depending on whether the lighting is fed from the tractor or directly through the rails.

fig 17b Hamo T
Finally an overview of the tram with two axles, in the so-called ’62 appear Oldtimer.
Green … ..

fig 18 Hamo T
… … With the trailer

fig 19 Hamo T
… . yellow

fig 20 Hamo T
… Beige, red or blue, they are characterized by roofs, plastic hooks to hook and loop, trolley-head

… And in the second part we will discuss the tram with carriages …

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(@July 30, 2015)