Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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English Electric 'Balloon' Tram
Vehicle: Tram
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88.609 MB
Jun 30 @ 6:00am
Jun 30 @ 6:44am
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English Electric 'Balloon' Tram

English Electric 'Balloon'

The English Electric Balloon is a type of double-decker tram that is operated on the Blackpool Tramway. Initially brought into service in 1934, the Balloon formed the backbone of the Blackpool tram fleet until the tramway's conversion to a modern light rail network in 2012. Following the network's re-opening, nine Balloons were converted to meet the disability regulations to serve as a supplement to the modern Flexity 2 vehicles. Some of the Balloons have been retained for use within the heritage fleet.


Available from 1934

Top speed: 43 MPH (69 KM/H)
Power: 57HP / 43KN
Capacity: 21

With in-game ageing

- Cream and Green
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The tram catenary height is not changeable, it's locked away in the engine code. Maybe something for TpF2 perhaps?
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nwortley99 Jul 25 @ 6:34am 
its like the real thing:steamhappy:
Cat Jul 12 @ 2:17pm 
Thanks for trying but I wouldn't know where to start.
Yung Lenin  [author] Jul 11 @ 9:21am 
@Cat I've had problems getting the tram to show up as a train in-game, although it will in the model viewer. It might require more work than I thought but you're welcome to give it a try if you want. :)
larry_roberts Jul 6 @ 4:44pm 
Aaah, the Blackpool Tram, brings back some holiday memories!.
Jackjackow Jul 6 @ 3:20pm 
I have a model of one of these. High quality too. This is also high quality!
Ethermaster Jul 6 @ 6:19am 
Any chance of getting this in TfL colours??
Cat Jul 6 @ 1:50am 
That would be awesome, thanks.
Yung Lenin  [author] Jul 5 @ 10:25am 
@Cat I can't see there being too much of an issue, and the gauges are the same.. I'll have a look over the weekend and see what I can do!
Rouge-Banane Jul 5 @ 9:43am 
Bravo Bonne idée !
Cat Jul 3 @ 5:40am 
Would it be difficult to add this as a "multiple unit" train? The trams in Blackpool run along the promenade on tracks that are not part of the road.