Bachmann 84609 Spectrum Peter Witt Street Car Philadelpia HO

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This is Bachmann 84609 Spectrum Peter Witt Street Car Philadelpia HO. Peter Witt was a Cleveland Street Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar, which is known by his name, and was used in many North American cities, (most notably in Toronto and Cleveland) and also Milan, Italy, where 200 Ventotto (twenty-eight) vehicles (introduced in 1928) are still in use up to this day. This design was distinguished from other streetcars of the era by its use of the center door as an exit only, with a conductor stationed inside just in front of the door. Passengers could board through the front doors without waiting; they could pay the conductor immediately and sit in the rear of the car, or wait in front and pay just before they exit. This had the effect of reducing the car's dwell time at stops, improving schedule times and increasing capacity. Many vehicles were later converted to pay-as-you-enter operation in order to reduce the number of staff needed, but they continued to be known as Peter Witt cars. Its key features are: DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting Dual-mode decoder with NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC or DC operation Two-position switch (underside of car) for choice of overhea wire or track pickup All-wheel drive Precision can motor with two flywheels Hidden drive train and electronics Room for speaker Die-cast frame and interior Painted interior with seats Photo-etched brass safety screen Recommended minimum radius: 15

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: Bachmann
Model Number: 84609
MSRP: $195.00

Scale/Era: HO Modern
Model Type: Electric Loco


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