Kit BK19: U.S.A. P.C.C. streetcar
- This kit represents the U.S.A. P.C.C. air-electric streetcar manufactured
by the St. Louis Car Company from 1936-1944, in particular the Pittsburgh
1000-1200 series of P.C.C. cars.
- The initials P.C.C. stand for the Presidents Conference Committee, a
design group organised during the 1930's by the presidents of many american
- Their aim was to design a modern standard tramcar to compete with the
emerging threat to public transport of the mass-produced motor car.
- The P.C.C. design consisted of over 1000 patents, mainly covering the
control and drive system.
- Some of the later cars had many variations. For example, some were
longer, there were some double ended cars and some cars had standee
- The design was very popular in the U.S.A., and was also used in Europe in
countries such as Belgium and Czechoslovakia.
Kit special features
- This kit has two unmotorised bogies. A matching pair of MEUSA motorised bogies is available
- A cast whitemetal trolley pole is supplied.
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