|HO Atlantic City Brilliner|
The Brilliner was Brill's attempt to gain a share of the market being taken by the PCC in the late 1930s. Its body design was based on diesel transit buses of the period. The Brilliner wasn't that successful, being purchased only by Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Cincinnati and Baltimore, and none lasted very long in service. Atlantic City's fleet consisted of 24 cars, which were based on the Brilliner prototype with the full skirts and half-moon/round windows in the passenger doors. The AC cars had oval windows in the lower part of the front doors for better visibility for the operator (compared to the round windows on the standard Brilliner).
This kit has been modified to make use of 3D printing technology for major parts. The body shell is still cast in resin, but the frame and truck parts are now being offered via 3D printing to eliminate some of the problems of the earlier parts. The body shell is ordered directly from IHP. The 3D parts are all available separately from IHP's Shapeways page.
|87168||Atlantic City Brilliner, unpowered Kit|
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