Partly-homemade MVG Tram Model

My sons are big “MVG Trambahn” fans. MVG, or Münchener Verkehrsgesellschaft, is the transport corporation responsible for most of the public transport (subways, trams, buses) here in Munich.

My sons favorite vehicle is the tram and they always wished to have one to play with. Well, I tried to fulfill their wish but the MVG does not sell toys. At their Trambahn Museum collector’s items are being sold but they are far too fragile (and too expensive) to let my sons play with them.

I was lucky and after some searching found a light blue tram (Amazon link) as a basis. After removing all the pseudo-advertising stickers I used my vinyl cutting machine and a SVG version of the MVG logo to create a rather realistic looking tram. See for yourself…

MVG Tram Model

The models’ dimensions are about 46 x 6 x 10 cm (L x W x H). The color of the original trams is a bit darker and their logo is white instead of black. (I did not have white vinyl when modding the tram and my sons don’t care.) Also the newer tram models have more than three segments.