>>5402> They couldn't find money to transport the cars at first lol
Bet they still have the money for a bunch of SUVs with enough horsepower to haul the trailers with those cars all the way to Omsk :D>>5383
As for meme tram aka Russia One
, it is indeed done. And it was destined to eventually flop, apparently. Hailed as "the chosen one" which should bring balance to the Russian tram engineering it was in fact almost in every way inferior
to the humble Vityaz which was already a fully working prototype while the R1 was just a 1:1 model with no running gear. It is actually surprising that the widely known reason for closing the project is that they didn't came up with the running gear despite previously it is said that it should've been on the bogies of the 71-409 model.
…which are not rotating which is the main drawback for such massive tram.
And THIS is why it is quite surprising to hear it can do 16 meters. I mean, this design could've been fine for systems with only, like, 100-meter curves and smoother, but 16 meters with non-rotating bogies and such massive units?
Well maybe they decided to rethink this tram for rotating bogies and failed. Anyway, it's demise also was very strange as for about two or three years there were no word of the project except some officials one said that "it is too expensive to even try to sell it within Russia so we will assemble those outside of Russia for ONLY foreign customers". If it sounds gibberish that's because it is. Whoever said this, this guy is terrible in excuses.
Oh well, at least we have well in production, superior and also quite stylish Vityaz-M so overall Russian tram engineering is currently doing fine without "the chosen one". Still I hope UTM will come up with something competitive eventually.