Duwag articulated car Model Trams

Overseas Manufacturers of HO gauge trams

Overseas Model Tram HO Scale (1:87) Manufacturers

Amarélis

Lisbon car Amarélis market a tourist souvenir of a Lisbon tram in H0 scale (H0m). It is a die cast model, made in China. It represents a 4-wheel car, being a compromise between the "Standards" and the "Remodelados". Exclusive to Carris, there is also a red version representing the tour trams.

The yellow version is available on-line from TLRS On-line Sales.


Bachmann

Manufacturers of ready to run tramcar models.

See Bachmann in the UK section.


BeKa Modellbau

BeKa supply a small range of trams in H0 scale based mainly on prototypes from the Dresden area in eastern Germany. They are 4-wheel MAN motor cars and trailers and come in a variety of different liveries including several works cars. They are available both motorized and unmotorized. Also available are useful magnetic couplings.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the BeKa website.

For BeKa track paving see the Parts page


BEC-KITS

UK manufacturers of H0 scale whitemetal continental model tram kits.

See BEC-KITS in the UK section.


Dolischo

Austrian manufacturers of motorized ready to run tramcar models.

For more details contact

Howes of Kidlington,
Oxford
Tel: 01865 848000


East Lancs Model Tramway Supplies

A UK mail-order supplier of a range of model tramway items, including a number of those listed on this page.

See East Lancs Model Tramway Supplies in the UK section.


Famokits

French producers of a small range of etched brass kits that represent vehicles from the systems of Lyon, Soller (Majorca) and the Beaujolais Railway. They are produced in limited numbers. Enquiries to:-

Famokits,
c/o Chemins de Fer Privés de la Mulatiere, BP 16,
69224 Oulins Cedex,
France


Ferivan Modelbouw

Ferivan Modelbouw from Fernand Vanhoey supply a range of trams and buses in H0 (H0m) scale in various materials, based mainly on prototypes from Belgium. These are in kit, unmotorized or ready to run forms. Ferivan Modelbouw can also supply accessories and motor units from other manufacturers.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the Ferivan Modelbouw website.

Postal enquiries to:-

Ferivan Modelbouw
Abelelaan 83
B - 2520 BROECHEM
Belgium


Fröwis

German manufacturers of a high quality range of Berlin tramcars in H0 scale with a few also in N gauge. Full details are on their own website.

For more details contact

W. Fröwis
Wunderwaldstraße 9
D-13583 Berlin
Germany.
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3 72 50 09
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3 71 40 10
Email: w.froewis@t-online.de


GogTram

German Manufacturers of plastic tramcar models. There are two and four axle versions of trams and trailers. Models have appeared representing cars from Dusseldorf, Ulm, Reutlingen, Nuremberg and many others. There are models currently available, though production and supply is erratic.

For more details contact

GogTram
PO Box 2061
Zinglerstraße 59
D-89010 Ulm
Germany.
Phone: +49 (0) 731 32145


Hafke, Rolf

Based in Cologne (Köln), Rolf Hafke is a German distributor of books and model trams. He has commissioned several Cologne and Bonn limited edition models from Halling. He stocks tram models from other suppliers.

For more details contact

Rolf Hafke
Sieben-Schwaben-Weg 22
Zinglerstraße 59
D-50997 Köln
Germany.
Phone: +49 (0) 2233 922 366
Email: Hafke.Koeln@t-online.de


Halling Products

Leopold Halling (see website) are Austrian manufacturers of HO and HOe complete trams, finished to high standards. Most are 4-wheel versions at around £25 each single unit (unpowered) and there is a range of suitable motorizing chassis available to fit. There are also modern cars such a Stuttgart Stadtbahn DT8.10, Stuttgart GT4, Krakow NGT6, Adelaide NGT8, Cologne and Bonn K5000, Flexitys, Combinos and a Graz Cityrunner plus two Leipzig cars in kit form and a Leeds "Roundhay Park" car (for Tramology UK). Some of these models are made exclusively for other brand names such as Hödl/Linie 8 and Wiener Linien. A Croydon Tramlink car is available exclusively from London's Transport Museum in both motorized and unmotorized form. New types are frequently being introduced but these are examples of the 4-wheel models that have been produced:-

Motorized and unmotorized versions of these trams are marketed by Navemo.

More Halling modern cars are listed under Hödl/Linie 8.


Hamann

Marianne Hamann is a German manufacturer of motorized built plastic tramcar models. They are issued in a wide range of different liveries. The "oldtimers" are part manufactured by Halling. The steeple cab loco and wagons are in metal. For the current details and sales, see their website

Hamann's address is:-

M. Hamann Modellartikel
Postfach 63 01 20
60351 Frankfurt/M,
Germany.


Herrmann and Partners

German manufacturers of plastic tramcar kits. They have taken over the range previously produced by the East German manufacturers Prefo. They are priced from around £10 to £40 according to type and the motor units are around £40 to £55 (also available in H0m versions). model shop. Variations on these basic models are frequently being introduced. (see their website)

Herrmann and Partners' address is:-

Herrmann and Partners
Großhainer Straße 137,
D-01129 Dresden,
Germany.


Hielscher

Lutz Hielscher are German Manufacturers of a complete system representing the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. Both the old time "Kaiserwagen" with trailer and the modern articulated units are represented, as is the trackwork and a station. The electric mechanism is battery powered (chargeable) and the whole system is made in etched nickel silver. It is made assembled and as a kit in both H0 an N scales. More details are available and they can be purchased from their website.


Hödl/Linie 8

Hödl (see their website) are the German marketers of the Linie 8 range of unmotorized plastic tramcar models, most manufactured by Halling. Motorizing units are available for H0 and H0m. Hödl market the Wiener Linien range and types for other suppliers. They also sell a small range of Combino trams in N gauge made by Halling.

Some of the H0 versions that may have been available are as follows, but note that some were released directly by Halling:-

Hödl's address is:-

Hödl
Otto-Wagner-Straße 4,
D-82110 Germering,
Germany.

Motorized and unmotorized versions of these trams are marketed by Navemo.

Some types are available from Model Masters


Images Replicas

Manufacturers of New York Subway Models and Accessories in HO and N scales. Your Web browser needs Java to inspect this site. For more details on Images Replicas, contact Jack La Russa via email Nji1@aol.com


JEM Kits

John Eastaff runs JEM Kits as a 'kitchen table' enterprise which began in 1995 with the South Australian tram known as the Desert Gold or C type. By February 1996, two Birney kits were available from JEM. Kit 5G2 covers the four Birneys as operated on the Port Adelaide tramway system, and 5G6 represents these same cars after modifications to run in Bendigo in the Australian state of Victoria. Note that these cars are LEFT HANDED compared to Birneys in U.S.A. JEM kit 5H models the famous Glenelg trams introduced in 1929 and still running in Adelaide, South Australia.

In late 2001 work was completed on a Hawthorn Tramways Trust bogie car kit with an SEC variant of the same car to be released subsequently. This car is also available painted and assembled in either the original HTT grey and white, or the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board early livery of brown and cream.

All JEM kits are HO scale, and are designed to run using Tenshodo SPUDs (not supplied), and David Voice maximum traction kits for the HTT cars. Dummy floors and wheel-sets are provided in every kit so that the model may be built for static display. Kits consist of cast polyester resin components, simple trolley pole(s) and a brief history and instruction sheet packed in a stout cardboard carton designed to house the completed model.

Mr John Eastaff
JEM Kits
PO Box 387
MARDEN 5070
South Australia 5098
Australia

Phone: +618 8165 3830
Email: eastaff_jd@picknowl.com.au

Kato

Japanese manufacturers of ready-to-run tramcar models, best known for their N gauge range.

Kato's HO scale tram model is of a 4-wheel car of the type that was given to Hiroshima by its "sister city" of Hannover, Germany, in 1988. To emphasize this co-operative relationship between the two cities, "Hannover greets Hiroshima" was painted on the sides of the tram in German and Japanese. In Germany the model is available from Wolfgang Lemke GmbH. Initial varieties were in the liveries of Hannover, Düsseldorf and an orange works car, and other varieties are being introduced including Bern and Basel.

Hannover Works car Duesseldorf

Further details on the Kato USA website.


La Belle

La Belle Woodworking Co. is a US manufacturer of HO (and some O) scale precision cut wooden kits of typical American Interurban cars, combines and Freights. These excellent kits make a change from the usual products in metal and plastic. They are around 30 pounds each (unpowered). A power chassis is currently unavailable pending reengineering. Example types are:-

  • CERA Interurban trailer
  • Ohio Electric Interurban Freight
  • Illinois Traction Freight
  • Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Coach
  • Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Combine
  • Sacramento Northern Coach
  • Sacramento Northern Combine
  • Niles Freight Motor
  • Marion, Bluffton & Eastern Freight Motor
  • Indianapolis, Columbus & Southern Freight Motor

    For further details contact:

    La Belle Woodworking Co.
    5101 Ridge Road,
    Cheyenne,
    Wyoming,
    82009-5358, USA

    Phone +1 307 433 9909
    Fax +1 307 433 9949
    Email: info@labellemodels.com
    Website: http://www.labellemodels.com


    Lima

    Were Italian manufacturers of HO and HOm gauge ready to run tramcar models, with a wide variety of liveries. The wheels may be pushed in along the axles to convert from 16.5mm HO to 12.0mm HOm gauge. The trams are made for many systems, not all of them correct.


    Main types:

    Lima are now owned by Hornby. For further details contact their website


    Line A

    Line A model Line A are a Russian manufacturer of plastic model trams. Their main product is an H0 model of a Russian "X" class 2 axle tramcar and matching "M" class trailer. The prototypes ran from the late 1920s on many Russian tram systems. The model is available in kit form and as ready made cars, both motorized and unmotorized, in a number of liveries and as a works car. Future products included another works car and a 4 axle RVZ-6 type tramcar.

    For further details contact their website


    Linie 2

    Linie 2, a model shop named after Hamburg's last tram route, supply Ontohpars kits for the Hamburg V7e and tram and V7b trailer. They also stock a range of Hamburg card tram kits, models of the Hamburg Hochbahn and the Hamburg trams from BEC-KITS.

    For further details contact:

    Hegestieg 12,
    20249 Hamburg,
    Germany,
    Phone: +49 (0)40 398 35 0
    Website: www.linie2.de


    Linie 8

    See Hödl/Linie 8


    Malutram Sarl

    See Elody Tram Track System


    Miroslav Barnet

    Miroslav Barnet (MB Models) is a Czech manufacturer of Tatra type model trams. Most are based on Herrmann & Partners kits, are available in both powered and unpowered versions and are made in plastic with metal pantographs, finished to a high standard with individual fleet numbers and route decals. They represent trams from Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen etc, including some advertisers' liveries and works cars. The motorized T3 is available in H0m. A small range of tram stops are also made. Example tram types are:-

    There is a small range of moulded resin Prague historic trams (Ringhoffer etc.)

    For further details contact their website


    Mehano

    Manufacturers of ready to run tramcar models.


    Model Masters

    Model Masters run the Euro Shop, a UK sales and mail order service that can supply a wide range of continental H0 tramway and railway equipment, including many of the items on this page.

    For more details contact:-

    Model Masters,
    International House, Clifton Road,
    Weston-super-Mare,
    Somerset, BS23 1BW,
    England.
    Phone: 01934 629717
    Fax: 01934 620946
    Email: info@modelmasters.co.uk
    website: www.modelmasters.co.uk


    Modemo

    Japanese manufacturer Modemo (Hasegawa) produce a range of plastic kits in various liveries for these Japanese trams. Some are available as ready to run or as motorised kits.


    MMR

    Czech company Modely MMR produce a range of models mainly based on Halling components and cast resin models made by Petr Dosly, mostly representing Czech trams (and also a few trolleybuses).

    Further details on the MMR website.


    Navemo

    Navemo, formerly Narobahn, are Swiss suppliers of ready to run tramcar models (mainly manufactured by Halling). They are available for 16.5mm HO or 12.0mm HOm gauge and in unmotorized versions. Navemo also market the Luna-Tram track system.

    Prices for Nevemo can vary greatly between different suppliers. Check carefully before purchase.

    Navemo publish a catalogue costing about £9 which also offers motorized and unmotorized versions of Linie 8 and Halling models.

    Zuerich 2000

    These are a sample of the current range, but other types are available with a variety of fleet numbers.

    Navemo's address is:

    Navemo Nahverkehrsmodelle AG
    Postfach 6333, CH-8050 Zürich
    Switzerland
    Fax: 0044 1 273 11 33
    For further details see the Navemo website

    Most types are available from Model Masters

    In the UK some of these models are available mail order only (no callers) from:

    Winco
    149 Alresford Road,
    Winchester,
    Hampshire, SO23 0JZ,
    England.
    Phone: 01962 869301
    Fax: 01962 878788


    Ontohpars

    Guido Baier under the trade name of Ontohpars produces kits in H0 for the Hamburg V7e motor tram and V7b trailer. These consist of a one piece body moulding and a separate floor. A colour photo of the prototype and a set of transfers are provided.

    For further details contact:

    Guido Baier
    Lebrstr. 32,
    D-10829, Berlin
    Germany.
    Phone: ++49 030 7676 8630
    Email: ontohpars@gmx.de


    PE Models

    See N scale page for PE Models.


    RIES models

    RIES models, operated by Jouni Rautiainen of Finland is the largest dealer for Russian models in HO scale and offer trams, railway trucks and locomotives. Exclusive models are made of brass and cast resin and are 100% handmade.

    For further details contact:

    Jouni Rautiainen
    Email: jouni.rautiainen@kolumbus.fi


    Riess Strassenbanhmodelle

    Riess Strassenbanhmodelle is run by Alfred Riess in Germany. He supplies a range of models, mostly in plastic, together with a selection of parts for the constructor. Some models are based on the Herrman kits with extra detail added. Trams are available in motorized and unmotorized forms.

    These are a sample of the current range.

    For further details contact:

    Alfred Riess
    Postfach 13 02 08
    90114 Nürnberg,
    Germany.
    Phone: 0911 5216142
    Fax: 0911 5297910


    Rivarossi

    Were Italian manufacturers of HO ready to run tramcar models.

    Rivarossi are now owned by Hornby. For further details contact their website


    Roco

    German manufacturers of HO ready to run tramcar models.

    For further details contact their website


    Sato

    Japanese manufacturer, Atsushi Sato a range of trolley poles, motorized trucks, trucksides and other parts. You can contact Atsushi Sato at:

    Atsushi Sato
    2540-1-203 Asahigaokachou,
    Chiba-shi 262-0017,
    Japan.
    Fax: 81 43 276 4141
    Email: tramway@chiba.email.ne.jp


    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers

    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers is importing Hungarian made brass models of Hannover 6000 class Stadtbahn 3-section cars. They are available in the Den Haag livery (where some of the type now run). Details from:

    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers
    Molenlaan 89,
    2251 CD Voorschoten,
    Netherlands.
    Phone and Fax: 071 561 4706


    Spieth

    Spieth Modellbau in Germany specialize in producing etched brass and some cast resin tram kits of less usual subjects, in H0 and H0m versions. There are a number of models representing Wuppertal, Vestische Straßenbahn and Stuttgart. Details from:

    M.L.Spieth Modellbau
    Postfach 30 01 37,
    D-70756,
    Leinfelden-Echterdingen,
    Germany.


    Swedtram

    Swedish manufacturer Swedtram currently are making a brass model of a München D6.3 Maximum Traction Bogie tram, in blue and white livery.

    A large range of brass kits are have been made on limited number basis, mostly of Scandinavian prototypes.

    They also supply a system of grooved trackwork on the 'Richard Orr' method, available in H0 and H0m, supplied in straight sections which can be curved using a special tool. (Note - In the US this track plus points kits are available from Customtraxx.)

    Swedtram can be contacted at:-

    Swedtram
    Drakensbergaten 34,
    S-412 69 Göteborg,
    Sweden.
    Further details on the Swedtram website.


    Weico

    Australian manufacturer Weico produce a range of white metal kits for Australian trams.


    Wiener Linien

    From the Wiener Straßenbahn Museum can be obtained a range of plastic tramcar models (now manufactured by Halling) in Vienna red/white livery, for which separate motorizing trucks are also available.

    The models are sometimes available in other liveries, and there are also modern U-bahn cars.

    They are available to visitors of the museum at the former tram depot at Erdberg, but not by mail order.


    WJB

    WJB in Hong Kong (later Herbert Kees and Shun Hing) produced a die cast toy Hong Kong tram in a scale very close to H0 (1:89 instead of 1:87). The model can easily be motorized. It is available in a wide variety of liveries both the standard green with advertisements and all over advertising.


    Woytnik Modellbahntechnik

    This german manufacturer produces a range of metal kits and hand finished Berlin tram models (also U-bahn, S-bahn and buses). They are fairly expensive. Full details of their range an be found on their website

    Their address is:-

    Beifußweg 68 A,
    12357 Berlin,
    Deutschland
    Phone: 0049/(0)30/661 18 32
    Fax: 0049/(0)30/661 78 54
    Email: info@woytnik-modellbahntechnik.de



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