Currently available models

(Not suitable for children under 14 years of age)

4mm scale '00' gauge (16.5mm)

NEW!  4 wheel open top car

U.E.C. 4 wheel open top car

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  open top car by the United Electric Car Co. Ltd., of Preston in 1899.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £34.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel low height open top car

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  electric tram, numbered 1, 2, 4, and 5 in the Luton fleet, originally built as  'low height' open top cars by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1899.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £34.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

E.R. & T.C.W.. 4 wheel balcony car

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  electric tram, The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1899.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel balcony car

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  electric tram, The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1899.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Bolton E.R. & T.C.W.. 4 wheel balcony car 10 (Spiral stairs) 7‘ 0” wheelbase

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  balcony top car 10 built for Bolton Corporation by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1899 and top covered by 1914.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Bolton E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel balcony car 45 (Reversed stairs) 7‘ 6” wheelbase

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  balcony top car 45 built for Bolton Corporation by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1900  and top covered by 1914.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price:  £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Bolton E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel short saloon balcony car 82 (Reversed spiral stairs) 6‘ 0” wheelbase

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  balcony top car 82 built for Bolton Corporation by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1903  and top covered by 1914.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price:  £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Bolton E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel short saloon balcony car 46 (Reversed stairs) 6‘ 0” wheelbase

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  balcony top car 46 built for Bolton Corporation by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1900 and top covered in 1903.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price:  £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Bolton E.R. & T.C.W. 4 wheel balcony car 1 (Spiral stairs) 6‘ 0” wheelbase

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This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  balcony top car 1 built for Bolton Corporation by The Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd., of Preston in 1899  and top covered by 1914.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price:  £52.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley mast and pole.

Luton U.E.C. 4 wheel low height balcony top car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a  4 wheel  electric tram, numbered 1, 2, 4, and 5 in the Luton fleet, originally built as  'low height' open top cars by the United Electric Car Co. Ltd., of Preston in 1907/8 and then fitted with  Brush top covers in 1929.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £43.75 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley pole.

Newcastle 'F' balcony bogie car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of the three Newcastle balcony bogie cars, originally built by Hurst Nelson & Co. Ltd., of Motherwell, 96, 105 and 108 rebuilt with top covers from open top cars in 1905/7. Parts are also included to enable car 108 to be constructed in its vestibuled form.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit as well as alternative parts to make one model of several different prototypes. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £61.75 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley pole.

Leeds "Convert" Car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the Leeds Hamilton Balcony cars converted to fully enclosed by Leeds City Transport in the 1930's.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £47.50 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a bow collector.

London County Council  type F single deck subway car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model one of the single deck bogie cars built to operate through the Kingsway Subway. Cars 552 to  567 were built by Dick, Kerr & Co. in 1906. Trucks to the L.C.C. pattern were supplied by Mountain & Gibson and controllers were supplied by Dick, Kerr & Co. The cars were withdrawn in 1930 after closure of the Kingsway Subway for reconstruction to take double deck cars. 

The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £34.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised trucks, window glazing material, and controllers.

London County Council  type G single deck subway car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the single deck bogie cars built to operate through the Kingsway Subway . Cars 568 to  601 were built by the Brush Electrical & Engineering Co. in 1906. Trucks to the L.C.C. pattern were supplied by Mountain & Gibson and Controllers were Westinghouse Electric type T2A. The cars were withdrawn in 1930 after closure of the Kingsway Subway for reconstruction to take double deck cars. 

The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

Price: £34.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised trucks, window glazing material, and controllers.

"Preston" type 4 wheel open top car

 

This Etched Brass Tram Body kit builds a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of a typical 4 wheel open top electric tram built by the Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works, Preston in the early 1900's.

The kit is designed to take a BEC or ABS motorizing kit (not included).  Seats for the upper deck are included in the kit as well as alternative parts to make one model of several different prototypes. The kit is designed to be put together by soldering but epoxy resin adhesive or superglue could be used but needs previous experience in building etched brass kits and is not suitable for the inexperienced or children.

The photo shows models, constructed from two kits, of two different Rochdale Corporation trams although this type of tram was used on many other tramway systems in the British Isles.

Price: £32.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.4mm wire for the handrails, truck side frames, motorised or unmotorised truck, window glazing material, controllers and a trolley pole.

London Transport type E/3 bogie car

 

This etched brass sheet makes a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the 140 or so trams built by English Electric and Hurst Nelson from 1930. The E3 class were mounted on EMB Maximum Traction bogies. The kit may be constructed as a non working model or as a working model. 

Price: £65.75 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.45mm wire for the handrails, trucks, wheels, window glazing material, controllers and  trolley poles.

London Transport type HR/2 bogie car

This etched brass sheet makes a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the 50 trams built by English Electric from 1930. Class HR2 was mounted on EMB roller bearing equal wheel bogies. The kit may be constructed as a non working model or as a working model. 

Price: £65.75 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.45mm wire for the handrails, trucks, wheels, window glazing material, controllers and  trolley poles.

London Transport type HR/2 (trolleyless) bogie car

 

This etched brass sheet makes a 4mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the  60 trams built by English Electric from 1930. This class of HR2 was mounted on EMB radial bearing equal wheel bogies. The kit may be constructed as a non working model or as a working model. 

Price: £62.00 each  

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.45mm wire for the handrails, trucks, wheels, window glazing material, and controllers.

London United Tramways type Z open top bogie car

This kit makes a  scale model of one of the 100 Type Z open top tramcars numbered 1 to 100, built in 1900 by Geo. F. Milnes & Co. Ltd., of Hadley, Shropshire, and those numbered 212 to 236, built by the Hurst, Nelson & Company Ltd. of Motherwwell, Lanarkshire, for the London United Electric Tramways (LUT) for use on the services between Shepherds Bush and Kew Bridge and between Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. The cars were delivered in “venetian red and white” livery, although from 1909 most cars were repainted in “vermilion red and white”.

Kit comprises all body parts to make either of two versions.
Requires white metal stairs, controllers, trolley standard and pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc.

Price: £23.50 each

London United Tramways type U covered top bogie car

The Type U tramcars were converted from the original open top Type W cars in 1910-11. Reference should be made to photographs before starting this model, as there were a number of variations over the years.

The kit comprises all body parts only. To complete the model it will be necessary to obtain
  white metal controllers, a trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc.

Price: £35.00 each

London United Tramways type Y covered top bogie car

The Type Y tramcars were converted from the original open top Type Z cars in 1910-11. Reference should be made to photographs before starting this model, as there were variations over the years.

The kit comprises all body parts only. To complete the model it will be necessary to obtain
 white metal controllers, a trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc.

Price: £35.00 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 4 wheel open top car

The first four wheel production cars, 107 - 276 were built by Brush, and 277 – 436 were built by Milnes from 1901. Milnes cars are identifiable by their cut away dash-plates. Cars were also built with either Peckham Cantilever or Brill 21E trucks and either BTH or Dick, Kerr controllers. There were at least eight different variations of this car in existence.

Kit comprises all body parts to make either Brush or Milnes versions.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley standard and pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc.

Price: £25.25 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 4 wheel balcony top car

Many of the open top four wheel cars were given top deck covers in 1906-7.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £36.50 each

 

Manchester 4 wheel "Small Glasshouse" balcony top car

Manchester Corporation Tramways built 30 cars  from 1912. These differed from the earlier cars, having glass ventilators and lower saloons.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £39.25 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 4 wheel fully enclosed car

Nineteen four wheel cars were rebuilt into totally enclosed “small glass house type” cars between 1921 and 1924, numbers 126, 129, 133, 135, 136, 156, 178, 185, 249, 260, 288, 313, 317, 325, 339, 373, 401, 418 and 423.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £46.50 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 8 wheel open top car

The first production batch of 50 bogie cars, 188 - 237, were built by Brush from 1901.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £34.50 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 8 wheel "Balloon" car

A batch of  bogie cars, in the series 549 – 648, originally built by Brush from 1903 were later fitted with top covers of several different designs.

Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £57.00 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 8 wheel balcony top car

Many of the original 100 Brush built open top cars bogie cars were fitted with top covers between 1904 and 1907.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £44.75 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 8 wheel enclosed car

This kit makes a  scale model of one of the 50 Brush built open top cars bogie cars that were rebuilt by Manchester Corporation Tramways in 1919.

Kit comprises all body parts.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £57.75 each

Manchester Corporation Tramways 4 wheel "Pilcher" car

Manchester Corporation Tramways built 38 cars between 1930 and 1932 in their Hyde Road Works. These were withdrawn from service in 1948. The cars were subsequently sold to other tramway operators, Aberdeen taking 14, Edinburgh 11, Leeds 7 and Sunderland 6.

Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £35.00 each

Aberdeen Corporation ex-Manchester 4 wheel "Pilcher" car

Aberdeen Corporation purchased 14 of these cars from Manchester after they were withdrawn in 1948.

Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £35.00 each

Edindurgh ex-Manchester 4 wheel "Pilcher" car

Edinburgh purchased 11 of these cars from Manchester after they were withdrawn in 1948.

Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £35.00 each

 

Leeds ex-Manchester 4 wheel "Pilcher" car

Leeds purchased 7 of these cars from Manchester after they were withdrawn in 1948.

Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £35.00 each

Sunderland ex-Manchester 4 wheel "Pilcher" car

Sunderland purchased 6 of these cars from Manchester after they were withdrawn in 1948.Kit comprises all body parts excluding roof.
Requires white metal controllers, trolley pole, trucks, roof and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £35.00 each

7mm scale '0' gauge

NEW! Manchester 4 wheel open top car

This etched brass sheet makes a 7mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the first four wheel production cars, 107 - 276 built by The Brush Electrical Engineering Company of Loughborough, or 277 -436 built by Geo. F. Milnes & Co. Ltd., of Birkenhead from 1901. The kit contains alternative dash panels to suit either manufacturer, the Milnes cars being identified by their cut-away dash panels. Cars were also built with either Peckham Cantilever or Brill 21E trucks and either BTH or Dick, Kerr controllers. There were at least 8 different variations of this car in existence. The kit may be constructed as a non working model or as a working model. The kit includes top deck seats

Price: £79.95 each        

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.5mm wire for the handrails, trucks, wheels, window glazing material, transfers, controllers and  trolley poles. White metal truck sides are available for this model (see accessories page).

London Transport HR2 and E3

This etched brass sheet makes a 7mm: 1 foot scale model of one of the 260 trams built by English Electric from 1930. Whilst the bodies were identical, class HR2 was mounted on EMB roller bearing equal wheel bogies and the E3 class were mounted on EMB Maximum Traction bogies. The kit may be constructed as a non working model or as a working model. 

Price: £160.00 each        

To complete this model additional parts will be required. Lengths of 0.5mm wire for the handrails, trucks, wheels, window glazing material, transfers, controllers and  trolley poles.

Preston type 4 wheel open top car

Based on the 'standard' "Brill" trams built at Preston by the Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works Ltd. and used by many tramway systems.

Kit comprises of all body parts, stairs, controllers, but requires the addition of a trolley standard and pole, seats, truck and brass wire for handrails etc

Price: £65.95 each

(photo courtesy of Terry Russell)