Model Tram Books


If you are new to tramway modelling here are some useful books:-


ISBN 0 905587 04 9

For large scale Model Trams i.e. 3/4inch to the foot, the bible has to be Peter Hammond's book.
The book includes a plan for an open top 4 wheel car and plans for various trucks and bogies, all in 3/4inch. It takes you through all the stages of building the car in the plan in wood. It also describes how to build more modern cars using plastic card or metal.

Here are the chapters:-

Tools and Materials
The Bodywork
Modern Cars
Trucks and Bogies
Wiring the model
Painting and Lining
Track and Overhead
Power Supplies
Summary and Appendix

Plan of 1/16 Preston type open top tramcar and range of tramcar trucks.

The book is now out of print. I would suggest searching the second hand book sites for copies.


ISBN 1874422214

For 00/HO modellers David Voice has written several books. The latest is the third  edition of his first book, published many years ago. It is the ideal companion for modellers starting out.

Here are the chapters:-


Part 1: Tramcars
Commercial Models
Getting Started
Four-Wheel kits
Bogie car kits
Modifying kits
Research, painting, transfers and lining

Part 2: Tramways


Illustrated Glossary

Third Edition - ISBN 1 874422253 2

The book is published by Adam Gordon AHG Books



Terry Russell has published this useful booklet describing how to build a model tramcar in 0 gauge.

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