Model Trams

USA Model Tram Books

USA Model Tram Books

This booklist gives the details of the American books that describe how to make model trams and tramways. Some of them are now out of print but the references may help to obtain them through libraries or second hand book sales. Most of them are copiously illustrated with photographs of completed model trams and explanatory drawings.

Author Date Title Publisher ISBN Brief Contents
Carstens, Harold H. 1968 Traction Planbook, New Second Edition Carstens ISBN 911868-16-X Current and still available at $9.00. Reprinted 1975. Drawings and photographs for about 50 cars.
Mallery, Paul and Mallery, Steven 1974 Traction Handbook For Model Railroaders, First Edition Vane Jones - -
Mallery, Paul and Mallery, Steven 1992 Traction Handbook For Model Railroaders, Second Edition 2-10-4 Publications ISBN 1-881341-01-1 Current and still available at $16.00. Excellent encyclopaedic how-to book on American trolley and interurban modelling, with many globally applicable technical sections.
Schafer, Mike (Editor) 1974 Traction Guidebook For Model Railroaders Kalmbach Books ISBN 0-89024-522-3 Excellent how-to book on American trolley and interurban modelling, also with many car plans.


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