Overseas Manufacturers of OO gauge trams
80M Bus Model Shop
The 80M Bus Model Shop in Hong Kong supplies a number of die cast models of Hong Kong trams in 00 scale, similar to the Peak Horse models (below). In addition 80M sell Bachmann China and other Hong Kong tram models in various scales including N gauge.
80M Bus Model Shop website.
Manufacturers of ready to run tramcar models. Bachmann China produce a range of motorized Hong Kong trams.
See Bachmann in the UK section.
Chinese manufacturers of 'pull and go' model toys. Scale is roughly 1:76.
Australian manufacturers of die caste painted models. Scale is 1:76.
The models are based on the Melbourne class W trams. They are available in a number of liveries including a Yarra heritage car, Bendigo Restaurant tram and Metropolitan Transit with adverts. They come both in static or motorized form.
In the UK some static cars are marketed by EFE.
Japanese manufacturers of plastic tramcar model kits. Scale is given as 1:80 on 16.5mm gauge track. These are superb kits with full transfers so that an excellent reproduction of the complex advertisements can be achieved.
Hong Kong manufacturers of diecast tramcar models.
Their 1:76 model of a modern Hong Kong double deck tram was introduced in 1998. The body casting has four small holes and separate rear view mirrors are supplied for the modeller to fit. The wheelbase is 33mm and the wheel diameter is 10.5mm. The fine wheels supplied are set at 3' 6" gauge but there is enough room for 16.5mm gauge wheels if the trucksides are moved out a few mm. More recently some have been supplied by Bachmann as motorized models and some livery versions were commissioned by the 80m Bus Model Shop (See website).
Liveries produced included:
A special issue "not for sale" version of the Hong Kong tram produced by Peak Horse for Nikon Hong Kong Ltd. The girl is Hong Kong pop singer Joey Yung.
Australian manufacturers of push out and fold up models of various Australian trams printed onto plastic coated paper. Scale is approximately 1:76.
Details can be found on their website or on Facebook
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