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Overseas Manufacturers
Miscellaneous Parts & Track

Overseas Manufacturers Miscellaneous Parts & Track

Note: Also check out the Suppliers list of websites for suppliers of materials and services for large scale modellers.

Alpine Division Scale Models

Alpine Division Scale Models is a US manufacturer based in Cerritos, California. They supply the products formerly made by Ed Suydam & Co. The overhead components are particularly useful and include overhead wire hangers (ears) for use with trolley poles, pantographs and for bracket arms, and overhead wire frogs. UK users have reported them to be better than anything available in Britain.

They will supply world-wide via internet orders from the "Trolley Supplies" section of their Alpine Division Scale Models website.


BeKa Modellbau

BeKa is a German manufacturer with kits of paving for producing street tram track. It consists of flat grey plastic units representing concrete slabs, which are then glued onto any railway track. It is available for 9mm, 12mm and 16.5mm gauges, but at present only for straight track.

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

For BeKa trams see the H0 page


Electric Avenue

"Electric Avenue" (formerly "Easy Street") 00/H0 street track comprises a set of preformed straight and curved, solid Nickel Silver girder tram rail sections, of a very low, flat profile, simulating just the visible top of the railhead. These are used in conjunction with a wide range of strips of plastic pre-textured street surfaces of matching height.

PSS track The rail is a chemically milled grooved H0 scale simulated rail head and flangeway, approximately 0.7 mm high and 2mm wide. This can be glued directly to a baseboard, so that the rail web and base appear to be buried in the street. The plastic road surface is then laid between the rails. This rail could also be used for H0m or 00 scales. The rail is sold in straight or preformed curved sections and pointwork is be available.

In the United States these products are stocked and supplied world-wide over the web by Andy Reichert's Proto:87 Stores.


Elody

Elody track The Elody Tram Track System is from French manufacturer Malutram Sarl, who also make a small range of H0 and H0m light railway vehicles. The H0 track is in pre-formed plastic sections which lock together. Inlays are then fitted to provide a variety of road surfaces.

More details and a link to Malutram are available from the Elody website.

MALUTRAM - Lars & Annie Uenver
Lieudit Bezememe
F-01540 VONNAS
France

Phone: +33 474 502593
Fax: +33 474 502297


ETS

ETS is a German manufacturer of a track system for use with its 0 gauge tin plate models.

For Contact details see their entry on the 0 gauge page.


Hartel

German manufacturers Conrad produce the Hartel tram track system for H0 scale. This consists of short lengths of straight and curved track, plus right and left hand points, that clip together with plastic mouldings to form the cobbled road surface.

Hartel track is sometimes available from Model Masters


Hollywood Foundry

BullAnt bogie Hollywood Foundry is the Australian manufacturer of the BullAnt motor bogie. They can be ordered in various gauges (16.5mm, 14.2mm, 12mm, 10.5mm, 9mm) and with wheelbases as small as 14mm. (Example shown is 9mm Gauge, with 8mm disc wheels and a 14mm wheelbase). They can also be supplied with 3 or 4 axles. A brass spine section carries all of the components in a strong, rigid structure. A nickel-silver gearbox frame mounts the Mashima MHK-1015 motor and flywheel, along with 3 moulded Delrin spur gears, to transmit power down to just above axle level. Then a silver-steel horizontal lay-shaft runs underneath the brass spine, carrying the steel worms that provide power to the wheels. The gear ratio of 15:1 provides a good balance of power and speed range. The price is 85 Australian dollars. Matching unmotorized bogies are available at 25 dollars.

More details are available from the Hollywood Foundry website.

See also BRANCHLINES in the UK section.


i.materialise
Belgium based supplier of 3D printing services. They also offer a platform for selling products produced by their customers. There are many tramway related items. For details see their website.


Luna-Tram

The Luna-Tram track system is made in Germany by Tillig Modellbahnen GmbH & Co. KG, who are normally known as a TT model railway manufacturer. The system in H0 and H0m is made up in track sections which clip together with a variety of spacers to form the road bed. The surfacing is then clipped on. Various curves, straights and points are available. The road surface can be asphalt, grass or paving, or can be a mixture of all three.

For further details see the Luna-Tram website

The Luna-Tram system is marketed by Navemo.

It can be obtailed online from Conrad Electronic


Magnorail

Magnorail from the Netherlands produce a kit to make a working cyclist in H0 scale. It has to be seen to be believed. They also produce a range of paving.

For details of Magnorail products, including videos of their cyclist, see their website.


Mashima

Mashima are a Japanese manufacturer of small 5 pole 12 volt D.C. electric motors that are suitable for use in model trams.

See BRANCHLINES in the UK section.


Micro-Mark

Micro-Mark is a US small tool specialist based in New Jersey. They can supply the special paper used for producing water slide decals for your models. The required design is created by the printer of your home computer (inkjet or laser) and is then fixed with a varnish (e.g. with Humbrol spray varnish) before application to the model. Although not cheap, UK users have reported these products to be the best currently available.

Micro-Mark will supply world-wide via internet orders from their website.


Modellbahntechnik-Hof

Modellbahntechnik-Hof (formerly trading as ER-Decor) is a German manufacturer producing a track system for 12mm and 16.5mm gauges. The road is resin moulded complete with setts into which the rail is glued. The rail itself is inverted code 40 railway rails where the tram wheels run on the base. There are straights, curves. points and crossovers. The remainder of the road surface is made of a flexible material with matching setts which can be shaped to the track layout.

More details are available from the Modellbahntechnik-Hof website.


PA Heritage Models

PA Heritage Models is a USA manufacturer of a track system using plastic covers that clip onto standard flexible track to produce a roadway. They offer these in grey or red brick colours on a simulated brick surface and also a macadam finish (no surface detail) in black.

For Contact details see their entry on the 0 gauge page.


pmt

pmt (profi modell thyrow) is a German manufacturer of model railway equipment with an impressive range of motor units suitable for tramcars. There are downloadable pdf data sheets (in German).

More details are available from the pmt website.


Ophir Mines Railway

Rich Eaton of Ophir Mines Railway produces a range of overhead equipment for use in H0 scale, but which in most cases would also be suitable for 00. Included are frogs, hangers, traction poles, wire and sprung trolley poles

More details are available from the Ophir Mines Railway website.

Eaton Custom Engineering
120 Ness Road,
CASTLE ROCK, WA 98611
USA

Email: richeaton4@aol.com


Preiser

Preiser is a German manufacturer with a large range of scale model figures for model layouts. Preiser also own Merten figures. Figures are available in G, 1, 0, H0, TT, N and Z gauges.

The H0 range is particularly extensive and even includes a set of six tram personnel.

Most good model railway shops stock Preiser Figures.


Shapeways
US and Netherlands based supplier of 3D printing services. They also offer a platform for selling products produced by their customers. There are many tramway related items. For details see their website.


Sommerfeldt Sommerfeldt

Sommerfeldt is a German manufacturer of parts for the construction of overhead current collection systems on model railways and tramways.

Pantographs and bow collectors suitable for trams are available in G, 0, H0, H0m and N scales. Some H0 items are of use for 00 scale. Tramway overhead masts are made in H0 and N scales and there are light railway masts in H0m.


Steam Era Models

Steam Era Models in Australia produce ready to run "Black Beetle" motor bogies in HO, OO, EM, P4 and On3 gauges. The can have a variety of spoke and disc wheel sizes and can have any wheelbase from 25.5mm to 40mm, in steps of 0.25mm, some therefore being suitable for the tramway modeller. They are fitted with Mashima motors.

Their address is:-

Steam Era Models
C/- P.O. Rhyll
Victoria 3923
Australia

Phone/Fax: +61 35956 9389
E-mail: sem@waterfront.net.au

More details and prices from the Steam Era Models website.

See also BRANCHLINES in the UK section.


Tenshodo

Tenshodo is a Japanese manufacturer of 16.5mm gauge railway motor bogies which are also suitable for trams.

The range includes these wheelbase lengths: 24.5mm, 26mm, 28.7mm, 31mm, 35mm.

Most good model railway shops stock Tenshodo motor bogies.
See BRANCHLINES in the UK section.


Tomix

Tomix produce a range of N gauge track sections, including paved street track. For more information see this Unofficial Tomix website.



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