Duwag articulated car Model Trams

Overseas Manufacturers of HO gauge trams

Overseas Model Tram HO Scale (1:87) Manufacturers


Lisbon car Amarélis market a tourist souvenir of a Lisbon tram in H0 scale (H0m). It is a die cast model, made in China. It represents a 4-wheel car, being a compromise between the "Standards" and the "Remodelados". Exclusive to Carris, there are also red and green versions representing the tour trams.

Lisbon car red

This nice little model is modestly priced and a must for all collectors.

Yellow, green and red versions are available.


Aozora are a Japanese distributor of toy and craft products. In their range under the title of "Travelers Craft" are four trams, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Milan and Gmunden. They are laser cut printed card kits in what appears to be H0, but are more of a novelty than scale models.

Check on the Aozora Website

Atlas Editions

Atlas Editions have a Trams of the World "partwork". You pay a small price for the first one and then a much larger price for subsequent models which arrive at intervals. The UK outlines are in 00 scale and are largely models from the Corgi series, but the rest of the world seem to be original models in plastic and scaled to H0, although some modellers have questioned the accuracy of a number of them. Atlas offer different versions of this range in different countries.

Check on the Atlas Editions Website (UK contact point)


Manufacturers of ready to run tramcar models.

See Bachmann in the UK section.


UK manufacturers of H0 scale whitemetal continental model tram kits.

See BEC-KITS in the UK section.

Bowser Manufacturing

In H0 Bowser produce unpainted metal Brill bogies, PCCs, Indiana Railroad, Lehigh Valley Transit and Jewitt cars. Also in H0 is a range of plastic bodied ready to run PCCs finished in various liveries from the San Francisco "F" line and a variety of Perley Thomas cars from New Orleans etc. Mechanisms and trolley poles are also sold. Bowser make a range of painted metal Brill bogie cars in 0 gauge.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the Bowser website.

Bowser Manufacturing Company Inc.,
1302 Jordan Ave.,
PO BOX 322,
Montoursville, PA 17754,
Phone: +1 570 368 2379

Bus und Bahn und Mehr

Bus und Bahn und Mehr are a German supplier of H0 scale model trams for continental systems.

More details are available on their website.


Con-Cor International Ltd. produce ready to run models of America railroad rolling stock in H0 and N gauges. In the H0 range there are ElectroLiner and PCC cars.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the Con-Cor website.

Crafty Models

Crafty model

Crafty Models are a Polish company producing laser cut card model kits of various subjects. There are some trams, mostly Polish ones and in 1:87 although some are available in 1:72, 1:43 and 1:25.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the Crafty Models website.


Austrian manufacturers of motorized ready to run tramcar models.

For more details contact

Howes of Kidlington,
Tel: 01865 848000

East Lancs Model Tramway Supplies

A UK mail-order supplier of a range of model tramway items, including a number of those listed on this page.

See East Lancs Model Tramway Supplies in the UK section.


French producers of a small range of etched brass kits that represent vehicles from the systems of Lyon, Soller (Majorca) and the Beaujolais Railway. They are produced in limited numbers. Enquiries to:-

c/o Chemins de Fer Privés de la Mulatiere, BP 16,
69224 Oulins Cedex,

Ferivan Modelbouw

Ferivan Modelbouw originally from Fernand Vanhoey, now run by Jan Martens, supply a range of trams and buses in H0 (H0m) scale in various materials, based mainly on prototypes from Belgium. These are in kit, unmotorized or ready to run forms. Ferivan Modelbouw can also supply accessories and motor units from other manufacturers.

More details are available and they can be purchased from the Ferivan Modelbouw website.


See Halling.


German manufacturers of a high quality range of Berlin tramcars in H0 scale with a few also in N gauge. Full details are on their own website.

For more details contact

W. Fröwis
Wunderwaldstraße 9
D-13583 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3 72 50 09
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3 71 40 10
Email: w.froewis@t-online.de


German Manufacturers of plastic tramcar models. There are two and four axle versions of trams and trailers. Models have appeared representing cars from Dusseldorf, Ulm, Reutlingen, Nuremberg and many others. The production has now ceased but some can still be obtained fom KW Trams.

See KW in the UK section.

Hafke, Rolf

Based in Cologne (Köln), Rolf Hafke is a German distributor of books and model trams. He has commissioned several Cologne and Bonn limited edition models from Halling. He stocks tram models from other suppliers.

For more details contact

Rolf Hafke
Sieben-Schwaben-Weg 22
Zinglerstraße 59
D-50997 Köln
Phone: +49 (0) 2233 922 366
Email: Hafke.Koeln@t-online.de

Halling Products

Leopold Halling, now part of Ferro-Train, (see website) are Austrian manufacturers of HO and HOe complete trams, finished to high standards. Most earlier versions were 4-wheel versions (unpowered) and there is a range of suitable motorizing chassis available to fit. There are also modern cars such a Stuttgart Stadtbahn DT8.10, Stuttgart GT4, Krakow NGT6, Adelaide NGT8, Cologne and Bonn K5000, Flexcitys, Combinos, Urbos and a Graz Cityrunner plus two Leipzig cars in kit form and there was a Leeds "Roundhay Park" car (for Tramology UK). Some of these models are made exclusively for other brand names such as Hödl/Linie 8 and Wiener Linien. A Croydon Tramlink car was available exclusively from London's Transport Museum. There have also been models for modern cars in Manchester and Blackpool.

Halling now produce a variety of modern trams, sell motor units and market card building kits and tram track inlay.

New types are frequently being introduced but these are examples of the 4-wheel models that have been produced in the past:-

Motorized and unmotorized versions of some of these trams were marketed by Navemo.

More Halling modern cars are listed under Hödl/Linie 8.


Marianne Hamann is a German manufacturer of motorized built plastic tramcar models. They are issued in a wide range of different liveries. The "oldtimers" are part manufactured by Halling. The steeple cab loco and wagons are in metal. For the current details and sales, see their website

Hamann's address is:-

M. Hamann Modellartikel
Postfach 63 01 20
60351 Frankfurt/M,



Harmsen Modellbau is a German manufacturer H0 tramcar model kits, mainly 3D or resin. Most types are of vehicles from the Stuttgart area. For the current details and sales, see their website

Harmsen's address is:-

Johannes Keller-Harmsen
Am Watschelweg 17
36100 Petersberg

Herrmann and Partners

German manufacturers of plastic tramcar kits. They have taken over the range previously produced by the East German manufacturers Prefo. They are priced from around £10 to £40 according to type and the motor units are around £40 to £55 (also available in H0m versions). model shop. Variations on these basic models are frequently being introduced. (see their website)

Herrmann and Partners' address is:-

Herrmann and Partners
Großhainer Straße 137,
D-01129 Dresden,


Lutz Hielscher are German Manufacturers of a complete system representing the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. Both the old time "Kaiserwagen" with trailer and the modern articulated units are represented, as is the trackwork and a station. The electric mechanism is battery powered (chargeable) and the whole system is made in etched nickel silver. It is made assembled and as a kit in both H0 an N scales. More details are available and they can be purchased from their website.

Hödl/Linie 8

Hödl (see their website) are the German marketers of the Linie 8 range of unmotorized plastic tramcar models, most manufactured by Halling. Motorizing units are available for H0 and H0m. Hödl market the Wiener Linien range and types for other suppliers. They also sell a small range of Combino trams in N gauge made by Halling.

Some of the H0 versions that may have been available are as follows, but note that some were released directly by Halling:-

Hödl's address is:-

Otto-Wagner-Straße 4,
D-82110 Germering,

Motorized and unmotorized versions of these trams are marketed by Navemo.

Some types are available from Model Masters

Hummel Strassenbahn

German maunfacturer of H0 kits for mainly German trams.
Details on their website

Imperial Hobby Productions (IHP)

SEPTA Kawasaki IHP are a USA-based manuacturer producing US-prototype models in HO scale since 1995. They specialize in modern PCC and LRV type vehicles. Their products were resin cast, but starting in 2013, are ceasing resin production in favour of plastic injection moulding and 3D printing for all new projects.
Details on their website

Interurban Models

Manufacturer of limited number runs of H0 and N kits for mainly US streetcars.
Details on their website


Japanese manufacturers of ready-to-run tramcar models, best known for their N gauge range.

Kato's HO scale tram model is of a 4-wheel car of the type that was given to Hiroshima by its "sister city" of Hannover, Germany, in 1988. To emphasize this co-operative relationship between the two cities, "Hannover greets Hiroshima" was painted on the sides of the tram in German and Japanese. In Germany the model is available from Wolfgang Lemke GmbH. Initial varieties were in the liveries of Hannover, Düsseldorf and an orange works car, and other varieties are being introduced including Bern and Basel.

Hannover Works car Duesseldorf

Further details on the Kato USA website.

Kuijper's Hobbyhuis

Kuijper's Hobbyhuis is a model shop in Utrecht, Netherlands, which retails a number of tramway products but also has its own range of model trams particularly those of the NZH.

For further details contact:

Kuijper's Hobbyhuis
Minrebroederstraat 26
NL-3512 GT Utrecht

Phone +31 30 2341347
Email: info@modeltreinstore.nl
Website: http://modeltreinstore.nl/

La Belle

La Belle Woodworking Co. is a US manufacturer of HO (and some O) scale precision cut wooden kits of typical American Interurban cars, combines and Freights. These excellent kits make a change from the usual products in metal and plastic. They are around 30 pounds each (unpowered). A power chassis is currently unavailable pending reengineering. Example types are:-

  • CERA Interurban trailer
  • Ohio Electric Interurban Freight
  • Illinois Traction Freight
  • Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Coach
  • Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Combine
  • Sacramento Northern Coach
  • Sacramento Northern Combine
  • Niles Freight Motor
  • Marion, Bluffton & Eastern Freight Motor
  • Indianapolis, Columbus & Southern Freight Motor

    For further details contact:

    La Belle Woodworking Co.
    5101 Ridge Road,
    82009-5358, USA

    Phone +1 307 433 9909
    Fax +1 307 433 9949
    Email: info@labellemodels.com
    Website: http://www.labellemodels.com


    Were Italian manufacturers of HO and HOm gauge ready to run tramcar models, with a wide variety of liveries. The wheels may be pushed in along the axles to convert from 16.5mm HO to 12.0mm HOm gauge. The trams are made for many systems, not all of them correct.

    Main types:

    Lima are now owned by Hornby who have re-introduced the range in new liveries under their Riverossi brand name. For further details contact the Hornby International website.

    Line A

    Line A model Line A were a Russian manufacturer of plastic model trams. Their main product is an H0 model of a Russian "X" class 2 axle tramcar and matching "M" class trailer. The prototypes ran from the late 1920s on many Russian tram systems. The model is available in kit form and as ready made cars, both motorized and unmotorized, in a number of liveries and as a works car. Future products included another works car and a 4 axle RVZ-6 type tramcar.

    We currently have no contact details for Line A

    Linie 2

    Linie 2, a model shop named after Hamburg's last tram route, supply Ontohpars kits for the Hamburg V7e and tram and V7b trailer. They also stock a range of Hamburg card tram kits, models of the Hamburg Hochbahn and the Hamburg trams from BEC-KITS.

    For further details contact:

    Hegestieg 12,
    20249 Hamburg,
    Phone: +49 (0)40 398 35 0
    Website: www.linie2.de

    Linie 8

    See Hödl/Linie 8

    Malutram Sarl

    See Elody Tram Track System

    Guido Mandorf

    Guido Mandorf produces a range of continental tram model kits and useful parts in H0 scale. The models are manufactured using 3D printing and are highly detailed. He will also produce special items to order.

    For further details and ordering items:

    Website: www.shapeways.com/shops/tramspotters

    Miroslav Barnet

    Miroslav Barnet (MB Models) is a Czech manufacturer of Tatra type model trams. Most are based on Herrmann & Partners kits, are available in both powered and unpowered versions and are made in plastic with metal pantographs, finished to a high standard with individual fleet numbers and route decals. They represent trams from Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen etc, including some advertisers' liveries and works cars. The motorized T3 is available in H0m. A small range of tram stops are also made. Example tram types are:-

    There is a small range of moulded resin Prague historic trams (Ringhoffer etc.).
    There is also a grooved rail track system.

    For further details contact their website


    Manufacturers of ready to run tramcar models.

    Model Masters

    Model Masters run the Euro Shop, a UK sales and mail order service that can supply a wide range of continental H0 tramway and railway equipment, including many of the items on this page.

    For more details contact:-

    Model Masters,
    International House, Clifton Road,
    Somerset, BS23 1BW,
    Phone: 01934 629717
    Fax: 01934 620946
    Email: info@modelmasters.co.uk
    website: www.modelmasters.co.uk


    Czech company Modely MMR produce a range of models mainly based on Halling components and cast resin models made by Petr Dosly, mostly representing Czech trams (and also a few trolleybuses).

    Further details on the MMR website.


    Navemo, formerly Narobahn, are Swiss suppliers of ready to run tramcar models (mainly manufactured by Halling). They are available for 16.5mm HO or 12.0mm HOm gauge and in unmotorized versions. Navemo also market the Luna-Tram track system.

    Prices for Nevemo can vary greatly between different suppliers. Check carefully before purchase.

    Navemo publish a catalogue costing about £9 which also offers motorized and unmotorized versions of Linie 8 and Halling models.

    Zuerich 2000

    These are a sample of the current range, but other types are available with a variety of fleet numbers.

    Navemo's address is:

    Navemo Nahverkehrsmodelle AG
    Postfach 6333, CH-8050 Zürich
    Fax: 0044 1 273 11 33
    For further details see the Navemo website

    Most types are available from Model Masters

    In the UK some of these models are available mail order only (no callers) from:

    149 Alresford Road,
    Hampshire, SO23 0JZ,
    Phone: 01962 869301
    Fax: 01962 878788


    Guido Baier under the trade name of Ontohpars produces kits in H0 for the Hamburg V7e motor tram and V7b trailer. These consist of a one piece body moulding and a separate floor. A colour photo of the prototype and a set of transfers are provided.

    For further details contact:

    Guido Baier
    Lebrstr. 32,
    D-10829, Berlin
    Phone: ++49 030 7676 8630
    Email: ontohpars@gmx.de

    PE Models

    See N scale page for PE Models.

    RIES models

    RIES models, operated by Jouni Rautiainen of Finland is the largest dealer for Russian models in HO scale and offer trams, railway trucks and locomotives. Exclusive models are made of brass and cast resin and are 100% handmade.

    For further details contact:

    Jouni Rautiainen
    Email: jouni.rautiainen@kolumbus.fi

    Riess Strassenbanhmodelle

    Riess Strassenbanhmodelle is run by Alfred Riess in Germany. He supplies a range of models, mostly in plastic, together with a selection of parts for the constructor. Some models are based on the Herrman kits with extra detail added. Trams are available in motorized and unmotorized forms.

    These are a sample of the current range.

    For further details contact:

    Alfred Riess
    Postfach 13 02 08
    90114 Nürnberg,
    Phone: 0911 5216142
    Fax: 0911 5297910


    Were Italian manufacturers of HO ready to run tramcar models.

    Rivarossi are now owned by Hornby who have re-introduced the Lima range in new liveries under the Riverossi name. For further details contact the Hornby International website.


    German manufacturers of HO ready to run tramcar models.

    For further details contact their website


    Japanese manufacturer, Atsushi Sato a range of trolley poles, motorized trucks, trucksides and other parts. You can contact Atsushi Sato at:

    Atsushi Sato
    2540-1-203 Asahigaokachou,
    Chiba-shi 262-0017,
    Fax: 81 43 276 4141
    Email: tramway@chiba.email.ne.jp

    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers

    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers is importing Hungarian made brass models of Hannover 6000 class Stadtbahn 3-section cars. They are available in the Den Haag livery (where some of the type now run). Details from:

    Dhr W.E.Schoenmakers
    Molenlaan 89,
    2251 CD Voorschoten,
    Phone and Fax: 071 561 4706


    Austrian manufacturer Sedlacek produce high quality models of Vienna trams and accessories in H0 scale.

    Further details on the Sedlacek website.


    Dutch manufacturer SKIPtram has occasional metal or resin items in H0 for sale (under Trambay in their website index).

    Further details on the SKIPtram website (in Dutch).


    Spieth Modellbau in Germany specialize in producing etched brass and some cast resin tram kits of less usual subjects, in H0 and H0m versions. There are a number of models representing Wuppertal, Vestische Straßenbahn and Stuttgart. Details from:

    M.L.Spieth Modellbau
    Postfach 30 01 37,

    Stadt im Modell

    German manufacturer Stadt im Modell produce plastic models of Hamburg V6E trams with or without motor units. There are also tram depot and shelter models which are also available in N gauge.

    Further details on the Stadt im Modell website.


    Swedish manufacturer Swedtram currently are making a brass model of a München D6.3 Maximum Traction Bogie tram, in blue and white livery.

    A large range of brass kits are have been made on limited number basis, mostly of Scandinavian prototypes.

    They also supply a system of grooved trackwork on the 'Richard Orr' method, available in H0 and H0m, supplied in straight sections which can be curved using a special tool. (Note - In the US this track plus points kits are available from Customtraxx.)

    Swedtram can be contacted at:-

    Drakensbergaten 34,
    S-412 69 Göteborg,
    Further details on the Swedtram website.

    Traction Scale Models

    Traction Scale Models provide 3D printed tram models, mostly of Australian cars, in N, H0 and 0 gauges.

    For further details contact:

    Website: http://model-trams.com


    Australian manufacturer Weico used to produce a range of white metal kits for Australian trams, but have ceased production.

    Wiener Linien

    From the Wiener Straßenbahn Museum can be obtained a range of plastic tramcar models (now manufactured by Halling) in Vienna red/white livery, for which separate motorizing trucks are also available.

    The models are sometimes available in other liveries, and there are also modern U-bahn cars.

    They are available to visitors of the museum at the former tram depot at Erdberg, but not by mail order.


    WJB in Hong Kong (later Herbert Kees and Shun Hing) produced a die cast toy Hong Kong tram in a scale very close to H0 (1:89 instead of 1:87). The model can easily be motorized. It is available in a wide variety of liveries both the standard green with advertisements and all over advertising.

    Woytnik Modellbahntechnik

    This German manufacturer produces a range of metal kits and hand finished Berlin tram models (also U-bahn, S-bahn and buses). They are fairly expensive. Full details of their range an be found on their website

    Their address is:-

    Beifußweg 68 A,
    12357 Berlin,
    Phone: 0049/(0)30/661 18 32
    Fax: 0049/(0)30/661 78 54
    Email: info@woytnik-modellbahntechnik.de

    Yozo Design & Models

    Yozo T3 This Slovakian manufacturer, Jozef Baca, produces a limited run range of Tatra cars hand produced in moulded resin (T3 seen here). They are available both in kit form and as painted but unmotorized models. Full details of their current models can be found on their website

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