Pete Watson originally produced a range of 4mm scale card kits of Blackpool trams. This range includes Coronation, Boat, 761, 762, 618, Brush Railcoaches in wartime green and post-war green and cream liveries, B & F Crossbench (several liveries), Marton Vambac, Twin-set and many more, a large number in advertising liveries. More recently Pete has extended his range to cover tramways other than Blackpool including Manchester, Darwen, Bournenouth, Accrington, Bradford, Glasgow, Blackburn, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay, Chesterfield and many others. In addition there are buses, trolleybuses and buildings, in total over 100 kits to choose from.
Although designed for 4mm scale, since they are in PDF form they can easily be scaled down on printing to H0, N or even smaller. Some users have found that they can be enlarged to 0 without loss of quality, but we cannot guarantee this in all cases.
Shown are some examples but there are many more (see list), all exclusively from the TLRS.
New models have recently been added to the range. They are:-
Coming soon: More Glasgow trams.
For all the kits see the full List of Pete Watson Kits
Details of the full range of kits can be found on Pete's website: www.transportnostalgia.co.uk
Pete has also provided hints on making these kits: Hints on printing and building
These PDFs from Pete Watson are available as free downloads:
The kits are designed to produce 4mm to 1 foot scale models (00). For the correct size the Acrobat pdf printing software should be set to the "Actual size" option (not "Fit to page"). For other sizes select "Custom scale" and set the % as follows:
175% - 7mm (0) scale - quality not guaranteed
87.5% - 3.5mm (H0)
57.6% - 1:132 ("Lesney" scale)
50% - 2mm (N)
Pete Watson's card trams kits produced in PDF form for the TLRS can be obtained at £3 each only from:
To print PDF kits you will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed, which is available as a free download.
Please note that these PDFs are for the sole and personal use of the purchaser. They are copyright Pete Watson and the TLRS. They must not be shared, distributed or re-sold in printed, electronic or any other form.
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