View Full Version : Double decker trams

20th Sep 2014, 09:57 AM
I keep seeing these awesome looking double decker trams on You Tube. other than the unpowered tram from Hong Kong on eBay I really have not seen many available. Any resources anyone could pass on would help.

20th Sep 2014, 12:03 PM
If you're looking for rare or custom-made trams look no further than this fellow.

He custom makes brass kits for various trams, mostly central european but a few american prototypes as well. He also takes custom orders too. He could most likely make you one, or if a kit by someone else exists he could point you in the right direction. I almost got some trams from him but it just wasn't in the budget. He does excellent work though! Send him an email, his english is fine.

20th Sep 2014, 12:45 PM
His stuff is awesome...I must have the same financial advisor as you. I was advised that one could be mine in about 40 years... seeing as I just turned 58.... in England they have 1:140 diecast double deck trams. It might be time to try a kit bash

20th Sep 2014, 01:19 PM
If you could get the frame, measure out the inside, and see which tomix tram chassis fits inside you'd be in business. Check out the ebay store "plaza japan" they have a ton of tiny motor/wheel units designed for powering tram shells of various sizes.

20th Sep 2014, 04:39 PM
A few years back a fellow on another board motorized an old die cast tram body with one of those little tomix power chassis
excellent result Id say.

21st Sep 2014, 08:19 AM
that's cool I am surprised that no one makes a commercially produced tram..

21st Sep 2014, 12:50 PM
Trams just sadly aren't a big enough market. They generally go with urban scenes, and urban modelers are a very tiny percentage of model railroaders.