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UK Model Tram Books

UK Model Tram Books

This booklist gives the details of the British books that describe how to make model trams and tramways. Some of them are now out of print but the references may help to obtain them through libraries or second hand book sales. Most of them are copiously illustrated with photographs of completed model trams and explanatory drawings. Some of these books are available from TLRS on-line sales.

Author Date Title Publisher ISBN Brief Contents
Coates, Roy & Nigel 1993 Tramways of the Isle of Man Revisited Roy Coates - Description of how to make Isle of Man trams to a scale of 1:41 using balsa wood, with many scale drawings to a smaller scale.
Coates, Roy 1995 Cavalcade of the Isle of Man Tramways Roy Coates - An update to the above giving details of other car types.
Hammond, Peter 1979 An Introduction to Tramway Modelling TLRS 0-905587-01-4 Excellent description of the manufacture of both 3/4" scale model trams and full size trams; includes a 3/4" scale plan of a 3 window Preston open top tram. (Out of print)
Hammond, Peter 1995 An Introduction to Tramway Modelling TLRS 0-905587-04-9 Even better second edition of this standard work on 3/4" scale model trams. (Out of print)
Hammond, Peter &
Howard, Peter
2015 Large Scale Tramway Modelling TLRS 978-0-905587-06-6 New expanded version of the previous book.
Jackson-Stevens, E 1972 Scale Model Electric Tramways - and How to Model Them David & Charles, Newton Abbot 0-7153-5480-9 Introduction to 3/4" scale model trams and garden tramways.
Russell, Terry 198? Build a model tramcar in 'O' gauge Terry Russell Models - Simple 'how-to' booklet which contains many practical details of use to British and continental 0 gauge modellers.
Voice, David 1982 How to go Tram and Tramway Modelling Patrick Stephens Ltd., Cambridge 0-85059-564-9 Excellent introduction to, and history of, tram modelling; explains many 00 gauge techniques. (Out of print)
Voice, David 1985 London Tramways: their history & how to model them Patrick Stephens Ltd., Cambridge 0-85059-668-8 Explains how to make an amazing variety of 00 gauge London tramcars. (Out of print)
Voice, David 1991 Tramway Modelling in '00' Gauge Lancastrian Transport Publications, Cleveleys, Blackpool 0-9509405-4-2 Handbook of fundamental 00 gauge tram modelling techniques.
Voice, David 1992 What colour was that Tram? 3rd Edition David Voice Associates - A listing of every tramway system in the British Isles with all known liveries, with the dates when they were used.
Voice, David 1997 More Tramway Modelling in '00' Gauge David Voice Associates 0-9529937-0-8 Brings the previous tram modelling book up to date and describes how to motorise the EFE Leeds Horsfield.
Voice, David 1998 How to go Tram and Tramway Modelling: second edition Adam Gordon 1874422214 Excellent introduction to, and history of, tram modelling; explains many 00 gauge techniques. Virtually all new examples in this edition.
Voice, David 2005 How to go Tram and Tramway Modelling: third edition Adam Gordon 1874422532 Updated reprint of this useful work
Voice, David and
Kure, Gottfried
2001 Toy and Model Trams of the World
Vol.1: Toys, Die Casts and Souvenirs
Adam Gordon 1874422354 Full colour work on the commercial aspects of tram models. Ideal guide for the model collector.
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Voice, David and
Kure, Gottfried
2003 Toy and Model Trams of the World
Vol.2: Plastic, White Metal and Brass Models and Kits
TLRS & Adam Gordon 1874422419 Vol. 2 covers scale model trams in kit and ready to run form.
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Winter, Robin 2010 The Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain Railways
A Modeller & Historian's Inspiration
TLRS 978-0-905587-05-9 A superb book giving full details of these tramways with background information for modelling them.

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