A.B.S Models is run by Adrian Swain and manufactures a wide range of whitemetal kits:
These unmotorised white metal tram body kits are complete with instructions, glazing etc. They are designed to be used with A.B.S. mechanism kits, or else BEC (now KW) or Tenshodo SPUD ready-to-run mechanisms.
A.B.S. R464 - Sheffield Roberts Car.
Model by J.Prentice
|R400||Hull Open Balcony Tramcar|
|R401||Leeds ex-Hull 'Kipperbox'|
|R402||Hull 3 window enclosed tram|
|R403||Leeds ex-Hull works car|
|R407||Southampton ex-L.C.C. Class B Tram|
|Ex Varney models|
|R153||Horsedrawn Tramcar 'The People'|
|R154||Horsedrawn Tramcar L.C.C.|
|R413||Liverpool Baby Grand|
|-||Liverpool Green Godess|
|Ex Anbrico models|
|Ex BEC-KITS models|
|R420||L.C.C. single deck snowplough|
|R421||L.T. ex-L.C.C. single deck stores van and driver training car|
|R422||L.T. ex-L.C.C. single deck snowbroom|
|R423||L.C.C. open top Class B or C tram|
|R424||L.C.C. balcony or Class C tram|
|R425||L.C.C. enclosed top Class B or C tram|
|Traditional British 2-axle tram range|
|R492||3 window open top tram|
|R493||3 window open top tram|
|R494||3 window up, 3 window down balcony top tram|
|R495||4 window up, 3 window down balcony top tram|
|R496||4 window up, 4 window down balcony top tram|
|R497||3 window up, 3 window down closed top tram|
|R498||4 window up, 3 window down closed top tram|
|R499||4 window up, 4 window down closed top tram|
|-||3 window, single deck|
|-||4 window, single deck|
|R536||Traditional tram 180° stairs|
Other tramcar kits are being introduced regularly to this range.
These whitemetal 4 wheel truck kits are designed to motorise model tramcar kits and are complete with instructions, motor, wheels, gears, etc. They require simple soldering skills.
|R551||24mm Motorising kit 6'0" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R552||26mm Motorising kit 6'6" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R553||28mm Motorising kit 7'0" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R554||30mm Motorising kit 7'6" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R555||32mm Motorising kit 8'0" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R556||34mm Motorising kit 8'6" wheelbase 10.5mm wheels|
|R557||32mm Motorising kit 8'0" wheelbase 9mm wheels|
|R558||34mm Motorising kit 8'6" wheelbase 9mm wheels|
|R559||36mm Motorising kit 9'0" wheelbase 9mm wheels|
|Motorising kits for diecast trams:|
|R598||Corgi 4 wheel tram motorising kit|
|R599||EFE Horsfield motorising kit 8'6" wheelbase|
Other truck kits are being introduced regularly to this range.
ABS also hold the masters for the 0 gauge kits formerly made by Bec and MTS, but these are not available at present.
A.B.S Models operate "Mail Order" only, apart from attending model exhibitions, and do not operate a shop or have facilities for visitors. Please contact A.B.S Models mail order service at:
An illustrated catalogue and price list are available for £1.30 or 5 first class stamps in the U.K. or for 4 International Reply Coupons for overseas customers.
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