Alan Kirkman Model Tram Builder Alan Kirkman
Tram Building Service

Alan Kirkman Tram Building Service

Alan Kirkman offers a model tramcar building service in 3.5mm, 4mm and 7mm scales. Small scale trams etc. are built to your requirements.


PC Models

PC Models was taken over by David Voice in about 1994 and then Alan Kirkman in 2008 to continue production of the existing components. Alan manufactures a small range of traction unit kits and tramcar parts, mainly in OO gauge but some in O gauge.

Traction Unit Kits

These traction units are etched brass kits requiring soldering and are not suitable for the beginner. The chassis units are fully compensated and include the 12 volt DC motor. They are supplied with OO gauge (16.5mm) spaced wheels. However, the units are designed to take wheels for any track gauge from 12mm to 21mm.

All the mechanisms are also available with wheels to fine scale tramway standards.

Four-wheel trucks

These mechanisms represent the tramcar trucks fitted to normal 4 wheel/2 axle trams.

Kit number Truck wheelbase Wheel diameter
4T122-30mm10.5mm
4T222-30mm9mm
4T322-30mm7mm
4T530-36mm10.5mm
4T630-36mm9mm
4T730-36mm7mm

Underfloor bogie mechanisms

These mechanisms represent the tramcar bogie trucks fitted to 8 wheel/4 axle trams.

Kit number Bogie type Wheel diameter
EW1Equal wheel bogie mechanism9mm
EW2Equal wheel bogie mechanism7mm
MT1Maximum traction bogie mechanism9mm & 7mm

Tramway parts

Alan Kirkman manufactures and supplies a range of mainly etched brass British tramcar spare parts in OO gauge including:


Resin moulded models

Alan Kirkman produces one piece resin moulded body kits for a Blackpool English Electric Railcoach and for a number of Blackpool "Baloons".


Contacting Alan Kirkman

Alan Kirkman is the Area Liaison Officer of the TLRS with extensive experience of scratch building Blackpool and other tramcar models.

He operates "Mail Order" only for his motorizing service and does not operate a shop. Please contact the Alan Kirkman mail order service at:

Mr. Alan J. Kirkman,
17-19 Park Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands, B73 6DB,
England.

Tel: 0121 354 3201

Please send details of your desired tramcar model for a quotation. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope in the U.K. or 2 International Reply Coupons for overseas customers.

The former PC Models kit range produced by Alan Kirkman is available from:-

In the UK - East Lancs Model Tramway Supplies
In The US - Andy Reichert of Proto:87 Stores

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