About

Traction Scale Models was established in 2015 to produce a range of 3D printed model trams.

We initially used the services of Shapeways and later Imaterialise to produce our models.

We have recently acquired out very own SLA printer and will be producing a lot more in-house. This will ensure we have full control over quality as well as lead times.

Keep an eye out for an ever increasing range of tram models from Australia and around the world.

Custom Building Service: We also offer a custom building service for any of our models. Please enquire for a quotation.

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  1. G’day Joseph,

    Am interested in the P Class without the Womens Weekly adverts. Please let me know when you can supply them.

    Cheers

    Kym

    1. Hi Kym,
      Sorry about the delay, I was overseas in Japan delivering a model. I will need to make some fine adjustments to the model file but can now print the P class cars on my own printer for a cheaper price. I’ve already modified the P class car with adverts but over the next few days I’ll make the same modifications to the version without the ad panel. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s done.
      Kind regards
      Joseph

  2. Hey Joseph

    Will you be doing a Sydney K class tram kit ? was wanting to modify one into Melbourne scrubber cars either 10W or 11W

    Really like the Melbourne W2 , 456 you’ve done & would like to buy one as an none powered unbuilt kit. Be very interested to know if you have plans to produce any other Melbourne trams in the same scale as the W2

    Thanks

    Jason Lennon

    1. Hi Jason,
      I love the Ks. I’m sure I’ll do one in the future. I’ll send you an email to discuss this further. Plenty of Melbourne trams to do too.
      Joseph

  3. Hi, I’m interested in the P Class Sydney tram. Do you have a price?
    Cheers
    Tony

    1. Hi Tony,
      Sorry for the late reply. I just found your comment among a whole lot of spam comments on the site. I’m still trying to get the P class to print successfully and be strong enough as a model in this material. The many windows are presenting a challenge. Too fragile. I’m working on strengthening the design though. It may be a few months off.
      Kind regards
      Joseph

  4. Hi guys. Can you get powered bogies for the Brisbane FM trams? Also are you still doing a Brisbane Drop Centre.

    Cheers

    1. Hi Daryn,
      Sorry for the late reply. I just found your comment among a whole lot of spam comments on the site. The Brisbane FM model can be powered with the Bowser drive unit.
      Kind regards
      Joseph

      1. Beauty mate cheers.

  5. Joseph,
    Can you give me any more information on the body of the Wright second class car which you showed curing in the machine? My string of first and thirds which I showed you at the Early Days Convention are longing for some companions!

    1. Hi Tony,
      Sorry for the late reply. I just found your comment among a whole lot of spam comments on the site. Although I think you may have already purchased some second class cars, I might direct you to the Redfern Works website where I sell all my railway stuff.
      http://www.redfernworks.com.au

      I’ve now adapted and upgraded the third class car to print from my own printer so it’s now available again from my site. The first class car will be available soon.

      Kind regards
      Joseph

  6. Hi Scott
    I was advised to contact you for help regarding Sydney tramway Tram paint ( green and roof )
    as well as a suitable undercoat, for both diecast and resign models by G.King.
    Looking over your web site there may be a few other things as well,Graeme

    1. Hi Graeme,
      Sorry for the late reply. I just found your comment among a whole lot of spam comments on the site. Scott is the business owner of Scale Modellers Supply. They are the creators of the SMS range of paints which include Tramway colours. It might be best to contact them from their website https://www.scalemodeller.com.au/
      Kind regards
      Joseph

      1. Hi Joseph thanks for the information,sorry it has taken so long to respond Graeme

  7. Hi guys,
    When will you have more Brisbane trams available to order? I see they are out of stock?

    1. Hi Daryn, I’m printing one as we speak. Probably a couple of days.

      1. excellent. i will get a 506-512 and a 513-546 in the Brisbane Phoenix trams if you have them done. Just email me when they are ready.

  8. Hi,
    I wonder if you have a contact email address? Hoping to establish a motorised Adelaide H-Class model of H0 scale if possible.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Alex. I only have an O scale model of the H available. There is already a HO scale model produced by JEM kits at http://jemkits.com.au/

      Hope this helps.
      Joseph

  9. Hi
    I noticed your HO scale Melbourne W2 tram kit
    Do you sell these ready to run – that is painted lettered etc ?

    1. Hi Bruce,
      No these are only available in kit form. I haven’t found time lately to offer a custom build service.
      Kind regards
      Joseph

  10. Dear Joseph,

    Are you planning a Melbourne Comeng articulated B2 in h0? Looking forward to your reply!
    Kind regards from the Netherlands

    Simon

    1. Hi Simon,
      Yes, I’m just about to release a Melbourne A class kit and as soon as it’s done I’ll be making the B2.
      Joseph

  11. excellent. i will get a 506-512 and a 513-546 in the Brisbane Phoenix trams if you have them done. Just email me when they are ready.

  12. I know you stated previously you will be releasing a re-engineered Sydney O Class kit in O Scale. Is that still in the pipe line.

    1. Hi Mark,
      This model has been a real challenge to get a reliable and strong enough model to release as a regular kit. Too many intricate details. I managed to print one and produce a model for a customer successfully but this was not a straight forward kit and required some skill to get a good result. If you are willing to put the extra effort in I’m happy to quote you for the production of a kit. In the meantime here is the model I produced for the customer.
      https://model-trams.com/product/sydney-o-class-tram-143-o-scale/

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