Today I’ve install the driver controls. These come in two parts. The controller and the brake/ handbrake pedestal. You will also notice a box in the middle of the cab. This covers an LED I installed as I want a fully lit car.
Japanese O scale 1:45 Trams
We have a growing range of Japanese O scale tram kits available at Tram Works. We manufacture all Japanese models to the scale 1:45 which is the scale used for O scale trams in Japan. We are happy to alter the scale to suit your needs when manufacturing. Please contact us to discuss.
We have plans to do many Japanese trams in the future if they prove popular. The next one will be the Kyoto 1900 (as the Hiroden 1900’s were originally) and the Kyoto 1800’s, we also plan to do several Osaka trams and Tokyo area trams. Other systems we want to do are Nagasaki and Kumamoto plus several others.
Currently Available Trams:
All tram kits are printed to the highest quality on a Formlabs SLA Resin Printer and come with full instructions.
Future Tram Releases:
Some future projects if enough interest is shown are the Nagasaki 300 series, Tokyo 8000 series, Tamaden Caterpillar car, Hakodate 530, Osaka 2201-2211 one man cars and the Sapporo 200 series.
Custom Tram Building Services
We also offer limited custom tram building services for customers who wish to have a completed model. These can be crafted by master modeller Greg King or by Joseph Spinella.
Work has progressed on the model with the adapter plates on the Steam Era Black Beetle trucks. These are working out a treat.
Decal work has also progressed.
When initially constructing my bench work I never envisaged building an O scale layout. I was into HO at the time. As a result I’ve had to extend the layout to allow the construction of a terminal loop.
I’ve printed my plan out to scale and laid it on the board to see if it will work. I like it!
Note the waiting shed is HO scale. I will blow this up to O scale eventually.
All the necessary track work has no arrived and I can start laying track in earnest.
I have to say a big thank you to Greg King for assembling all the point work for my layout.
I’ve finally made a start on my own O scale layout. My space is very small in the confines of my small shed but I’m hoping to pack as much operational enjoyment in as I can.
Today I printed one of the cabs and set about painting and finishing it before I can install it on the model.
Work is pushing ahead with the assembly of the underframe and saloon ends. The end platforms have also been installed.
Painting is now progressing as well along with the start of decal work.