Welcome to the Model Trams and Tramways website, which was designed and built by Gordon Bulmer with additional material and photos by other authors. It is usually updated for the first day of the month.
The site describes the tramway modelling of Gordon and Margaret Bulmer, John Docherty, Peter Rose and George Wilkinson who live in the North East of England and includes the 1/16 th scale model trams built by the late Gordon Douglas who was one of the first North East tramway modellers.
It includes other items of interest to tramway modellers, such as Automatic Tram Stops, Motorising Diecast Trams, making Trams & Buildings from Card and the 'Your Questions Answered' page. More details and links below.
The North East of England Area of the Tramway and Light Railway Society holds a number of meetings each year. If you live in the North East and would like to attend any of these meetings, use the Contact page to let me know and please include a telephone number so I can contact you.
You do not need to be a member to attend, although we hope that if you like us you may decide to Join the T.L.R.S..
We have members who model in N (2 mm / ft), 00 (4 mm / ft), 0 (7 mm / ft) and 12" / ft, members who exhibit their tramways at Model Railway and Tramway Exhibitions, members who build layouts at home and members who do not model at all, but who enjoy meeting like minded people over a cup of tea or coffee.
The photos above are in the following order starting with Sunderland 99 from Foxwood Park then from Gordon Douglas, Ravenscar Pier, Sealane, Sunderland Corporation, Sunderland District and Wearmouth. They are followed by another seven in the same order to give fourteen photos in all. These have been taken from the photo galleries and are repeated as long as the page is viewed.
All the model tramways described here were built for exhibition, so if you would like to see them or their owners please consult the Where to see Us page for details of our future exhibition appearances.
Exhibition Managers, if you would like to invite any of the Model Tramways to appear in your exhibition please use the Contact page to ask for details of the tramway of your choice which will be emailed to you. by its owner
A simple automatic control which enables a tram, wired for live overhead or 2-rail, to stop for a short time and then move off as the next tram approaches. This system does not use any electronics, but instead uses cuts in the rails. Click on the link or follow the menus for descriptions and diagrams.
See how to motorise Corgi, OOC Balloon and Railcoach, OOC Feltham, EFE Horsfield, Matchbox Y-15, Lledo and Oxford Diecast trams. Click on a link or follow the menus for full descriptions with photographs.
Click on the links or follow the menus to see how to build trams from card in 7 mm / ft and 5 mm / ft, and how to scratch build a motorised windmill and roundabout in 4 mm / ft.
Click here or follow the menus for a full description, track plan, exhibition diary, photo and video galleries for each of the model tramways featured. In addition there are construction blogs for 'Blackpool Seafront', 'Foxwood Park', 'Ravenscar Pier' and 'Seaton Tramway' and a system history for 'Sunderland Corporation' and 'Sunderland District'.
Our thanks for their invaluable assistance during the research, design, construction and exhibition of our model tramways, and the building of this website must go, in alphabetical order, to Dave Allinson, Mark Bliss, the late Bill Davison, John Docherty, Malcolm Fraser, Alan Kirkman, Peter Rose, Len Squance, David Voice, George Wilkinson and anyone else who has helped us in any way.© Gordon Bulmer 2013