Got a steam tram? The early steam trams were a familiar sight pulling a double decker coach. The first ones had an open deck.
Our model is very similar to these first steam tram coaches, but is actually a freelance design made to look perfect behind a Roundhouse Stanley or Clarence (or similar). It’s only 187mm tall (from rail top), compared to Roundhouse Engineering’s Clarence 176mm and Stanley’s 169mm.
The two bogies mean that it can go round the tightest 2’9” radius curves.
Made from birch and poplar plywood with real glass windows, the handrails and railings are all brass.
The upper deck is actually removable to allow placement of passengers, etc. (it’s a very tight fit, not intended to be removed every day).
Of course it’s re-gaugeable (32 to 45mm).
Not hard to make, with very easy to follow illustrated instructions. No saws or drills are needed.
Real glass is used for the windows, so this kit isn’t suitable for children due to the sharp edges.
Even the bench slats are all in one piece, so it’s not fiddley!
However this is a time consuming kit that you won’t throw together in a couple of hours. Time and patience will be beneficial (especially bending the brass wire handrails!).
Everything’s included (wheels, buffers, etc), apart from paint and glue.
All Body Parts
Paint & Glue
Sorry, but we can’t offer this pre-made in the foreseeable future. This is simply due to the time needed to build it; customers wouldn’t want generic colour schemes, and the expected low consumer demand. This all rules out the large batch production we normally employ to keep costs down.