These pages describe how the trams, the windmill, the carousel and the sprung tramway points were built. To access these pages click on the photo, the page link or the menu to the one you wish to view.

 7 mm / ft Sunderland Corporation Car No. 26

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how this 7 mm / ft (0 gauge) model of Sunderland Corporation Tramways No. 26 was built by George Wilkinson.

It was built in 2010 and runs on 'Sealane', George's 0 gauge model tramway.


 5 mm / ft Sunderland District Tramways Works Car

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how this 5 mm / ft Sunderland District Tramways Works car was built.

It was built to run with the Corgi trams which inhabit 'Sunderland District' and was completed in 2012.


 4 mm / ft Foxwood Park Tower Windmill

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Foxwood Park Windmill was built.

It was built in 2009 from a plan found on a Japanese website.


 4 mm / ft Ravenscar Pier Carousel

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Ravenscar Pier Carousel was built.

It was built in 2012 as there were none available which would fit the available space.


 4 mm / ft Sprung Tramway Points

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Sprung Tramway Points were built by Alan Kirkman.

Two right hand sets were built by Alan for 'Beamish' in 2014.


 3.5 mm / ft Ravenscar Pier Tram

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how an H0e Liliput Waldenburg coach was converted into a narrow gauge tram using a Kato 11-103 chassis.

Two coaches were converted into trams to run on Ravenscar Pier, the first in 2011 and the second in 2014.


 3.5 mm / ft Beamish Bandstand

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Bandstand was built by Alan Kirkman and modified by Gordon Bulmer. It was completed in 2015.

It was built from a Shire Scenes etched brass kit available from Dart Castings. It was H0 scale and a little small but was the only octagonal Bandstand kit available.


 Moving Road Rollers

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Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Sunderland Tramways road rollers are driven.

There is a Dinky diesel roller on the Corporation board and a Matchbox Models of Yesteryear steam roller on the District board but this page is suitable for rollers of any size or scale.


 4 mm / ft Edwardian Figures

Finding and Painting 4 mm / ft Edwardian Figures

Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how the Dapol men and women were converted into Edwardian ladies.


 Building a 00 Chassis with Halling Parts

Building a Chassis with Halling Parts

Click here, on the photo or use the menus to see how to build an 00 scale chassis using a Halling motor, Halling bogies and silicone drive tubes.


© Gordon Bulmer 2017