If you are interested in tramway modelling, the North East Area of the Tramway and Light Railway Society holds a number of meetings each year. If you live in the North East of England and would like to attend any of these meetings, use the Contact page to let me know and please give 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 00 & 009 (4 mm / ft), 0 (7 mm / ft) and 12" / ft, members who exhibit their tramways at Model Railway and Tramway Exhibitions, members who build home layouts and members who do not model at all, but who enjoy meeting like minded people over a cup of tea or coffee.

 Exhibitions

All the model tramways described here were built for exhibition, so if you wish to see us, or our model tramways, 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.

 Beamish

Photo and link to Beamish

Beamish was built by Gordon & Margaret Bulmer in 4 mm / ft scale and uses 16.5 mm track. It runs buses with Faller type chassis following a magnetic tape rather than a steel wire.

Trams draw their power from the overhead, it has automatic tram stops, single line access and fiddle yard and runs either two, three or four trams in each direction.

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for its background, board plan, construction blog with photos, exhibition diary, photo and video galleries. It was first exhibited in 2015.


 Country Town

Photo and link to Country Town

Country Town was built by Peter Rose for his then 7 year old grandson Harry Trueman in 4 mm / foot scale and uses 16.5 mm track and has two rail wiring,

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for a full description, board plan, construction, additions / improvements and exhibition diary, It was first exhibited in 2014.


 Fawcett Street Circular

Photo and link to  Fawcett Street Circular

Fawcett Street Circular was built by Ian Jameson in 4 mm / ft scale and uses 16.5 mm track and has a combination of live overhead and two-rail wiring.

There are two independant tracks and some trams draw their power from the overhead and others from the track. All of the buildings were built from plans or photographs of the originals.

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for its background, board plan, construction and exhibition diary. It was first exhibited in 2016.


 Foxwood Park

Photo and link to Foxwood Park

Foxwood Park was built by Gordon and Margaret Bulmer in 4 mm / foot scale and uses 16.5 mm track, scratch built trams draw their power from the overhead, it has remote automatic tram stops and runs two trams in both directions.

The narrow gauge railway uses 009 track and has an automatic stop, with manual start, at the station.

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for a full description, board plan, construction blog with photos, exhibition diary, photo and video galleries. it was first exhibited in 2009.


 Model Town Tramways

Photo and link to Model Town Tramways

Model Town Tramways was built by John Docherty and his then 8 year old son Jack, for Jack to operate, in 2 mm / foot scale and uses 9 mm track and has two rail wiring,

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for a full description, board plan, construction blog and exhibition diary. It was first exhibited in 2015.


 Ravenscar Pier

Photo and link to Ravenscar Pier

Ravenscar Pier was built by Gordon & Margaret Bulmer in 4 mm / foot scale and runs one tram with passenger and battery trailers on 009 track. It has no overhead and has automatic running on 2-rail wired track.

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for a full description, board plan, construction blog with photos, exhibition diary, photo & video galleries. It was first exhibited in 2012.

From 2016 it has been exhibited with an additional board which features a funicular (cable hauled) Cliff Tramway.


 Sealane

Photo and link to Sealane

Sealane was built by George Wilkinson in 7 mm / foot scale, and runs scratch built trams on 32 mm gauge track, which draw power from the overhead and has automatic tram stops,

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for a full description, board plan, exhibition diary, photo and video galleries. It was first exhibited in 2004.


 Sunderland Tramways

Photo of Sunderland Tramways

Sunderland Tramways was built in two parts by Gordon and Margaret Bulmer in 4 mm / ft scale. It runs Corgi trams on 16.5 mm track, which draw power from the overhead and has automatic stops.

Click on the photo, the link above, the links below or the menu for full description, board plan, exhibition diary, system history, photo and video galleries of Sunderland Corporation which was first exhibited in 2002 and Sunderland District which eas first exhibited in 2005. They have been exhibited together since 2006.


 Wearmouth

Photo and link to Wearmouth

Wearmouth was built by Peter Rose in 4 mm / foot scale and uses 16.5 mm track, trams were built from ABS white metal kits and draw power from the overhead, it has remote automatic tram stops and runs trams in both directions.

Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for full description, board plan, exhibition diary, photo and video galleries. It was first exhibited in 2011.


 Retired Model Tramways

The Retired model tramways described on this page were built by modellers who live or lived in the North East of England, when they were built, but have been retired or sold on to new owners.

© Gordon Bulmer 2017