The model tramways described below were built by modellers who live or lived in the North East of England, when they were built, but have been sold on to new owners or their owners have died and they are no longer used.
Blackpool Seafront was built by John Docherty in 4 mm / ft scale and uses 16.5 mm track. It is wired for 2-rail operation and has switched stops on both tracks, and runs three trams in each direction.
Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for its background, board plan, construction blog with photos and an exhibition diary.
It was first exhibited in 2013, but as John wanted to build another Blackpool Tramway, it was sold on to a new owner and was eventually bought by John Whitehouse in October 2016.
Bill Davison filled a room in his bungalow in Durham with a G scale Continental Tramway after his wife, Freda, died.
These trams were powered from the track but Bill had plans to run them from the overhead.
He was building a brass model steam tram loco at the age of 90 but his eyes took a turn for the worse and it was never finished. Sadly Bill died aged 95 in April 2007.
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Gordon Douglas built the large scale model Sunderland trams which ran for many years in the Town's Roker Park.
These trams were powered from the overhead and were built in 1/16 th scale, and ran on 3½ inch gauge track, over a period of almost 40 years before his death in 2003.
Click on the picture, the link above or the menu for more details and a photo gallery showing many of his models.