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Ready-to-Run Group Photo
An assortment of N-gauge ready-to-run trolleys and trams, arranged in a basic chronological order.

In 2006 to 2008 Garth Hamilton of Canada created a website detailing in English the rapid development of N-gauge trolley and tram models in Japan. His N-scale Trolleys website later went away. Rather than see it vanish, I asked Garth if he would send me the files and images so they could be hosted elsewhere.

Garth's former website pages, revised and edited, have found a new home here on They provide an overview of products from Modemo, Tomix, Tomytec, Kato and Greenmax products through 2008. Due to the large number of items produced in the Japanese market since then, those pages will not be updated further. For more recent information, look at online sources like the Hobby Search Japan website (an English version is available at or the manufacturers' own websites (generally in Japanese). Also included is Garth's example of how to "kitbash" Bachmann Brill shells to model a Toronto trolley.

I have added a chronological timeline history and many more pages covering past and current products from these and additional manufacturers. They cover products that are N-gauge (operable either as ready-to-run or ready-to-power), N scale (finished static models in 1:160, 1:150, 1:148 or similar scale, many of which can be motorized with varying levels of difficulty), cast trolley and tram body shells, and kits. Ingenious modelers have devised ways to modify and power fully painted and decorated static models to meet their needs. Some static models and kits are not included here, nor are 3D printed model shells, nor models in the high custom or "bespoke" price range. The end result provides a unique reference to N-gauge trolley and tram products.

For additional information on N-gauge trolley modeling, please see my companion Tomix / EasyTrolley Modelers' Site at Directly-related discussion groups include the JNS Forum (an international bunch generally oriented toward Japanese railways and model products) and the N Scale Traction group - R. D. Kerr

Ready-to-Run Group Photo
A line-up of N scale models and cast body shells, which can be made operable, from various manufacturers.

Chronological History of N-Gauge Trolleys
Garth Hamilton's Introduction to N-Scale Trolleys
Garth Hamilton's Modemo Page (through 2008 - NT96)
Garth Hamilton's Tomix & Tomytec Page (through 2008)
Garth Hamilton's Kato & Greenmax Page (through 2008)
80M Bus Model Shop 1:150 Hong Kong Tram Models
A.C.M.E. "Tram de Milan" 1:160 Tram Models
Arnold N-Gauge Düwag GT6 Trams
Bachmann N-Gauge Trolleys
BRAWA N Scale Tram Models
Cooee Concepts 1:160 Diecast Tram Models
GHB International N Scale Trolley Shells
Hobbytrain N-Gauge Düwag Trams
Imperial Hobby Productions N Scale Trolley Shells
Hödl Linie8 N-Gauge Trams
Kato / Lemke N-Gauge 2-Axle Düwag T2 Trams
Philip Lehr's Pioneering N-Scale Trolley Models
Lesney / Ty-Phoo 1:130 Diecast Tram Models
Miniatures by Eric N Scale Trolleys and Parts
Model Power / Mehano N-Gauge Trolleys
Oxford Diecast 1:148 Tram Models
Raintree Products / Father Nature N Scale Trolley Shells
Tomytec World Railway Collection N-Gauge Trams
Tramway / Dauphin Ltd. N-Gauge Trams
Western Railcraft N Scale Trolley Kits
Garth Hamilton's Toronto Trolley / Bachmann Kitbash