N Scale Tram Questions

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by MinnMonkey, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. MinnMonkey

    MinnMonkey Member

    I am adding a small 2'x3' urban section to my layout. I am looking at using Tomix trolly track and modern street trams or LRV's. My questions are:

    1) I cannot seem to find the Modemo Toyku 300 series trams for sale anywhere, are they no longer selling them, or am I just not looking in the correct places.

    2) I was looking at Aspen Models and they have some trams that would work with my setting, but I am wondering if anyone knows how they perform around the tight Tomix track radius?

    3) Are they any other manufactures out there that make modern trams?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    Modemo has just announced another version of the Tokyu 300 series LRV for February 2008 delivery. Production runs are short in Japan and models typically sell out in less than 6 months. You can reserve these through Hobby Search.

    Translated version of http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/J-index.htm

    I reserved a Tokyu 80 two car set in May, and Hobby Search just advised me tonight that my cars had been shipped. It's has one powered car and a trailer. Here's what those cars look like:


    These cars ran on the Setagaya line before the 300s.
  3. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    Other than Modemo and the European trams carried by Aspen Models I'm not aware of any modern N scale trams. There in fact have been very few N scale trams other than Modemo in recent years.

    I do not have the Aspen Model trams, but I hear the N scale versions are not as good as the HO models made by that European manufacturer.

    Auto-Modellbahn-Welt Hödl Straßenbahn und Oldtimertram Modelle
  4. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

Share This Page