Brass Tram Locomotive body kit, made to fit the Roundhouse Bertie steam power unit, but could also be adapted for any small steam engine, or electric chassis.
This body has been made in 16mm scale and designed to capture the look of a traditional Victorian Tramway locomotive.
Swift Sixteen are very proud to be able to offer you our Brass Steam Tram Kit in 16mm, this being a highly accurate and detailed model. Although the kit is based around a Roundhouse Bertie power unit, it can be just as easily converted to run with any steam power unit that will fit from other manufacturers. If steam is not your thing, go electric, or R/C electric! Some manufacturers, offer power bogies on their own, even one of these would fit, then just add batteries etc.
Although this model is strictly a road tram; back in the day, we highly suspect these trams would have been seen running just off the 'beaten path' in semi rural settings. We are a firm believer in, "It's my railway, I'll run what I like". We hope that you will like it as much as we do and make a space for it in your engine shed.
[Chris Yeoman Roundhouse trophy winner 2015]
Congratulations to Chris Yeoman,
for winning the 2015 Roundhouse Trophy
with his Swift Sixteen tram kit.
This body kit may look very complex and hard to build, but that could not be further from the truth. We have made very good use of half etching, stepping and layering techniques to achieve a multi-layered surface that gives 'depth' and 'feel' to this model. The body up to, and including the pre-rolled roof, is made up of only 8 main panels! Almost all of the detail is half etched and pressed into these parts. What gives this model its detailed appearance, is the effort we have put into the detail and design. What is left, is just the 'icing on the cake'.
A major feature of steam trams, is the roof fencing and condensing tubes. We have addressed this in a big way. Many hours have been spent designing and drawing up this area of our tram to give the best possible look and ease of build. Yes, we know that there are 42 condensing tubes to solder on, but it is a very easy and satisfying job, thanks to the simplicity of our design. For those wanting even more, there are an extra 4 in the kit for a fuller roof. Purists may even like to cut these tube panels in half and stagger them?
If you do not want the condensating tubes because of looks or height issues, we offer this kit minus all roof parts for less money. This version of the kit does not have the roof fencing or any condensating gear. In this version, the model is only 155mm high to the top of the roof. A shorter chimney is also offered for this version, bringing the overall height to 165mm.
The other small details that make this kit really stand out, are:- corner roof brackets, roof mounted lamp brackets, lamp irons, door handles, recessed panels, full rivet detail, internal water tanks with brass fillers, internal coal bunkers, door and hatch hinges etc.
We are very proud of our brass tram kit, and we hope that you will love it as much as we do.
The cow catchers and chimney extension are sold separately on the option list below. Brass couplings are available from the builders parts section of this site. The lamps are not sold with this kit, they can be purchased from other vendors.
We do not supply the Roundhouse chassis boiler for this model. You will need to order it from Roundhouse directly.
X4 Brass sheet
X2 Brass Water filler
X4 Brass roof tube
X2 door handle
X1 brass wire
X2 Nickel fence side
X2 Nickel fence end
X2 Pre-rolled roof panels
Height top of chimney 185mm
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