3D Printed 

French Metre Gauge railways and tramways 

Metre gauge was very common in France, and varied from steam, diesel railcar through to electrified trains and trams, urban and rural.

Description Model Scales
    Click on Red Triangles for link to specific scale item on Shapeways

Corpet-Louvet 060T

 

 

The classic French metre gauge steam loco, found on many lines across France

 

     

 

Billard-type150D-1947

post WW2 version of classic French metre gauge, easier to design than pre-war version with more curves. Design modified slightly to improve roof, and add new scales.

 

   
The Tramways of the Alpes-Maritimes in south east France were built at the start of the 20th century, but most had closed down by the 30s. They covered the mountainous area to the north of Nice. They were all electrified eventually, and freight was also conveyed in wagons.  
TAM bogie Automotrice 


Bogie automotrices were introduced , but despite improving comfort did not halt the increase in road usage. 

Requires chassis, and finishing
     
  The original power cars were all 2 axle Brill units, of 3 types, 2nd class only, 1st class with a luggage compartment, and a luggage only unit. These often worked in pairs, and could pull coaches and wagons. These often worked in pairs, and could pull coaches and wagons.  
TAM Automotrice 2nd class

 

Requires chassis, and finishing

       
TAM Automotrice luggage plus 1st class

 

Requires chassis, and finishing

 

       
TAM Automotrice luggage only

 

Requires chassis, and finishing

 

       
TAM 1st class coach

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       
TAM 2nd class coach

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       
TAM goods van

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       
TAM covered wagon

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       
TAM 3 plank open wagon

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       
TAM flat (bolster) wagon

 

Requires wheels, and finishing

 

       

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

---------------------------------------------------------

All 3D printed designs by Simon Dawson (Rue d'Étropal) , currently produced to order by Shapeways. Just follow links to Shapeways pages.

 

===============================