We manufacture and supply our own unique motorised bogies, non-motorised bogies and replacement wheelsets to upgrade the EFE range of ‘00’ scale London Underground tube train models. We also sell 3d printed plastic models of London Underground trains, both tube and sub surface stock, as seen in service since the 1960s. We also offer a range of accessory items including platform seats, signs and line-side cabinets. Our full product range and online shop is below. Exclusive First Editions (EFE) Gilbow Holdings, London Underground tube train model upgrades Parts are available on a DIY ‘supply only’ basis complete with full instructions, or on a ‘supply & fit’ basis. We offer Tenshodo motor bogies, non motorised trailing bogies & pinpoint wheelsets with brass bearings that will enable your existing static EFE models to operate on your 00/HO scale model railway. We supply & fit Tenshodo motor bogies together with our own injection moulded replacement plastic trailing bogie frames, pinpoint axle wheelsets, brass top hat bearings and high quality laser cut steel couplings. We have been in business for over 20 years & have 1000s of satisfied customers. Once upgraded & converted, your train will run to the same standard as Hornby & Bachmann models. 4 car trains will require 2 motor bogies/6 trailing bogies, 2 car trains will require 1 motor bogie/3 trailing bogies More information:- General EFE instructions/motorising notes (PDF)

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Supply only (illustrated instructions at the below links) Motorising DIY instructions (PDF) Trailing bogie DIY instructions (PDF) Motor bogie DIY - consists of:- Tenshodo SPUD 5 pole motor bogie, Metromodels plastic injection moulded bogie sideframe collar, motor mounting bracket/screws/washers, motor mounting template, bogie sideframe template, laser cut steel coupling. £52   Trailing bogie set DIY - consists of:- Metromodels plastic injection moulded bogie frame, 2x brass pinpoint axle 10.5 wheel diameter wheelsets, 4x brass ‘top hat’ axle bearings, bogie retaining clip/washer, bogie sideframe template, laser cut steel coupling. £8 Supply & fit Step 1 - pack up and send us your models via signed for/recorded post. Include details of your name, postal address, email & contact phone number. Step 2 - enclose a cheque/postal order made payable to ‘John Polley’ (or pay online via PayPal using the online shop buttons below. You do not require a Paypal account) Motor bogie set - supplied & fitted £62 Trailing bogie set - supplied & fitted £18 Step 3 - post your models to us at:- 27 Amethyst Drive, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8GD Step 4 - we will acknowledge receipt of your models Step 5 - we will normally complete the upgrade work & return your models to you within 3 weeks. Non UK customers, please contact us for postage rates.  Transparent demonstration bogie showing wheelsets & brass ‘top hat’ bearings fitted  The bogie pivot retaining clip is removed & re-used from the original EFE bogie moulding Station and lineside accessory items Hand made etched brass Relay/switch cabinets - British Railways/Network Rail type £2.50 each or five for £10 London Underground section switch cabinets, wooden cabinet £4.99 each London Underground section switch cabinets modern fibre glass cabinet £4.99 each London Underground station platform seat/signs £4.99 each Choice of 4 station names/oval or rectangular seat base:-  Museum, Hammersmith, White City, Earls Court The blank versions are now sold out, just cover the existing station name with your desired station name
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London Underground model railway trains since 1960 Surface:- A, C, D. Tube:- 1960, 1967/72, 1973, 1983, 1992, 1996, 2009 stocks. Our D stock bodies can be modifed to make the Vivarail trains such as the IOW Class 484 units These are available as 3d printed plastic train car bodies from our 3d print shop at:- https://i.materialise.com/en/shop/designer/john-polley Chassis, wheelsets, motor bogies and trailing bogies are available from us. DIY motorised chassis = £66, DIY non-motorised chassis = £30. Contact us at sales@metromodels.net with your requirements and we will advise/quote you.  
Special offer. EFE 1938 tube stock ‘Dinosaur’ Isle Of Wight liveried Driving Motor (DM) car bodies and interiors. We have a very limited stock of these available at £60 per pair including UK P&P. DM car destinations - ‘Ryde Pier Head’ and ‘Shanklin’ To order, send a £60 payment via PayPal to metromodels@yahoo.co.uk  (email us for non UK overseas postage rates) A   suitable   motor   and   trailing   bogies/wheelsets   -   order   the   DIY   items   listed   above.   (1   motor   bogie   plus   3   trailing   bogies are required for a 2 car motorised set or 4 trailing bogies are required for a non-motorised 2 car set). A suitable chassis (both motorised & non motorised) and bogie side-frames  are available from our 3d print shop:- https://www.shapeways.com/shops/metromodels-london-underground-models