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NEWS update 2018, 10th of July

The first run of the new Metropolitan kit has been shipped! Thank you all that have ordered for the support!

For you that missed out we take reservations for the second run.


Also this is the last call for the Dayton kits. I have 6 kits available for immediate delivery and after these no more kits will be made. They all include decals and trucks (wheels and couplers not included).

Price complete kit with decals and trucks (wheels and couplers not included) $171 + shipping $21.

I also have one extra Dayton kit which includes decals but doesn't come with trucks. The trucks need to be furnished by the buyer.

Price complete kit with decals (trucks, wheels and couplers not included) $151 + shipping $21

To order just drop me an email to info@eightwheelermodels.com with the kit(s) you want and your full adress. I'll then send you an invoice through Paypal.

NEWS update 2018, 22rd of May

New kit announcement

NEWS update 2018, 24th of April

Dear Customer,

We are proud to announce our third HO kit of the 1870s (60' over body) the Pullman Hotel car “Metropolitan”. This type of early Pullman car has never been released in kit form before.


The prototype model of the Metropolitan is now complete and we now take reservations for the first run. When the reservations are filled we will start making the kits and when everything is ready to ship we will contact you for payment and shipping. Those that already have reserved a kit please email me again to verify that you are still interested.


The kit comprises:

-3D printed roof, trucks, roof details, body ends, platforms, underbody detail, bolsters etc.

-Photo etched brass sides and frame, brass end railings, brake wheels, clerestory sides from 0.4mm brass sheet stock

-Misc. wood and laser board parts

-Screws and hardware

-Laser cut glass

-Stainless steel mesh for clerestory windows

-3 pairs of Miller couplers. Two extra pairs are provided to fit out your other cars.

-Decals in three colors

-Various parts, wire etc


Some features:

-Broken bullnose roof ends.

-Finely detailed platform ends

-Beautiful etched sides

-Drill guide holes for roof ventilators incorporated in roof.

-Photo etched platform railing.

-Interior. Available separately from my Shapeways shop.


Price for kit including trucks and decals $184 + shipping $21. Preferred payment through Paypal.

As before with the Woodruff and Dayton kits to save on shipping the customer has the option to receive the instructions through email in PDF format. The shipping listed above is without the instructions.


The photo etched sides and parts can either be glued or soldered together depending on the preference of the builder. Please note that this is a Craftsman kit requiring previous modeling skills with similar models. The kit is for the intermediate to experienced modeler.


Not included in the kit:


-Kadee equivalent coupler. The pocket fits a Kadee No 22 or similar.

-Interior which can be seen in the photos below. Will be available from our Shapeways shop.

-Venetian blinds. Artwork for venetian blinds will be emailed at the same time as the instructions. They can then be printed at home on a laser or ink jet printer.

-Paint, glue, tools etc


How to order

Please make your reservations via email as soon as possible as we only going to make a limited amount of kits in the first run. A second run can be made if there is demand.


Some history

The 10 section Pullman Hotel car Metropolitan was built by Pullman Car Works (Detroit) 1872. It was among the first Pullmans in Pullmans growing fleet of luxury cars coming forth patterned after the pioneer Pullman aptly named “Pioneer” built 1865. It features a novelty which was a kitchen to furnish the passengers with food and beverages during the journey. In the late 60s Pullman began experimenting with hotel cars providing the luxury of food during travel. The first of this type had the kitchen in the middle of the car which soon was abandoned to the more practical placement with the kitchen at one end. The Metropolitan is of the later type. The Metropolitan was made to floor plan 33b and has the unusual feature of two doors at the kitchen end. One for the corridor and one for the kitchen. The kitchen end of the car has trapdoors over the steps together with gates which can be seen on one of the photos of the car. These where lifted up when the passengers would disembark.

It had for the time a very luxurious interior together with a richly decorated outside which set the style for rail travel years to come. The car has the very distinct broken bullnose roof ends which later on evolved to the more ordinary bullnose roof.


The Metropolitan has been made famous as in 1876 the Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II used and lived in the car during part of his visit to the United States.





















Thank you all for the support!

NEWS update 2018, 15th of April

We are happy to show you some work in progress photos of the Metropolitan prototype model. It lacks window glass and some other things still though. The interior will not be included in the kits but will be available from my Shapeway shop. Another goodie are a functioning Miller coupler which will be included in the kits. It enables the cars to be more close coupled than with a Kadee type coupler. There will also be some extra couplers included in the kit for the builder to equipp some of his other cars with. It fits the common Kadee No 5 coupler pocket. Uncoupling is done with a toothpick.


Yes the car had two doors at one end together with trapdoors. We have been fortunate to have obtained a copy of the original floorplan.

NEWS update 2018, 29rd of January

The work on the Metropolitan has gone a bit slow but today we are happy announce that we have ordered the first test plates from the etcher.

Here are also some stills from the 3D model. Some work still to be done.


Yes the car had two doors at one end together with trapdoors. We have been fortunate to obtain a copy of the original floorplan.

NEWS update 2017, 3rd of December

The Dayton kits are all gone but I'll take reservations for another run. Thank you all for the support!

NEWS update 2017, 28rd of September

One of the Dayton kits has been sold. Only one left!

NEWS update 2017, 16rd of September

We have two Dayton kits available, one from a cancellation and one extra kit that have become available.

-The Dayton incl. decals (excl. trucks) insured shipping $153.

-The Dayton incl. decals and trucks) insured shipping $182.


If your interested please email me at:



Grab em while you can!


We would like to announce our new HO scale Mud wagon stagecoach kit!

Never before made in HO scale


For more information see the page:






NEWS update 2017, 23rd of August

The reservations for the Dayton kit are filled and the kits are packaged. I'll soon start to send out emails to the you all that have reservations checking adresses, payment etc.


Regretfully prices has gone up since the last run and I need to cover the occuring costs. That means a slight increase from the approximated prices that were given previously. The kits now cost:

-The Dayton incl. decals (excl. trucks) insured shipping $153.

-The Dayton incl. decals and trucks) insured shipping $182.


Thank you all for the support!







NEWS update 2017, 5th of August

The reservations for the Dayton kit are nearly filled and I have started to package the kits. In a couple of weeks the kits will be ready to ship. I have one kit still available that is unreserved. Grab it while you can.


Thank you all for the support!





NEWS update 2017, 11th of July

Sorry to say but progress since the previous news update has been slow. This mostly due to our fortunate arrival of a new family member who take up much of our time.


But some progress has been done and the Metropolitan is progressing in the 3D model. My hopes is to have the first prototype ready this autumn and to be able to ship the first run after Christmas.

We are still taking reservations on the Pullman Palace Drawing room car "Dayton".

Shipping worldwide

-The Dayton incl. decals (excl. trucks) insured shipping approx. $148.

-The Dayton incl. decals and trucks) insured shipping approx. $176.

When the reservations are filled we will start producing the kit and send out emails to those having reservations arranging payment and shipping.

Sorry but the Woodruff car has been canceled. We have produced 40 of this model and feel like its time to move on. Also the one kit that was available has been sold.


We are also working on two new kits of Mud wagon stagecoaches. This is to somewhat fill the void after Jordan and to offer something that never has been offered in HO scale before. The stagecoaches will be offered in two sizes. There will also be available horses with harnasses through my Shapeways shop. Here are a picture of the first prototype with HO figures for size comparison together with a 3D model screenshot.





NEWS update 2016, 22th of October

I have one Woodruff sleeper kit still available. This is the last one so grab it while you can.


The kit cost $142 including trucks and decals. Shipping not included in the price.




NEWS update 2016, 21th of August

The third run of the Woodruff kit has been packaged and shipped.


Due to a cancellation I have one kit still available. It cost $142 + shipping. It includes trucks and decals.


Thank you all for the support !


NEWS update 2016, 17th of July

After the third run on the Woodruff kit I have decided to end production of this kit. I'll instead devote my time to the development of the new Metropolitan kit and if there are enough interest to further runs of the Dayton kit.


Thank you all for the support !




NEWS update 2016, 27th of June

The third run on the Woodruff is now in production and the kits are nearing completion. In a couple of weeks invoices will be sent out to you that hold reservations. After payment has been received the kits will be shipped.


Thank you all for the support!



Beside preparing the Woodruff kits I have also started on the next project which will be the:


Pullman Palace Hotel car "Metropolitan"


NEWS update 2015, 12 of February

The second run of The Woodruff sleeper is sold out. If there is enough interest a third run will be made.


Here are some work in progress pictures of the Pullman "Dayton" car kit that is coming out this summer

NEWS update 2014, 8th of November

The second run of The Woodruff sleeper has all been shipped except for one kit reservation that was canceled. 

The canceled kit is packaged and ready to ship so if you are interested please send me an email!  

I also have had interest making detail parts from the kit available from my Shapeway shop. They will be available at the end of the weekend. 

Also there has been some change of plans and the next kit will be slightly different then previously declared. It will still be a Pullman but a model of the Palace Drawing Room Car "Dayton" see picture below.

On the General Haupt I have no news. The manufacturer are working on the design and on a prototype model. Hopefully at the end of the year we will have something to show. Thank you for your patience.

NEWS update 2014, 28th of August

The reservations for the second run have been filled. 

If there are enough interest I'll make a third run.

NEWS update 2014, 22th of June

Thank you all for the response on the Woodruff kit. After a hiccup with some missing parts the first run have been shipped.

The reservations for the second run are nearly filled. Only two reservations left.

To be able to gauge interest for future kits please send me a email (info@eightwheelermodels.com) if you are interested in a HO kit of the following.

Pullman's Palace Drawing Room and Sleeping Car "Baltimore" and "Saranac"

It will be similar type of Craftsman kit as the Woodruff kit with laser cut parts combined with 3D printed parts.

NEWS update 2014, 4th of May

Here are a link to some pictures of various parts for the General Haupt

Click on the image to see the picture in better resolution.

Please disregard the horse:-). It is for size comparison.

Thank you for your continued support.

NEWS update 2014, 2th of May

Thank you all for the response on the Woodruff kit. The reservations for the first run are filled and we are now busy packing the kits. If all goes well we will ship out in a couple of weeks.

The reservations for the second run are nearly filled. Only three left. 

NEWS update 2014, 3th of April


Woodruff Sleeping Car HO scale kit

We are happy to announce that the second Woodruff car pilot build is finished and we are now taking reservations for the first kit run due for delivery this summer.

For more information please see page Woodruff Sleeping Car in the menu above.

NEWS update 2013, 31th of December

Here are some progress pictures on the General Haupt and the cab. The design is nearly complete and the next step after that is production and a pilot model.

News on the Juniata:

The kit is estimated to be ready for launch summer 2014. The fitting of the parts has been tested on the pilot but some changes has to be made and another pilot model will be made and tested prior to the release. Please note that it will be a Craftsmans kit which is not for beginners but for those who have previous experience assembling Craftsmans kits. Similar kits are those from Silver Crash Car Works, Art Griffin and Virginia Foundry & Model Works. 

NEWS update 2013, 6st of December

Here are the first pictures of the Woodruff car pilot build. There are some small  changes to be made to the design.

These car in their heyday must have been quite as sight as research has indicated that the cars were painted:

 '....in the company livery, seal brown with black end posts and bright yellow roofs, all with liberal gold trim.'

NEWS update 2013, 03th of October

It is with happiness I can announce that the General Haupt project is again up and running. Most of the difficulties have been settled and the project is back on track. A date when the models will be ready has not yet been agreed upon so please be patient. The 3D model design is at this date about 90-95% complete as you can see from the pictures below.   

Here are also some progress pictures of the upcoming Woodruff sleeping car kit.

The sides will be laser cut in Lazer board material and a sample can be seen below together with a test print of the car ends and one of the trucks.

NEWS update 2013, 22th of September

Here are some progress pictures of the forthcoming new kit from Eight-wheeler Models.

A HO scale sleeping car from the 1880s based on the Jackson & Sharp Woodruff sleeping car "Juniata".

It will be a craftsman type of kit made up of 3D printed and laser cut parts.

The kits will be sold in three configurations:

-Complete kit with all hardware including decals

-Complete kit with all hardware excluding decals

-Partial kit with body only. Includes sides, ends, roof, floor and platforms.

Here is a photo of the "Juniata"

NEWS update 2013, 10th of May

Here are some pictures of latest 3D model updates.

NEWS update 2013, 9th of May

It is with regret that I have to put the news to you that the General Haupt project has been very much delayed. We had hoped for it to be ready this year but due to difficulties at the manufacturer we can't today say when the model will be available. Please keep your reservations as we are working to resolve all the difficulties.

Otherwise come back to me by email and I will remove you from the list.

Apart from these sad news we also have some GOOD news and that is that we in the meantime are working on bringing forth some HO scale early era rolling stock kits. So please keep watching.

I have also set up a shop on Shapeways where an 1880 6-wheel truck can be bought. It is based on a Jackson & Sharp design from 1880-1885. I’m also working on paper wheel inserts for various wheel sets that also soon will be available through Shapeways.

Here is the link to my shop on Shapeways:



Håkan Nilsson,

Eight-Wheeler Models  

NEWS update 2012, 28th of April

Still hot and fresh from the foundry!

The first evaluation castings. Please note that the casting sprue is still attached to the bottom of the locomotive frame. For size comparison see the Kadee no 5 coupler.

Please note that the design is not final and can be subject to change.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

NEWS update 2012, 20th of April

Work in progress picture

Here is a snapshot taken from the CAD 3D model with a picture of the locomotive with tender. Please note that the design is not final and can be subject to change.

More information will be posted when available.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

NEWS update 2011, 6th of October

Unfortunately, due to high workload at Brimalm Engineering at the moment, the General Haupt project will be a little delayed. Release will instead be expected in the beginning of 2012. I'll post more information on the website when available.

For the moment please take a look at Brimalm latest bulletin see link below which shows the unpainted prototype for another of their projects, a very small model of Swedens first locomotive. You can expect the same level of detail for the General Haupt.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

NEWS update 2011, 3th of January

Work in progress picture

Here is a snapshot taken from the CAD 3D model with a picture of the tender. Please note that the design is not final and can be subject to change. 

Picture courtesy Brimalm Engineering.

The model will feature:

Factory paint. Unlettered version available.

Coreless motor, Faulhaber type.

Operating headlight

DCC,  decoder factory installed. Runs also on DC.

Firebox light

Brass and stainless steel construction

Wheels in stainless steel

Electrical pickup on all tender wheels

Tender drive with driveshaft hidden below floor.

Backhead detail

Individually numbered with certificate

The models are made in HO scale 1/87 to NMRA standards. The intention is to make the most faithful reproduction that ever has been made yet with fine running characteristics. A model for operation as well as display. For the connoisseur collector as well as the modeler.

The model is only made in a limited edition so to be certain to get yours, RESERVE today by email, FREE OF CHARGE. And there is no charge for cancelling the reservation if you chose to do so. The model is estimated to be ready at the end of 2011.

The model is made by master model locomotive builder Brimalm Engineering, Sweden. They have manufactured exclusive brass models since 1992 mostly of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and German prototypes.  They use state of the art technology in design as in manufacturing.

For more information on Brimalm Engineering please see,

 WWW.BRIMALM.COM    (to see the site in English press the flag)

Drawings and artwork courtesy Jon M. Davis

Please check back again as more information and pictures will be posted later.