Tools and consumables

Gear Puller

To adjust or take off wheels, gears and worms. Comes in box with 5 different pins. A train modeller really can’t do without this.

Included pins for axles with diameters of 0.9mm, 1.7mm (2 versions), 2 mm and 3mm.

More very useful tips of the use of the gear puller and other ways of removing gears, worms etc can be found by following this link. It is in fact essential to read this before you start using the gear puller, in order not to damage the tool or the gears.


There are 2 x 1.7 mm pins in the set. If you put one of those pins in the drill/bench drill and hold a file against it, you can make a (roughly) 1.4 mm pin. Hold another file or a piece of wood on the other side, to keep the pin straight during filing. The result is very handy when you use if for the most popular size of shafts/axles, 1.5 mm, and you don't damage the smallest pin. It's very easy to do, measure with callipers during the process to stop at the desired diameter.

Oil in precision applicator

Precision oil for use on model trains. Use for brass or other metal gearing or to lube the axles. It's a vegetable based oil, so safe with most plastics. Very easy to only apply one drop.

Gear spacer

Another Tramfabriek innovation is the Gear Spacer for all DIY chassis builders or anyone else who likes to fiddle around with gears. When you design gear motion, you don’t really know yet if the distances of the gears will work well in reality. This handy tool will allow you to physically test the required distance between gears. Moving along the snail from the centre increases the distance to the centre with 0.1 mm with each step. Suitable for axles with a diameter of 1.0 and 1.5 mm. Suits all scales, but will mainly be useful for 009/H0e, N and Z gauge, where axles with these diameters are most common.

As a bonus, the short edges allow you to measure the Module of the gear. Available Modules: M0.2, M0.3, M0.4, M0.5


- To design your own gear train, this website is very helpful:

- All kind of gears can be custom ordered from the excellent for reasonable prices.