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Metal Earth Cable Car

$22.00 NZD

Create your very own cable car with this Metal Earth model of the San Francisco Cable Car.


This amazing 3D steel model features stunning details and comes with easy to follow instructions.


This model depicts an iconic San Francisco Cable Car which is very similar to Wellington's own iconic 'relentless red rattlers'. Wellington's Gripcars transported passengers between Lambton Quay,  Victoria University and the hilltop suburb of Kelburn. The cars ran until 1978 when they were replaced with today's electric cars.


The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated system in the US and is among the most famous tourist attractions in the city along with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf and a third route along California Street.


  • Flatpack kit made from high quality steel
  • Pop out the pieces and put them together
  • Measures approximately 5.5cm x 2.5cm x 3.3cm when assembled
  • Instructions included
  • No glue or solder required
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • Contains small parts - not recommended for young children.


Metal Earth model kits are made from high quality steel sheets. Each model features amazing detail with parts cut from one or more 4” square steel sheets. Easy to follow instructions are included with each kit and no glue or soldering is required. Simply snip out the pieces and bend the tabs through corresponding connection points.


The Metal Earth Cable Car Model is also available for purchase in store at Cable Car Museum.