The Train Collector is the magazine of the TCS.
One of the great benefits of becoming a member of the Train Collectors Society is your subscription to Train Collector.
The Train Collector is published quarterly in full colour using the latest digital print technology. Being produced in this way it has been possible to include a feature that would not have been possible by previous methods within the budget available, full colour!
The magazine caters for a wide range of model railway and toy train collecting interests. Subjects include: Hornby Dublo, Betal, Anbrico, GEM, Issmayer, Bassett-Lowke, Exley, Peco, Lone Star, Weimar etc. A relatively new feature will be articles for collectors of currently produced models which are clearly aimed at the collectors’ market.
TRAIN COLLECTOR also looks at past events and events to come. It journeys onto the Internet to see what is going on there and visits the auction rooms to keep you in touch with interesting items sold and with dates of future sales.
This year has seen the editorial baton being handed over from Pat Hammond to Nicholas Oddy.
The current issue, sent to members in June, particularly celebrates streamlined locos, especially the LMS Pacifics, and topics include;
- Ken Ranns – an obituary
- Potted History of Bryan Pentland
- British Marx Coronation Trains
- Wells-Brimtoy LMS Streamliners
- Photos from the Dregs of Bassett-Lowke
- Weimar Wonderings: Streamline Discoveries
- French Toy-Train Streamliners
- Snapshot of History
- Allen’s Oddities
- New Use for M Pullmans
- Visiting 1957
- WHO? WHEN? WHY?
- Greenbereg’s Guide to Lionel Standard Gauge – Review
- Restortion Corner
- Hornby Grey Tank Wagons
- TCS 2017 Spring Event
- Kirriemuir Show
- Minutes of the AGM
- The Vectius Gallery
- Plus more
You may download a sample copy of the Train Collector here September 2009 Train Collector Please note that images are of lower quality than the printed magazine to keep the file a reasonable size.
You may also now download an index to the first 36 copies of the Train Collector train-collector-index-issues-1-36
Fred Van der Lubbe, who wrote the article on French streamliners, has also made a series of videos of these trains in his garden. To have a look click here.