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 September, has articles on:
- Meet the Committee – David Ramsey
- Last Word on Hamblings Coronation
- Gamages London Terminus
- Illustrations fron Old Airfix Catalogues
- Pola, Playcraft & Hornby Building Kits
- Gaugemaster @Fordhampton’ Model Kits
- Crossing No Gates
- Allen’s Oddities
- Visiting 1909
- Bing Goods Stations
- Defunct Makers
- The King Family Railways
- French Toy-Train Streamliners – Addendum
- Tri-Ang Railways Electrically Operating Signals
- WHO? WHEN? WHY?
- Radiguet et Fils – Frederic Marchaud – Review
- Tapper’ Gentlemen’s Club – Brighton Museum
- Alresford Festival of Toy Trains
- TCS 2017 Summer Show
- The Vectis 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