Lionel Collectors Club UK Annual Show
October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LIONEL COLLECTORS CLUB UK are collectors and operators of all makes of North American 'O' & 'S' Gauge electric toy trains. The club website is www.lccuk.org.uk
North American three rail 'O' gauge electric trains run on approximately 20 volts A.C. They are coarse scale 'O' gauge and differ from modern British 'O' gauge in their use of the third rail, and of A.C., rather than D.C. However some early Hornby electric trains used this system. The manufacture of these American trains started just after the turn of the century, about 1906. Up to World War II, most of them were in tin-plate and die-cast metal. After World War II plastics replaced the tin-plate, while use of die-cast continues. Less well known is the slightly smaller 2 rail ‘S’ gauge.
At the show there will be at least eight layouts, a couple of sales stalls and the usual cafe.