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Vectis auction

Vectis was established in 1988 and sell toys in many categories, including Trains, Tinplate, Constructional Toys, Railwayana and Books. All auctions are room sales and all are held live on-line reaching collectors worldwide. Click on the photo's above to enter the on-line catalogue.

The Vectis auctions also have the past auctions on-line in their archive to see what prices were realised.

16th February 2018



The HRCA Annual General Meeting and Get-Together will take place at the Stratford-upon-Avon School, Alchester Road in Stratford-upon-Avon. Doors open at 10:00 with the AGM commencing at 2:00 pm. For paid up HRCA members only (please bring your membership card), guests welcome if accompanied by a member. Top Traders, running layouts in 0 Gauge Clockwork, 0 Gauge Electric, Dublo 2 and Dublo 3 rail. Refreshments available.

17th February 2018

Aston's Auctioneers and Valuers

Aston's Auctioneers and Valuers is a family-run auction house and is a specialist auctioneer of collectable toys and models in the UK. They hold one large auction of Toys, Antiques and Collectables every month featuring Hornby O-gauge and Dublo.

20th February 2018

UK Toy and Model Auctions

The UK Toy and Model auction was formed in the mid 1990s by Barry Stockton and Tony Oakes, enthusiasts with many years experience in the field of toy and model collecting.

26th February 2018

Special Auction Services

Special Auction Services will have the Toys for the Collector auctions which contain a large and diverse selection of toys often including Hornby and other vintage toy trains. The December auction is the famous Trains Galore which ran for 20 years at Christie's.

27th February 2018

Lacy Scott and Knight Auctions

The Lacy Scott and Knight toy train auctions encompass all areas of collecting including steam, O-gauge and OO-gauge railway, diecast models by Corgi, Dinky, Matchbox, Spot-On, European manufacturers as well as Tinplate Toys.

The Lacy Scott and Knight Auctions also have the past auctions on-line in their archive to see what prices were realised.

1st March 2018

Sandown Park Show

Sandown Park

Some members of the Dutch HRCA will be visiting this great Barry Potter fairs event with 500 Stalls of Collectable Toys. The quality and variety of collectables on offer is breathtaking, with tables of toys and models for sale. Visitors and exhibitors travel from all over the UK and Europe to visit each event. The fair is held at the Sandown Park race course in Esher.

3rd March 2018

Houten Toy Train Collectors fair

Holland's biggest Modelspoor event predominantly caters for the modern H0/00 crowd, but also with larger scales and tinplate. About 500 stalls, with members of the Dutch HRCA present. The event is held at the Euretco Centre in Houten. So anybody visiting Holland would do well to visit this fine event and meet some of the Dutch HRCA members. Use the contact link (above at right) for general enquiries.

10th March 2018

TCS spring get together

TCS Spring Show and AGM

The Train Collectors Society Spring Show and Annual General Meeting will take place at Trinity Methodist Church Hall in Leicester. Doors open at 10:30. Model railway layouts and plenty of trade stands.AGM for TCS members at 15:00. Refreshments available.

17th March 2018


Toovey's conduct quarterly sales of Toys, Dolls and Games that offer a good selection of die-cast toys and figures, model trains and railways, tinplate and mechanical toys, dolls and soft toys. Hornby 0-gauge and Dublo are regularly included in these auctions.

Toovey's auctions have the past auctions on-line in their archive to see what prices were realised.

20th March 2018

Reading Show     Reading Show     Reading Show

Reading Vintage Toy Train Fair The Reading Vintage Toyfair is held at the Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading has a 1985 dateline, ie. all items are over 20-years old. The show always is a feast of Hornby with a vast number of major dealers and many lesser-known ones. The 200 tables are complemented by numerous working and static exhibition displays, including Hornby 0-gauge, Hornby Dublo and Meccano.
15th April 2018

TCS summer  TCS summer

TCS Summer Show

The Train Collectors Society Summer Show will be held near Aylesbury Buckinghamshire at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Doors open at 10:30. More then 30 model railway layouts and plenty of trade stands. Refreshments available.

4th August 2018

TCS Autumn  TCS Autumn

TCS Autumn Event

The Train Collectors Society Autumn Event will take place at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall in Leicester. Doors open at 10:00. Model railway layouts and plenty of trade stands. Refreshments available.

3th November 2018

HRCA 50th Anniversary Meeting In 2019 the HRCA will marking its 50th anniversary with a very special two day event to be at held in the Warwick Hall at Stonely. This will attract devotees from all corners of the globe to see, play and talk about their beloved Hornby trains. They will celebrate a period dating from about 1920 when they were first conceived, to the early 1960's, during which time they were at first available as the large 0 gauge models and later as the smaller 00 gauge version, branded as Hornby Dublo. Some members of the Dutch HRCA will be present.
27th-28th April 2019