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Houten Toy Train Collectors fair

11th December 2021

Holland's biggest Modelspoor event predominantly caters for the modern H0/00 crowd, but also with larger scales and tinplate. About 300 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.


Special Auction Services

14th - 15th December 2021

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. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.


Lacy Scott and Knight Auctions

17th December 2021

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. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.

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


Vectis Auctions

17th December 2021

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. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.

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


Excalibur Auctions

29th January 2022

Excalibur Auctions got more than ten years in the auction industry. Areas of speciality are model railways, diecast toys, movie memorabilia including film posters, autographs, comics and advertising items including travel and music posters. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.

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


HRCA 2022 Winter Event

19th February 2022

The HRCA Winter Event will take place at the Statfold Roundhouse Museum, Doors open at 10:00. 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.


Sandown Park Show

Sandown Park Show

Sandown Park Show

Sandown Park

26th February 2022

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.


UK Toy and Model Auctions

28th February 202

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. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.


TCS Spring Show and AGM

5th March 2022

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.