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Due to the Corona outbreak it is more than likely that meetings, auctions and fairs which were planned for the coming months will be cancelled.

On the bright side: because of the extra time we now all have, it is a great opportunity to run our trains or revive old projects: dust off and clean locomotives and rolling stock, finish (or start) restorations and make adjustments to our lay-outs.


Wallis and Wallis Auctions

17th May 2021

Wallis and Wallis started a series of auctions in East Sussex after the Second World War, but began to specialise in Arms and Militaria when Roy Butler became a partner, finally taking over the business in the early 1960's. Roy's son, Glenn joined the company in the mid 1980's, using his enthusiasm and deep knowledge of toys to bring a new specialisation to the business for toy auctions. If there are pictures above this item, the catalogue is on-line and can be opened by clicking on the picture.


Excalibur Auctions

22nd May 2021

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.

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


Vectis Auctions

28th May 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.


Lacy Scott and Knight Auctions

18th June 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.


Special Auction Services

29th June 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.


TCS Summer Show

11th September 2021

The Train Collectors Society Summer Show will take place at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall in Leicester. Doors open at 10:00. More then 20 model railway layouts and plenty of trade stands. Refreshments available.


TCS Autumn Event

6th November 2021

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.