Many children spend hours enjoying their first train set - but imagine that the hobby never runs out of steam and the train set develops into a lifelong hobby. That first set conceivably could have been made by Tri-ang, a member of the Lines Bros group of companies.
Following a brief history of Tri-ang from its formation to the present-day Hornby, Dave Angell provides an enjoyable account of the overall range in general, covering some of the classic models in detail, and providing an overview of changes that were made over the years, as well as the kinds of details that collectors should look out for when sourcing rarer items.
This book takes a wide look at collecting Tri-ang, including the tools and parts available from Tri-ang's network of service dealers, and some of the compatible systems that Tri-ang made to complement the railway system. Learn also where to buy items and discover the wealth of advice and enthusiasm in the social community that has grown up around collectors, both online and `for real'; but above all, look through these pages and enjoy the happy childhood memories they are sure to conjure up!
From simple beginnings in the early 60s with a basic Tri-ang train set, Dave is now one of the leading Tri-ang Railway collectors in the UK. An avid collector of old toys, his collections include many of the Tri-ang toy range, Playcraft Trains and Matchbox cars as well as having a keen interest in all things railway. He has written many articles for specialist magazines and edited a steam railway newsletter for 20 years. A member of worldwide collectors societies, this is his first foray into book publishing.