Many children spend hours enjoying their first train set, but imagine 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. This book gives an enjoyable account of that boy's journey through life with his trains. We follow the story with a brief history of Tri-ang from its formation to the present-day Hornby and a look at how a first train set can develop into a life of collecting, describing the overall range in general. Some of the classic models are described in detail, along with an overview of changes over the years and the detail that collectors seek when finding rarer items. Also discover some of the compatible systems that Tri-ang made to complement the railway system and read about the service tools and parts available for their network of service dealers. As well as the range itself learn where to buy items and also discover the social community that's grown around collectors both 'for real' and 'online'. Tri-ang Collectables is sure to bring back happy childhood memories for many people!
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.