The Train Collectors Society

 ‘Any make, Any gauge, Any age’

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The Train Collectors Society, based in the UK, was formed over 30 years ago. It is a voluntary run not for profit club for people who are interested in or want to collect or operate toy trains and commercial model railways.  We have no limitations as to gauge or scale, manufacturer, nationality or age - hence our slogan

‘Any make, Any gauge, Any age’

TCS Summer Show 2015

Show Report HERE

2015 Spring Event and AGM

Show Report HERE


Report on the 2015 Beckenham Show

 TCS Summer Show
12th July 2014
at the Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade

Show report now HERE

Train Collectors Magazine

To see details of the Magazine please look at the Train Collector Web Site

To find out about joining and the benefits of doing so, please look HERE

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Latest addition 29/04/15

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Previously Featured Pictures

Our Purpose

We offer an opportunity for like minded individuals to make contact, contribute their knowledge and experience, perhaps learn from others while enjoying this great hobby.

Some members are interested in the mainstream British makers such as Hornby or Triang/Rovex Hornby - and we have some of THE experts on these trains among our members. But others enjoy and share more obscure tastes. such as the smaller British makers, the delights of  French tinplate, the majesty of US Lionel, and the confusion and interest of Chinese made trains.

The point of the TCS is that we are able to share these passions. Toy trains were not produced in isolation but from a very competitive and international industry. The TCS is a complement to the various single make clubs that exist (and indeed many of our members are also active in these associations) and provides opportunities and insights that no single make group could.

Based in the UK we also have members in mainland Europe, the US, Canada, Australasia and the Far East, in fact, Worldwide!

Train Collector Magazine Binder now back in stock

Order one HERE

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Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us.

Webmaster: Dave McCarthy,

Membership: TCS Membership Secretary, PO Box 1329, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 9JZ


‘Any make, Any gauge, Any age’