David O'Brien (on left), TTRCA Overseas Liaison
Officer welcomes Clinton O'Leary to the position of Australian
TTRCA representative at the recent Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia,
Saturday 30th March (TTRCA event)
Sports & Social Club, Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire, OX17
2PG. Trix Get-Together. Set-up from 8am, open 9.30am to 2pm. Access off
M40, Junction 11: follow A442 towards BRACKLEY, turn off at roundabout
signed MIDDLETON CHENEY. Turn right at cross road in village into ASTROP
ROAD, the venue is 100 metres on left. Buses from Banbury Stagecoach 500
This year we have working
display layouts from Jeff Carpenter, who is sure to be running pre-war
TTR with many early wooden buildings on display.
Clive Parker is bringing his
micro display again, running later 50's style Trix, with some of his
ingenious conversions of standard Trix Twin locos. And last but by no
means least, Geoffrey Robinson with his extensive build-on-the-day
railway featuring later 12 volt DC items and working overhead electrics.
Sales tables, covering every
era and price range you might be tempted by, will be provided by myself
with rolling stock and official TTRCA shirts and caps in a range of
sizes. Plus sales from Dixon Upcott, David Best, David Holmes, Peter
Berry, Don Holder and of course Martin Drayson with the popular range of
TTRCA official spares. John Brown is expected to bring his range of new
style replica boxes. It is likely that exhibitors with layouts will have
some small areas of sales alongside their tables.
Master painter John Hopkinson
will be there to advise on repairs and repaints and will have a range of
excellent alternate liveries to customise to your own choice.
I am expecting Franz Nowack
from Germany to add international flavour and advice. I am not sure that
he will bring any sales items from so far away by public transport, but
if he does, make sure you pay him a call.
And of course excellent
freshly prepared food by my daughter, including the well-received TTRCA
event cup cakes that sold out quickly at Gaydon lnternational last
See you there from 09.30 onwards. Remember we close
at 2 pm.
David O’Brien 01926 613104 email
Saturday 20th April
The Platelayers’ Society Symposium will be held at the Jim Archdekin
Recreation Centre. There will be presentations on model railway related
Trix Twin layouts belonging to
TTRCA member Alex McQuilkin and possibly others, and new and used
British railway modelling equipment for sale.
The Symposium is held on the alternate years to the bi-annual Great
British Train Show, also organised by the Platelayers. The one-day event
is free to members of the Platelayers’ Society and the exhibitors and
vendors from the previous year’s GBTS, hence the TTRCA presence. The
event isn’t open to the public but members of the TTRCA are more than
welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. See
If you wish to attend please contact
Saturday 4th May (TTRCA event)
Friar Lane and Braunstone Baptist Church, Hallam Crescent East,
Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 1FH. 10am until 4pm with set up from 8am.
Ample street parking but no car park. Sales tables and layouts.
Refreshments available. Contact Colin Lindley, 01455 823473
Saturday 15th June
Perin's Community School, Alresford, SO24 9BS. 10.30am - 4.30pm. More
Saturday 22nd June (Joint HRCA and TTRCA event)
The Community Centre, Shipton-by-Beningbrough, YO30 1AA, on the A19 five
miles north of York. Further details and sales table enquiries to Dave
Norville 01904 470270 or email:
LLANDUDNO, North Wales
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July
Colwyn Model Railway Club annual Exhibition. The Craig y Don
Community Centre, Queens Road, Craig y Don, Llandudno, LL30 1TE.
Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm Adults £4 Children £3. Layouts
range from between '0' & 'Z' scales + Trade stands, including Norman
Beaumont's mark 4 Trix Twin layout in both AC & DC, If anyone would like
to bring their stock to run on the layout, please come, but tell the
person on the door that you have come to operate Norman's layout. Free
parking, refreshments. Facebook colwynmrc. e-mail
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August
Railway Club annual exhibition at the Ellesmere Town Hall, Willow
Street, Ellesmere, SY12 0AL. 10am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday.
Admission Adults £4.50, Children 12-16 £2, accompanied children under 12
free. Layouts, demonstrations, trade stands. Parking, Refreshments
email@example.com or visit
ellesmere-modelrailwayclub.weebly.com. Sheila and Norman Beaumont
will be taking their Trix Twin Mark 4 layout. You are welcome to bring
any stock to run on the layout, AC or DC, but mention you have come to
HINWIL, near Zurich,
Saturday 17th August (TTRCA event)
The TTRCA Swiss Get-Together - Hinwil - organised by Ulrich Leibacher.
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August
The Corris Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition. The Plas,
Machynlleth, SY20 8ER. Open 10am - 4.30pm daily. Adults £4; Senior
Citizens £3.50; Children £2. Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £10. Model
railway layouts and displays. Trade and craft stands. Refreshments and
light snacks, Free car parking close by. The Corris Railway will be
www.corris.co.uk . Sheila and Norman Beaumont we be running their
Trix Twin Mark 4 AC/DC layout. If any member would like to bring stock
to run on the layout please come along, but mention my name at the door.
Saturday 21st September (TTRCA event)
Plumpton Village Hall, Westgate, Plumpton Green,
East Sussex, BN7 3BQ. Layouts, sales tables, refreshments. Plumpton
Green is between Haywards Heath and Lewes, with a station on the London
to Eastbourne / Hastings railway. From the north, the Hall is on your
right, set back from the road by a large grassy area. David Holmes 01273
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October.
Dieter Weißbach, TRIX EXPRESS Friends Berlin.
Gustav-Heinemann-School, Waldsassener Str. 62, 12279 Berlin.
SOLIHULL, West Midlands
Saturday 19th October (TTRCA AGM and Get-Together)
Community Centre Hall, Solihull Methodist Church, Station Approach,
Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1LE. 10am to 4pm. AGM at 1:30pm. Venue is
next to Solihull Train Station (Chiltern Railways and West Midland
Trains) approx. 1.5 miles from motorway M42 Junction 5. Large on-site
car park. Sat Nav: B91 1LE, brings you to Station Approach and car park
entrance. Working layouts and sales tables welcomed. Set up 8am.
Volunteers required to assist in the well equipped kitchen, (tea,
coffee, squash, bacon rolls, sandwiches etc) in preference to hiring a
catering firm. Overseas visitors: Birmingham airport is nearby (16 km)
and a taxi ride of 15 - 20 minutes. Contact John Brown, 07481 306636 or
contact Steve White, TTRCA website and Gazette editor,
with news about your event if it
The events listed on this page are planned to include TRIX displays or
layouts. The information has been provided by the event organisers to
the TTRCA in good faith, however the TTRCA is unable to accept
responsibility for event cancellations or changes. Dates believed to be
correct at time of going to press. It is advisable to check the relevant
website or with the event organiser before travelling.
Events in Germany, Switzerland, and Holland
The Trixstadt website lists many Trix events in Europe: