29th International Summer Meeting
Saturday 14th August 2021, 11.00 to 16.00
Full information and travel details,
A joint TTRCA and IG Trix Express event.
(Corris Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition)
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021 This
event has been cancelled.
FESTIVAL OF TRIX 2021, Gaydon, Warwickshire
IS ON !! All the usual attractions will be
there with a number of exhibition layouts and displays run by members
who will be only too willing to talk through the running and operating
of all types of Trix Trains. There will be sales tables from TTRCA
members and dealers of high repute - hopefully from Europe as well as UK
based. So you can buy with confidence. And the legendary supply of TTRCA
new parts will be offered by Martin and Penny Drayson
Weekend of September 18th 09.30 - 17.30 & Sunday 19th 10.00 until 15.00
Old Town Farm, Knightcote Rd, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, CV47 2SL
The Trix Twin Museum will be open on both days for
members to study and better understand the wide range of Trix model
railway items available from 1935 until about 1985. These include nearly
all known varieties of accessories, buildings, locomotives (over 700 on
display) carriages, and wagons of UK origin. Also: original hand-made
prototypes and the occasional factory error. Plus a selected range of
Trix Express as supplied in Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands,
USA, Australia and a single item from South Africa.
As in the past there will be a chance to socialise
at the local pub, "The Merrie Lion" in the evening of Saturday with a
set 2 or 3 course menu at very reasonable prices. Last time we had well
over 50 people attend and the evening was an enjoyable success. "Merrie
Lion" now have rooms available for B&B for those who may want to have a
drink and not need to drive afterwards. Further details of the evening
will be published later, but if you are interested it is better to email
me early to be sure of a table space. As an indicator the 2 course meal
was previously (2018) £22 and the 3 course was £25 per person including
coffee etc. Alcoholic drinks are extra.
Because of the high cost to run the event there is
now a weekend entry pass for both days of £7 including free entry as
many times as you wish to the museum.
Food and drink will be provided at modest prices
for both days by the O'Brien family and many will be familiar with
Jess's high standard of fresh food preparation. No alcohol is available
at the event.
Don't miss out on what is almost certainly the
first purely TRIX meeting in nearly 2 years.
All Covid precautions will be in place and we
expect to provide disposable face masks and sanitiser at the door. We
merely ask that you behave correctly, when such a terrible sickness is
not far away.
For bookings of sales tables, layouts, exhibitions
please contact David O'Brien by phone or email.
01926 718944 (answerphone
usually) 07778 418641 (in my pocket permanently)
Lake Railway Exhibition
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021
Ysgol y Berwyn School, on the A4212, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7RU. Opening
times Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. Adults £5 Concessions
£5 Family £10.
Norman and Sheila Beaumont will be taking their new layout "Trix Twin
Railway 1935-1965". If any one would like to bring anything to give it a
run, AC or DC, please do.
TTRCA AGM and
GET-TOGETHER, Solihull, West Midlands
Saturday, October 30th 2021
Community Centre Hall, Solihull Methodist Church, Station Approach,
Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1LE.
Time: 10am to 4pm, AGM at 1:30pm.
Note: sales tables and operating layouts will be closed after 1.30pm
where members are attending the AGM meeting.
The spacious venue is
located next to Solihull Train Station where train operators 'Chiltern
Railways' and 'West Midlands Trains' stop here. If using other train
operators (e.g. Virgin, Cross Country & others) then you will most
likely need to change at Birmingham New Street and walk 0.4 miles to
Birmingham Moor Street or 0.6 miles to Birmingham Snow Hill. This link
shows their locations on Birmingham City map.
there are 4 stations prefixed with the name 'Birmingham;' New Street,
Moor Street, Snow Hill and International.
Trains to Solihull:
If alighting at
Birmingham International Train Station take National Express bus
'X12' to Solihull Train Station. Distance about 14km, buses run every 30
minutes, allow 25 minutes journey time. On the link below enter Birmingham International Train station as your start point 'From'
and enter 'Solihull Train Station' as your destination 'To'; then press
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is linked to the Birmingham
International Train station with a monorail link having a 2 minute
journey time. The airport and International train station are both about
14 km away from Solihull Train Station. Exit 'Arrivals Hall' to the
'Birmingham Airport Bus Terminal' just outside in Trident Road and take
National Express 'X12' to Solihull Train Station. Buses run every 30
minutes, please allow 25 minutes journey time. Alternatively a taxi ride
of about 20 minutes. Please use the same link above but enter
'Birmingham Airport' as your start point 'From' and Solihull Train
station 'To', as above and then press 'Find Route'.
1.5 miles from Motorway M42 Junction 5. Satnav B91 1LE brings you
to Station Approach and the entrance to the large on-site car park
adjacent to the church hall.
Working layouts and
sales tables welcomed, set up 8am. Volunteers required please to assist
behind the counter in the well equipped kitchen, (tea, coffee, squash,
bacon rolls, sandwiches etc), food will be provided rather than hiring
an outside catering firm.
All enquiries please
contact John Brown, 07481 306636 or email
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: